Country Grading Rubrics

I’ve worked on a COUNTRY GRADING RUBRIC: (Per country’s capital) completely from scratch. I am planning to start traveling and, over time, create a list of countries that I grade. I will be grading based on three criteria.

Full level – Complete grading from all the factors that I could think of.

Residency level – Grading the most important stuff if you wanted to live there.

Business level – The most vital aspects if you want to start your own business, or perhaps work there.

 

Simplicity (How simple can life be living there)The country’s life is very simple. Peace and quiet. Sense of community.The country’s life is simple. Peace and quiet. Sense of community.The country’s life is moderately simple. Peace and quiet. Sense of community.The country’s life is not simple. Little peace and sense of community.The country’s life is hard. No mercy, and hard work is required.The country’s life does not have simplicity in any sense of humor.
  10 Points 8-9 Points 6-7 Points 4-5 Points 2-3 Points 0-1 Points
Economy (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s economy is highly developed. High production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services. The country’s economy is well developed. Adequate production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services. The country’s economy is moderately developed. Moderate production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services. The country’s economy is weakly developed. Low production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services. The country’s economy is minimally developed. Minimal production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services. The country’s economy is non developed at all. No production, distribution, and trades, and consumption of goods and services.
GDP / GDP (per Capita) / GDP (PPP) (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country has a high production level, and the GDP overall is considered high, with a healthy growth rate. The country has adequate level of production, and the GDP overall is considered adequate with a healthy growth rate. The country has a moderate production level, and the GDP overall is considered moderate, with a moderate growth rate. The country has a steady production level, and the GDP overall is considered average with a steady growth rate. The country has minimal level of production, and the GDP overall is considered low, with a decreasing growth rate. The country has lthe lowestproduction, level and the GDP overall is considered extremely low with a non-improving growth rate.
Tax Rates / IRS / Income tax / State Tax The country is considered to be a tax haven. Rates can go from zero to 5%. The country is considered to be a tax haven. Rates can go from 6% – 10%. The country has relevant tax rates. Rates whooping from 11% – 20%. The country has considerable tax rates. Rates whooping from 21% – 30%. The country has high tax rates. Rates ranging from 31 – 45%. The country is considered to be a tax hazard. Rates that are above 46% and can go up to 57%.
Income Wages (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s average salary is extremely higher than other countries. Average salaries above $7,000. The country’s average salary is high compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $5000 – $7000. The country’s average salary is intermediate compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $3000-$5000. The country’s average salary is low compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $1500 – $3000. The country’s average salary is poor compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $500 – $1500. The country’s average salary is lowest compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $37 – $500.
Safety The country has extremely rare potential for terrorist acts, number of internal and external violent conflicts, homicides, and political instability. The country has rare potential for terrorist acts, number of internal and external violent conflicts, homicides and political instability. The country has a minimum potential for terrorist acts, number of internal and external violent conflicts, homicides and political instability. The country has moderate potential for terrorist acts, number of internal and external violent conflicts, homicides and political instability. The country has high potential for terrorist acts, number of internal and external violent conflicts, homicides and political instability. The country is very hostile. Significantly high chance of terrorism acts, violence, murdering, and other related crimes.
Corruption (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country has extremely low or zero levels of corruption. 82 – 100. The country has very low levels of corruption. 71 – 81. The country has low levels of corruption. 55 – 70. The country has moderate levels of corruption. 35 – 69. The country has high levels of corruption. 31 – 34. The country is infested with toxic corruption and negativity. 10 – 30.
Real Estate Prices The country’s average real estate prices are extremely higher than other countries. Price for two-bed flat: above $500,000. The country’s average real estate prices are high compared to other countries. Price for two-bed flat: $300,000 – $500,000. The country’s average real estate prices are moderate compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $200,000 – $300,000. The country’s average real estate prices are low compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $120,000 – $200,000. The country’s average real estate prices are very low compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $75,000 – $120,000. The country’s average real estate prices are extremely low compared to other countries. Average salaries ranging from $30,000 – $75,000.
ROI (Real estate) The county’s real estate rental yield is superficial which is above 6.5%. The county’s real estate rental yield is excellent which ranges from 5.0% – 6.4%. The county’s real estate rental yield is adequate which ranges from 4.5% – 4.9%. The county’s real estate rental yield is moderate which ranges from 4.0% – $4.4. The county’s real estate rental yield is irrelevant, which ranges from 3.5% – 3.9% The county’s real estate rental yield is very poor. Ranges that are below 3.0%.
Unemployment Rate (Not applicable for vacation countries) Extremely low unemployment rate. Below 5%. Very low unemployment rate. Ranges from 6% – 10%. Intermediate unemployment rate. Ranges from 11% – 20%. High unemployment rate. Ranges from 21% – 25% Very high unemployment rate. Ranges from 26% – 30%. Extremely high unemployment rate. Rates that are above 31%.
English Language Nearly all of the country’s population speaks English. The majority of the country’s population speaks English. Half of the country’s population speaks English. Less than half of the country’s population speaks English. Very few of the country’s population speaks English. Almost no one speaks the English language in the country.
Competence of People (Not applicable for vacation countries) The average of the country’s native people is highly competent with their fields of study. The average of the country’s native people is well qualified with their fields of study. The average of the country’s native people is qualified with their fields of study. The average of the country’s native people is somewhat qualified with their fields of study. The average of the country’s native people is incompetent with their fields of study. The average of the country’s native people is uneducated at all.
Cost of Living A meal in a local restaurant will cost around $1 – $2, intermediate level rent runs from $250 – $600 per month. A meal in a local restaurant will cost around $2 – $3, intermediate level rent runs from $400 – $800 per month. A meal in a local restaurant will cost around $3 – $6, intermediate level rent runs from $600 – $1,000 per month. A meal in a local restaurant will cost around $4 – $6, intermediate level rent runs from $1000 – $1,500 per month. A meal in a local restaurant will cost above $6, intermediate level rent runs from $1500 – $2,000 per month. A meal in a local restaurant will cost above $6, intermediate level rent runs above $2,000 per month.
Wealth of People (Not applicable for vacation countries) Most of the country’s population are wealthy. 8 / 10 The majority of the country’s population are wealthy. 6 / 10 Half of the country’s population are wealthy. 5 / 10 Few of the country’s population are wealthy. 4 / 10 Very few of the country’s population are wealthy. 3/ 10 Almost all of the country’s people are very poor. 2 / 10  
Quality of Life The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is grand majestic. The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is luxurious. The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is fancy. The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is moderate. The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is uncomfortable. The quality of life with average wealth you will be living is poverty.
Government Processing Ease (Average paper type) (Not applicable for vacation countries) It is very soothing and effortless to do any paperwork, and it can be completed in the same day or two. It is semi-effortless to do any paperwork, and it takes a day or two to complete the process. It is plain and simple to do any paperwork, takes 2 – 3 days to complete the process. It is inconvenient to do any paperwork, takes 3 – 4 days to complete the process. It is very inconvenient to do any paperwork, takes 4 – 7 days to complete the process. It is a disaster to do any paperwork, takes more than a week to finish the process.
Free Speech (Not applicable for vacation countries) You are completely free to express yourself in manners of religion, politics, and opinion. You are free to express yourself in manners of religion, politics, and opinion, but with minor precautions. You are able to express yourself in manners of religion, politics, and opinion, but in moderate precautions. You are somewhat able to express yourself in manners of religion, politics, and opinion, but in high precautions. You are not able to express yourself in manners of religion, politics, and opinion. It can drive you into deep troubles. Speaking in religion, politics could get you permanently in jail or murdered.
Technology (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country is superficial with technology. They use and have all the latest technology equipment’s. The country is highly advanced with technology. They use and have all the latest technology equipment’s. The country is advanced and improving with technology. They are adapting to use and have all the latest technology equipment’s. The country has moderate technology. It is used in some of the fields. The country has underdeveloped technology. It is rarely used in the fields. The country does not use technology in everything.
Population Size (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s population size is between zero to 30 million. The country’s population size is between 30 – 100 million. The country’s population size is between 100 – 300 million. The country’s population size is between 300 – 500 million. The country’s population size is between 500 – 900 million. The country’s population size is above one billion.
Country Size: Per drive hours. (Not applicable for vacation countries) The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is above 48. The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is between 24 – 48. The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is between 13– 23. The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is between 7 – 12. The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is between 3 – 6. The maximum drive hours to reach a certain place is below 3.
People (Good %) The country’s average people are very kind, affectionate, helpful, and joyful. Over 85% The country’s average people are kind, helpful, and joyful. 70% – 84%. The country’s average people are moderately kind, helpful, and joyful. 45% – 69%. The country’s average people are rarely kind, helpful, and joyful. 25% – 44%. The country’s average people are short-tempered, aggressive, and dictators. 6% – 24% The country’s average people are far from civilization. Below 5%.
Concentration of People per Sq. Km of Land Area The country’s capital areas are perfectly balanced in concentration per km2. The country’s capital areas are well balanced in concentration per km2. The country’s capital areas are a bit overcrowded or under crowded in concentration per km2. The country’s capital areas are overcrowded or under crowded in concentration per km2. The country’s capital areas are highly overcrowded or under crowded, and not comfortable. Concentration per km2. The country’s capital areas are extremely overcrowded or under crowded, and not comfortable at all. Concentration per km2.
Architecture Modernity (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s general architecture is highly modern, creative, and well maintained. The country’s general architecture is modern, creative, and maintained. The country’s general architecture is moderately modern and getting maintenance every while. The country’s general architecture is minimally modern and getting maintenance every few years. The country’s general architecture is not modern and is not maintained when required. The country’s general architecture is not modern at all and is never maintained.
Nature The country’s nature is perfect, extremely clean, superficial, charming, and perfectly preserved. The country’s nature is excellent, very clean, superficial, charming, and well preserved. The country’s nature is moderate, clean, somewhat attracting. The country’s nature is very low, and not that attractive. The country has almost no attractive nature at all. N/A – Does not exist.
Weather The country’s average weather is mild. It is lightly hot in summer, and lightly cold in the winter. The weather seasons is good at all times. The country’s average weather is mild. It is moderately hot in summer, and moderately cold in the winter. The country’s average weather is unpredictable. It is hot in summer, and cold in the winter. The country’s average weather is either very cold or very hot depending on the season. The country’s average weather is either very cold or very hot except a few months. The country’s average weather is either extremely cold or extremely hot at all times.
Religion Racism (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s average people can live with each other no matter what their religion is. The country’s average people are rarely racist towards certain religions sometimes. The country’s average people are moderately racist towards certain religions sometimes. The country’s average people are racist towards certain religions most of the time. The country’s average people very racist towards certain religions at all times. Following a certain religion could get you murdered or big troubles.
Number of Franchises The country has almost all of the private franchise’s companies. The country has the majority of the private franchise’s companies. The country has moderate amount of the private franchise’s companies. The country has low amount of the private franchise’s companies. The country has very low of the private franchise’s companies. The country has no private franchises companies.
Arab Population (Non-Arab countries) The country has a very high Arab population. The country has a high Arab population. The country has a moderate Arab population. The country has a few Arab population. The country has a very few Arab population. The country is close to no Arab population.
Street Beggars (Not applicable for vacation countries) It is semi impossible to see a street beggar. It is highly uncertain to see a street beggar. It is possible to see a beggar at least once a day. You can see few beggars at least once a day. You see many beggars every day. There are a lot of beggars, and you can see them everywhere.
Roads & Transport (Traffic applies) (Not applicable for vacation countries) Roads are perfectly clear with modern design, very low traffic, a lot of alternative transportations. Roads are clear with modern design, very low traffic, several alternative transportations. Few inconvenient roads bumps and holes. Moderate traffic, few alternative transportations. Several inconvenient roads bumps and holes. Moderate traffic, few alternative transportations. Many inconvenient roads bumps and holes. High traffic, very few alternative transportations. Unsafe roads. Very high traffic, no alternative transportations.
History & Antique (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country has extremely a lot of historical antiques and events. The country has a lot of historical antiques and events. The country adequate historical antiques and events. The country has a few of historical antiques and events. The country has a very few of historical antiques and events. The country is having no historical antiques and events, or in extremely low numbers.
Airport (Not applicable for vacation countries) The country’s airport has tons of shops, very creative, lots of entertainment and huge. The country’s airport has tons of shops, creative, lots of entertainment and big. The country’s airport has moderate amount of shops, somewhat creative, few entertainments and moderately big. The country’s airport has several shops, very few or no entertainments and intermediate in size. The country’s airport has minimal amount of shops, very few entertainments and small in size. The country’s airport has no shops, no entertainments and small in size.
Tourism & Attractions: The country is magical and superficial in its broad magnificent tourism activities and iconic attractions. There are a lot of contemporary facilities and attractions. The country is fantastic in its broad tourism activities and iconic attractions. There are some contemporary facilities and attractions. The country is interesting in its tourism activities and iconic attractions. There are very few contemporary facilities and attractions. The country is moderately interesting in its tourism activities and attractions. Not sufficient contemporary facilities and attractions. The country is having insufficient tourism activities and no iconic attractions. The country is isolated, incoherent, and not touristy in any means.

 

Country’s Name 1# Full Level: Note: This is based on a personal opinion on the country, points are according to the rubrics.

Variables:

Max Possible Points:

Points Earned:

Economy

10

 

GDP

10

 

Tax Rates

10

 

Income Wages

10

 

Safety

10

 

Corruption

10

 

Real Estate Prices

10

 

ROI

10

 

Unemployment Rate

10

 

English Language

10

 

Competence of People

10

 

Cost of Living

10

 

Wealth of People

10

 

Quality of Life

10

 

Government Processing Ease

10

 

Free Speech

10

 

Technology

10

 

Population

10

 

Country Size

10

 

People

10

 

Concentration of People

10

 

Architecture Modernity

10

 

Nature

10

 

Weather

10

 

Religion Racism

10

 

Number of Franchises

10

 

Simplicity

10

 

Arab Population

10

 

Street Beggars

10

 

Roads & Transport

10

 

History & Antique

10

 

Airport

10

 

Tourism & Attractions

10

 

 

Total Score:

 0 / 330

 

Final Score:

 0 / 10

 

Country’s Name 2# Residency Level: Note: This is based on a personal opinion on the country, points are according to the rubrics.

Variables:

Max Possible Points:

Points Earned:

Economy

10

 

GDP

10

 

Tax Rates

10

 

Income Wages

10

 

Safety

10

 

Corruption

10

 

Real Estate Prices

10

 

ROI

10

 

Unemployment Rate

10

 

English Language

10

 

Competence of People

10

 

Cost of Living

10

 

Wealth of People

10

 

Quality of Life

10

 

Government Processing Ease

10

 

Technology

10

 

Population

10

 

People

10

 

Nature

10

 

Weather

10

 

Religion Racism

10

 

Number of Franchises

10

 

Simplicity

10

 

 

Total Score:

 0 / 230

 

Final Score:

 0 / 10

 

 

Country’s Name 3# Business Level: Note: This is based on a personal opinion on the country, points are according to the rubrics.

Variables:

Max Possible Points:

Points Earned:

Economy

10

 

GDP

10

 

Tax Rates

10

 

Income Wages

10

 

Safety

10

 

Corruption

10

 

Real Estate Prices

10

 

ROI

10

 

Unemployment Rate

10

 

English Language

10

 

Competence of People

10

 

Cost of Living

10

 

Wealth of People

10

 

Quality of Life

10

 

Government Processing Ease

10

 

Technology

10

 

Religion Racism

10

 

Number of Franchises

10

 

 

Total Score:

 0 / 180

 

Final Score:

 0 / 10

 

 

 

 

References that helped me brainstorm, research, and gather some information.

https://www.worlddata.info/average-income.php

https://nomadcapitalist.com/2017/08/07/countries-with-the-highest-tax/

https://www.worldometers.info/gdp/gdp-per-capita/

https://www.focus-economics.com/blog/the-largest-economies-in-the-world

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/safest-countries-in-the-world/

http://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/most-corrupt-countries/

https://www.finder.com/uk/world-cost-of-a-flat

https://ceoworld.biz/2018/05/14/here-are-the-25-best-countries-to-purchase-rental-property-and-make-money-in-2018/

https://tradingeconomics.com/country-list/unemployment-rate

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/best-non-native-english-speaking-countries/

https://www.numbeo.com/quality-of-life/rankings_by_country.jsp

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/the-10-smallest-countries-in-the-world.html

https://data.worldbank.org/indicator/EN.POP.DNST

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-densely-populated-countries-in-the-world.html

Here is a list of variables on which a country’s capital is rated: Economy, Corruption, GDP, Nature, Wealth of People, Street Beggars, Religion Racism, People, Cost of Living, Income Wages, Free Speech, Safety, Government Processing, Countries Religion %, Real Estate Prices, ROI, Streets, English Language, Country Size, Technology, Population Concentration, Unemployment Rate, Quality of Life, Competence of the people, Number of Restaurants, Simplicity, Arab Population, Weather.

Rashed Al Sheikh

I work on startups, eCommerce platforms, and game studio projects that aim to generate high revenues. We try to bring technology products that solve problems and enhance capabilities. The recipe for succeeding is knowing your demographics, your audience, why people need your services, and the economics of your place, Founder of GrinderScape which compelled over 1M registered members, and 15,000 unique daily logins. I also work and focus on real estate and cryptocurrency investments on the side.

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