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Happiest Countries in the World

World happiness map projects the subjective well-being of people across various countries. This map is based on the happiness index of the countries.


 
World Map Happiness Index
Description : This World map shows the countries with highest happiness index in the world. Disclaimer




Happiness is subjective and so calculating it can be complex. Researchers have explored various possible methods to calculate patterns of happiness. They have used these measures to collect data and samples from a range of people across the globe.

World happiness map shows that Costa Rica is the happiest country in the world with a score of 8.5 followed by Denmark with a score of 8.34 followed by other countries. Happiness index shows the average happiness of people in different countries based on surveys. In the survey used for calculating this, respondents answer subjective questions on various aspects.

The global projection on subjective well-being uses a popular measure known as Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), to calculate the happiness index. This method of calculation was developed by Pavot & Diener in 1993.

Ranking of Happiness 2013- 2015
CountryHappiness score
Denmark7.526
Switzerland7.509
Iceland7.501
Norway7.498
Finland7.413
Canada7.404
Netherlands7.339
New Zealand7.334
Australia7.313
Sweden7.291
Israel7.267
Austria7.119
United States7.104
Costa Rica7.087
Puerto Rico7.039
Germany6.994
Brazil6.952
Belgium6.929
Ireland6.907
Luxembourg6.871
Mexico6.778
Singapore6.739
United Kingdom6.725
Chile6.705
Panama6.701
Argentina6.650
Czech Republic6.596
United Arab Emirates6.573
Uruguay6.545
Malta6.488
Colombia6.481
France6.478
Thailand6.474
Saudi Arabia6.379
Taiwan6.379
Qatar6.375
Spain6.361
Algeria6.355
Guatemala6.324
Suriname6.269
Kuwait6.239
Bahrain6.218
Trinidad and Tobago6.168
Venezuela6.084
Slovakia6.078
El Salvador6.068
Malaysia6.005
Nicaragua5.992
Uzbekistan5.987
Italy5.977
Ecuador5.976
Belize5.956
Japan5.921
Kazakhstan5.919
Moldova5.897
Russia5.856
Poland5.835
South Korea5.835
Bolivia5.822
Lithuania5.813
Belarus5.802
North Cyprus5.771
Slovenia5.768
Peru5.743
Turkmenistan5.658
Mauritius5.648
Libya5.615
Latvia5.560
Cyprus5.546
Paraguay5.538
Romania5.528
Estonia5.517
Jamaica5.510
Croatia5.488
Hong Kong5.458
Somalia5.440
Kosovo5.401
Turkey5.389
Indonesia5.314
Jordan5.303
Azerbaijan5.291
Philippines5.279
China5.245
Bhutan5.196
Kyrgyzstan5.185
Serbia5.177
Bosnia and Herzegovina5.163
Montenegro5.161
Dominican Republic5.155
Morocco5.151
Hungary5.145
Pakistan5.132
Lebanon5.129
Portugal5.123
Macedonia5.121
Vietnam5.061
Somaliland region5.057
Tunisia5.045
Greece5.033
Tajikistan4.996
Mongolia4.907
Laos4.876
Nigeria4.875
Honduras4.871
Iran4.813
Zambia4.795
Nepal4.793
Palestinian Territories4.754
Albania4.655
Bangladesh4.643
Sierra Leone4.635
Iraq4.575
Namibia4.574
Cameroon4.513
Ethiopia4.508
South Africa4.459
Sri Lanka4.415
India4.404
Myanmar4.395
Egypt4.362
Armenia4.360
Kenya4.356
Ukraine4.324
Ghana4.276
Congo (Kinshasa)4.272
Georgia4.252
Congo (Brazzaville)4.236
Senegal4.219
Bulgaria4.217
Mauritania4.201
Zimbabwe4.193
Malawi4.156
Sudan4.139
Gabon4.121
Mali4.073
Haiti4.028
Botswana3.974
Comoros3.956
Ivory Coast3.916
Cambodia3.907
Angola3.866
Niger3.856
South Sudan3.832
Chad3.763
Burkina Faso3.739
Uganda3.739
Yemen3.724
Madagascar3.695
Tanzania3.666
Liberia3.622
Guinea3.607
Rwanda3.515
Benin3.484
Afghanistan3.360
Togo3.303
Syria3.069
Burundi2.905


Last Updated : June 29, 2016
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