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What are the happiest countries in the world?

Happiest Countries in the World

Happiness does not always rely on the attitude of a person. The surroundings and quality of life offered by a country, has its own impact on the state of mind of human beings. The World Happiness Report is released by United Nations annually to estimate the general well-being of people worldwide. The 2018 Index ranks 156 countries in accordance of their happiness levels. The variables considered for the estimations are: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and corruption levels.

Scandinavian countries of Finland, Norway and Denmark have attained top rankings in the Happiness Index of 2018. Finland stands at the No.1 rank, majorly owing to the high environmental standards and less crime and terrorism. Free or low-cost education and healthcare add the much-needed charm, for people living in the country.

To consider happiness of a country, numerous factors have to be considered. Wealth isn’t the only determining factor and world’s richest nations are not necessarily the happiest. Despite having a good economy, countries of USA and Japan do not even rank amid the top ten countries in the Index. The wide disparity has led policymakers to estimate health and happiness of people in a nation, via different indicators and not just GDP growth rate.

Social measures, livability and culture prevailing in a country are some of the crucial factors to understand well-being of citizens. In the United States of America, inequality is on the rise, life expectancy has declined and health problems are severe. The country has the largest population of obese adults and has the highest rate of antidepressants usage. Economists are concerned about the future of the nation, and there is a strong need for better policies that benefit people.

On the other hand, the African nation of Burundi,was ranked at the bottom of happiness index attaining a score of 2.90. The dominating factors behind it being high corruption, increased poverty, and low life expectancy rate.

Here is a table with the ranking of countries, along with their happiness scores:

Rank Country Score 2018 Rank Country Score 2018
1 Finland 7.632 79 Greece 5.358
2 Norway 7.594 80 Tajikistan 5.358
3 Denmark 7.555 81 Montenegro 5.347
4 Iceland 7.495 82 Croatia 5.321
5 Switzerland 7.487 83 Dominican Republic 5.302
6 Netherlands 7.441 84 Algeria 5.295
7 Canada 7.328 85 Morocco 5.254
8 New Zealand 7.324 86 China 5.246
9 Sweden 7.314 87 Azerbaijan 5.201
10 Australia 7.272 88 Lebanon 5.199
11 Israel 7.19 89 Macedonia 5.185
12 Austria 7.139 90 Jordan 5.161
13 Costa Rica 7.072 91 Nigeria 5.155
14 Ireland 6.977 92 Kyrgyzstan 5.131
15 Germany 6.965 93 Bosnia and Herzegovina 5.129
16 Belgium 6.927 94 Mongolia 5.125
17 Luxembourg 6.91 95 Vietnam 5.103
18 United States 6.886 96 Indonesia 5.093
19 United Kingdom 6.814 97 Bhutan 5.082
20 United Arab Emirates 6.774 98 Somalia 4.982
21 Czech Republic 6.711 99 Cameroon 4.975
22 Malta 6.627 100 Bulgaria 4.933
23 France 6.489 101 Nepal 4.88
24 Mexico 6.488 102 Venezuela 4.806
25 Chile 6.476 103 Gabon 4.758
26 Taiwan 6.441 104 Palestinian 4.743
27 Panama 6.43 105 South Africa 4.724
28 Brazil 6.419 106 Iran 4.707
29 Argentina 6.388 107 Côte d’Ivoire 4.671
30 Guatemala 6.382 108 Ghana 4.657
31 Uruguay 6.379 109 Senegal 4.631
32 Qatar 6.374 110 Laos 4.623
33 Saudi Arabia 6.371 111 Tunisia 4.592
34 Singapore 6.343 112 Albania 4.586
35 Malaysia 6.322 113 Sierra Leone 4.571
36 Spain 6.31 114 Republic of the Congo 4.559
37 Colombia 6.26 115 Bangladesh 4.5
38 Trinidad & Tobago 6.192 116 Sri Lanka 4.471
39 Slovakia 6.173 117 Iraq 4.456
40 El Salvador 6.167 118 Mali 4.447
41 Nicaragua 6.141 119 Namibia 4.441
42 Poland 6.123 120 Cambodia 4.433
43 Bahrain 6.105 121 Burkina Faso 4.424
44 Uzbekistan 6.096 122 Egypt 4.419
45 Kuwait 6.083 123 Mozambique 4.417
46 Thailand 6.072 124 Kenya 4.41
47 Italy 6 125 Zambia 4.377
48 Ecuador 5.973 126 Mauritania 4.356
49 Belize 5.956 127 Ethiopia 4.35
50 Lithuania 5.952 128 Georgia 4.34
51 Slovenia 5.948 129 Armenia 4.321
52 Romania 5.945 130 Myanmar 4.308
53 Latvia 5.933 131 Chad 4.301
54 Japan 5.915 132 Democratic Republic of the Congo 4.245
55 Mauritius 5.891 133 India 4.19
56 Jamaica 5.89 134 Niger 4.166
57 South Korea 5.875 135 Uganda 4.161
58 Northern Cyprus 5.835 136 Benin 4.141
59 Russia 5.81 137 Sudan 4.139
60 Kazakhstan 5.79 138 Ukraine 4.103
61 Cyprus 5.762 139 Togo 3.999
62 Bolivia 5.752 140 Guinea 3.964
63 Estonia 5.739 141 Lesotho 3.808
64 Paraguay 5.681 142 Angola 3.795
65 Peru 5.663 143 Madagascar 3.774
66 Kosovo 5.662 144 Zimbabwe 3.692
67 Moldova 5.64 145 Afghanistan 3.632
68 Turkmenistan 5.636 146 Botswana 3.59
69 Hungary 5.62 147 Malawi 3.587
70 Libya 5.566 148 Haiti 3.582
71 Philippines 5.524 149 Liberia 3.495
72 Honduras 5.504 150 Syria 3.462
73 Belarus 5.483 151 Rwanda 3.408
74 Turkey 5.483 152 Yemen 3.355
75 Pakistan 5.472 153 Tanzania 3.303
76 Hong Kong 5.43 154 South Sudan 3.254
77 Portugal 5.41 155 Central African Republic 3.083
78 Serbia 5.398 156 Burundi 2.905

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