The United Nations has released its 10th annual World Happiness Report, just days ahead of the annual International Day of Happiness on March 20.
This report looks at six different variables that contribute to happiness. In the report, income, trust, life expectancy, social support, freedom, and generosity are considered to determine which states have the best overall well-being and, in turn, are the happiest in the world.
This year, countries which ranked in the top 10 last year, moved upwards and downwards. Only Austria dropped out from the top 10 list. On the other hand, Afghanistan was ranked as the most unhappy country in the world. It was soon followed by Lebanon and Zimbabwe.
The top three positions in the World Happiness Report were won by three of the Scandinavian nations. Following Finland in the top 10 ranks is Denmark which also was ranked as the second-happiest country in last year’s report. Iceland, Switzerland and Netherlands followed Finland and Denmark in the top 10 category.
Take a look at the top 10 countries of the World Happiness Report, 2022 here:
- The Netherlands
- New Zealand
India is ranked at a lowly 136, even below Pakistan, which is at 121, on the list.
(With inputs from agencies)