UN Annual World Happiness Report: Top 10 happiest and unhappiest countries in the world

The report looks at countries with respect to their performance regarding six particular variables.

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Challenging circumstances can actually increase happiness, according to the UN’s annual world happiness report.

Using data from the Gallup World Poll, the report has been released by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

The report looks at countries with respect to their performance regarding six particular variables.

  • Quality of people’s life
  • Levels of GDP
  • Life expectancy
  • Generosity
  • Social support
  • Freedom and corruption

World’s top 10 happiest countries

CountryHappiness Score 
Finland7.809
Denmark7.646
Switzerland7.560
Iceland7.504
Norway7.488
Netherlands7.449
Sweden7.353
New Zealand7.300
Austria7.294
Luxembourg7.238

 

World’s top 10 unhappiest countries

CountryHappiness Score 
Afghanistan2.567
South Sudan2.817
Zimbabwe3.299
Rwanda3.312
The Central African Republic3.476
Tanzania3.476
Botswana3.479
Yemen3.527
Malawi3.538
India3.573

 

However, Pakistan ranked 66th with a happiness score of 5.693.

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