Finland has been named the happiest country in the world in the annual World Happiness Report, which ranks the world’s happiness of over 150 countries.
The report is published annually to mark the International Day of Happiness on March 20.
The ranking of countries is based, for example, on data from the Gallup World Poll, which uses six key factors: social support, income, health, freedom, generosity. and lack of corruption.
This year’s ranking is similar to the previous rankings from 2022, 2021, 2020 and 2019, with many of the same Nordic countries at the top. As in 2022, Denmark is again in second place and Iceland is in third place.
Finland continues to occupy the top spot, for the sixth year in a row, with a score that is significantly ahead of all other countries,” the authors of the report say.
In addition to the happiest countries in the world, the report also looks at where people are most unhappy. The lowest-ranked countries in the report also happen to be war-torn: Afghanistan and Lebanon. According to the report, these places have life expectancy ratings (on a scale of 0 to 10) that are more than 5 points lower than the 10 happiest countries.
World’s 20 Happiest Countries in 2023
The following countries on the list below are top 20 Happiest Countries in the world 2023.
- New Zealand
- United States
- Czech Republic
- United Kingdom
World’s 20 Unhappiest Countries in 2023
The Following countries on the list below are top 20 Unhappiest countries in the world 2023.
- Sierra Leone
Rounding out the list of the unhappiest countries in the world: Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe and Congo etc…
Source: World Happiest Report