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World Happiness Report 2018

Finland is world's 'happiest country' followed by Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland in the top five of World Happiness Report 2018. The report published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network ranked India at 133rd far behind Pakistan, Nepal and China. The UK and US are at 19th and 18th places respectively.
Burundi was the least happy, taking over from the Central African Republic.

156 Countries ranked
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network's (SDSN) released the 2018 World Happiness Report and ranked 156 countries according to things such as-
  • GDP per capita
  • social support
  • healthy life expectancy
  • social freedom
  • generosity
  • absence of corruption

'Happy countries, happy migrants'
The study found that the 10 happiest countries also scored highest on immigrant happiness, suggesting that migrants' wellbeing was tied to the quality of life in their adopted home.

India ranked 133rd:
India ranked 133rd, slipped 11 places from 122nd in 2017, which was behind Pakistan (75th) , Nepal(101), Bhutan (97), Bangladesh(115), Sri Lanka (116) and China (86).

The world's happiest - and least happy - countries

Happiest Country

Least happy

1. Finland

147. Malawi

2. Norway

148. Haiti

3. Denmark

149. Liberia

4. Iceland

150. Syria

5. Switzerland

151. Rwanda

6. Netherlands

152. Yemen

7. Canada

153. Tanzania

8. New Zealand

154. South Sudan

9. Sweden

155. Central African Republic

10. Australia

156. Burundi

For more details on the World Happiness Report 2018 : Click here
Published date : 16 Mar 2018 05:37PM

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