Finland has once again been named the world’s happiest country. It’s the fifth year in a row that the Nordic country has been awarded the title.
Denmark came in second place followed by Iceland in third place. Other Nordic countries that made it into the top 10 include Sweden and Norway in seventh and eighth place, respectively.
The rest of the top 10 is made up of Switzerland in fourth place, the Netherlands in fifth place and Luxembourg in sixth place. New Zealand came in at number nine.
The world’s happiest country is based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s publication after it does a global survey to collect data from people in 150 countries.
It’s the 10th anniversary of the World Happiness Report.
The results are based on measures according to healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support in times of trouble, low corruption and high social trust, generosity in a community where people look after each other and freedom to make key life decisions.
CNN reports that at number 146, Afghanistan is at the very bottom of the rankings in the 2022 report. A stark reminder of the material and immaterial damage that war does to its many victims.
Mauritius was named the happiest country in Africa at number 55 followed by Libya at number 86, Ivory Coast at number 88 and South Africa at number 91.
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