International Day of Happiness 2023: List of 20 happiest and unhappiest countries in the world, where does India stand? Check the rankings here
The World Happiness Report 2023 is out and Finland is back at the top. The first World Happiness Report was published in 2012, ten years ago. Since then, the UN has released an annual list of the world’s happiest countries, or places where people are happier on average than other places. Many countries have experienced chronic epidemics, natural disasters and wars during that time, but the UN And governments around the world are still committed to finding what makes people happy so they can develop policies to improve their well-being.
Which is the happiest country in the world?
Finland is the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row, according to the World Happiness Report rankings based on Gallup World Poll’s life assessments. The report uses six metrics to explain its findings: healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption, generosity in a society where people look out for each other, and freedom to make important life decisions. The Nordic nation and its neighbors Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway score well on these metrics.
6 Metrics to Measure a Country’s Happiness
– GDP per capita
– Social support
– Healthy life expectancy
– Freedom to make life choices
– Feelings of corruption
Where does India stand?
Although India has gained prominence on the global stage and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also one of the happiest countries. According to the World Happiness Report 2022, India ranks 136th from the bottom of the list behind its neighbors Nepal, China, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
This decline occurred despite changes in administrations and economic growth. Many factors contribute to India’s decline and “chronic suffering”, including rapid urbanization, poverty, increased urban congestion, increasing pollution, an aging population, high costs of health care, and an increase in crime, particularly against women and minorities. Others. Low “Gross Domestic Product per Capita”, “Social Support” and “Healthy Life Expectancy” are also major contributors to the decline of the nation. However, our ranking for “freedom to make life choices” has increased significantly from 56 in 2018 to 37 in 2021, which is reflected in our score. Nevertheless, corruption is a persistent problem that is now even more widely perceived.
20 Happiest Countries in the World in 2023
5. The Netherlands
10. New Zealand
18. Czech Republic
19. United Kingdom
20 Unhappiest Countries in the World in 2023
3. Sierra Leone
19. The Gambia