Happiness By Country 2020

Measuring things like population, birth rate, lifespan, and other characteristics of a nation is easy, but how do you measure something like happiness? Though there is no comprehensive way to measure the happiness of an entire nation, the United Nations has come up with a solution. Through its Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the UN has come up with The World Happiness Report.

As of June 2019, the most recent report was released on March 20, 2019, which has been declared the International Day of Happiness by the UN. Data from 156 countries is used to rank each nation.

This report looks at six different variables that contribute to happiness. In the report, income, trust, life expectancy, social support, freedom, and generosity are considered to determine which states have the best overall well-being and, in turn, are the happiest in the world.

Per the latest report, Finland was determined to be the world’s happiest country. It isn’t just the native-born citizens, either. The immigrants that have come to Finland are among the happiest in the world due to the way of life in this nation. Generosity, trust in the nation’s government, and freedom are among the reasons that Finland takes the top spot in this report. Finland was also named the happiest country in the 2018 report.

Other nations that topped the list of the happiest countries in the world include:

Denmark Norway Iceland The Netherlands Switzerland Sweden New Zealand Canada Australia

In the prior year’s report, these nations all made the top 10 but in a slightly different order:

Finland Norway Denmark Iceland Switzerland The Netherlands Canada New Zealand Sweden Australia

While these nations top the list, there are other nations that rank poorly in the UN’s report. Problems including a lack of freedom, corrupt governments, and poverty contribute to these nation’s low rankings. According to the 2019 report, the least happiest countries in the world include:

South Sudan Central African Republic Afghanistan Tanzania Rwanda Yemen Malawi Syria Botswana Haiti

Happiness By Country 2020

Country Happiness Rank Happiness Score Population 2020
Finland17.7695,540,720
Denmark27.65,792,202
Norway37.5545,421,241
Iceland47.494341,243
Netherlands57.48817,134,872
Switzerland67.488,654,622
Sweden77.34310,099,265
New Zealand87.3074,822,233
Canada97.27837,742,154
Austria107.2469,006,398
Australia117.22825,499,884
Costa Rica127.1675,094,118
Israel137.1398,655,535
Luxembourg147.09625,978
United Kingdom157.05467,886,011
Ireland167.0214,937,786
Germany176.98583,783,942
Belgium186.92311,589,623
United States196.892331,002,651
Czech Republic206.85210,708,981
United Arab Emirates216.8259,890,402
Malta226.726441,543
Mexico236.595128,932,753
France246.59265,273,511
Taiwan256.44623,816,775
Chile266.44419,116,201
Guatemala276.43617,915,568
Saudi Arabia286.37534,813,871
Qatar296.3742,881,053
Spain306.35446,754,778
Panama316.3214,314,767
Brazil326.3212,559,417
Uruguay336.2933,473,730
Singapore346.2625,850,342
El Salvador356.2536,486,205
Italy366.22360,461,826
Bahrain376.1991,701,575
Slovakia386.1985,459,642
Trinidad And Tobago396.1921,399,488
Poland406.18237,846,611
Uzbekistan416.17433,469,203
Lithuania426.1492,722,289
Colombia436.12550,882,891
Slovenia446.1182,078,938
Nicaragua456.1056,624,554
Argentina476.08645,195,774
Romania486.0719,237,691
Ecuador506.02817,643,054
Kuwait516.0214,270,571
Thailand526.00869,799,978
Latvia535.941,886,198
South Korea545.89551,269,185
Estonia555.8931,326,535
Jamaica565.892,961,167
Mauritius575.8881,271,768
Japan585.886126,476,461
Honduras595.869,904,607
Kazakhstan605.80918,776,707
Bolivia615.77911,673,021
Hungary625.7589,660,351
Paraguay635.7437,132,538
Cyprus645.7181,207,359
Peru655.69732,971,854
Portugal665.69310,196,709
Pakistan675.653220,892,340
Russia685.648145,934,462
Philippines695.631109,581,078
Serbia705.6038,737,371
Moldova715.5294,033,963
Libya725.5256,871,292
Montenegro735.523628,066
Tajikistan745.4679,537,645
Croatia755.4324,105,267
Hong Kong765.437,496,981
Dominican Republic775.42510,847,910
Bosnia And Herzegovina785.3863,280,819
Turkey795.37384,339,067
Malaysia805.33932,365,999
Belarus815.3239,449,323
Greece825.28710,423,054
Mongolia835.2853,278,290
Nigeria855.265206,139,589
Kyrgyzstan865.2616,524,195
Turkmenistan875.2476,031,200
Algeria885.21143,851,044
Morocco895.20836,910,560
Azerbaijan905.20810,139,177
Lebanon915.1976,825,445
Indonesia925.192273,523,615
China935.1911,439,323,776
Vietnam945.17597,338,579
Bhutan955.082771,608
Cameroon965.04426,545,863
Bulgaria975.0116,948,445
Ghana984.99631,072,940
Ivory Coast994.94426,378,274
Nepal1004.91329,136,808
Jordan1014.90610,203,134
Benin1024.88312,123,200
Republic Of The Congo1034.8125,518,087
Gabon1044.7992,225,734
Laos1054.7967,275,560
South Africa1064.72259,308,690
Albania1074.7192,877,797
Venezuela1084.70728,435,940
Cambodia1094.716,718,965
Palestine1104.6965,101,414
Senegal1114.68116,743,927
Somalia1124.66815,893,222
Namibia1134.6392,540,905
Niger1144.62824,206,644
Burkina Faso1154.58720,903,273
Armenia1164.5592,963,243
Iran1174.54883,992,949
Guinea1184.53413,132,795
Georgia1194.5193,989,167
Gambia1204.5162,416,668
Kenya1214.50953,771,296
Mauritania1224.494,649,658
Mozambique1234.46631,255,435
Tunisia1244.46111,818,619
Bangladesh1254.456164,689,383
Iraq1264.43740,222,493
Dr Congo1274.41889,561,403
Mali1284.3920,250,833
Sierra Leone1294.3747,976,983
Sri Lanka1304.36621,413,249
Myanmar1314.3654,409,800
Chad1324.3516,425,864
Ukraine1334.33243,733,762
Ethiopia1344.286114,963,588
Uganda1364.18945,741,007
Egypt1374.166102,334,404
Zambia1384.10718,383,955
Togo1394.0858,278,724
India1404.0151,380,004,385
Liberia1413.9755,057,681
Comoros1423.973869,601
Madagascar1433.93327,691,018
Lesotho1443.8022,142,249
Burundi1453.77511,890,784
Zimbabwe1463.66314,862,924
Haiti1473.59711,402,528
Botswana1483.4882,351,627
Syria1493.46217,500,658
Malawi1503.4119,129,952
Yemen1513.3829,825,964
Rwanda1523.33412,952,218
Tanzania1533.23159,734,218
Afghanistan1543.20338,928,346
Central African Republic1553.0834,829,767
South Sudan1562.85311,193,725