Happiness By Country 2021

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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:

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:

Happiness By Country 2021

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Happiness By Country 2021

Country Happiness Rank Happiness Score 2021 Population
Finland17.7695,548,360
Denmark27.65,813,298
Norway37.5545,465,630
Iceland47.494343,353
Netherlands57.48817,173,099
Switzerland67.488,715,494
Sweden77.34310,160,169
New Zealand87.3074,860,643
Canada97.27838,067,903
Austria107.2469,043,070
Australia117.22825,788,215
Costa Rica127.1675,139,052
Israel137.1398,789,774
Luxembourg147.09634,814
United Kingdom157.05468,207,116
Ireland167.0214,982,907
Germany176.98583,900,473
Belgium186.92311,632,326
United States196.892332,915,073
Czech Republic206.85210,724,555
United Arab Emirates216.8259,991,089
Malta226.726442,784
Mexico236.595130,262,216
France246.59265,426,179
Taiwan256.44623,855,010
Chile266.44419,212,361
Guatemala276.43618,249,860
Saudi Arabia286.37535,340,683
Qatar296.3742,930,528
Spain306.35446,745,216
Panama316.3214,381,579
Brazil326.3213,993,437
Uruguay336.2933,485,151
Singapore346.2625,896,686
El Salvador356.2536,518,499
Italy366.22360,367,477
Bahrain376.1991,748,296
Slovakia386.1985,460,721
Trinidad And Tobago396.1921,403,375
Poland406.18237,797,005
Uzbekistan416.17433,935,763
Lithuania426.1492,689,862
Colombia436.12551,265,844
Slovenia446.1182,078,724
Nicaragua456.1056,702,385
Argentina476.08645,605,826
Romania486.0719,127,774
Cyprus496.0461,215,584
Ecuador506.02817,888,475
Kuwait516.0214,328,550
Thailand526.00869,950,850
Latvia535.941,866,942
South Korea545.89551,305,186
Estonia555.8931,325,185
Jamaica565.892,973,463
Mauritius575.8881,273,433
Japan585.886126,050,804
Honduras595.8610,062,991
Kazakhstan605.80918,994,962
Bolivia615.77911,832,940
Hungary625.7589,634,164
Paraguay635.7437,219,638
Peru655.69733,359,418
Portugal665.69310,167,925
Pakistan675.653225,199,937
Russia685.648145,912,025
Philippines695.631111,046,913
Serbia705.6038,697,550
Moldova715.5294,024,019
Libya725.5256,958,532
Montenegro735.523628,053
Tajikistan745.4679,749,627
Croatia755.4324,081,651
Hong Kong765.437,552,810
Dominican Republic775.42510,953,703
Bosnia And Herzegovina785.3863,263,466
Turkey795.37385,042,738
Malaysia805.33932,776,194
Belarus815.3239,442,862
Greece825.28710,370,744
Mongolia835.2853,329,289
Nigeria855.265211,400,708
Kyrgyzstan865.2616,628,356
Turkmenistan875.2476,117,924
Algeria885.21144,616,624
Morocco895.20837,344,795
Azerbaijan905.20810,223,342
Lebanon915.1976,769,146
Indonesia925.192276,361,783
China935.1911,444,216,107
Vietnam945.17598,168,833
Bhutan955.082779,898
Cameroon965.04427,224,265
Bulgaria975.0116,896,663
Ghana984.99631,732,129
Ivory Coast994.94427,053,629
Nepal1004.91329,674,920
Jordan1014.90610,269,021
Benin1024.88312,451,040
Republic Of The Congo1034.8125,657,013
Gabon1044.7992,278,825
Laos1054.7967,379,358
South Africa1064.72260,041,994
Albania1074.7192,872,933
Venezuela1084.70728,704,954
Cambodia1094.716,946,438
Palestine1104.6965,222,748
Senegal1114.68117,196,301
Somalia1124.66816,359,504
Namibia1134.6392,587,344
Niger1144.62825,130,817
Burkina Faso1154.58721,497,096
Armenia1164.5592,968,127
Iran1174.54885,028,759
Guinea1184.53413,497,244
Georgia1194.5193,979,765
Gambia1204.5162,486,945
Kenya1214.50954,985,698
Mauritania1224.494,775,119
Mozambique1234.46632,163,047
Tunisia1244.46111,935,766
Bangladesh1254.456166,303,498
Iraq1264.43741,179,350
Dr Congo1274.41892,377,993
Mali1284.3920,855,735
Sierra Leone1294.3748,141,343
Sri Lanka1304.36621,497,310
Myanmar1314.3654,806,012
Chad1324.3516,914,985
Ukraine1334.33243,466,819
Ethiopia1344.286117,876,227
Eswatini1354.2121,172,362
Uganda1364.18947,123,531
Egypt1374.166104,258,327
Zambia1384.10718,920,651
Togo1394.0858,478,250
India1404.0151,393,409,038
Liberia1413.9755,180,203
Comoros1423.973888,451
Madagascar1433.93328,427,328
Lesotho1443.8022,159,079
Burundi1453.77512,255,433
Zimbabwe1463.66315,092,171
Haiti1473.59711,541,685
Botswana1483.4882,397,241
Syria1493.46218,275,702
Malawi1503.4119,647,684
Yemen1513.3830,490,640
Rwanda1523.33413,276,513
Tanzania1533.23161,498,437
Afghanistan1543.20339,835,428
Central African Republic1553.0834,919,981
South Sudan1562.85311,381,378

Happiness By Country 2021