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Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018

Finally, the list of Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018 has been out.Finland got the top position following by Norway, who was top in the list of 2017.It was a close competition between the list of top 5 countries which includes Denmark, Iceland, and Switzerland.On March 14, Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released a report for top 10 Happiest countries.World Happiness Day on March 20 is also coming soon.So we can say this report has been released just before Happiness Day.Here is the list below-

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018
Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018

Six key variables have been considered while preparing the ranking list i.e. income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support, and generosity.According to John Helliwell, who is a professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia, when the first report list has been out, the top five countries all have almost equally high values for the six factors.Among these 5 countries, four of them were Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and now Finland.Why Finland got the top spot the answer is it had the happiest immigrants.

There were no new entries of any country this year.The countries who were ranked in Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2017 just exchanged their place in top 10 lists of 2018.All these 10 countries have got success to keep their place in top 10 while comparing to other countries.

Facts of Happiest immigrants in the World

One more interesting fact is that these top 10 countries also got ranked in top 11 spots in the rankings of immigrant happiness.Mexico joined the party, which ranked 10th in the immigrant happiness rankings and 24th in overall rankings.

According to Helliwell,”Although immigrants come from countries with very different levels of happiness, their reported life evaluations converge towards those of other residents in their new countries.Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose.”

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Some Super Power Countries who Rank below this year

If we Talk about the United States it loses its ranking of four spots and ranked 18th place.Last year the USA ranked at the 14th spot.According to professor Jeffrey D. Sachs,”US policymakers should take note. The US happiness ranking is falling, in part because of the ongoing epidemics of obesity, substance abuse, and untreated depression.”

Other major powers like Germany, United Kingdom, Russia didn’t crack the top 10 rankings, either. Germany ranked at 15th place, while the United Kingdom ranked at 19th.Japan ranked at 54th place, Russia ranked at 59th place and China came in 86th.While India ranked at 133rd place losing its 11 spots ranking from last year which was 122nd in 2017.

Countries Ranked Last in the list | 10 Unhappiest Countries in the World 2018

10 Unhappiest Countries in the world 2018There were total 156 countries among them who ranked last in this list was Burundi ranked at 156, people are unhappiest with their lives in Burundi, followed by Central African Republic (155), South Sudan (154), Tanzania (153) and Yemen (152).




One more interesting things which need to share is that it all started with Bhutan who ranked at 97th place.In 2011 Bhutan’s Prime Minister proposed a World Happiness Day to the United Nations, which created an international focus on happiness.One year later after that U.N. General Assembly declared March 20 as World Happiness Day.So this would be the sixth report which will come out since 2012.

Top 10 Happiest Countries in the world 2018

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