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World Joy Report 2022: Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands rounded off the leading 5. The US and British isles have been rated sixteenth and seventeenth, respectively.

For the fifth straight calendar year, the United Nations’ World Joy Report has identified Finland to be the happiest place in the world. The report, the most recent version of which was launched on Friday, two times just before the yearly Intercontinental Working day of Joy, is issued each year by the UN’s Sustainable Advancement Alternatives Community. It ranks one hundred fifty nations around the world (146 in 2022) on components this sort of as private feeling of very well-getting, degrees of GDP, daily life expectancy etcetera. The record, which is in its tenth calendar year, assigns a rating on a scale of 0-ten, based mostly on an regular of facts above a 3-calendar year-period of time.

In the most recent rankings, of the nations around the world which occupied the leading ten places in 2021, only Austria dropped out among the the remaining 9, nations around the world have moved up and down. From the other conclude, Afghanistan was rated as the unhappiest country, adopted by Lebanon and Zimbabwe, respectively.

The next are the twenty happiest nations around the world in the world (transform from final calendar year, if any, in brackets):

(1.) Finland (=)

(2.) Denmark (=)

(3.) Iceland (+1)

(4.) Switzerland (-1)

(5.) The Netherlands (=)

(6.) Luxembourg (+2)

(7.) Sweden (=)

(8.) Norway (-2)

(9.) Israel (+3)

(ten.) New Zealand (-1)

(eleven.) Austria (-1)

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(twelve.) Australia (-1)

(thirteen.) Eire (+2)

(fourteen.) Germany (-1)

(fifteen.) Canada (-1)

(sixteen.) United States (+3)

(seventeen.) United Kingdom (=)

(eighteen.) Czech Republic (=)

(19.) Belgium (+1)

(twenty.) France (new entrant)

Russia and Ukraine, at the moment at war, have been rated eighty and ninety eight, respectively. The 2022 rankings, nonetheless, have been compiled substantially just before Russia’s February 24 invasion of its neighbour. 


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