Finland Tops World Happiness Index for Seventh Consecutive Year


For the seventh consecutive year in 2024, Finland maintains its title as the happiest country globally. Its Nordic counterparts, Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, also remain steadfast in the top 10, as per the latest World Happiness Report.

In stark contrast, Afghanistan, grappling with a humanitarian crisis since the resurgence of the Taliban in 2020, continues to occupy the lowest rank.

The survey, encompassing 143 countries and territories, invites respondents to assess their life satisfaction on a scale from zero to 10, factoring in metrics such as GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and corruption.

New Zealand, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Czechia, Lithuania, and the USA consecutively secure positions from eleventh to twentieth among the happiest nations globally.

Singapore claims the 30th spot, with Japan trailing at 51st. Thailand secures the 58th position, closely followed by Malaysia at 59th, and China at 60th.

Nepal is ranked 93rd out of the 143 countries listed. India falls significantly behind Nepal, ranked 126th in the list of happiest countries, with Pakistan preceding at 108th. Sri Lanka lands at 128th place.

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