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Finland tops 2018 Global Happiness Index

Finland tops 2018 Global Happiness Index

According to the World Happiness Report 2018, Finland is the happiest country among 156 countries of the world. The country with little sun and low temperature which is usually associated with depression has outperformed other countries in making happy. Norway, Denmark, Switzerland and Iceland also made in the top 5.

India has been ranked 11 ranks below from last year, at 133. It ranks even below Pakistan and China.

Who releases the report?

It is annually released by United Nations Sustainable Development Network Solutions. The 2018 report is focused on the relationship between migration and happiness. Finland is at the top of both rankings in this report, with the happiest immigrants, and the happiest population in general. 

Parameters of ranking

Basically the countries are ranked on the six key variables which are:

  • Income
  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Social Support
  • Freedom
  • Trust
  • Generosity

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