Finland was elected on Friday “Happiest country in the world”And the For the fifth year in a rowFor the “World Happiness Report” ranking, which puts Afghanistan last.
Costa Rica ranked 23rd, Uruguay (30th) and Brazil (39th) the best Latin American countries in this ranking. Spain ranks 29th out of a total of 146.
Venezuela (ranked 108) is the worst country in Latin America, even after Iraq.
According to the World Happiness Report, funded by the United Nations and implemented ten years ago, “the three most important achievements were those of Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania. The strongest setbacks occurred in Lebanon, Venezuela and Afghanistan.”
Finland, with a score of 7.82 out of ten, is ahead of Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and the Netherlands, which are next on this list.
The report is based on opinion polls that ask people how happy they feel and this information overlaps with GDP data, individual levels of freedom or the corruptionamong other things.
“The lesson from the report, in these 10 years, is that generosity among people and honesty among governments are critical to well-being,” according to Jeffrey Sachs, one of the report’s authors.
“World leaders will have to take it into account,” he added.
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