Pakistan jumps 8 spots on World Happiness Index

Pakistan jumps 8 spots on World Happiness Index

Finland is the planet's happiest nation according to the World Happiness report.

Our general cheeriness has neither improved nor worsened from last year, according to this year's World Happiness Report, where Singapore retains its rank as the 34th happiest country globally.

Norway, Iceland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden, New Zealand, Canada and Austria form the rest of the 2019 top ten, while the United States ranked 19th, dropping one spot from a year ago. The study based its findings on individuals' assessment of their lives in relation to the Gross Domestic Product per capita income, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and absence of corruption.

The United Nations published the report on the happiest countries on the eve of the International Happiness Day which is celebrated on March 20 every year.

Finland was once again ranked as the happiest country in the world.

The US ranked 19th, dropping one spot from a year ago.

That's partly explained by "dramatic falls" in happiness in population dense countries like the United States, Egypt and India, it said.

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Despite the political turmoil brought by Brexit, Britain rose four places in the rankings to 15th.

The bottom three countries on the list are Afghanistan (154th), the Central African Republic (155th) and South Sudan (156th).

Pakistan is among the top 20 gainers on the index, joined by the Philippines, and countries from Europe, Africa and Latin America.

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The five largest declines were in Yemen, India, Syria, Botswana, and Venezuela.

This year's report also broadly considers some of the major forces that influence happiness by changing the ways in which communities and their members interact with each other.

Finland wants you to spend a memorable summer in its country to learn its methods for happiness and calmness.

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