Nepal ranks 93rd in global happiness index; India trails behind at 126th

KATHMANDU: In the latest edition of the annual World Happiness Report, Finland has once again clinched the title of the happiest country globally, marking its seventh consecutive year at the top spot. The Nordic nation’s triumph underscores its consistent commitment to societal well-being and quality of life.

Joining Finland in the top echelons of happiness are its Scandinavian neighbors Sweden, Denmark, and Iceland, all maintaining their positions within the prestigious top 10.

However, starkly contrasting this joyous narrative, Afghanistan finds itself mired in the depths of despair, occupying the last place among the world’s happiest countries. The nation continues to grapple with the repercussions of a humanitarian crisis exacerbated by the resurgence of the Taliban in 2020.

The World Happiness Report, compiled from responses gathered from individuals across 143 countries and territories, factors in a diverse array of metrics to assess overall happiness. These include GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and corruption perceptions.

Notable mentions in the rankings include New Zealand, Costa Rica, Kuwait, Austria, Canada, Belgium, Ireland, Czechia, Lithuania, and the USA, securing positions from eleventh to twentieth respectively. Singapore holds steady at 30th place, with Japan following closely at 51st. Thailand clinches the 58th spot, while Malaysia and China land at 59th and 60th respectively.

In the South Asian region, Nepal occupies the 93rd position, showcasing room for improvement in its happiness index. India trails significantly behind at 126th, with Pakistan slightly ahead at 108th. Sri Lanka finds itself at 128th place in the rankings.

As the world grapples with myriad challenges, the World Happiness Report serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring pursuit of happiness and well-being across diverse cultures and contexts.

Fiscal Nepal |
Thursday March 21, 2024, 10:28:17 AM |

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