Pakistan ranked happier than neighboring countries: UN World Happiness Report
Vatican City (Reuters) : United Nations published this year’s World Happiness Report in which, Out of 156 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 75th place.
This year’s happiness index report indicated that Pakistan has improved in ranking reaching 75, a 5-point increase in comparison to last year.
The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s annual survey report ranked Pakistan on the 75 spot among 156 countries. The ranking was based on six indicators: income per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom, generosity and corruption.
This year, Finland has topped in the World Happiness Report, while America was ranked number 18 in the list followed by Great Britain on number 19.
The report declared Finland the world’s happiest country whereas Burundi bagged the last position; Bangladesh was ranked 115, down 40 points compared to Pakistan; Sri Lanka was ranked 116; China 86; Iran 106; India 133; and Afghanistan was ranked 145 on the index.
One chapter of the 170-page report is dedicated to emerging health problems such as obesity, depression and the opioid crisis, particularly in the United States where the prevalence of all three has grown faster than in most other countries.
Finland took top honors in that category too, giving the country a statistical double-gold status.