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Top 10 World’s Happiest And Unhappy Countries In Pictures!! African countries dominate ‘unhappy category’!!


The World Happiness Report is an assessment and analysis of countries with regards to public policies and well-being. While no one can exactly denote the level of “happiness” of a person let alone a nation, there are set criteria used for compiling this report. It is a general overview of the quality of life in various countries of the world, thus the compilation of the world’s happiest and ‘less happy’ countries over a period of time.

Lately the UAE surprised citizens and the world in the recent cabinet reshuffle where they invented ministries of “happiness” and “tolerance”. Such are the positive results that are inspired by the World Happiness Reports – they are made to inform policy making in nations of the world bearing in mind that happiness “of the people” is the key as well as the target of development. If you want a happy country, make the people happy and the cycle keeps going; patriotism will not be an issue.

According to the 2015(most current) world happiness report, “happiness helps us live longer, healthier, and more productive lives, and cultivating that emotion early in life is key”. The report which takes scientific, psychological, economic and analytic minds to be feasible takes into consideration these factors: Income Rates; Living Conditions; Mental Health (ruling mind-set); Employment Rates; and Stability of family life.

Tourism is doomed if the nation in question has public policies that favor the people and gives room to a certain level of freedom and accommodation. With the UAE still in the spot light for having a high tourist patronage and beauties worth seeing (20th on the list), the world report helps nations who are interested in improving the people’s well-being and also in making their countries a place where everybody wants to be, see what and where they are going wrong.

10. Australia

Happiness Rate: 7.284


9. New Zealand

Happiness Rate: 7.286


8. Sweden

Happiness Rate: 7. 364



7. Netherlands

 Happiness Rate: 7. 378


6. Finland

Happiness Rate: 7.406


5. Canada

Happiness Rate: 7. 427


4. Norway

Happiness Rate: 7. 522


3. Denmark

Happiness Rate: 7. 527


2. Iceland

Happiness Rate: 7. 561


1. Switzerland

Happiness Rate: 7. 587


On the reverse the unhappy countries are:

1. Togo

2. Burundi

3. Syria

4. Benin

5. Rwanda

6. Afghanistan

7. Burkina Faso

8. Ivory Coast

9. Guinea

10. Chad


Written by How Africa

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