Iran ranks 108th in World Happiness Report 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 22
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran has ranked 108th in the World Happiness Report 2017 among 155 countries.
The report is produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.
The ranking is based on six factors — GDP per capita, healthy years of life expectancy, social support, trust (as measured by a perceived absence of corruption in government and business), perceived freedom to make life decisions, and generosity (as measured by recent donations). Together these factors are used to generate a happiness score from 1 to 10. The Islamic Republic’s score for this year is 4.692.
In the 2016 report, Iran ranked 105th among 156 countries – an improvement over the preceding year’s 110th place.
In the 2017 report, Norway displaced Denmark as the world's happiest country. Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Sweden and the US are other happiest countries in the world.
Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual World Happiness report.
Central African Republic’s citizens are the saddest people in the world, followed by Burundi, Tanzania, Syria, Rwanda, Togo, Guinea, Liberia, South Sudan and Yemen.