This report has been based on year-long survey of 1,000 people in more than 150 countries around the world. The questionnaire simply asked them to rank their living conditions on a scale of zero to 10. Leading experts and researchers from various fields corroborate these results using six basic determinants of happiness which are gross domestic product per capita, life expectancy, support from relatives or friends, charitable giving, freedom to make life choices, and perceived levels of government and corporate corruption. The report also focussed on other factors like happiness at work, metal illnesses. The final rankings are calculated using the average of three years of surveys.
So, who's the happiest?
It highlighted certain important facts about some big powers in the world. China was found to be no happier than what it was 25 years ago despite major economic strides, much of Africa seems to be struggling and how the happiness quotient in America has fallen over the years majorly due to less social support and corruption. Here's a list of the top 10 happiest countries in the world in order of their rankings as per the report:1. Norway
8. New Zealand
9. Australia and Sweden
10. IsraelWhere does India stand?As far as India is concerned, there's not much to be happy out. We rank at 122 out of 155 countries and are way behind more of the SAARC nations (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation). Among our neighbouring countries, Pakistan was at the 80th position, Nepal stood at 99, Bhutan at 97, Bangladesh at 110 while Sri Lanka was at 120. According to the survey, people in the Central African Republic are unhappiest with their lives, followed by Burundi, Tanzania, Syria and Rwanda.