What is happiness? When can one say that they are happy? Some people believe that having enough money to fulfill all your needs is happiness whereas, for some happiness is when you are in a lovable relationship with someone.
However, in reality, happiness is way more than being financially stable and feel loved. It also depends on social freedom, government and business perceptions, self-love and care, etc. Who in the world is currently happy? The infographic below shows happiness scores from 149 different countries around the world that are marked the most and the least happy.
According to the chart, in North America, the happiest country is Canada. Despite its decline in the global ranking, the country remains the region’s happiest place. In 2019, it secured 9th position in the global ranking which dropped to 11th in 2020 and dropped even further to 14th in 2021. Haiti is unfortunately the least happy state in the region.
In the South American region, Uruguay is ranked as the happiest country with the global ranking of 31st. Venezuela on the other hand is the unhappiest country in South America and rests at 107th position in global rankings.
The current mood of the European region is happy with Finland being the happiest state not only in the region but around the world as well. The country holds 1st position in the global rankings as well. Ukraine on the other hand is the unhappiest country and secures 110th global position.
Israel is the happiest country in the Middle East and Central Asia region with a global rank of 12. Whereas, Afghanistan is the least happy. The overall current mood of the region seems pretty complicated since most of the countries here have lower happiness scores.
Last but not least, East Asia and Oceania have a neutral current mood with Taiwan being the happiest country having a 6.6 score and 24th global position. India is the country with the least happy scores. In Oceania, New Zealand has the highest happiness score and hence is the happiest country with a global ranking of 9th position.
Infographic by: Visualcapitalist.com