World Happiness Report 2024

  • 14 May 2024

The World Happiness Report 2024 revealed insights into global happiness levels, with Nordic nation’s leading the rankings for the seventh consecutive year.

Key Points

  • Nordic Nations Dominate: Finland tops the list, followed by Denmark, Iceland, and Sweden, showcasing the continued dominance of Nordic countries in global happiness rankings.
  • India's Ranking: India maintains its position at 126th out of 143 countries surveyed, reflecting ongoing challenges in achieving high levels of happiness.
  • Factors Considered: The report evaluates social and emotional aspects, considering GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and freedom from corruption.
  • Bhutan's Happiness Model: Bhutan's Gross National Happiness approach prioritizes well-being over economic metrics, inspiring a more holistic approach to societal progress.
  • Key Characteristics of Happiness: Factors contributing to happiness include strong social support systems, low corruption, healthy work-life balance, economic prosperity, and commitment to citizen well-being.
  • Insights into Top Rankings: Top-ranked countries like Finland and Denmark offer high quality of life, strong social welfare systems, low corruption, and healthy work-life balance for citizens.
  • Global Implications: Measuring and ranking happiness aids in fostering people-centred approaches to societal progress, highlighting the importance of holistic well-being in national development strategies.