United Nations World Happiness Ranking 2024 top10|Singapore ranks first in Asia

The United Nations released the latest “World Happiness Report” on World Happiness Day on March 20. Finland has been the happiest country for seven consecutive years. Denmark and Iceland, both in Northern Europe, ranked second and third respectively. In Asia, Singapore ranks first and Taiwan ranks second. The ranking of Hong Kong that everyone is concerned about is lower than last year and continues to be ranked behind China. In the ranking of young people under 30 years old, it is even lower than developing countries such as Iran and Iraq!

Finland ranks as the happiest country for the seventh consecutive year, and Afghanistan ranks last for the fifth consecutive year.
The United Nations has published the “World Happiness Report” since 2012. A global team led by Oxford University interviewed residents of 143 countries and regions, evaluated their lives in the past three years on a scale of 0 to 10, and evaluated life satisfaction and per capita domestic production. The average results were analyzed using gross domestic product (GDP), social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and corruption, and then the global happiness ranking was obtained.

The top 10 in 2024 will be roughly the same as before the epidemic. Finland has been the happiest country for seven consecutive years with an average score of 7.7, followed by Denmark, Iceland, Sweden, Israel, the Netherlands, Norway, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Australia. Among them, Australia It ranks among the top 10 for the first time this year. As for the “unhappiest country”, Afghanistan scored only 1.7 points, ranking at the bottom for the fifth consecutive year. Lebanon ranked second last, with a score of 2.7 points. At the same time, the report specifically pointed out that after the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Israeli people’s evaluation of life dropped sharply. However, since the scores are averaged over three years, there were no immediate large fluctuations in Israel’s rankings.

Hong Kong’s ranking has fallen for three consecutive years, falling to 86th. Singapore and Taiwan ranked first and second in Asia.
Hong Kong’s ranking has fallen for three consecutive years. From 2021 to 2023, it ranked 77th, 81st, and 82nd respectively. This year, it fell to 86th. Among young people under the age of 30, it only ranked 97th, which is not as good as Iran, Iraq, etc. developing country. Compared with other Asian countries and regions, Singapore ranks first in Asia, ranking 30th with a score of 6.52, and its domestic corruption level is even lower than Denmark and Norway; Taiwan follows closely behind, ranking 31st with a score of 6.5, Japan, South Korea and the Philippines ranked 51st, 52nd and 53rd respectively, while Mainland China’s ranking rose from 64th last year to 60th.

United Nations World Happiness Report top 10 list

No. 1: Finland (7.741 points)

2nd place: Denmark (7.583 points)

3rd place: Iceland (7.525 points)

4th place: Sweden (7.344 points)
No. 5: Israel (7.341 points)
6th place: Netherlands (7.319 points)
7th place: Norway (7.302 points)
8th place: Luxembourg (7.122 points)
No. 9: Switzerland (7.060 points)
No. 10: Australia (7.057 points)

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