The division of the United Nations to find solutions for sustainable development has published an annual report for the 2018 World Happiness Report, according to which the happiest country was Finland.
The authors of the study took into account six factors: GDP per capita, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom and corruption in terms of their influence in making important life decisions. Each of these indicators measure on a scale and output the average for the country score.
Thus, Finland scored on average of 7.63 points, in second place Norway (7,59), followed by Denmark (5,55), Iceland (7,49) and Switzerland (7,44). The USA took the 18 th place (6,88).
Ukraine (4,1) was on the 138-th position, between the Sudan and Togo. Russia, for example, is located on 59th place.
Venezuela has lost 2.2 points and dropped to 82nd place (5,25) 102-e (4.8 V). The study authors noted that this country showed the largest drop compared with other States.
Finland has become the happiest country in the world, but in a different ranking. By the end of 2017, she headed the rating of The Danish Happiness Research Institute. For it utilises qualitative and quantitative assessment, based on the recommendations of the UN and the Organization for economic cooperation and development. In particular unemployment, inflation, GDP per capita and surveys of citizens ‘ satisfaction with life and specific events.