Kuwait ranks among world's happiest countries

Kuwait ranks among world's happiest countries

Top 20 happiest places to live have been revealed in the World Happiness Report 2024

This year’s World Happiness Report has just been released listing the happiest places to live. Unsurprisingly, Finland tops the list, holding onto the top slot for a seventh consecutive year. 

A noteworthy inclusion at number 13 is Kuwait (pictured).

The report looks at six key metric: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and perceptions of corruption. 

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The result of a collaboration between Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and an editorial board, the report draws on data from people in more than 140 countries.

World’s 20 happiest countries in 2024

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Sweden
  5. Israel
  6. Netherlands
  7. Norway
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Switzerland
  10. Australia
  11. New Zealand
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Kuwait
  14. Austria
  15. Canada
  16. Belgium
  17. Ireland
  18. Czechia
  19. Lithuania
  20. UK

Given the war with Hamas, Israel’s entry at number five may be a shock, however rankings are based on a three-year average, which often "mutes the effect of cataclysmic events happening during a particular year".

The report ranks Palestine at number 103 based on a poll conducted in the Palestinian territories of Gaza and the West Bank before the events of 7 October.

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