Is Greece one of the happiest countries in the world?

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Every year on March 20, a World Happiness Report ranks global happiness in more than 150 countries.

The report measures the country’s happiness based off healthy life expectancy, GDP per capita, social support, low corruption, generosity in a community where people look after each other, and freedom to make key life decisions.

For the sixth year in a row, Finland has been declared as the happiest in the world. It’s Nordic neighbours, Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway also scored very high.

World Happiness Report

Despite the restrictions of COVID-19, the World Happiness Report commented the happiness of the world has been “remarkably resilient” between 2020-2022.

This year, Greece was ranked 58th and rated with 5,931 points, compared to the 7,804 of Finland in first place. In the report, countries such as Malaysia, Uzbekistan, Hungary, El Salvador and Brazil surpassed Greece as happier nations.

Australia (No. 12), Canada (No. 13), Ireland (No. 14), the United States (No. 15) and the United Kingdom (No. 19) all made it into the top 20.

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