The World's Happiest Countries (The List)
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How happy is your country? A new report used interviews with more than 146,000 people around the world to rank 145 countries by the well being of their residents.

Participants answered questions about five aspects of their well-being: their sense of purpose, social relationships, financial situations, community involvement and physical health. Based on their responses, participants were considered "thriving," "struggling" or "suffering" in each of those five aspects.

Here's the full list of rankings, in order of the percentage of people who were thriving in three or more aspects of well-being:

Rank

Country

2014 Thriving in 3+ Elements

1

Panama

53.0%

2

Costa Rica

47.6%

3

Puerto Rico

45.8%

4

Switzerland

39.4%

5

Belize

38.9%

6

Chile

38.7%

7

Denmark

37.0%

8

Guatemala

36.3%

9

Austria

35.6%

10

Mexico

35.6%

11

Uruguay

35.5%

12

Argentina

33.6%

13

Colombia

33.4%

14

Kyrgyzstan

33.4%

15

Brazil

33.2%

16

Norway

32.0%

17

Netherlands

31.9%

18

El Salvador

31.9%

19

Turkmenistan

31.7%

20

Myanmar

31.7%

21

United Arab Emirates

30.8%

22

Israel

30.7%

23

United States

30.5%

24

Canada

30.2%

25

Luxembourg

30.2%

26

Sweden

29.1%

27

Saudi Arabia

28.5%

28

Germany

28.0%

29

New Zealand

27.9%

30

Venezuela

27.7%

31

Bahrain

27.6%

32

Mauritania

27.3%

33

Nicaragua

27.3%

34

Dominican Republic

26.9%

35

Honduras

26.4%

36

Ireland

26.3%

37

Finland

26.2%

38

Bolivia

25.9%

39

Ecuador

25.9%

40

Australia

25.3%

41

Malaysia

24.6%

42

Malta

24.4%

43

Philippines

24.1%

44

United Kingdom

23.5%

45

Kuwait

23.5%

46

Sierra Leone

23.4%

47

Russia

23.0%

48

France

22.8%

49

Northern Cyprus

22.6%

50

Thailand

22.4%

51

Namibia

21.7%

52

Slovakia

21.4%

53

Romania

20.8%

54

Macedonia

20.6%

55

Spain

20.6%

56

Tanzania

20.2%

57

Poland

20.1%

58

Turkey

19.9%

59

Taiwan

19.8%

60

Sri Lanka

19.5%

61

Kazakhstan

19.1%

62

Sudan

19.0%

63

Mauritius

18.9%

64

Algeria

18.5%

65

Albania

18.5%

66

Portugal

18.3%

67

Belgium

18.2%

68

Mongolia

17.7%

69

Bosnia Herzegovina

17.5%

70

India

17.1%

71

Kenya

16.8%

72

Czech Republic

16.8%

73

Indonesia

16.7%

74

Bulgaria

16.6%

75

Hungary

16.5%

76

Jamaica

16.4%

77

Nepal

16.4%

78

Paraguay

16.3%

79

Estonia

16.2%

80

Pakistan

16.0%

81

Belarus

15.7%

82

Cyprus

15.7%

83

Tajikistan

15.6%

84

Serbia

15.3%

85

Italy

15.3%

86

Slovenia

14.7%

87

Congo Brazzaville

14.6%

88

Latvia

14.3%

89

Lebanon

14.1%

90

Yemen

14.0%

91

Peru

13.8%

92

Japan

13.5%

93

Vietnam

13.2%

94

Montenegro

13.1%

95

Iran

13.0%

96

Kosovo

13.0%

97

Singapore

12.7%

98

Rwanda

12.4%

99

Cambodia

12.4%

100

Bangladesh

12.3%

101

Jordan

12.2%

102

Iraq

12.1%

103

Lithuania

11.7%

104

Croatia

11.5%

105

Moldova

11.4%

106

South Sudan

11.3%

107

Ethiopia

11.2%

108

Liberia

10.4%

109

South Africa

10.4%

110

Mali

10.4%

111

Greece

10.3%

112

Palestine

9.9%

113

Niger

9.8%

114

Botswana

9.8%

115

Morocco

9.5%

116

Guinea

9.4%

117

South Korea

9.4%

118

Burkina Faso

9.0%

119

Azerbaijan

9.0%

120

Hong Kong

8.6%

121

Gabon

8.3%

122

Angola

8.3%

123

Malawi

8.2%

124

Armenia

8.1%

125

Zambia

7.9%

126

Georgia

7.9%

127

China

7.9%

128

Ukraine

7.7%

129

Egypt

7.7%

130

Chad

7.7%

131

Burundi

7.6%

132

Senegal

6.8%

133

Uganda

6.6%

134

Madagascar

6.5%

135

Zimbabwe

6.1%

136

Ghana

5.6%

137

Haiti

5.3%

138

Benin

4.8%

139

Ivory Coast

4.5%

140

Congo Kinshasa

4.1%

141

Tunisia

4.0%

142

Togo

3.9%

143

Cameroon

3.1%

144

Bhutan

3.0%

145

Afghanistan

0.0%