Tai­wan ranked world’s 38th hap­pi­est coun­try

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan ranked 38th in the 2015 World Hap­pi­ness Re­port, up four notches from last year.

The re­port, which cov­ers 158 coun­tries around the world, was re­leased Thurs­day in New York by the Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment So­lu­tions Net­work for the United Na­tions.

It uses six vari­ables to mea­sure hap­pi­ness: real GDP per capita, so­cial sup­port, healthy life ex­pectancy, free­dom to make life choices, gen­eros­ity and per­cep­tions of cor­rup­tion. The hap­pi­est coun­try in the world in 2015 is Switzer­land, fol­lowed by Ice­land, Den­mark, Nor­way and Canada, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Round­ing out the top 10 are Fin­land, the Nether­lands, Swe­den, New Zealand and Australia.

The United States is ranked 15th, while the United King­dom and Ger­many are at 21st and 26th places, re­spec­tively.

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