Pakistan World Happiness report 2015

With a happiness score of 5.194, Pakistan has been ranked 81st happiest country among 158 countries studied, according to the World Happiness Report 2015, released on 23 April.

With a score of 7.587, Switzerland is the happiest country on earth while Togo in Africa with 2.839 score is the unhappiest.

Pakistan ranking has been unchanged from 2013 report. Our score then was: 5.292.

The happiness score is measured with these seven variables/predictors:

7 measures, predictors of happiness

Pakistan at #81 is ahead of its South Asia neighbours: #84 China (5.140), #117 India (4.565), #110 Iran (4.686) and #153 Afghanistan (3.575).

It is also ahead of some regional economies and European countries, like #90 Philippines (5.073), #102 Greece (4.857), #103 Lebanon (4.839), #109 Bangladesh (4.694), #113 South Africa (4.642), #132 Sri Lanka (4.271) and #135 Egypt (4.194).

You can see the country ranking, below:

World Happiness report 2015

You can download the full World Happiness report here.

Our earlier Happy Country report on Pakistan:

Finally, a happy country index where Pakistan scores better than US, UK

Also: Is there a link between money and happiness?

See also: Everything else we reported on Pakistan and its future (links below)


Good! Pakistan no more among the most corrupt in the world

Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world

Pakistan wins China investment worth $42B

Pakistan #1 in positive perception change as an investment destination

5 Pakistani banks: ABL, UBL, HBL, MCB, NBP get Stable rating

Guest post by Privatisation Minister Zubair on positive economic outlook

Moody’s upgrades Pakistan’s bond rating from stable to positive

Moody’s revises Pakistan rating from negative to stable

When China fails Pakistan delivers: Saves Fifa World Cup at the last minute

China approves construction of 14 power projects in Pakistan

Pakistan #4 best performing global stock market

Total fertility rate falling in most world; Africa & Pakistan rising

Pakistan world’s least expensive country: WB


Pakistan ranks #3 in global terrorism index 2014

Pakistan #42 on world misery index

Pakistan 3rd least safe country in Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15

Pakistan 3rd biggest terrorist risk spot in the world

Pakistan ranks poorly on Global Innovation Index 2014

Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index

In Pakistan, electricity shortages & crime are two biggest problems

Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI

Pakistan 10th most fragile country

Pakistan, Iran most-negatively viewed countries

South Asia world’s most corrupt region: TI

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Pakistanis to have shorter lives as the world will live longer

Sorry state of medical practice in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s two value crimes no one talks about

Do not miss our Understanding Pakistan Series

Wali Zahid on Pakistan of future

Pakistani culture through 6-D Model

Native languages in Pakistan

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