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:
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:
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
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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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Wali Zahid on Pakistan of future
Pakistani culture through 6-D Model
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