Nigeria Ranks 114th Among World Happiest Countries, Finland Retains 1st Position In Five Years

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Nigeria is the 114th happiest country in the world, the World Happiness Report 2021 has shown.
The “giant of Africa” was just 32 ranks away from Afghanistan, the 146th country which was at the bottom of the report while Mauritius in East Africa was ranked 49 in the world happiest nation.

Marking its 10th anniversary, the report used statistical analysis to determine the world’s happiest countries. In its 2021 update, the report concluded that Finland is the happiest country in the world.


The report analysed the Gallup polling data from 149 countries for the past three years, monitoring performance in the gross domestic product per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity of the general population, and perceptions of internal and external corruption levels.


Meanwhile, Nigeria comes several ranks below Ivory Coast (83), Ghana (93) , Cameroon(89), Senegal (90), Niger (94), Gambia(96), Benin(97), Guinea (100) and Burkina Faso (111) which are all of the sub-continent, West Africa.
However, the country is ranked ahead of Mali (115), Liberia (118), Chad (125), Mauritania(131), Togo (133), Sierra Leone (135).
For the fifth year in a row, Finland is the world’s happiest country followed closely by its Nordic neighbours Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and Iceland.
Out of a total score of 10, Finland scored 7.842, Denmark 7.620, Switzerland 7.571, Iceland 7.554.
Other countries in the top 20 include: the Netherlands; Norway; Sweden;  Luxembourg; Austria; Australia; Israel; Germany; Canada; Ireland; Costa Rica; United Kingdom; Czech Republic; the United States; Belgium and France.
The world’s top 20 happiest countries, 2022 edition;
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Switzerland
5. Netherlands
6. Luxembourg
7. Sweden
8. Norway
9. Israel
10. New Zealand
11. Austria
12. Australia
13. Ireland
14. Germany
15. Canada
16. United States
17. United Kingdom
18. Czechia (Czech Republic)
19. Belgium
20. France