Russia took the 49th place in the list of the happiest countries

Russia took the 49th place in the list of the happiest countries

The top three ranking includes Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

Moscow. March 20. INTERFAX.RU — Russia ranked 49th place in the ranking of the happiest countries in 2017, rising compared with the previous year by seven positions, according to the report World Happiness Report, compiled by the United Nations specialized Agency Network to find solutions to sustainable development (Sustainable Development Solutions Network).

The top ten most happy countries include Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. Locked rating Rwanda, Syria, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic.

The United States was in 14th place, UK — on the 19th, France on the 31st, Germany on the 16th.

The rankings experts have analyzed the quality of life in 155 countries. Their assessment was influenced by such factors as the level of GDP per capita, level of social support of population, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make their own life choices, generosity and attitude towards corruption.

First report of the World Happiness Report the UN experts made in 2012. With its help, the authors hope to provide the international community, governments and businesses of different countries and their residents the tools to improve the level and quality of life of the population.

On 20 March, the UN celebrates international day of happiness.