India is Ranked 34th in World Happiness Index
As per a recent data published by Happy Planet Index, India is ranked 34th globally and 3rd in South Asia. Interestingly some the Asian countries have fared better then then west.
In Asian region, India is behind Pakistan and Bangladesh, food for thought..isn’t it?
The Happy Planet Index (HPI) is the leading global measure of sustainable well-being. It integrates
environmental limits into the measurement of development and puts current and future well-being centre
stage. It does this by using global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint.
How is the HPI calculated?
The HPI blends subjective and objective data to build a picture of progress within a country. The
Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint to rank
countries. It asks the question: “how much well-being is achieved per unit of resource consumption?”
Happy Planet Index ≈ Experienced well-being x Life expectancy / Ecological Footprint
For the second time, Costa Rica tops the Happy Planet Index. It has the second highest life expectancy in the Americas, experienced well-being higher than many richer nations, and a per capita Ecological Footprint one third the size of the USA’s.
An interesting map from MoveHub captures how happy people are around the world.