Ukraine is ranked 138th happiest country among 156 countries in the World Happiness Report 2018 - a landmark survey of the state of global happiness – a landmark survey of the state of global happiness.
The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.
The main focus of this year’s report, in addition to its usual ranking of the levels and changes in happiness around the world, is on migration within and between countries.
The estimates were based on the six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.
The top four places are taken by Nordic nations - Finland is the happiest country in the world, followed by Norway, Denmark and Iceland.
Burundi in east Africa, scarred by bouts of ethnic cleansing, civil wars and coup attempts, is the unhappiest place in the world. Strikingly, there are five other nations – Rwanda, Yemen, Tanzania, South Sudan and the Central African Republic – which report happiness levels below that of even Syria.
The study reveals the US has slipped to 18th place, five places down on 2016.
If looking into Ukraine’s neighboring countries – Russia is rated 59th and Poland 42nd.
UN also examined the happiness levels of immigrants in each country, and found Finland also scored highest, Ukraine – the 92nd of 117 possible.
As it was reported earlier, Ukraine appeared in the Top 10 of the world's unhappiest economies. Venezuela topped the list of the 66 countries, which the outlet considered to be more or less 'happy', based on the forecasts of inflation and unemployment rates in 2018; Venezuela, South Africa and Argentia make top three in the ranking.