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Sri Lanka 28th in ‘Happiest on the Planet’

Aug 8, 2016
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Sri Lanka achieves a Happy Planet Index score of 33.8 and ranks 28th of all the countries analyzed.
The Happy Planet Index measures sustainable wellbeing of individuals all over the world and gives a data of how nations are doing at achieving long, happy and sustainable lives. The UK-based New Economics Foundation (NEF) released its ‘World Happiness Report’ recently ranking the 140 countries it analyzed.
According to the index, Sri Lanka has 75 years in life expectancy and ranks 55th. The country is 118th in wellbeing, 50th in inequality. Bangladesh tops the list among South Asian countries.
Four key factors—wellbeing, life expectancy, inequality of incomes and ecological footprint—have been considered for calculating the ‘Happy Planet Index.
Costa Rica tops the index with a score of 44.7 points while Chad is at the bottom with 12.8 points. Mexico and Columbia have secured the second and third places respectively.

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