The rank of India, In the World Among The ‘Unhappiest’ Countries, World Happiness Index 2023

The world celebrates ‘ World Happiness Day’ on 20th March every year, The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes a yearly report annual World Happiness Index Report on March 20th. The reports use a variety of criteria, including both national and International factors, to measure overall happiness. India’s ranking in the report, despite enhancement, is still actually low, and many of its small neighbors are ranked higher.

One commonly used measure is the World Happiness Report, which is an annual publication that ranks countries based on a range of factors, including GDP per capita, social support, life expectation, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and apprehensions of corruption. The report is based on data from surveys conducted by the Gallup World Poll, which asks people to rate their own happiness on a scale from 0 to 10.

Other measures of happiness may focus on different aspects of well-being, such as the Human Development Index( HDI), which considers factors such as education and health in addition to income, or the Happy Planet Index, which takes into account a country’s ecological footprint as well as measures of well- being.

List of most happy Countries :

Finland tops the ranking for the sixth time in a row with a score of 7.8 and other Norwegian countries like Denmark, and Iceland are ranked second and third. There are some more happy countries listed in the top ten… Israel, Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and New Zealand.

Here is the list of the 10 happiest countries in the world for 2023:

  • Finland. …
  • Denmark. …
  • Iceland. …
  • Israel. …
  • Netherlands. …
  • Sweden. …
  • Norway. …
  • Switzerland.
  • Luxembourg
  • New Zealand

India’s rank in the world happiness report:

According to the 2021 World Happiness Report, India is ranked 139 out of 149 countries in terms of overall happiness. India’s score of 3.819 is below the global average of 5.538.

India has ranked 125th out of 146 countries which is a tremendous improvement of nine positions from its 2022 ranking but the country still ranks lower than war-ravaged countries like Russia and Ukraine. Moreover its neighbors like Nepal, China, Bangladesh, etc. Now it may be questioned, being the fastest-growing economy in the world, India has drastically ranked low in the index, and how India can rank lower than countries in crises.


The report suggests that factors such as income, social support, and life expectancy contribute to the relatively low happiness levels in India. However, it’s worth noting that happiness is a complex and multifaceted concept that can be influenced by a wide range of factors, including cultural values, social norms, and individual circumstances.

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