So for all my friends and family who think I’m a little crazy for moving here, just take a moment to think that for those of you in the US, you’re living in the 105th happiest country in the world. And there’s only 151 countries that are on the list. You moved up a few spaces this year…I think you were 111 last year. Although the countries that follow you, with the exception of a few, really aren’t places most people want to visit or live.
For those of you wondering about my two other favorite countries…Nicaragua is #8, Cuba is #12.
There are several factors that are involved in choosing the country happiness level: “The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people who live in them. The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit of environmental output.”
Learn more at the Happy Planet Index website.