Photo: Happiness in Latin America
Recently, the World Happiness Report was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Using data acquired by the Gallup World Poll, 150 countries were ranked by happiness. Five Latin American countries were named in the top 25.
The happiest country in the world is Europe’s Denmark and the saddest is Africa’s Togo.
According to Live Science, more than three-quarters of the differences in happiness scores were attributable to six key metrics: real GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption and generosity.
The report also found that happiness leads to a longer life expectancies, more productive lives, and have higher earnings.
Check out which countries in Latin America are the happiest below.
24. Brazil (6.849 out of 10)
20. Venezuela (7.039 out of 10)
16. Mexico (7.088 out of 10)
15. Panama (7.143 out of 10)
12. Costa Rica (7.257 out of 10)