5 Happiest and Saddest Countries

Countries are often ranked according to their GDP (Gross Domestic Production). Usually not considered, or even having any consistent criteria, is some kind of GHQ (Gross Happiness Quotient).

According to Forbes, the 5 happiest countries in the world are:

    1) Norway
    2) Denmark
    3) Australia
    4) New Zealand
    5) Sweden

The 5 saddest countries are supposedly:

    1) Central African Republic
    2) Zimbabwe
    3) Ethiopia
    4) Pakistan
    5) Yemen

Not all countries allow public polling. Who is asked what how can skew results. Political, economic, and environmental conditions do not always correlate with happiness, but if you plan to visit any of these countries, it may be helpful to know how they compare.


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