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World Happiness Report 2021 : Top and Worst Performers

World Happiness Report 2021:

The Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations released the World Happiness Report 2021, a day before the International Happiness Day.

  • This year it focuses on the effects of Covid-19 and how people all over the world have fared.
  • The World Happiness Report ranks 149 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be.

Top Performers:

  • Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world for the fourth consecutive year.
  • Followed by Iceland, Denmark, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and Norway.

Worst Performers:

  • Afghanistan (149) is the most unhappy country.
  • Followed by Zimbabwe (148), Rwanda (147), Botswana (146), and Lesotho (145).


  • India has been ranked 139, out of 149 countries evaluated.
  • In 2020, India was ranked 144 out of 156 countries surveyed.