World Happiness Index 2018: All Gulf States Happier than Bahrain, Except Kuwait

2018-03-17 - 8:59 p

Bahrain Mirror: Bahrain ranked the penultimate place among Gulf States on World Happiness Index 2015-2017.

Among 156 countries worldwide, Bahrain ranked 43 and came behind Saudi Arabia that ranked 33. Qatar was in the 32nd place and Emirates in the 20th. Meanwhile, no rank was given to Oman.

On the Arab World level, Emirates was ranked as the happiest country for the 4th consecutive year. Egypt came in the 122nd rank, behind Iraq that came in 117th despite its war against ISIS.

Tunisia came in the 111 rank, while Libya's rank ameliorated and became 70. Lebanon came in the 88 rank followed by Jordan that scored 90 on the happiness index.

Yemen, which faces brutal war by the Saudi-led coalition since 3 years, came at the bottom of the index (152 rank), behind Syria (150 rank) that also faces war waged by dozens of opposing and armed groups since 2011.

Sudanese were not much happier that the countries witnessing war as they came in the 137 rank.

On the Middle East level, Turkey ranked 74 and Iran 106.

Finland has overtaken Norway to become the happiest nation on earth. Meanwhile, the ranking put  Britain in the 19th place.

The report revealed that the US has slipped to 18th place, even when it has become the richest.

The top 10 happiest countries according to the index are: Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia. Meanwhile Germany came in the 15th place.

The World Happiness Index also included happiness index for foreign-born population in an attempt to compare the happiness of immigrants to that of foreigners. Bahrain occupied the 33rd place among 117 countries on this index.

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