Singapore and Taiwan are the two happiest countries in East Asia, according to the World Happiness Report 2023.
The 2023 report, by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, was based on global data from people in more than 130 countries globally.
The report measured happiness over a three year period between 2020 and 2022. It considered factors such as standard of living, GDP, social support, education, life expectancy, level of corruption, and more which played a vital role in rank markings.
Singapore was also crowned the happiest country in Asia in the World Happiness Report 2021, scoring 6.7 out of eight points. While in the same year, Singapore was bizarrely awarded the most fatigued nation on the planet. Although, Singaporeans are quick to point out that Singapore is in Southeast Asia, and the 2023 report is bogus.
Overall, Finland came in first, for the sixth year in a row, with a score of 7.8, in the 2023 report as the world’s happiest nation. Followed by Denmark at 7.6, and Iceland with a score of 7.5. Israel ranked fourth, while the Netherlands took fifth place. Meanwhile, our beloved nation came in at 25th place out of 137 entries – making it one of the most happiest countries in Asia.
Contrastingly, war-torn Afghanistan was ranked as the least happiest nation worldwide with a score of 1.9. Do you think Singapore is really the happiest country in Asia?