Kuwait not as happy as last year, drops 6 places in happiness index

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Kuwait ranked 51st out of 156 counties in the 2019 World Happiness Report published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network on Wednesday.

The country slipped six notches this year compared to its position in 2018 when it landed on the 45th spot. Other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member-nations ranked higher than Kuwait.

The United Arab Emirates landed on the 21st spot, followed by Saudi Arabia which ranked 23rd, Qatar at 29th and Bahrain at 37th while Oman is not part of the index.

None of the world’s major economic powerhouses made it to the top 10. Among them, the United Kingdom fared the best with a rank of 15 (from 18 last year). Germany went down from the 15th spot to the 17th. The United States dropped from the 18th to the 19th. Japan, Russia and China finished even further below, at 58 (down from 54th), 68 (down from 59th ) and 93rd place (down from 86th)?respectively.

Finland topped the index of the happiest nations for the second year in a row, with researchers saying that the country has succeeded in generating recipe that’s not dependent on economic wealth.

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Raju Bangaya Gentleman
Thursday, March 21, 2019
With the new implementation of Airport Tax they will again come down in the happiness index . But I dont believe in such indexes, where happiness mostly depends upon the individuals mindset and attitude .

sree
Thursday, March 21, 2019
they are not happy because of high pressure , thinking how to stop expats driving car

zak
Thursday, March 21, 2019
PERFECT NEWS to open the eyes n brains of the people concerned if Kuwait wants to rise again to the days of happiness and joy for all. God bless

Assar
Thursday, March 21, 2019
51 is much better than 140.
However under Modi''s rule, cows are happiest creatures in India.
Hope after 23rd May 2019, happiness index of India will improve, after people vote out Modi.

mallu
Thursday, March 21, 2019
am happy here.

Liyakat Kala
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Dear IIK
What about India ?
TOI report says India stands at 140 out of 156 countries.

Liyakat Kala
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Dear IIK
What about India ?
TOI report says India stands at 140 out of 156 countries.

KOC
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
It seems people not happy with Kuwait Government Policies. Correct their only having money but its not enough now days. Government has to think about people including exparts.

anu
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
true..Kuwait will never rise to a decent spot ..majority of the population is surviving under heavy stress n pressure...There is no happiness at all..

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