Zambia ranked 116 of 155 happiest countries

A survey by the United Nations has ranked Zambia on number 116 out of 155, on the list of the Worlds’ happiest countries.

Malawi is on number 113, Mozambique on 136 while Zimbabwe is on number 138.

In the last ten of the unhappiest countries, is the Central African Republic at number 155, followed by Burundi at 154, Tanzania at 153, Syria at 152 and Rwanda at 151.

The survey asked respondents to rank their happiness on scale of zero to 10 – with 10 representing the best possible life and zero representing their worst possible life.

The measurements in the survey included real gross domestic product per capita, a healthy life expectancy, having someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices and freedom from corruption.

Meanwhile the Norwegians displaced three-time winner Denmark to take the title of “world’s happiest country” for the first time.

Denmark dropped to second place this year, followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia and Sweden which tied for ninth place, according to the latest World Happiness Report.


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