Armenia is placed 121st among 155 countries in the World Happiness Report 2017 published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
Norway has jumped from 4th place in 2016 to 1st place this year, followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland in a tightly packed bunch. All of the top four countries rank highly on all the main factors found to support happiness: caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, health, income and good governance.
Other countries in the region are placed as follows: Georgia – 125th, Turkey – 69th, Azerbaijan 85th, Iran – 108th.
Armenia’s partners in the Eurasian Economic Union Russia and Kazakhstan are ranked 49th and 60th respectively, Belarus is 67th, Kyrgyzstan is 98th.
The World Happiness Report was released to coincide with the United Nation’s International Day of Happiness on 20 March.