Uzbekistan ranked 38th among the happiest countries in the world
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) - On 20 March, the United Nations (“World Happiness Report”) rating of the happiest countries in the world was published. Uzbekistan rose to three positions and took 38th place among 153 countries of the world this year.
The World Happiness Report is compiled annually by the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development Solutions. It estimates about 160 countries and takes into account such indicators as freedom of decision-making in life, social support, GDP per capita, life expectancy, generosity, perception of corruption and other aspects. For each criterion, respondents answer questions asked by them on a scale from 0 to 10 points (10 is the highest indicator).
This year, our country scored 6.258 points out of 10 possible. The indicator of Uzbekistan is the best in the CIS. Kazakhstan took the 50th line of the rating, Moldova - 70, Tajikistan - 71, Russia - 73, Kyrgyzstan - 74, Belarus - 75, Azerbaijan - 89, Turkmenistan - 95, Armenia - 116.
According to individual indicators, Uzbekistan takes the first place according to the criterion of freedom of decision-making in the life of every person, 21 - social support, 21 - generosity, 83 - life expectancy.
In addition to the main index of happiness, the World Happiness Report has several subcategories. In one of these sections entitled “Global ranking of cities in assessing the future life”, the city of Tashkent took first place.
According to the authors of the report, the residents of our capital are most optimistic about future improvements around the world, ahead of such traditionally happy cities of European and Latin American countries as Aarhus (Denmark), Copenhagen (Denmark), Helsinki (Finland), San Miguelito (Panama ), San Jose (Costa Rica) and Panama City (Panama).
Since the publication of the first report in 2008, out of 149 countries, only 118 have experienced significant changes in the level of happiness of citizens. In 65 countries there were notable improvements, and in 53 there was a significant decrease in their performance, while in the remaining 31 countries there were no significant shifts.
Uzbekistan is considered a country where significant improvements have occurred. Our country was able to rise by 0.768 points since the first survey and took 19th place among all indicators to increase the level of happiness of its population.
Finland tops the ranking for the third time in a row. Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, Norway, the Netherlands, Sweden, New Zealand, Austria and Luxembourg are also among the ten happiest countries. The United States is in 18th place, Germany is in 17th, and the United Kingdom and France are in 13th and 23rd lines, respectively.