2024 Ranking of the “Happiest Countries”: Where the Republic of Moldova Stands

The Republic of Moldova is ranked 71st out of 143 countries in the World Happiness Report. According to the World Happiness Report, our country was ranked 63rd last year. According to Bani.md Finland has maintained its top position for the seventh year in a row.

Denmark and Iceland retained their positions as second and third respectively, with Sweden coming in fourth. Norway was ranked seventh.

The United States did not rank in the top 20, marking the first time it has performed so poorly since the World Happiness Report’s inception in 2012.

Lithuania is considered the happiest country in the world for people under 30.

The report states that in countries such as Norway, Sweden, Germany, France, the UK and Spain, older people are now significantly happier than younger people. In Portugal and Greece, the younger population reports higher levels of happiness compared to the older generation.

It has also been shown that children are increasingly dissatisfied.”After compiling the available data on the well-being of children and adolescents worldwide, we have documented concerning declines, particularly in North America and Western Europe. Immediate policy action is required when considering that children in some parts of the world are already facing the equivalent of a mid-life crisis,” In a statement, Professor Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Director of the Oxford Centre for Well-being Research and Professor of Economics and Behavioural Sciences at Said Business School, and one of the editors of the World Happiness Report, stated.

Afghanistan has been named the unluckiest country in the world for 2024, according to the latest list. Lebanon, Lesotho, Sierra Leone, and Congo are the remaining four countries with the lowest rankings.


The rankings are based on six factors: social support, income, health, freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption. The data is sourced from reputable sources, such as the Gallup World Poll. Each year, in honour of International Happiness Day on 20 March, a partnership is formed between several sources, including the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Gallup, and the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, to publish a report.

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