T&T named happiest Caribbean country to live in

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A report from Loop Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinidad and Tobago has been named the “happiest” Caribbean country to live in once again.

So says the United Nations World Happiness Report which was released on Wednesday by the United Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations.

The report was released days before World Happiness Day to be celebrated on March 20.

The World Happiness Report takes into consideration factors which contribute to well-being including a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perceptions of corruption and residual.

T&T maintained its position at 38th on the list of 156 countries after it jumped from 43rd in 2016.

Jamaica came in second place ranked at 56th followed by the Dominican Republic in third place, ranking 83rd.

Meanwhile, Haiti is ranked 2nd in the top 10 unhappiest countries of the world

So where exactly is the happiest place to live out of the 156 countries?

Finland takes the top spot pushing last year’s winner Norway, into second place.

Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland copped third, fourth and fifth place respectively.

This year’s report found that with globalization came migration.

The 2018 World Happiness Report noted that in the typical country, immigrants are about as happy as people born locally. This happiness was tied to the level of happiness they experienced at home.

Check out the top 10 happiest and unhappiest countries in the world below:

10 HAPPIEST countries

1. Finland

2. Norway

3. Denmark

4. Iceland

5. Switzerland

6. Netherlands

7. Canada

8. New Zealand

9. Sweden

10. Australia

 

10 UNHAPPIEST countries

147. Malawi

148. Haiti

149. Liberia

150. Syria

151. Rwanda

152. Yemen

153. Tanzania

154. South Sudan

155. Central African Republic

156. Burundi

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