Ukraine drops to 138th place in World Happiness Report 2018

1. Finland

Norway, last year's victor, came in second place in the 2018 report. Denmark 4. Iceland 5.

SA ranked 105 out of 156 countries in the 2018 World Happiness Report released on Wednesday.

The report analyses incomes, health, life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity, based on wellbeing polls from each nation.

This year's report also focused on migration within and between countries, it evaluated 117 countries by the happiness and well-being of their immigrants, with Finland also ranked at number one.

"In a division with such excellent teams, changes in the top spot are to be expected", he said.

In first place was Finland.

The Netherlands came in sixth place this year, followed by Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.

Mauritius is now the happiest country in Africa, followed by crisis-torn Libya, Algeria and Morocco respectively.

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The following countries make it into the top ten happiest in the world.

"The most striking finding of the report is the remarkable consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born", said Helliwell in a news release.

It also includes information about how happy immigrants are in their host countries - with Finland coming out top in this regard too.

"Those who move to happier countries gain, while those who move to less happy countries lose".

The United States fell to 18th place from 14th previous year in the index done by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

"US policymakers should take note". According to experts, the United States is in a hard and worsening the public health crisis, obesity epidemic, opioid dependence and depressive disorder. The surveys asked thousands of people across the globe to place themselves on a ladder with steps numbered from zero to 10, with 10 representing the best possible life-a method known as the Cantril scale.

Germany stands in 15th place, United Kingdom maintains Japan in 54th place and Russian Federation and China are at positions respectively.

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