Costa Rica: The Happiest Place on Earth
Posted on Jul 7, 2009
The New Economics Foundation released its new report ranking countries according to their levels of happiness, life expectancy and their ecological footprint. According to the study, Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, while the U.S.—surprise, surprise—is less green and less happy than it was 20 years ago.
Forget Disneyland! Costa Rica is the happiest place in the world, according to an independent research group in Britain with the goal of building a new economy, “centered on people and the environment.”
In a report released Saturday, the group ranks nations using the “Happy Planet Index,” which seeks countries with the most content people.
In addition to happiness, the index by the New Economics Foundation considers the ecological footprint and life expectancy of countries.
You can also check out a map of the world according to life satisfaction, life expectancy and ecological footprint here, or download the full report here.
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Greetings from the happiest place on Earth.