Portuguese are happier now than they were last year
Portugal is happier today than it was last year, having climbed 12 positions in the ranking
The Portuguese population in general is happier today than it was in 2017. At least that is the conclusion of the United Nations (UN) World Happiness Report of 2018. Portugal is in the top 100 in the ranking, more precisely in the 77th position of the table, while last year occupied the 89th place.
At the top of the ranking is Finland, the country in the world where the happiest people live. This place was formerly occupied by Norway, which in 2018 moved to second place. In third place is Denmark and, still in the top 10, are Iceland, Switzerland, Holland, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia, in this order.
The United States of America, on the other hand, fell in the table, moving from 14th place in 2017 to 18th place this year. At the bottom of the list, which includes 156 countries, is the Republic of Burundi, an African country where there’s a military conflict. This ranking is based on the accumulated scores of each country regarding data such as GDP, social support, expectation of a healthy life, social freedom, generosity and absence of corruption.
The portuguese economy doesn’t stop growing and last year was no exception, having grown above expectations. In 2017, the GDP increased by 2.7%
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