Global report: Thailand’s happiness ranking remains unchanged

Youngsters smile at the camera at Bang Sao Thong Klang School in Samut Prakan on Nov 12, 2020. Thailand’s ranking in the World Happiness Report this year stays put at 54th. (Photo by Somchai Poomlard)

According to the World Happiness Report sponsored by the UN, Thailand is as happy as last year and the country stayed at 54th in the rankings, local media Bangkok Post reports.

The annual report uses data from the Gallup World Poll as the main source and calculates rankings from several factors, including gross domestic product and life expectancy among 149 countries globally. Despite remaining at 54, Thailand was amongst countries praised for their success in containing the Covid-19 outbreak.

Recently the Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration reported that Thailand was also at 116th among countries around the globe devastated by the pandemic, citing Worldometers data.

According to the World Happiness Report, Finland was again judged as the world’s happiest country, while Singapore ranked at 32nd received the highest position among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia were ranked 61st, 79th, 81st, and 82nd respectively while Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar rounded out the rankings of Southeast Asian countries at 100th, 114th, and 126th respectively.

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