Costa Rica is #1 in the Happy Planet Index

Bahia Jobo, Costa RicaSome people wonder what the mystic is with Costa Rica and why people and so nice and happy. The Happy Planet Index shows that Costa Rica ranks number 1 in the research. If asking travelers that have visited Costa Rica in the past and present, most of them love the country and want to return, and some would like to retire here.

Ranking in the top 10 of the Happy Planet Index are 6 Central American countries with only Honduras coming in at #13.

Other notable countries:

USA: #105 (below average score of 37.3)

CANADA: #64 (43.6)

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Rank

Happy Planet Index Score

1

Costa Rica

64.0

2

Vietnam

60.4

3

Colombia

59.8

4

Belize

59.3

5

El Salvador

58.9

6

Jamaica

58.5

7

Panama

57.8

World Average

42.5

149

Qatar

25.2

150

Chad

24.7

151

Botswana

22.6

 


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