Singapore ranked 90th ‘happiest’ place in the world
Posted by temasektimes on June 17, 2012
According to statistics from the latest Happy Planet Index (HPI), Singapore is ranked a lowly 90th out of 151 countries in terms of ‘national happiness’.
The index measures how governments from around the world provide long, happy and sustainable lives for their people, based on three factors: life expectancy, happiness and environmental sustainability.
Singapore scored well in life expectancy and well-being, but did poorly in environmental sustainability. Overall, it scored 39.8.
The result mirrors that of Singapore’s income inequality which is the highest among the thirty most developed economies in the world after Hong Kong.