New Economics has named the happiest countries on the planet. To achieve this ranking, the institute relied on three indicators: the degree of well-being of the population provided by The Gallup Organization, the life expectancy given by the UN and the ecological footprint on the environment. according to the World Wildlife Fund.
1 – Costa Rica
Costa Rica is at the top of this ranking. The country has been rewarded for its efforts to preserve the environment and the long life expectancy of its inhabitants (79.3 years). Moreover, Costa Rica is also known for having the world’s first carbon-neutral airline, Nature Air. In all, its HPI is rated at 64 .
Otherwise, if you want to visit the country, we recommend ecotourism. The country has no less than 80 national parks.
2 – Vietnam
In second place, we find Vietnam. The country is especially gratified for the life expectancy of its inhabitants , on average 75.2 years. By cons, Vietnam is in penultimate place of the top 10 in the category well-being. His HPI is 60.4 .
If you want to go to Vietnam, Po Khong Garai, Hue or Ha Long Bay are places to stop.
3 – Colombia
Colombia ranks third. The country is especially rewarded for the well-being of its inhabitants. Colombia, on the other hand, is one of the least green countries in the world. His HPI is 59.8 .
On the tourism side, taste the Colombian coffee. It is the sweetest coffee in the world.
4 – Belize
Belize is the fourth happiest country in the world. The country is especially noted for its high score in the category of ecology and in that of life expectancy. Its HPI is rated at 59.3 .
You can go for a detour to the Mayan ruins or the caves and the many cave complexes.
5 – El Salvador
The Savador is in the fifth place of the top 10. The country is rewarded for its ecological efforts and the well-being of its inhabitants. His HPI is 58.9.
If you want to visit the country, do not hesitate to visit the rock formation, Puerta del Diablo.
6 – Jamaica
Jamaica is sixth in the top 10 of the happiest countries. The nation is crowned by the life expectancy of its inhabitants. His HPI is 58.5 .
Tourists can stop by the beautiful tropical plants and flowers at Shaw Park Gardens or Devon House, one of the most beautiful colonial homes.
7 – Panama
Panama is the seventh country in this ranking. The country manages to beat Costa Rica in the category ecology and equal in that of well-being. His HPI is 57.8 .
Feel free to stop at the coral reefs or on the white sand beaches.
8 – Nicaragua
Nicaragua is in eighth position. The country has a bad rate in the ecological category (penultimate of the top 10) and in the well-being (last of the top 10). Its HPI is rated at 57.1.
Volcanoes, a large craftsmen’s market and a multitude of flowers, Nicaragua, could be summarized as well.
9 – Venezuela
In ninth position, we find Venezuela. The country comes first in the categories of well-being and ecology. In contrast, the nation has a fairly low rate in life expectancy. His HPI is 56.9.
The mountain peaks of the Andes, Caracas are among the must-see places.
10 – Guatemala
This is another country in America that finishes this ranking. Guatemala has a life expectancy of inhabitants, a well-being and a fairly average ecology. His HPI is worth 56.9.
If you go there, do not miss Laguna Lachuá or Antigua, the ancient capital of Guatemala.
Many Latin American countries are included in this ranking (7 out of 10). France arrives at the 50th. We are ahead of Switzerland (34th), the United Kingdom (41st) or Germany (46th) At the last place in the top, we find the Botswana.