Taiwan came in at 26th place in the 2022 World Happiness Report, published by the United Nations yesterday (March 18).
The report listed 146 countries and regions around the world based on seven factors: Visual deprivation, perception of corruption, generosity, freedom of life choices, healthy life expectancy, support society and GDP per capita. Finland remains the happiest country for the fifth year in a row.
Taiwan ranks higher than other Asian countries, including Singapore (27th place), Japan (54th place), South Korea (59th place) and Thailand (61st place). China ranks 72nd, Vietnam ranks 77th in the happiest countries in the world.
The report also again ranks Afghanistan as the least happy country, with Lebanon coming in second as the least happy country.