Australia third happiest place on Earth

06 Jul

Well, there you go! See the story on Yahoo7.

Costa Rica is the happiest place on Earth, and one of the most environmentally friendly, according to a new survey by a British non-governmental group, which puts Australia in third place.

The New Economics Foundation looked at 143 countries that are home to 99 per cent of the world’s population and devised an equation that weighs life expectancy and people’s happiness against their environmental impact.

By that formula, Costa Rica is the happiest, greenest country in the world, just ahead of the Dominican Republic.

Latin American countries did well in the survey, occupying nine of the top 10 spots.

Australia scored third place, but other major Western nations did poorly, with Britain coming in at 74th place and the United States at 114th…

For more see UK only 74th, but Costa Rica tops ‘Happy Planet Index’.

Australia felix!

1 Comment

Posted by on July 6, 2009 in amazing, Australia


One response to “Australia third happiest place on Earth

  1. Bruce

    July 6, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I wonder if there would be any correlation between happiness and support for gay marriage. The opponents always seem a bit miserable to me – anything between outright anger to discomfort from a hamstring pulled during mental gymnastics.

    The 60%-for poll was I think, a good sign not just for gay Australians, but for the better nature of our culture.


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