These were the happiest and unhappiest countries in the world.

The World Happiness Report, a landmark survey of the state of global happiness, ranks countries by their happiness levels, while the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network develops solutions to challenges in sustainable development. Combining insights from these sources, we can explore the most happiest and unhappiest countries in the world, providing a snapshot of global well-being and the factors that influence it.

The Happiest Countries in the World

The happiest countries are often characterized by strong social support, high levels of trust in society and government, economic stability, and quality of life.

1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Iceland
4. Sweden
5. Israel

The Unhappiest Countries in the World

On the flip side, the unhappiest countries face challenges that significantly impact their citizens' happiness.

Countries struggling with these issues tend to rank lower in the World Happiness Report. These nations, often facing conflicts, economic challenges, or both, show how critical governance, community support, and stability are to collective well-being.

139. Congo
140. Sierra Leone
141. Lesotho
142. Lebanon
143. Afganistan