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Measuring world happiness

These rankings were calculated by evaluating seven different variables in each country.

GDP per capita
Social support
Life expectancy
Freedom of choice
Perceptions of corruption
Happiness score

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Source: "World Happiness Report 2015" edited by John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs; Note: Some disputed territories, like North Cyprus and the Somaliland Region, are not shown on the map. Data was unavailable for some countries. Published: April 23, 2015. Graphic: Lazaro Gamio and Samuel Granados