The latest 2023 World Happiness Index has revealed that Kenyans and Ugandans are happier than their counterparts in the East African community bloc.
The global happiness ranking places Kenya in the 111th position while Uganda is in the 113th position of the 137 countries surveid.
In the EAC bloc, Tanzania was also surveid and has emerged in the 129th position while the Democratic Republic of Congo is ranked 133rd.Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan do not appear on the rankings list.
DRC is among the 5 least happiest countries in the world including; Zimbabwe, Sierra leon.Lebanon and Afghanistan.
Finland continues to occupy the top spot, for the sixth year in a row, with a score that is significantly ahead of all other countries. Denmark remains in the 2nd spot, with a confidence region bounded by 2nd and 4th.
Among the rest of the countries in the top twenty, the confidence regions for their ranks cover five to ten countries. Iceland is 3rd, and with its smaller sample size, has a confidence region from 2nd to 7th.
Israel is in 4th position, up five positions from last year, with a confidence range between 2nd and 8th. The 5th through 8th positions are filled by the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland.
The top ten are rounded out by Luxembourg and New Zealand.
Austria and Australia follow in 11th and 12th positions, as last year, both within the likely range of 8th to 16th. They are followed by Canada, up two places from last year’s lowest-ever ranking.
The next four positions are filled by Ireland, the United States, Germany, and Belgium, all with ranks securely in the top twenty, as shown by the rank ranges.
The rest of the top 20 include Czechia, the United Kingdom, and Lithuania, 18th to 20th.
The same countries tend to appear in the top twenty year after year, with 19 of this year’s top 20 also being there last year.
The exception is Lithuania, which has steadily risen over the past six years, from 52nd in 2017 to 20th this year.