Colombia 3rd Happiest Place On Earth

Colombia achieves a Happy Planet Index Score of 59.8 and ranks #3 of all the countries analyzed.  Colombia’s HPI score reflects a relatively high life expectancy, relatively high levels of experienced well-being, and a moderate ecological footprint.

The new HPI results show the extent to which 151 countries across the globe produce long, happy and sustainable lives for the people that live in them.  The overall index scores rank countries based on their efficiency, how many long and happy lives each produces per unit of environmental output.

GDP per capita ($PPP): 9,453 (around a fifth of the USA’s)

Population: 46.3 million (#27 of 151)

Land area (square km): 1.1 million (#25 of 151)

Population density (people per square km): 41.7 (#102 of 151)

Governance Ranking (WGI): #80

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