Local March 18, 2022 | 2:49 pm

The Dominican Republic is at 69th place in list of happiest countries in the world

Santo Domingo, DR

This Sunday, March 20, World Happiness Day is celebrated and, like every year, a world report lists which were the happiest countries.

The “World Happiness Report” indicates that the Dominican Republic is in position 69, four points happier than 2020.

According to the report, the Dominican Republic is happier than the Latin American countries Bolivia (71), Paraguay (73), Peru (74), and Ecuador (76).

Costa Rica is the happiest Latin country, ranking 23rd, followed by Panama (37), Brazil (38), Guatemala (39), Chile (44), Nicaragua (45), Mexico (46), El Salvador (49). ), Honduras (55), Argentina (57), and Colombia (66).

The least happy Latin American country, according to the report, is Venezuela, which is at number 108.

While the least happy in the world is Afghanistan, which ranks 146th.

The points evaluated to determine the happiness level of a country are the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), life expectancies, the freedom to make decisions, and the perception of corruption.

Finland continues to top the ranking, being one of only five Nordic countries to make the top 10.

The report says that perceived levels of corruption fell in all regions except Latin America and Eastern Europe.

In the past decade, trends of sadness and worry have grown in Latin America, South Asia, the MENA region, and sub-Saharan Africa.

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Yfe
March 18, 2022 9:48 pm

Who on earth made that report?

Felix Arroyo
March 18, 2022 10:18 pm

When you have a demographic explosion in Hispaniola (11 million birthing 248,000 people a year in DR), large inequality (GINI = 50%), large efforts to migrate illegally to PR (boat people), no jobs (18% unemployment rate among the working adults and most jobs do not require education => low pay), poor quality of life (contamination, adulterated medicines, traffic and unplanned urbanization congestions, beggars, crime, assaults, insanitary conditions, pollution (noise), junk food, inflation, monotonous lifestyle, insufficiency energy, insufficiency potable water, etc.

KEITH COOK
March 19, 2022 10:08 pm
Reply to  Felix Arroyo

I’ve tolerated all BUT the monotony wore me down

Zeeko
March 19, 2022 12:23 pm

Hard to believe that those central american countries are happier then DR. I mean come on Honduras and El salvador ranked below the 50’s. Nothing against them, but there wouldn’t be caravans of people trying to escape the country.

VICTOR
March 19, 2022 6:50 pm
Reply to  Zeeko

FYI PANAMA 🇵🇦 AND COSTA RICA 🇨🇷 BOTH HAVE A MUCH MUCH HIGHER STANDARD OF LIVING AND GDP THAN THE DOMINCAN REPUBLIC. AS A MATTER OF FACE THOUSANDS OF DOMINCANS MIRLGRATE ILLEGALLY TO COSTA RICA AND PANAMA. SO DO YOUR RESEARCH. PANAMA AND COSTA RICA ARE MIDDLE CLASS COUNTRIES. DR IS NOT

Ramon Garcia
March 20, 2022 8:40 pm
Reply to  VICTOR

What’s CR GDP compare to DR?

felix the cat
March 25, 2022 10:36 am
Reply to  Ramon Garcia

DR is larger than both of them combined

Cerebus
April 8, 2022 9:34 pm
Reply to  VICTOR

Maybe. However, the education must be atrocious as they fail to teach you to not type in all caps.

Felix Arroyo
March 19, 2022 7:56 pm
Reply to  Zeeko

Those remaining behind inherit the abandoned and that is why they are happier!

March 20, 2022 7:16 am

😆 🤣 😂 …look at list…garbage.if you gave visa to anyone…it would empty out..in 24 hours

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Carlos
March 20, 2022 5:25 pm

Well I don’t know where your sources are coming from but Dominicans used to go across to P R now a day us the other way around and the dominican Republic is the largest economy in Central America and the Caribbean you are talking of a dominican Republic long gone

Ramon Garcia
March 20, 2022 8:48 pm

Dominican can be dirt poor and still be smiling, drinking and dancing. Unless people are starving, happiness doesn’t necessarily comes from having a lot of material things.

Last edited 10 months ago by Ramon Garcia
Richard
March 20, 2022 11:10 pm

Haha 69 nice

Also what’s with these haters ? these are dr’s news go mind your businesses.
Seriously I can’t picture myself reading another country’s news