Each year, the United Nations releases a World Happiness Report.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, in partnership with the Ernesto Illy Foundation, compiles information from countries all over the world for the study.
The World Happiness Report is essentially a survey ranking 156 nations by how happy their inhabitants see themselves to be. It is based on a wide variety of factors. These factors include a country’s GDP per capita, social support for individuals, and healthy life expectancy at birth.
In addition, respondents are asked questions about their perceptions of corruption, and how free they feel to make life choices. Furthermore, the survey measured their emotional negativity and positivity.
Finally, after compiling all the scores and rankings together, experts ranked the 156 countries in order of how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. Nevertheless, the study left some nations out of the report entirely due to lack of data.
The happiest Caribbean countries
3 Caribbean nations ranked among the happiest countries in the world! Here are the happiest Caribbean countries for 2019:
1. Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago was ranked number 39 on the list of happiest countries in the world! Therefore, it takes first place as the happiest Caribbean country in 2019.
This is no surprise, considering the fact that Trinidad and Tobago is home to one of the world’s most exuberant parties: Carnival. Each spring, thousands of locals and tourists take to the streets for parades and dancing.
Furthermore, with so many beautiful beaches and extravagant resorts, this island nation has everything it takes to make even the pickiest traveler happy.
Jamaica takes the second place spot among the happiest Caribbean countries! It comes in 56th place among all the countries in the world. With such a friendly, welcoming reputation, it’s no wonder that this popular Spring Break destination scores second.
3. Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic is one of the most popular tourist locations on earth! It has great weather year-round, and plenty of beaches and luxury resorts to keep visitors happy. Consequently, the locals are happy too! This nation ranks 77 on the global list. In addition, it is the third happiest Caribbean country.
It’s interesting to note that this country has become happier in recent years. Last year, it ranked 83rd on the list. This year, it has climbed to number 77! Might it have something to do with its amazing beaches, which are some of the best beaches in the Caribbean?
Finding your happy island
No matter their ranking, every Caribbean island is like paradise on earth. Therefore, a vacation to the Caribbean might be exactly what you need after a long, hard year in the office!
However, there are so many Caribbean islands to choose from! Read this article to find out which one suits you best:
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