Irish People Live for 58 Happy-Life-Years

June 28, 2007 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

Irish people are happy for 58 years of our lives, according to researchers at the World Database of Happiness in Rotterdam. Happy-Life-Years are worked out by multiplying happiness levels by life expectancy in each country. The Swiss are happiest with nearly 64 happy years each, just ahead of the Danes. Here are the top twenty nations for Happy-Life-Years. >>>

What is Being measured?

Happy-Life Years = Happiness Level (How much people enjoy their life-as-a-whole) multiplied by Life Expectancy (in years)

Nations with Most Happy-Life-Years

  • 63.9 – Switzerland
  • 62.5 – Denmark
  • 62.2 – Austria
  • 62.0 – Iceland
  • 61.1 – Sweden
  • 60.8 – Australia
  • 60.2 – Canada
  • 59.6 – Finland, Norway
  • 58.8 – Luxembourg
  • 58.6 – Netherlands
  • 58.4 – Malta
  • 58.2 – Ireland
  • 56.9 – Belgium, USA
  • 55.9 – Germany, New Zealand
  • 55.4 – Mexico
  • 55.1 – Britain
  • 54.2 – Italy

Nations with Fewest Happy-Life Years

  • 29.9 – Bulgaria
  • 29.8 – Georgia
  • 29.3 – South Africa
  • 29.1 – Russia
  • 27.8 – Ghana
  • 27.4 – Belarus
  • 26.6 – Pakistan
  • 26.5 – Armenia
  • 25.9 – Kenya
  • 25.2 – Ivory Coast
  • 24.6 – Ukraine
  • 24.1 – Mali
  • 23.7 – Moldova
  • 23.2 – Uganda
  • 17.8 – Angola
  • 15.3 – Tanzania
  • 11.7 – Zimbabwe

Source

Veenhoven, R., Average happiness in 95 nations 1995-2005, World Database of Happiness, RankReport 2006-2b, Internet: worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl

Advertisements

Entry filed under: Culture.

Ireland is 8th in the EU for Happy-Life-Years Prank Letter to Irish Bishops

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed


A blog by Michael Nugent

Welcome to my blog about living in the maddest country on earth. Please feel free to leave a comment.

I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohemians football club in the 1970s.

Feeds

Bionic Bohs

As mentioned above, if you like Irish football and/or cultural nostalgia, I also write Bionic Bohs, a blog about following Bohs in the 1970s.

%d bloggers like this: