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SINGAPORE is among the top 25 countries in the world ranked according to happiness, says a report by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a United Nations initiative.
The World Happiness Report 2015 put Singapore at 24th place for the 2012-14 period. New Zealand is at ninth place and Australia, 10th.
The report aims to use happiness measurements to guide policymaking.
Switzerland topped the world, followed by Iceland and Denmark.
The happiness ranking is made up of factors like gross domestic product per capita, social support, life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perceptions of corruption, and a benchmark based on a hypothetical country called Dystopia to facilitate comparison for the previous six factors.
The report can be found here.