Top 25 Highest-Ranked Countries by the Happy Planet Index

The Happy Planet Index measures where in the world people are using ecological resources most efficiently to live long happy lives. Name the top 25 highest-ranked countries.
Source: happyplanetindex.org
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Last updated: January 12, 2019
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Countries
Score
Costa Rica
44.7
Mexico
40.7
Colombia
40.7
Vanuatu
40.6
Vietnam
40.3
Panama
39.5
Nicaragua
38.7
Bangladesh
38.4
Thailand
37.3
Ecuador
37.0
Jamaica
36.9
Norway
36.8
Albania
36.8
Uruguay
36.1
Spain
36.0
Indonesia
35.7
El Salvador
35.6
Netherlands
35.3
Argentina
35.2
Philippines
35.0
Peru
34.6
Palestine
34.5
Brazil
34.3
Switzerland
34.3
Tajikistan
34.2
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Level 52
Jan 12, 2019
Happiness lists are abused and misused. I know from personal experience that at least 3 countries in that list have some of the highest rates of anxiety and depression. For example, depression and boredom are so common in Uruguay that finding web sites and blogs about this topic is not difficult. It's also the country with the highest suicide rate in Latin America...
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Level 61
Jan 12, 2019
I agree with you, but this index isn't based purely on happiness, it also relies on life expectancy, inequality of outcomes and most importantly on the average ecological impact of each resident. This is why countries like Germany didn't make it to the top, because their ecological footprint is too big.
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Level 67
Jan 13, 2019
I have a hard time seeing Palestine and Bangladesh on this list! Palestine is poor, segregated and life in the Gaza Strip is notoriously miserable, while Bangladesh is crowded and constantly floods. Good quiz nonetheless, I had fun guessing all of the answers :)
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Level 62
Jan 13, 2019
No Bhutan?
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Level 61
Jan 13, 2019
Bhutan is 56th
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Level 47
Apr 7, 2020
Palestine is not a country.