Costa Rica: achieves the top score in "Happiness"
We are proud to announce that according to the Costaricanews, Costa Rica achieved Happy Planet Index top score! What does it mean? It means that Happy Planet Index, which is the leading global measure of sustainable well-being, looked at 151 countries across the globe and analised and scored them on a variety of metrics to measure life lenght, happiness and how sustainable lives are for the people that live in them. All in all, it boils down to each country's efficiency at producing long and happy lives per unit of environmental output.
Costa Rica was ranked #13 for Experienced Well-being, #28 for Life Expextancy and #77 for Ecological Footprint. Overall it scored 64.0 points and won over other 150 countries , followed by Vietnam on the second place and Colombia on the third.
For those who are not familiar witht the system, HPI was developed in response to global over-emphasis on indicators that only tell bits and pieces of what is really happening inside nations. "By using indicators like GDP to measure success we are not accounting for what really matters, producing happy lives people now and in the future," says the organization.