Saudi Arabia has ranked first across the Arab world and 21st globally in the World Happiness Report, 2021, which was issued by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
The happiness index included 150 countries around the world.
The focus this year, however, revolved around measuring the effects of COVID-19 on the global quality of life. The report is based on measuring the effects of the pandemic on countries, in addition to evaluation the government’s response to the repercussions of the pandemic, whether health, economic or psychological.
“Saudi Arabia achieved distinguish results in indicators of GDP, social support, average life expectancy, freedom to make life decisions, generosity and confronting corruption,” read a statement from the Saudi Press Agency.