The 2014 Country Well-Being Rankings claim to capture how people feel about their lives and experiences.
“The research shows that people with higher well-being have higher productivity, lower healthcare
costs, are more resilient in the face of challenges and are more likely to contribute to the success of their organizations and communities,” The State of Global Well Being report said.
The Global Well-Being Index measures well-being across five elements — purpose, social,financial, community and physical.
Individual responses were categorized as thriving,
struggling or suffering. The rankings represent the percentage of the population of each country that is thriving in three or more elements.