However, the people in the Vanuatu do not understand why they are the happiest ones.
For example, one of the editors from the state mass media said to the British Guardian, that the people of his country are happy, because they are glad to have even the minute things. “We have a quite different value system than in developed countries,” – he explained. Perhaps he is true indeed, because the Happy Planet Index leader became mostly so-called developing countries.
After Vanuatu almost all the top ten list belongs to Latin American countries, among which are Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Dominican Republic, Panama, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
In the rating of happy inhabitants Russian, being a huge state, is located at 172nd place out of 178. From the former Soviet Union only Ukrainians and Estonians are the unhappiest. They have taken correspondingly the 174th and the 173 places.