CAPE TOWN- The United Nations has released its World Happiness report, South Africa ranked 105th place out of 156 countries.

The country dropped four places from their position of last year.

The UN ranks the GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, social freedom, generosity, and absence of corruption to explain the variation of happiness across countries.

Compared to other countries, SA scored higher in the happiness index, scoring higher than Mauritius (55), Algeria (84), Morocco (85) Nigeria (91), among others.

Finland ranked the highest as the happiest country, whilst Burundi ranked last according to the report

The Top five countries of 2017 are the same, Norway dropped to second place followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.

The rest of the top ten included Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australian.

This is the UN’s sixth World Happiness Report, the results are also based on Gallup World Poll surveys from 2015-2017, the polls will show change and stability numbers and context of the country.

South Africa ranked 80 in the UN happiness report for their immigrants out of 117 countries.

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