Mauritius was ranked second in Africa and 64th worldwide in the World Happiness Report 2017 released by the United Nations Development solution Networks. This report gives special attention to the social foundations of happiness for individuals and nations.
Data is collected from people in over 150 countries. Each variable measured reveals a populated-weighted average score on a scale running from 0 to 10 that is tracked over time and compared against other countries. These variables currently include: real GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, and perceptions of corruption. Each country is also compared against a hypothetical nation called Dystopia. Dystopia represents the lowest national averages for each key variable and is, along with residual error, used as a regression benchmark.
The Nordics countries top the World Happiness Report.
Source: World Happiness Report