Money Can’t Buy Happiness. Or Can It? Ask the 5th Happiest Country in the World.
August 31, 2016Article
There’s a popular saying that money can’t buy happiness, but an objective look at how the quality of life has risen for Vietnamese in relation to their economic progress might cause one to reconsider that assertion.
Vietnam ranked fifth in the Happy Planet Index report, which assesses 140 countries and measures factors that contribute to a healthy life, such as life expectancy, wellbeing, inequality and ecological footprint. As only one of three countries with an ecological footprint that is considered environmentally sustainable and an average life expectancy of 75 years old, Vietnam is leading the pack as the happiest country in Asia.