Happy Planet Index rank order

The HPI measures the extent to which countries deliver long, happy, sustainable lives for the people that live in them. The Index uses global data on life expectancy, experienced well-being and Ecological Footprint to calculate this.

The index is an efficiency measure, it ranks countries on how many long and happy lives they produce per unit of environmental input.

Unit of Measurement: 

Years (Experienced wellbeing x life expectancy / ecological footprint)

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Non-governmental organisation