World Database of Happiness , collection Happiness in Nations

Happiness in Korea (South) (KR)

Current happiness: place on rank lists of Happiness in nations 2005-2014

HappinessAverage HappinessHappy Life YearsInequality of HappinessInequality Adjusted Happiness
Possible ranges0 - 100 - 1000 - 3.50 - 100
Highest score8.5  Costa Rica67.9  Costa Rica1.38  Netherlands74  Denmark
Korea (South)6.149.92.0351
Lowest score2.5  Tanzania14.8  Togo3.19  Angola19  Tanzania

All above happiness variants are based on responses to a survey question like: “Taking all together, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole these days?”. Combined question types 10-step numeral life satisfaction and 11-step numeral life satisfaction.

Trend based on happiness as measured with a survey question like: "Suppose the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder the worst possible life. Where on this ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? - 10 - . - . - 0". Question type 11-step numeral Best-Worst possible Life (code 31D). This measure may differ from the measure used in the above ranking of current happiness.
   Other measures of happiness used in this nation may produce a different pattern over time. Check the complete overview of distributional findings on happiness in the general public of Korea (South).

Cite as: R. Veenhoven, Happiness in Korea (South) (KR), World Database of Happiness, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Viewed on 2019-06-16 at http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl .