This map shows the land surface resized by its population with each country’s Happy Planet Index score value superimposed. Each transformed grid cell in the map is proportional to the total number of people living in that area. The Happy Planet Index shows how well nations are doing at achieving long, happy, sustainable lives.
This map uses population estimates for the year 2020 based on data from the Gridded Population of the World (GPW), v4 at 0.25 degree resolution, released by SEDAC (Socioeconomic Data and Applications Center). The map overlay uses data of the Happy Planet Index 2016 report published by the New Economics Foundation (accessed June 2018).