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The U.S. ranks 13th in happy life years

9 July 2009 1 comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, Americans have 61.2 “happy life years” (HLY), which makes the United States tied for thirteenth with Spain in that category. Costa Rica ranks first, with an HLY score of 66.7.

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The U.S. ranks 7th in life satisfaction

7 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Happy Planet Index, the United States has a life satisfaction score of 7.9 (out of a possible 10), which makes the United States tied for seventh in that category with Australia and Sweden. Costa Rica ranks first, with a score of 8.5.

In the previous edition of the Happy Planet Index, the United States was ranked sixteenth in this category.

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The U.S. ranks 114th in planet happiness

5 July 2009 Leave a comment

According to the New Economics Foundation, the United States has a Happy Planet Index (HPI) score of 30.7, which makes it rank one hundred and fourteenth in that category, out of one hundred and forty three countries. Costa Rica ranks first, with an HPI score of 76.1.

In the previous Happy Planet Index, the United States was ranked 150th.

The U.S. ranks 24th in female life expectancy

22 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the World Bank’s World Development Report, 2009, American women have a life expectancy at birth of 81 years, which makes the United States tied for twenty-fourth in that category with Chile, Costa Rica, and the United Kingdom. Japan ranks first, with a female life expectancy of 86 years at birth.

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The U.S. ranks 13th in pineapple exports

12 May 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2006 the United States exported $16,470,000 worth of pineapple, or 1.2% of the world’s total. That was enough to make the United States rank thirteenth in that category. Costa Rica ranked first, exporting $440,264,000 worth of pineapple, or 31.7% of the world’s total.

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