DINAcon Awards Nominee

World Happiness and Economic Freedom

Project Category: #4 Open Data

Does economic freedom make us happy? Are small countries economically more successful? Are there global regions which are happier than others? Does a high tax burden help a country to prosper? Which indicators help us to best understand development?

In a self-initiated project, YAAY visually compared 194 countries in five global regions using six indicators from the World Heritage Foundation and the World Happiness Report:

  • World Happiness Report Score – square
  • Overall Economics Freedom Score – black dot
  • Fiscal Freedom – blue dot
  • Judicial Effectiveness – violet dot
  • Government Integrity – red dot
  • Property Rights – orange dot

Get a macroscopic overview and dive into micro perspectives, comparing your country to your regional neighbors, and explore the relationships between economics and happiness.