Are Singaporeans Happy?
Depends on how you see it! 🤓
See the red dots: Amongst our Asian counterparts, Singaporeans are actually a relative happier bunch! Which is no surprise, since this Gallup World Bank 2017 survey shows that life satisfaction does increase with wealth. And we rank relatively wealthy.
But if you look at the wealthier countries, Singapore join countries like Hong Kong, Ireland and Luxembourg, where we are less happy than our relative wealth.
Likely because when material aspects of Maslow’s hierarchy are well met, any further difference will be made by the non-material aspects.
Food for thought: Beyond financial security, what else makes your day, your hours, your minutes? 😃