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The Happy Planet Index (HPI) ranks countries based on how effectively they provide their citizens with the conditions to live long and happy lives without excessive depletion of natural resources. Slovenia ranked 53rd in the world according to the HPI in 2019 (out of 152 countries included in the calculation) and 12th among the EU-27 countries and the United Kingdom. Despite an increase in per capita ecological footprint in Slovenia between 2016 and 2019, the HPI value has increased from 44.5 to 47.9. This is due to a slightly longer life expectancy and higher life satisfaction. In 2020, the HPI increased to 48.7, mainly due to the decrease of the ecological footprint.


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Figure SE11-1: Happy Planet Index (HPI), according to each component, Slovenia, 2006 - 2020
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Happy Planet Index, 2020

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Life Expectancy[Years] Well-being[0-10] Ecological Footprint[(gha/capita)] Happy Planet Index[Index]
2006 78 5.81 5.66 40
2007 78.40 5.82 5.84 39.59
2008 78.70 5.82 5.74 40.12
2009 79.10 5.83 4.90 43.20
2010 79.40 6.08 5.10 43.97
2011 79.70 6.04 5.08 43.85
2012 80 6.06 4.68 45.62
2013 80.30 5.97 4.57 45.80
2014 80.50 5.68 4.59 44.10
2015 80.70 5.74 4.87 43.37
2016 80.90 5.94 4.87 44.53
2017 81 6.17 4.90 45.78
2018 81.20 6.25 4.99 45.80
2019 81.30 6.67 5.05 47.90
2020 80.30 6.46 4.42 48.70
Figure SE11-2: Happy planet index (HPI), selected countries, 2019 data
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Happy Planet Index, 2019

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Happy Planet Index[Index]
Costa Rica 62.10
Vanuatu 60.40
Colombia 60.20
Spain 52.30
France 51.80
Italy 50.70
Slovenia 47.90
Slovakia 46.60
G7 46.10
Denmark 45.30
EU-27 44.90
Central African Republic 25.20
Mongolia 24.50
Qatar 24.30
Figure SE11-3: Happy planet index (HPI), EU-27 and United Kingdom, 2019
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Happy Planet Index, 2019

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Life Expectancy[Year] Well-being[0-10] Ecological Footprint[(gha/capita)] Happy Planet Index[Index]
United Kingdom 81.30 7.16 3.95 56
Netherlands 82.30 7.43 4.59 54.90
Germany 81.30 7.04 4.44 52.70
Spain 83.60 6.46 4.14 52.30
France 82.70 6.69 4.41 51.80
Finland 81.90 7.78 5.76 51.30
Ireland 82.30 7.25 5.20 51.10
Italy 83.50 6.45 4.45 50.70
Sweden 82.80 7.40 5.61 50.50
Cyprus 81 6.14 3.97 49.40
Greece 82.20 5.95 4.04 48.80
Slovenia 81.30 6.67 5.05 47.90
Czech Republic 79.40 6.97 5.40 46.80
Austria 81.50 7.20 6.05 46.80
Slovakia 77.50 6.24 4.22 46.60
Portugal 82 6.10 4.78 46.30
Romania 76 6.13 3.93 46.20
Croatia 78.50 5.63 3.64 46.20
Hungary 76.90 6 4.07 45.40
Denmark 80.90 7.69 7.05 45.30
Poland 78.70 6.24 4.77 45
Malta 82.50 6.73 6.50 43.60
Belgium 81.60 6.77 6.69 42.50
Bulgaria 75 5.11 3.83 40.10
Lithuania 75.90 6.06 6.42 36.90
Latvia 75.30 5.97 7.15 34.10
Estonia 78.80 6.03 7.85 34.40
Luxembourg 82.30 7.40 12.59 31.70

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