Bahrain is now the third happiest Arab country and 40th in the world, according to a United Nations report.
The Kingdom was also among the top 20 gainers, with a point score of 6.227 – up 0.8 from the last World Happiness Report produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
The report asks a sample of people living in each country to rank their country out of ten in six categories.
These include the levels of GDP, life expectancy, generosity, social support, freedom and corruption.
According to the report’s authors, “the variables used reflect what has been broadly found in the research literature to be important in explaining national-level differences in life evaluations”.
Finland took the top spot overall, while the UAE was top among the Arab countries. Saudi Arabia came in second, and 27th globally.
Manama also ranked 61st overall based on the well-being rankings for cities across the globe.
The news comes after Manama was named one of the safest cities in the world, according to Numbeo, earlier this year.