Hong Kong scored the lowest happiness index of 5.6 points among seven Asia Pacific regions, with people born in the 1990s and 2000s being the two most pessimistic age groups, according to the latest survey.
The survey was conducted by Hong Kong-based A.I. market research company Votee between October 2021 and December last year, during which they interviewed respondents in the SAR, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and the Philippines through questionnaires.
The research team collected a total of 17,975 samples from Hong Kong and found that the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita of Hongkongers stood at HK$49,660, securing top places on the list.
Yet, Hong Kong's overall happiness index stood at 5.6 points out of 10 and came in last. The top three were Thailand at 7.62 points, the Philippines at 7.59 points, and Indonesia at 7.43 points.
According to the survey results, Hong Kong's happiness index lingered at around 5.38 points between November 2021 and April last year.
The index only started to climb up as some of the Covid
-19 rules were relaxed in May. It once reached an all-time high at 6.12 points in November with the festive feelings and almost all Covid
Sorting the happiness index by age groups, people born in 2000s scored the lowest of 6.31 points as of December last year, followed by those born in the 90s who scored 6.53 points.
Looking ahead, the survey estimated Hong Kong's happiness index would fall back to 5..5 points in April and rise to around 6 points in May and onwards.
to read the full results.