Morocco has fallen to the 84th place on the World Happiness Report 2017, an annual ranking which assesses countries in terms of happiness and well-being rather than economic figures such as GDP.
Morocco is behind Algeria, Libya and Mauritania according to the report, first published in 2012.
The list is led by Norway, followed by Denmark and Iceland.
The worst ranked countries are in Africa, with Rwanda, Tanzania and the Central African Republic making up the bottom of the list.
The report is published by the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network and aims to show that ‘well-being and happiness are critical indicators of a nation’s economic and social development, and should be a key aim of policy’.
The researchers look at factors such as social involvement, trust in society and government, healthcare as well as freedom.