The Happiest Countries in the World

 

Are you tired of spending sad days surrounded by unhappy and distressed people? Are you convinced that your country is one of the main causes of your malaise? There is a solution – move to one of the happiest countries in the world! Find out which are the “very happy” citizens on the planet and the countries that are distinguished by great living conditions and happy inhabitants. Here are the happiest countries in the world!

NOTE: The following lists are based on the data collected by the United Nations World Happiness Report.

Evaluation Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

The United Nations World Happiness Report looks at 158 ​​nations and takes into account several factors, such as:

  • Per capita income
  • Life expectancy from the WHO (World Health Organization) global observatory archive
  • Crime and corruption rate
  • Educational level
  • Employment rate

The union of these factors results in a score ranging from 0 to 10, with 0 being the lowest and 10 the highest score. Most notable is the lack of connection between wealth and happiness.

The Happiest Countries in the World

The Happiest Countries in the World

Country Score
Finland 7.80
Denmark 7.64
Switzerland 7.56
Iceland 7.50
Norway 7.48
Netherlands 7.44
Sweden 7.35
New Zeland 7.30
Austria 7.29
Luxembourg 7.23

The Least Happy Countries in the World

The Least Happy Countries in the World

Country Score
Afghanistan 2.56
South Sudan 2.81
Zimbabwe 3.29
Rwanda 3.31
Central African Republic 3.47
Tanzania 3.47
Botswana 3.47
Yemen 3.52
Malawi 3.53
India 3.57

The Happiest Cities in the World

The Happiest Cities in the World

City Score
Helsinki, Finland 7.82
Aarhus, Denmark 7.62
Wellington, New Zealand 7.55
Zurich, Switzerland 7.54
Copenhagen, Denmark 7.53
Bergen, Norway 7.52
Oslo, Norway 7.46
Tel Aviv, Israel 7.46
Stockholm, Sweden 7.37
Brisbane, Australia 7.33