THE TOP HAPPIEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
Added on: 12th Oct 2016
Apart from numerous economic and social privileges such
as the world’s eighth highest per capita income, top quality
of life, excellent health and educational system, protection
of civil liberties etc., Sweden can offer its inhabitants
a clean environment as well as astonishing cities
packed with historic sites and unique architecture.
Famous for its benevolent attitude towards soft drugs,
prostitution, euthanasia and gay marriages, Netherlands
dropped from last years´ fourth place but the Dutch
still consider themselves happy. High quality of life,
economic freedom as well as highly effective
healthcare and social system are among the
reasons why the Dutch enjoy living in their country.
Similarly to its neighbour Sweden, Finland is also a top
performer in numerous metrics of national performance,
including economic competitiveness, civil liberties,
quality of life, human development etc. In 2010,
Newsweek chose Finland as the best country in the world.
Finland is currently also the world´s fourth safest
country according to the Global Peace Index.
The world´s second largest country by total area, Canada
is a beautiful country with unspoiled natural features.
With excellent results in government transparency, civil liberties,
human rights, quality of life, economic freedom and education,
Canada is the fifth happiest country in the world.
Considered one of the most developed democracies and
states of justice in the world, Norway regularly ranks
among the best countries to live in. With the 4th highest
per capita income in the world, this country is also
notable for its astonishing natural landmarks, well
preserved wildlife and clean environment.
No wonder the Norwegians are happy people.
Denmark slipped from number one to the third spot this year,
but the country’s overall well-being is still very high.
World’s highest social mobility, an outstanding level of
income equality, prosperity, civil liberty and one of the
world’s highest per capita incomes are just some of
the reasons why the Danes are so happy about living
in their country.
Another Nordic country boasting incredible natural beauties
and top quality of life, Iceland is particularly famous for its
safeness. For many consecutive years, this isolated
Northern European country has been rated the most
peaceful country in the world according to the Global
Peace Index. Combined with their enormous well-being,
the Icelanders seem destined for happiness.
To name at least some of the reasons why Switzerland is the
world´s happiest country: the Swiss enjoy exceptional
government transparency, civil liberties, economic
competitiveness, human development, world´s highest
nominal wealth per person etc. In addition to that, it is
a beautiful and safe country and is considered to be
one of the best places to live in.