Happiness is something very difficult to measure, but an initiative by the United Nations has been working to measure and rank countries based on their happiness report. This ranking of countries is published every year by United Nations World Happiness Report since 2012 which is majorly based on Gallup World Poll. This report is a study that measures things like corruption, GDP per capita, life expectancy, social trust, equality, and generosity.
In March 2022, the 10th edition of this report has been published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. So, give this blog a read to know more details on what are the top 5 happiest countries in the world.
- 1. Finland
For the fifth year in a row, this Nordic destination bagged the title of “Happiest Country in the World”. Although Finland suffered an economic breakdown due to COVID-19, the citizens are very positive & confident about their government. As the top scorer, Finland continues to lead the happiness index chart by scoring 7.821 out of 10, all thanks to its high GDP per capita, life expectancy, generosity, and social support.
Finland is rich in natural beauty including beaches, lakes, forests, islands, and mountains keep the citizens happy and visitors excited to experience the Finnish culture.
- 2. Denamrk
Denmark bagged the second spot in the Happiness report this year. For a very long time in the past, Denmark has also dominated the top spot in the report as well. Denmark scored 7.636 out of 10 in this year’s report. It nearly tops certain metrics like Life Expectancy and social support. Denmark is highly committed to using and producing renewable energy, which also shows its citizen’s trust in the government and the economic security and freedom here are commendable.
Iceland stood 3rd this year with a total score of 7.557. This snow-covered nation is home to just 3,66,000 residents, mostly in Reykjavik. Access to free high-quality education results in literacy rates of as high as 99%, low crime, high standard of living, and low unemployment rates are the reasons which contribute to Iceland’s 3rd Rank in the Happiness Report. Iceland stood 3rd this year with a total score of 7.557. This snow-covered nation is home to just 3,66,000 residents, mostly in Reykjavik. Access to free high-quality education results in literacy rates of as high as 99%, low crime, high standard of living, and low unemployment rates are the reasons which contribute to Iceland’s 3rd Rank in the Happiness Report.
- 4. Switzerland
A high GDP, social support, and extremely low corruption are the reasons that Switzerland stands on the 4th pedestal in the world happiness report. Switzerland has consistently ranked among the top 5 happiest countries in the world. With a score of 7.512, the swiss country is often talked about as being a country of banks, watches, chocolate, and the swiss alps, but there’s much more to talk about it like, the system of direct democracy enables every citizen to be a part of country’s evolution.
- 5. The Netherlands
The Netherlands scores a total of 7.415 out of 10 and grabbed the 5th spot in the World Happiness Report. This northern European country is rich in history, art and nature have the best work-life balance with high income and very low crime rates with quality education. The Netherlands has almost retained its position in the past decade to stay in the top happiest countries.
So now, when you know the top 5 happiest countries in the world, you surely can make up your mind on which country you plan to relocate to. For any kind of relocation assistance, reach out to our expert team at email@example.com