Top 10 Countries With The Happiest People

Top 10 Countries With The Happiest People

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network started the World Happiness report back in 2013. Since then the top 10 happiest people in the world have, surprisingly, mostly been the same countries. The UNSDSN measure the responses of the people based on the “Cantrill Ladder” and ranks the countries based on their scores. We look at the Top 10 Countries with the happiest people in the world.

The Happiest People In The World – Top 10 List For 2018

1. Finland

For the first time in years, Finland has managed to get to the top spot of the World Happiness Report standings. A top performer and a constant presence in the top 10, Finland has been working relentlessly to improve the lives of its citizens. The happiness of Finnish people could be a result of the liberal government policies, the high standard of living, the excellent free education system they have for the children. [1]

2. Norway

Norway has been a leader in the world happiness index for several years. It ranks consistently in the top 5 since the inception of the World Happiness Report. Not only is the countryside beautiful, the government policies make it an exciting place to stay. The happiness is not only restricted to the local though, as immigrants who have moved there also claim to be equally happy. [2]

3. Denmark

Denmark has one of the smallest wealth gaps in the entire world. Thanks to its welfare system. It even provides free healthcare, education and much more. This isn’t Denmark’s first entry on this list, previously making the top place in 2016. [3]

4. Iceland

It’s one of the most peaceful nations in the world. That should put into perspective how happy the citizens are in this part of the world. Did you know Iceland is also the only country in the world with no mosquitoes, I wonder if that has anything to do with the ranking? It also might have to do with free healthcare, education, easy living and the best gender equality of any nation on the planet. [2]

5. Switzerland

The economy is booming, the environment is well looked after and the people have some of the best infrastructures in the world. It used to be on the number one spot in 2015, but Switzerland is still a great place to call home. [3]

6. Netherlands

One common theme that most of the happiest countries in the world share are the liberal governmental policies. The easy living and thriving bike culture make the country one of the least polluted in the world in spite of having a growing economy. They must be doing something right, and the other countries can all just look and learn. [1]

7. Canada

Canada has one of the highest life expectancies of many nations. It is further helped by a stable economy, peaceful political climate and well-rounded individuals that call it home. We’d also be amiss if we fail to mention the excellent natural landscapes of Canada as a reason for joy. [3]

8. New Zealand

While New Zealand has always been a favorite among travelers, it is quite a popular place for the locals as well. The adventure lifestyle seems to be working out well for the Black Caps who pride themselves on their calculated recklessness and spirit. [2]

9. Sweden

The Nordic nations seem to really know what it takes to ensure the happiness of their countrymen. Sweden is the 7th European nation to make it to the list of the top 10 countries with the happiest people. Maybe other countries should follow a more liberal policy approach if they want to get to the top of this list. [1]

10. Australia

Home to the great barrier reefs, the Uluru rock, and many more exquisite natural wonders, Australia adds another feather to its cap. It is one of the countries in the world with the happiest people in the world. [3]