World’s Happiest Countries

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I came across a new research from Columbia University who had ranked the happiest countries around the globe. They found the happiest countries in the world by doing surveys in 156 different countries. Monday, this week, the World Happiness Report was released and there a surprising number of European countries among the 10 highest. 8 out of top 10 are European countries.

Top 10 according to the World Happiness Report are as follows:

1. Denmark

2. Norway

3. Switzerland

4. Netherlands

5. Sweden

6. Canada

7. Finland

8. Austria

9. Iceland

10. Australia

 

I found it not surprisingly that most of these countries had good economy and are also peaceful places. The happiness to each countries are based on healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices and social support. For many people are these countries somewhat exotic and distant. Countries such as Norway, Switzerland and Austria are expensive places and tourism is not so great compared to cheaper places in Europe, such as Spain and Greece. But many of these “happy” countries has a lot to offer, what you need is good research and probably a little bit of money.

Some pictures of the “happy countries”.

Denmark

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Norway

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Switzerland

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If you want to go to a country were people are happy, you should try one these three countries!

I have linked the Report, if you want to read it.

http://unsdsn.org/files/2013/09/WorldHappinessReport2013_online.pdf

 

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