The Happiest Country In The World Is…

Trondheim, Norway.

No. It is not the United States. And neither is it any of those pearly oil kingdoms of Arabia. So where? Nigeria? Be dulling yasef. DENMARK is it. Well, ayam not surprised. The Scandinavian nations are the closest thing we have to paradise on earth (hmmm, with the possible exception of Tahiti, Tuvalu and for sure, the isles of the Caribs). A new study has suggested that the world’s happiest people live in Scandinavia. Now, Scandinavia is not one country but an entire historic, linguistic and cultural region in Europe that includes three splendid kingdoms: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. These nations are consistently rated the best places in the world to live in for various reasons, many of which I agree with (an extremely low rate of crime is one of them).

According to the United Nation General Assembly’s 2nd World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest nation on earth, closely followed by Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada. The report ranks these countries based on different parameters of well-being and also analyzes the factors that contribute to that well-being.

Copenhagen, Denmark.
Copenhagen, Denmark.

The study also comes with some amazing revelations. For example, last year, it was shown that on the average, rich people are happier than poor people (before nko?) but an increasing GDP of a nation does not necessarily mean an automatic rise in the welfare of the citizens. That said, the US ranked 17th, and that is behind nations such as Mexico, Panama and the United Arab Emirates (See the full list below). Nigeria nko? We too try. Abi 82nd position no good ni?

HERE IS THE FULL LIST OF THE NATIONS SURVEYED, THE SCORE IS FROM 0-10:

1. Denmark (7.693)

2. Norway (7.655)

3. Switzerland (7.650)

4. Netherlands (7.512)

5. Sweden (7.480)

6. Canada (7.477)

7. Finland (7.389)

8. Austria (7.369)

9. Iceland (7.355)

10. Australia (7.350)

11. Israel (7.301)

12. Costa Rica (7.257)

13. New Zealand (7.221)

14. United Arab Emirates (7.144)

15. Panama (7.143)

16. Mexico (7.088)

17. United States (7.082)

18. Ireland (7.076)

19. Luxembourg (7.054)

20. Venezuela (7.039)

21. Belgium (6.967)

22. United Kingdom (6.883)

23. Oman (6.853)

24. Brazil (6.849)

25. France (6.764)

26. Germany (6.672)

27. Qatar (6.666)

28. Chile (6.587)

29. Argentina (6.562)

30. Singapore (6.546)

31. Trinidad and Tobago (6.519)

32. Kuwait (6.515)

33. Saudi Arabia (6.480)

34. Cyprus (6.466)

35. Colombia (6.416)

36. Thailand (6.371)

37. Uruguay (6.355)

38. Spain (6.322)

39. Czech Republic (6.290)

40. Suriname (6.269)

41. South Korea (6.267)

42. Taiwan (6.221)

43. Japan (6.064)

44. Slovenia (6.060)

45. Italy (6.021)

46. Slovakia (5.969)

47. Guatemala (5.965)

Malta (5.964)
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Ecuador (5.865)

50. Bolivia (5.857)

51. Poland (5.822)

52. El Salvador (5.809)

53. Moldova (5.791)

54. Paraguay (5.779)

55. Peru (5.776)


56. Malaysia (5.760)

57. Kazakhstan (5.671)

58. Croatia (5.661)

59. Turkmenistan (5.628)

60. Uzbekistan (5.623)

61. Angola (5.589)

62. Albania (5.550)

63. Vietnam (5.533)


64. Hong Kong (5.523)

65. Nicaragua (5.507)


66. Belarus (5.504)

67. Mauritius (5.477)

68. Russia (5.464)


69. North Cyprus (5.463)

70. Greece (5.435)

71. Lithuania (5.426)


72. Estonia (5.426)

73. Algeria (5.422)

74. Jordan (5.414)

75. Jamaica (5.374)


76. Indonesia (5.348)


77. Turkey (5.345)

78. Libya (5.340)

79. Bahrain (5.312)


80. Montenegro (5.299)


81. Pakistan (5.292)

82. Nigeria (5.248)


83. Kosovo (5.222)

84. Honduras (5.142)


85. Portugal (5.101)


86. Ghana (5.091)

87. Ukraine (5.057)

88. Latvia (5.046)


89. Kyrgyzstan (5.042)

90. Romania (5.033)

91. Zambia (5.006)

92. Philippines (4.985)


93. China (4.978)

94. Mozambique (4.971)

95. Dominican Republic (4.963)

96. South Africa (4.963)

97. Lebanon (4.931)

98. Lesotho (4.898)

99. Morocco (4.885)

100. Swaziland (4.867)

101. Somaliland region (4.847)

102. Mongolia (4.834)

103. Zimbabwe (4.827)

104. Tunisia (4.826)

105. Iraq (4.817)

106. Serbia (4.813)

107. Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.813)

108. Bangladesh (4.804)

109. Laos (4.787)

110. Hungary (4.775)

111. India (4.772)

112. Mauritania (4.758)

113. Palestinian Territories (4.700)

114. Djibouti (4.690)

115. Iran (4.643)

116. Azerbaijan (4.604)

117. Congo (Kinshasa) (4.578)

118. Macedonia (4.574)

119. Ethiopia (4.561)

120. Uganda (4.443)

121. Myanmar (4.439)

122. Cameroon (4.420)

123. Kenya (4.403)

124. Sudan (4.401)

125. Tajikistan (4.380)

126. Haiti (4.341)

127. Sierra Leone (4.318)

128. Armenia (4.316)

129. Congo (Brazzaville) (4.297)

130. Egypt (4.273)

131. Burkina Faso (4.259)

132. Mali (4.247)

133. Liberia (4.196)

134. Georgia (4.187)

135. Nepal (4.156)

136. Niger (4.152)

137. Sri Lanka (4.151)

138. Gabon (4.114)

139. Malawi (4.113)

140. Cambodia (4.067)

141. Chad (4.056)

142. Yemen (4.054)

143. Afghanistan (4.040)

144. Bulgaria (3.981)

145. Botswana (3.970)

146. Madagascar (3.966)

147. Senegal (3.959)

148. Syria (3.892)

149. Comoros (3.851)

150. Guinea (3.847)

151. Tanzania (3.770)

152. Rwanda (3.715)

153. Burundi (3.706)

154. Central African Republic (3.623)

155. Benin (3.528)

156. Togo (2.936)

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