May 3, 2015

The Happiest Countries In The World

Before you scroll down to the list, can you guess what the happiest country in the world is? What makes travelers and locals love these places? Is it the love of local cuisine? The thriving culture? The historically rich towns? The scenic and endless beaches? The jaw dropping natural wonders? The lack of people? A booming economy? A national pride?

Every country is unique, but it’s true that people flock to and thrive in the world’s happiest countries. Happiness is an important aspect of life. It has a direct impact on our health, lifespan, productivity, creativity, and emotional well being. There are so many factors that influence your personal happiness; one of the most important factors is where you liveRemote Work Image.

That’s why the World Happiness Report is one of the most interesting reports of the year. It’s generated annually to help guide public policy, but it also provides a valuable insight into the happiness countries in the world.

Do you live in one of the happiest countries on Earth? Of the 158 countries on this planet that are ranked in the happiness index, where does your home country rank on the list? The list is created by statisticians, economists, psychologists, and other professionals who study the happiness levels of every country. The final results are based on:

  • GDP per Capita
  • Social Support
  • Healthy Life Expectancy
  • Freedom To Make Life Choices
  • Generosity
  • Perceptions of Corruption

Based on these factors, according to the World Happiness Report, these are the top 30 happiest countries on Earth in 2015:

  1. Switzerland
  2. Iceland
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Canada
  6. Finland
  7. Netherlands
  8. Sweden
  9. New Zealand
  10. Australia
  11. Israel
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Austria
  14. Mexico
  15. United States
  16. Brazil
  17. Luxembourg
  18. Ireland
  19. Belgium
  20. United Arab Emirates
  21. United Kingdom
  22. Oman
  23. Venezuela
  24. Singapore
  25. Panama
  26. Germany
  27. Chile
  28. Qatar
  29. France
  30. Argentina

Did your country make the list? See the entire list on the official World Happiness Report. Before you go, guess which countries were the least happy. Find out the answers in the report.

So what is the key to happiness? It’s a mix of things including fun activities, healthy economies, friendly people, longer lifespans, increased freedoms, less corruption, and other factors. It’s important to remember that it doesn’t matter where you live, you and you alone are responsible for your own happiness. Your job, your location, your employer, your work-life balance, and other factors contribute to your individual happiness. Choose wisely and you can be happy anywhere.

Head over to the blog to find out what makes a person happy. You may also want to look into applying for one of the happiest jobs of 2015.

Find jobs in the happiest countries in the world on the JobMonkey Job Board. Enjoy life!

About this Author 

Derek Lennon is a skier and writer who lives, works, and plays in the mountains. He travels the globe in search of snow and adventure. Life has allowed him to live and work all over the world doing cool jobs and loving every minute of it.

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