March 29, 2017

Top 15 Happiest Countries In The World In 2017

Are you a happy person? Do you want to be happy? If so, it may be time to relocate to one of the happiest countries in the world. On March 20, 2017 aka World Happiness Day, the 2017 World Happiness Report was published and it shines the spotlight on the happiest places on the planet.Stunning scenery of Reine, Norway

Should You Relocate for a Job?

This is the 5th edition of the World Happiness Report. Every year, we are always fascinated by how each country ranks because they always shuffle around a bit. Before you look at this year’s list, find out who topped the list in 2016 and 2015. This year, the report ranked 155 countries based on the following factors:

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

It’s easy to see how these factors contribute to one’s overall happiness. Now let’s take a look at this year’s list of the happiest countries in the world in 2017:

  1. Norway – 7.537
  2. Denmark – 7.522
  3. Iceland – 7.504
  4. Switzerland – 7.494
  5. Finland – 7.469
  6. Netherlands – 7.377
  7. Canada – 7.316
  8. New Zealand – 7.314
  9. Australia – 7.284
  10. Sweden – 7.284
  11. Israel – 7.213
  12. Costa Rica – 7.079
  13. Austria – 7.006
  14. United States – 6.993
  15. Ireland – 6.977

And this post would be incomplete without also highlighting the 5 lowest ranking countries on the list too:

150. Togo – 3.495
151. Rwanda – 3.471
152. Syria – 3.462
153. Tanzania – 3.349
154. Burundi – 2.905
155. Central African Republic – 2.693

Please download the full World Happiness Report 2017 at WorldHappiness.Report. Did you know you can search for jobs in any country on the JobMonkey JobCenter?

If you’re in the pursuit of happiness, maybe it’s time to relocate to one of the happiest countries in the world. One last piece of advice though: just because you move somewhere, it doesn’t mean you’ll be instantly happy. Location is just one piece of the puzzle. Another major contributing factor to your happiness is your job. Why don’t you start your search for cool jobs on JobMonkey.com today?

Did this post interest you? Check out this recent post highlighting The Best Countries In The World according to USNews.com. The world is yours to explore. Enjoy!

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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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