A happy life is a subjective term, which may vary from person to person. When we talk about happy countries, the main factor taken into account id the level of life satisfaction of its citizens, which covers aspects like life expectancy, standard of living, economic development and facilities like education and healthcare, available there.
Taking into account these considerations, here is a list of top 10 happiest countries in the world:
A life satisfaction score of 7.4 makes Netherlands one of the happiest countries in the world, where people enjoy an excellent work-life balance, along with a high disposable income of $ 25697. Most of the people enjoy good health, with life expectancy touching a figure of 81.3 years. Employment rate is also high, improving the quality of life here,
Sweden follows next on this list, with a life satisfaction score of 7.4 and high life expectancy of 81.5 years and disposable income of $ 26633. People enjoy good health and standard of living, giving them a happy and contented life.
Featuring next on the list of top 10 happy countries of the world is Finland, with a life satisfaction score of 7.4. Here, people have an average disposable income of $ 26904 and the life expectancy reaches 80.6 years. Employment rate is high and people get quality education here.
The next name on this list is that of Australia, where the life satisfaction score touches 7.4, along with high life expectancy of 82 years and also high disposable income of $ 31197. Employment rate is high and people get rewarded handsomely for their hard work. The country also excels in the field of the size of homes for its people.
Another country to make it on the list of the top 10 happy countries in the world is Iceland, where the life satisfaction score was measured as 7.4. The disposable income of the citizens is reported as $ 22415 and the life expectancy is nearly 82.4 years. Citizens are given good educational facilities and employment rate is also high.
Austria is another country which boasts of happy people, with life satisfaction score touching 7.5. Most of the people here are employed and healthy, with a high life expectancy of 81.1 years and disposable income of $ 29256. Government spends a great deal of money on public welfare and services, promising excellent facilities for all its citizens.
Next among the top 10 happy countries in the world is the Scandinavian nation, Denmark, where government efforts and welfare policy have achieved a life satisfaction score of 7.6 for the country. Here, life expectancy is 79.9 years and disposable income is $ 25172, and people devote a great deal of time for health and leisure. People enjoy good educational and healthcare facilities in Denmark.
Canada is another country, where people enjoy a happy, healthy and satisfying lifestyle, with a high life satisfaction score of 7.6. The disposable income of people here crosses $ 30000 mark and the life expectancy touches 81 years. Most of the people here are employed and live in good health.
Featuring next on this list is another European country, Norway, where most of the citizens are living a good life, with a life expectancy of 81.4 years, disposable income of $ 32093 and a very low unemployment rate of 3.5%. Norway is endowed with natural resources in the oil and energy sector, and people live a healthy life with excellent standard of living, with a life satisfaction score of 7.7.
Switzerland has topped the list of top 10 happiest countries in the world for a second year in a row, because of high level of life satisfaction in the country (life satisfaction score of 7.8). The country boasts of high disposable income value of $ 30,745, which is fifth highest in the world. The life expectancy here is 82.8 years, which is the highest in the world, and the rates of employment and good health are also extraordinarily high.
The governments of all these countries are dedicated to give happy and satisfying lives to their citizens.