Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden are the world’s happiest countries, according to the survey of 156 countries. Rwanda, Burundi, the Central African Republic, Benin and Togo — all nations in Sub-Saharan Africa — are the least satisfied with their lives, the report said.
The United States came in at number 17 in the world in terms of overall happiness, but it still lags behind Canada (6), Australia (10), Israel (11) the United Arab Emirates (14) and Mexico (16), according to the Earth Institute.
It’s really interesting to see how the most socialist countries are often the most happiest. And Copenhagen was recently crowed the best city to live in the entire world. If you ever wondered how these Scandinavian nations are able to make money, check out this video on their economic system.
As a Canadian, I am happy to see that the country I live in is ranked 6th. And the only North American country in the top 10. I’ve been to many countries around the world and I can say that they all are beautiful in their own unique ways. I love learning about different cultures and traditions. Better yet, I love trying new foods! However, there is nothing that really beats the thrill of landing back at Pearson International airport in Toronto.