Revealed! The happiest countries in the world

Denmark has been voted the happiest place in the world to live

Denmark is officially the happiest country in the world, according to the annual World Happiness Report.

With skittle-coloured buildings, peaceful canals and windmills doting the craggy landscape, you will be unsurprised to hear the Danes have won the title from the UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the third time in four years.

The World Happiness Report considered the satisfaction levels of 156 counties across a multitude of platforms, including gross domestic product (GDP)
per head, life expectancy and having someone to turn to in times of need.

Great Britain was voted the 23rd happiest country in the world whilst the US came in 10 positions ahead of us, climbing the list by two places since last year.

The list saw Burundi fall to the bottom due to severe political unrest and violence.

Also at the lower, least happy end of the list was Syria.

Nevertheless, Syrians are still considered to have a happier existence than many African regions due to a higher life expectancy and great levels of generosity toward one another.

Overall, North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe are considered to be the happiest regions on Earth whilst less than 50% of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia’s population are considered happy, making them the most dissatisfied in the world.

The top 10 happiest countries in 2016 are:







The Netherlands

New Zealand


10. Sweden

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