The World Happiness Report is a measure of happiness published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

In these reports, leading experts in several fields like economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, and more describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations. Each report is organized by chapters that delve deeper into issues relating to happiness, including mental illness, the objective benefits of happiness, the importance of ethics, policy implications, etc.

Well the 2017 the results are in and not too surprisingly the northern European nations are among the happiest in the world with their good quality of life, health care system and relatively clean environments. As in other European countries, most people work to live instead of living to work and profit from generous vacation policies which must undoubtedly contribute towards increased longevity.

I am proud to say that Canada is number 7 on this list and I remember my parents always telling us they never regretted emigrating.

Here are the top 20 results...

1 Norway
2 Denmark
3 Iceland
4 Switzerland
5 Finland
6 Netherlands
7 Canada
8 New Zealand
9 Australia
9 Sweden
11 Israel
12 Costa Rica
13 Austria
14 United States
15 Ireland
16 Germany
17 Belgium
18 Luxembourg
19 United Kingdom
20 Chile


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