The Happiest Countries

by F.

I was rooting around the Web this morning and came across this graphic, which shows the average subjective well-being of people in various countries. The color selection is misleading: the yellow means “less happy” while the liver color means “happiest.” Why liver = happiness I have no idea. “I’m so happy today! I feel like… liver!” Yeah, that doesn’t really work for me. Anyway…

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The press release is here. And now, the top twenty happiest countries on earth.

The Top 20

1 – Denmark
2 – Switzerland
3 – Austria
4 – Iceland
5 – The Bahamas
6 – Finland
7 – Sweden
8 – Bhutan
9 – Brunei
10 – Canada
11 – Ireland
12 – Luxembourg
13 – Costa Rica
14 – Malta
15 – The Netherlands
16 – Antigua and Barbuda
17 – Malaysia
18 – New Zealand
19 – Norway
20 – The Seychelles

Other notable results include:

23 – USA
35 – Germany
41 – UK
62 – France
82 – China
90 – Japan
125 – India
167 – Russia

Places to avoid on Holiday:

176 – Democratic Republic of the Congo
177 – Zimbabwe
178 – Burundi

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