Top 10 Countries With the Happiest People

The Top Ten
1 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Worlds peaceful country so clean I would like to visit this country in a few years this is so peaceful happy a thousand times peaceful than Latin America. My favorite thing of Denamrk is LEGO Of course it's a danish group the headquarters is in Billund Denmark. This country has beautiful people all over the world all Danes are so beautiful and nice

Yaay! I'm not from Denmark. But I thought Denmark are the happiest country. I met Denmark peoples, they are so friendly and happy! Denmark has a beautiful places too.

This has been world's #1 happiest country for decades, according to many estimates, surveys, and so on.

There were so many reports and researches said that Danes are the happiest people.

2 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

According to the UN (United Nations) Finland is the number 1 happiest country. So next time you make a list on this website that has to deal with countries. Make sure you RESEARCH

Finland has the best economy I have ever seen!

3 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

According to the world happiness index the top 10 actual happiest countries in the world are
10. Australia
9. Sweden
8. New Zealand
7. Canada
6. Netherlands
5. Switzerland
4. Iceland
3. Denmark
2. Norway
1. Finland
If you don't believe me look it up

We Icelandics are cheerful as hell. People hate on this country sometimes. I'm Australian, Norwegian, Czech, American and Icelandic, but I'm so proud of being Icelandic that whenever someone asks me where I'm from, I'll just say Iceland (although it's only a tiny bit ;D)

FandomsUnite, fun fact: Icelandic people can speak English perfectly, but an English speaker looks at Icelandic and gets confused.

How is this not one? Iceland is VERY peaceful which probably means everyone is happy.

4 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.

I can see why the Swiss are happy, because they have extremely clean environment and extremely high living standard.

I really want to go there some day. My friend from Switzerland told me there are lots of cheeses n chocolates. I love chocolate. And yes, I do come from Canada I, ve friends that are Scottish, Chinese, Black, White, and Latin. They all get along Happily.

In 2016, Switzerland was voted 2nd happiest. I disagree, why is it not number 1?

A very happy country

5 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard. ...read more.

World Happiness Report 2017
Norway tops the global happiness rankings for 2017 (Denmark for 2016)
1) Norway 7.537
2) Denmark 7.522
3) Iceland 7.504
4) Switzerland 7.494
5) Finland 7.469
6) Netherlands 7.377
7) Canada 7.316
8) New Zealand 7.314
9) Sweden 7.284
10) Australia 7.284
11) Israel 7.213
12) Costa Rica 7.079
13) Austria 7.006
14) United States 6.993
15) Ireland 6.977
16) Germany 6.951
17) Belgium 6.891
18) Luxembourg 6.863
19) United Kingdom 6.714
20) Chile 6.652
21) United Arab Emirates 6.648
22) Brazil 6.635
23) Czech Republic 6.609
24) Argentina 6.599
25) Mexico 6.578
26) Singapore 6.572
27) Malta 6.527
28) Uruguay 6.454
29) Guatemala 6.454
30) Panama 6.452
31) France 6.442
32) Thailand 6.424
33) Taiwan 6.422
34) Spain 6.403
35) Qatar 6.375
36) Colombia 6.357
37) Saudi Arabia 6.344
38) Trinidad and Tobago 6.168
39) Kuwait 6.105
40) Slovakia 6.098
41) ...more

Norway is as happy as Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Finland (well, Finland a bit less). Scandinavian countries are very very similar of eachother. I'm Norwegian, so I might know Scandinavia better than many people. The five Scandinavian countries, along with many others like Netherlands, Ireland, Switzerland, etc..., are the happiest on Earth. And sorry for my awful English, I'm not very good at English

Any of those Scandinavian countries are usually happier. They have a government of the people by the people. It just happens to be Norway usually wins out. They just seem like very chill people and when you are chill you are happy.

Norway is a beautiful country. Norwegian is such a nice language. Everything is so colourful, I couldn't why it wouldn't be on top!

6 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Everyone here is just happy overall, no wars for about 200 years etc.

Swedes are happy, I'm Swedish and I'm happy.

The people are very happy and peaceful!

It a awesome country!

7 Netherlands

I think the Netherlands is one of the happiest countries in the world. The Netherlands + Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Austria are the best and most succesfull countries, combining market economies with large welfare states. That's why the US is absolutely not that great at all, although Americans think they are.

In The Netherlands everyone watch WK and EK football, also if they don't like football, and if they score a goal, they are so happy! People in The Netherlands are just happy.

The Netherlands are one of the most happiest countries in the world... Look it up, it's a fact..

Netherlands is just amazing, the only bad thing about is the economic crisis.

8 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

Canada is a very happy country! It should be #1. Canada is happier then Denmark because Canadians never say anything bad about their country and they have good humor. Many Canadian kids learn more at school than any other countries. Canadian kids are happy at school and they love to learn. Almost every school in Canada has no bullying. The earth is lucky to have a country like Canada. We are lucky to have wonderful children in Canada who love to learn

I think Canadians are very happy. Polite and down to earth too. With such a beautiful country where there is no war, why would you be sad?

Beautiful country! Really safe! safer than america! you can walk in the streets of toronto at midnight, there are only people that are having fun. Damn Canada is happy country!

Everyone's a happy camper here up north! And everyone's welcome to come be a happy camper up here with us!

9 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Luckily Australia is the safest place to live in (not much disasters and terrorist attacks). Australia is the most diversity country in the world. The seasons in the Southern Hemisphere is a lot better than the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere because I am very lucky to celebrate my birthday, Valentines day, New Years and Christmas in Summer. NOT IN WINTER!

Australia brings a smile to your face
It's happier than any other place
Luna Park and other stuff
You can never get enough
If you have been to Hawaii
You'll know exactly what the weather's like
In an Australian summer!
We aren't what you think
We aren't really people who BBQ all day and say "Gday mate"
We are just like americans (with an accent :P)

The cost of living is starting to have an impact on my happiness living in Australia. Given that it costs $700,000 to buy an average house in western Sydney makes me want to leave.

Everyone is one happy Camper here down south, We are called OZ for a reason and were the also the most dangerous on earth yet we survive and are full of Joy

"With Golden Soil and Wealth for Toil, Advance, Australia's Fair."

10 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germans are not rude. I know someone from germany and they are really nice.

I'm canadian and I think german people are really nice. better then the american people. and if I was german I would be way more happier then an american. germany is one of the greatest countries in the world. just behind canada better then the states though.

The Contenders
11 United States of America The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

A horrible place to live. I went here ONCE and never went back. Horrible country, terrifyingly awful people who run it, constant murders and bombings, mean and horrible people, just a crappy place to live. Put this in the bottom.

I think unlike other countries the USA is super-partisan, so half the country is happy and half the country is unhappy. There used to be reasonable leaders from both sides of the political aisle. I believe Obama has tried to work with Republicans but they are having none of it. It's well known that right after Obama was elected, Republicans held a meeting at which they decided to vote against everything Obama proposed. And we have a very lazy media in this country. Our T.V. news people used to be journalists, nowadays they are more like Hollywood celebrities. They spend their newscasts telling you more about the strange and unusual than anything of real usefulness, that's why Trump is getting so much more coverage than the other presidential candidates. Since the American people are told very little, they know very little. Polls are taken which show Americans oppose the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Yet when people are asked specifically about the provisions of the Act, they are ...more

I'm very happy here, but that's only because of the region I'm in. Go Yankees, go Broncos, go Bulls!

Many places to go, many national parks, it's more than just a house for big cities.

12 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

New Zealand new goes to war. Since New Zealand is peaceful it's a beautiful and peaceful country no violence. I think people are very happy here. Unlike America, France, Germany, Russia, China, North Korea, India, Iraq, Israel, China, Somalia, South Africa, and Iran. In New Zealand you can just sit back and relax

I live in the best place on earth. The people are amazingly friendly and everything so peaceful. The weather is perfection and there are no dangerous places here. Yes I'm also proud to be kiwi

The Kiwis are usually calm and peaceful.

Best place in the world!

13 Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

All the people in here seem so nice. They nearly always smile and laugh and they are very polite too. I love it! *-*

I just love Finland!

Best country ever

14 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Japan's people are so nice.

I love Japan and it's people, they seem so pleasant and hospitable

Best of the Best!

Japan is amazing.

15 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

England is full of happy people. You can't insult them because they never take anything too seriously; they're too busy making fantastic comedies and laughing to worry about unimportant things like war - they would just write a comedy about it. I love England so much. I wish I lived there.

England is bursting with happy, laughing, joke-telling people.

Hard between this, Brazil, and Greece, but probably England.

Sure England is full of happy people - they're called tourists haha

16 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.

How many times? Great Britain is not country? It's a nation made up of four beautiful, happy countries. England being the happiest of course!

The U.K. is not a country. Pick either Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Or England.

Even if it is a sad country means you work harder and that's why it's the best country

17 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

I'm so surprised Greece is this low! Like what? The Greek people I know and have heard of are among the happiest and most party loving people in the world. My friend went there over the summer and said that Greeks were dancing through the night (which I'm honestly not surprised at that fact).
Every person I've known who's lived in Greece is always loud, happy, and very enjoyable to be around.
#❤️Greece&Greekppl

I'm really happy I went to Greece.My life totally changed as I found the most beautiful and wonderful girlfriend I could ever had made greek friends as all people there are cheerful talkative and they also have good hearts.They totally pass you their positive energy and change your mood from sad to perfect.God bless the Greeks.

Laugh out loud. I'm Greek and believe me, we're not that happy. Our economy sucks. And we are in #3?

People there are extremely happy and outgoing. You'll definitely enjoy spending some time there

18 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Brazil is a country full of colour, dancing and laughing. It sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

19 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

We are the best and living Italy is the paradise best than all other countries in the world, should be first of all.

Italy is such a beautiful country! And we're so happy because we have pizza.

20 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

They are happy because they are constantly drunk.

How could people in Ireland be happy with a corrupt government taxing the people, mass-emigration, drugs and crime

Ireland is an amazing place. Enough said

Ireland is safe! It should be in the top 5

21 Costa Rica Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica, is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Caribbean Sea to the east, and Ecuador to the south of Cocos Island.

Best and happiest country in the world. Just go there and you"ll agree with me

Many sources prove that Costa Rica is the happiest country on the planet

22 Panama Panama, officially called the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America situated between North and South America.
23 Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

At the aftermath of a devastating storm you don't see people from other countries play basketball outside and have a laugh about it nor do you see people with smiles on their faces after a powerful earthquake. pretty much the fun attitude
Of FIlipinos.

All of the Filipinos always have wear smile on their face because they believe to think for the "positive". They always welcome and greet the tourists with warmness, friendly smile with sparkling eyes...

These people are the happiest. You can see them struck by typhoon yolanda and still smile and have hope. The Filipinos are known to be contented that;s why they are happy. They don't really care about money after all. All they care about is love and freedom <3 Mabuhay Philippines!

How is this country not on top 10? I think Filipinos are the happiest people I know in the world. I am very proud to be a Filipino.

24 Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.
25 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Best country in the world for tourism, food, wine, beaches.

So happy and kind! The Spaniards love when you speak Spanksh of them regardless of if you mess up!

Everything under the sun!

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