Top Ten Happiest Countries In the World


The Top Ten

1 Denmark 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.

Finland or Denmark? I vote on denmark

Well I'm depressed - bennyQ

Good enough country, but the worst weather through

I'm Danish I have nothing to say I've spent half an hour writing comments for other lists

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2 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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.

No norway has not the happiest people people who live there are forced to smile even when they are upset if you don't smile in norway people will think you are crazy and you will be disliked I know that because I live there so smiiileee

Norway is so happy, everyone are always being glad.

Norway! I'm norwegian and I'm always Happy!

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3 Canada 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, 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

God keep our land glorious and free. O, Canada, we stand on guard for thee. - PetSounds

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

Canada should be #1. all people are united and they all love their country

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4 Australia 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!

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."

Australia is really happy! We have no wars and we have so much freedom! We are really nice too. Just come and see for yourself! - micahisthebest

Because we live in Australia and we are happy and it has landmarks like the Great Barrier Reef and a lot more.

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

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

No wars since 1809, we accept immigration

I like Sweden I live there

It a awesome country!

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6 Switzerland 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. more.

They are so nuetral they wuldn't even fight for their people

Switzerland is a beautiful and a peace country - lussy

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

A very happy country - kormo

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7 United States United States 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 more.

We might be joyful, but this country is also the Depression capital of the world

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

United States has a lot of things to do there that are fun and they have a lot if happy states (like Iowa in the tenth happiest place to live in) and they also have a lot of sports that they have there like football basketball and baseball and soccer people in usa are very happy to live in also

Uh no

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8 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. more.

According to the world's happiness reports India is at 140! even Pakistan is happier than them!
But of course it's high and has many comment because of the bots. - Votebotingsucks

The people are non violent and they would never attack anyone who insult them.

This country surely deserves number 1 because it is the only country which had not splitted or divided or not having conflict even though it has 30 different cultures. Our Earth is so lucky to have a country India. Every country should learn the equality from India. There is no conflicts or wars in this country and every people have their own freedom and are equal.

India is the happiest country! I come from that country! And, I am very happy. India go number 1

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9 Iceland 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

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

I don't live in Iceland, but if I could learn to speak the language, then I would be! - FandomsUnite

Iceland is the happiest country I've visited.

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10 Japan 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. more.

Just so you know Japan will start to get sadder because of its decreasing population and also because of earthquakes destroying people's houses and towns and cities

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

Best of the Best!

Great country

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The Contenders

11 Netherlands 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.

It's a fact

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. - Megapretzel

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12 Finland 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


I would like to learn the language and move there

Finland has the best economy I have ever seen!

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13 United Kingdom 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 more.

Um..were not happy... We were made for complaining

'coarse it's a country, the United Kingdom of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to use its full title.

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! - Britgirl

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

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14 Austria 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 more.

Best country ever

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!

"I just love Finland"

this is Austria... wrong country... why did u comment on this one instead of Finland?!

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

Best place in the world!

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.

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16 Germany 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. more.

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

Nice country

They are the unhappiest people in the world


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17 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. 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.


Pasta. PASTA

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18 Panama Panama Panama, officially called the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America situated between North and South America.

It is an unhappy nation with violent crime


19 Costa Rica 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.

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

In my 2013 guiness world records it says that Costa Rica is the happiest country - Harri666

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

There are, like a gazliion people in poverty there. Its not just always sunshine and perfect hotels, people.

20 Philippines 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...

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.

I don't know why Philippines is not in the top ten but it's still the happiest and joyful country. I'm proud of Filipinos.

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

There if u don't smile all the time people ask what's wrong with you

22 Uruguay Uruguay Uruguay, officially the Eastern Republic of Uruguay, is a country in the southeastern region of South America.


23 Ireland 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.

Ireland is safe! It should be in the top 5

They are happy it's true

24 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.

Rough place but it has wonderful people!

25 Portugal Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

How can anyone go wrong with this country? This should be higher on this list

9th unhappiest in Europe

26 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such more.

Malaysia is so pretty with greenery all around in its islands and the people are amazing as well.

27 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. more.

Israel is a butiful country

28 Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.
29 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are more.

Pakistan is on 2nd number on your site in asian countries India is third.In this list india is first.I think there is a mistake.

Woah, how is it not in the top 10? Definitely a country with lively people.

Pakistan should at last number

Pakistan is the happiest country should be number 1

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

I see all the English people very cheerful box they live in a happy country:). @# - lussy

English peeps are well happy

27!? come on! What is wrong with u people? In England, they are almost happy everyday (except now, because terrorists etc.) My dad was once in England. He got lost, so he asked a man for help. The man missed his train because he helped my dad, and he's respond was "Whatever, it comes another train in 30 minutes."
So they are very happy and can help a person. - MUSHROOM

31 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.
32 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

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

People in Greece are always so full of energy and fun

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.

33 France France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to more.

Difficult to be happy when you are always attacked by terrorism as well than by jealous people. But French are, by far, not the most unhappy people. They like to laugh and they have the most numerous stand-up comics in the world (just behind the great but more populated USA).

Personally I'm happy to live here in France, the region where I installed my family is really peaceful, the healthcare system is on top, and we can find anything we want also the social services, libraries, open markets, hyper-markets, commercial centres, entertainments are extra. And the people are really kinder than expected. Even our daughter found a nice boy friend, so we enjoy life.

We all love you, keep it well.

You folks went through a lot this year. Je t'aime, and a better 2016 to you from this American.

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34 South Korea South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Hot girls in everywhere makes guys happy. Lol

35 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages more.

Indonesian people have a good attitude to treat their neighbor, so you can live happy on there.

I really love Indonesia. Indonesians are very friendly and nice. Believe me, it's the perfect place to live a happy and peaceful life!

36 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.

No no no no no no no no no no. Bhutan should be top of this list! They measure happiness over income and all government policies are based upon the national gross happiness index (GHI)! This should be top. People in Bhutan are, on average, way happier than in developed countries. STOP VOTING FOR YOUR OWN COUNTRIES! - Jwright

Bhutan teaches the value of happiness within its own schools.

This country, will teach you about REAL happiness

Bhutan should be in the topten. It has introduced the gross national happiness.

Bhutan is my best nation

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37 Singapore Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.
38 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic more.
39 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, more.
40 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.
41 Slovenia Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.
42 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Well Scotland is a happy nation, but not when it comes to England Scotland welcomes anyone but the weather is awful lot.

Actually, Scotland is the most peaceful United Kingdom country.

43 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, more.

I am so happy in living their. - Ahmad_Istanbouli

The Arabs look at Lebanon as the only green paradise in the middle east...people there are open minded when we visit Beirut I feel like I'm in Europe but still it has some problems.. But when solved this country should be number 1

44 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.

Belgium is worst country that why is not in list but Netherlands is best so don, t compare always murder and robberies in Belgium

If there is Netherlands, why Belgium won't be on this list? Belgium is happy too.

45 Romania Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

Maya HEE maya HOO


46 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

Thailand should be the real number 1 for happiest countries in southeast Asia because this is the true land of crowning glories with thousands of beautiful & handsome smiles. I'm not a Thai though but I'm rooting for you, Thailand!

Thailand should be pull up at least 20 notches because this is the real land of thousand golden smiles & the powerhouse athletes in the global-level competitions!

47 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic The Dominican Republic is a sovereign state occupying the Eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, in the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region.
48 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

They have a bad history but now they are happy as heck

49 Macedonia Macedonia Macedonia borders with Greece to the south, Albania to the West, Bulgaria to the East, Serbia and Kosovo to the North. It has a population of over 2 million people which are a mixture of pure Macedonians, Albanians, and Serbians. Macedonian is the language spoken in the country. Macedonia has beautiful more.

Nice country to live

50 Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan, is a country in the Transcaucasian region, situated at the crossroads of Southwest Asia and Southeastern Europe.

I am from Azerbijan there are "EXTREMLEY" lovely people

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