Top 10 Countries With the Happiest People

The Top Ten
1 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost... read more

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.

2 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?

3 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It shares land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east, with the Gulf of Bothnia to the west and the Gulf of Finland across Estonia to the south. Finland covers an area of 338,455... read more

Finland has actually been voted the happiest country in the world 6 times now. That's how you KNOW it's one of the best countries on Planet Earth.

Trust me guys, Finland should be 1. I've searched up what the happiest countries are, and Finland was 1. And yes, this is an amazingly happy country. Everyone loves it. Even though I don't live there, I know it's amazing.

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

4 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that... read more

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.

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) Bahrain 6.087
42) Malaysia 6.084
43) Nicaragua 6.071
44) Ecuador 6.008
45) El Salvador 6.003
46) Poland 5.973
47) Uzbekistan 5.971
48) Italy 5.964
49) Russia 5.963
50) Belize 5.956
Therefore Norway is 1st instead of 5th --||

6 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the... read more

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.

7 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?

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

It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund. At 450,295 square kilometers (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest... 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!

9 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... read more
10 Australia Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. With an area of 7,617,930 square kilometres (2,941,300 sq mi), Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and... read more

This is the country I live in, and yes, it's very happy. I wasn't born here, but it's very amazing, and even though it's not my fav country, it is my 2nd fav.

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!

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

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 in favor. Hillary is dogged constantly about Benghazi, but when pollsters asked American people where Benghazi was, less than half of them knew it was in Libya, and almost half thought it was in Egypt. It's sad to see my country becoming as poorly informed as it is. There are those in the media who will tell you it's becoming apathetic, but frankly apathy has always been a problem. Add to that the misinformation spewed out daily by Fox News, and we have a real problem here.

12 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

This is great for me! Japan is my fav country, and it's 13 on this list! Even though I wasn't born from Japan and don't live there, I know it's amazing. I love Japan!

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

13 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.

14 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
It is situated 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington,... 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.

15 Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 8.5 million square kilometers (3,300,000 sq mi) and with over 214 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília,... read more

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

16 Italy Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana) is a sovereign state and unitary parliamentary republic in south-central Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km². With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the third most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares... 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.

17 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey... read more

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.

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.

18 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! *-*

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

England can trace its history as far back as the 10th century, but modern England didn't start till the Norman Invasion of 1066. In 1535, England annexed... 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.

20 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

21 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

22 Panama Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a transcontinental country in Central America and South America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. Its capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan... read more
23 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... read more

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.

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).

24 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

25 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is the world's most populous country, with a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and borders 14 countries, the second most of any country in the world after Russia. Covering an area... read more
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