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

World's most peaceful country so clean I would like to visit this country in a few years; this is so peaceful, happy, a thousand times more peaceful than Latin America. My favorite thing about Denmark is LEGO. Of course, it's a Danish company, and the headquarters are in Billund, Denmark.

This country has beautiful people all over the world; all Danes are so beautiful and nice.

Yay! I'm not from Denmark, but I thought Denmark was the happiest country. I met Danish people. They are so friendly and happy! Denmark has 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 an extremely clean environment and an extremely high living standard.

I really want to go there someday. My friend from Switzerland told me there are lots of cheeses and chocolates. I love chocolate. And yes, I come from Canada. I have friends who are Scottish, Chinese, Black, White, and Latin. They all get along happily.

In 2016, Switzerland was voted second 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 six 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 researched 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 do your 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

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.

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

Iceland is the happiest country I've visited.

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

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

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

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, along with Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, and Austria, are the best and most successful 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 watches WK and EK football, even 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 than Denmark because Canadians never say anything bad about their country and they have good humor. Many Canadian kids learn more at school than those in 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, with 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 favorite country, it is my second favorite.

Luckily, Australia is the safest place to live in; not much disaster or terrorist attacks occur here. Australia is the most diverse country in the world. The seasons in the Southern Hemisphere are a lot better than the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere because I am very lucky to celebrate my birthday, Valentine's Day, New Year's, 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'm very happy here, but that's only because of the region I'm in. Go Yankees, go Broncos, go Bulls!

There are many places to go, many national parks. It's more than just a house for big cities.

The people in the USA are very super happy.

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

I love Japan and its 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

I'm Canadian and I think German people are really nice, better than the American people. If I were German, I would be much happier than an American. Germany is one of the greatest countries in the world, just behind Canada, and better than the States.

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 never goes to war. Since New Zealand is peaceful, it's a beautiful and peaceful country with 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 is so peaceful.

The weather is perfect, 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 color, 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 in Italy is paradise, better than all other countries in the world. It 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 by.

Every person I've known who's lived in Greece is always loud, happy, and very enjoyable to be around. I love Greece and Greek people.

I'm really happy I went to Greece. My life totally changed as I found the most beautiful and wonderful girlfriend I could ever have, made Greek friends, and 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 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.

It's hard choosing 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
21 Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Ireland is an amazing place. Enough said.

Ireland is safe! It should be in the top five.

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 top-notch, and we can find anything we want. Also, the social services, libraries, open markets, hypermarkets, commercial centers, and entertainments are extra.

The people are kinder than expected. Even our daughter found a nice boyfriend, so we enjoy life.

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

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 known as the People's Republic of China, is a country located in East Asia. It is the world's second most populous country, boasting a population of more than 1.4 billion. China spans five geographical time zones and shares its borders with 14 countries, making it second only to Russia... read more
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