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# 5 | Norway

As one of the most prosperous countries in the world, Norway receives generous unemployment benefits and pensions in addition to excellent free healthcare and education. Norwegians think that democracy should implement equality. The result is lower income and gender inequality and greater job satisfaction and trust in elected officials. While Norway lost its third place in the happiness rankings of 2019, it is doubtful that anyone would be shocked to learn that only four countries in the world are ahead of it.

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# 4 | Iceland

Iceland regularly tops a wide variety of quality of life rankings. Selected by the World Economic Forum as the best country in the world for gender equality and by the Institute for Economics and Peace as the most peaceful country for more than 10 years, it is also environmentally friendly. Iceland also has the highest per capita publication of books: 10% of its residents will write one in their lifetime. Iceland is at the fourth place in the happiness rankings for the second year running. With its enchanting landscape, low taxes and free healthcare and education, it is no surprise that it is close to the top of the top of the United Nations.

# 3 | Switzerland

After finishing first in the 2015 World Happiness Report, Switzerland slowly lost, reaching its lowest rung in the rankings as of last year. Although this study shows that the happiness levels of people are close to each other in the top-ranking countries compared to other countries on the list, this nation of just 8.4 million still managed to increase its outstanding score significantly. . Ranking third in the rankings, Switzerland can boast of a postcard landscape and clean air, state-of-the-art infrastructure and education services, a favorable tax regime and a booming economy. A healthy diet and physical fitness are also emphasized: Switzerland has the lowest obesity rate in Europe at 8%. Making chocolate and cheese and not going to war also helps: Switzerland is notorious and has not been involved in war since 1847.

# 2 | Denmark

Coming to runner-up for the second year in a row, Denmark topped the list for the first time in 2012 and again in 2013 and 2016. Nordic countries, the report's authors share similar social and political models and assume the year. This explains why they are all among the 10 happiest countries in the world and why they often swap places on the Khushi Podium. There are many reasons to rejoice: their country scores high when it comes to work-life balance, environment and healthcare. It has a 100% literacy rate and one of the world's smallest wealth gaps.

# 1 | Finland

Finland vaulted from the top of the rankings to fifth place two years ago and was determined to stay strong. This country of very happy people has a higher standard of living, lower levels of corruption and more forests per square mile than any other European nation. The Finns are proud of the way they live their lives that last year the official national tourism agency launched the "Rent a Fin" global sweepstakes, linking the winners with "Happiness Guides" from different parts of the country for a three-day summer went. Fishing, hiking and berry-picking vacation. While the Finns have always been at the forefront of technological innovation, they know that happiness cannot be found on a computer screen. "Our secret is in our nature, very literally," the campaign website claimed: "When others go to therapy, Finns put on a pair of rubber boots and wooden heads."