The Happiest Places on Earth, According to Science

Happiness is a very difficult thing to measure and compare, after all, we all feel it in different ways. However, researchers from the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network analyze each country’s happiness levels based on a few factors: gross domestic product per capita, social support, life expectancy, trust and corruption, perceived freedom to make life decisions, and generosity. The reason behind these studies is simple, they want to inspire governments to make their countries happier places.


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If you have ever heard about researches regarding the happiest places on the planet, then you definitely heard that all Nordic countries are in the top 10 positions of the ranking. Finland has been leading the list since 2018, and its success is based on the great appreciation that the Finnish have for their teachers and educational system.