Happiest place on earth – Norway

Forget Disneyland.

If you want to visit the happiest place on earth, head to Norway.

Norwegians rate their lives the best and have a happiness score of 7.537 on average. While the unhappiest country, the Central African Republic, scored 2.693.

Scandinavian countries dominated the top ten lists with Denmark placed second.

This is followed by Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand and Australia with Sweden placed at the tenth spot.

In Asia, Singapore appears to be less cheerful today and falls from 22nd place to 26th, Thailand (32nd), Taiwan (33rd), Malaysia (42nd) and Japan (51st).

Malaysians are happier today than they were a year ago, with a five-place jump from last year’s report.

The United States’ rank on the happiness scale falls to the 14th place and as Americans generally feel worse off today than they did a decade ago.

The World Happiness Report, which started in 2012, is produced by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). This report relies on data gathered by the Gallup World Poll.

The poll measures each nation’s “subjective well-being” by asking their citizens to rate their current life satisfaction. On a scale of 0 to 10; from the worst to the best possible life.

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