We all want to live in a calm, safe place and where we can do what does us good. Faced with this desire, we often choose to move until we find this place that we like. Since 2012, the United Nations (UN) has made a list of the world’s happiest countries. Several factors that contribute to the population’s well being are evaluated. Gross Domestic Product and it’s per capita distribution among citizens, Human Development Index, life expectancy, levels of corruption, and quality of life are among these factors. The countries on this list are much sought after by foreigners to live.
According to the research direction, one of the standard features among the countries on the list is the generosity of the people. “A society that has a certain level of confidence in itself naturally seeks cooperatives to work, repair the damage, and build better lives. This leads to a surprising multiplication of happiness,” said the editors of the list. And thinking about it a little, we decided to bring the list of these countries and the reason for being considered. Check with us below and be surprised.
Sweden is one of the countries on the list and occupies the seventh position. One of the secrets of happiness in the country is the free time that citizens have. The balance between work and leisure is fundamental to the mental health of Swedes. In the country, citizens receive 25 days of vacation, and fathers and mothers are entitled to up to 480 days of paid leave—this, given when a child is born. The country charges a lot of tax, but high-quality social services reward all this. This includes health, safety, and education.
6 – Netherlands (Holland)
One study showed that 93% of Dutch teenagers consider themselves happy. In the country, they are less likely to engage in risky behavior, and the rate of violence against girls is the lowest in the world. This rate of happiness is because the Dutch take good care of their bodies and minds. According to the World Health Organization, the country is one of the ones with the lowest rate of obesity. They say that one of the reasons for being happy living there is spring, which is stunning.
5 – Norway
Norway is famous for the fjords that cut the coastline. This is a country where you can be unemployed with peace of mind. The worker who loses his job receives 64% of his salary for a maximum of 104 weeks. Education and health are free and of excellent quality. Immigrants have several benefits guaranteed by the Norwegian state.
4 – Iceland
Iceland is the country with the most gender equality. It is the most peaceful nation in the world and the second place where most books are published by inhabitants, second only to the United Kingdom. In the country, crime rates are very low, and it is among the countries with the best remuneration. To live in the country, however, you must enjoy the cold. Average temperatures range from 10 to 14 degrees.
3 – Switzerland
Switzerland is a place of peace. Since 1815, the nation has declared itself and remained neutral in wars between countries. Its last internal conflict took place in 1847. The country has the second-best Human Development Index, second only to Norway. Professions considered subordinate here in Brazil are very well paid in Switzerland. The most amazing thing in the country is the “free boxes,” where people share things. It is possible to set up an entire apartment with donations left on the streets. Also, the country produces some of the best chocolates in the world.
2 – Denmark
Denmark has already topped that list in 2012, 2013, and 2016. The excellent income level of the Danes helps a lot. However, the extreme degree of trust that people have in others is why everyone feels so good in the country. The health system in the country makes people feel safe to make their plans. Education in the country is perfect since the literacy rate there is 100%.
1 – Finland
Contact with nature is one of the main reasons the Finns point out to guarantee the top of that list. Forests form more than 70% of the country’s territory. The country offers a good education, from high school to university. Primary education in the country was named the best in the world by the World Economic Forum in a survey done in 2018.
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