Finland is world’s happiest country, U.S. discontent grows – U.N. report

Finland is world’s happiest country, U.S. discontent grows – U.N. report

It’s fun in Finland! Nordic country tops list of happiest nations but there is no place in the top ten for Britain or America

  • The World Happiness Report, released today, ranked 156 countries by happiness
  • Finland has topped the list while the top ten included four more Nordic countries
  • There was no place in the top ten for Britain or the US, which was 18th in the list 

Finland has been named the happiest country in the world, leading a top ten that includes a tot Nordic nations.

The World Happiness Report, released today, ranked 156 countries by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption.

But while the Nordic countries of Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland topped the list, there was no place in the top ten for Britain, which was named 19th – one place above the United Arab Emirates.

The East African nation of Burundi was at the bottom of the happiness index which found America, at 18th, was getting less happy even as their country became richer.

Fans of skiing, saunas and Father Christmas won't be surprised to hear Finland has been named the happiest place to live. Its capital Helsinki is shown in this file picture

Fans of skiing, saunas and Father Christmas won’t be surprised to hear Finland has been named the happiest place to live. Its capital Helsinki is shown in this file picture

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