Which country's people have much happier it depends on six variables: income, independence, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support, and generosity.

1. FINLAND
 Score: 7.809
The nation has topped the rankings for three consecutive years. 91% of the respondents reported being satisfied with their chairman and 86% said that they trust the police.
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2. DENMARK
Score: 7.646
The country has high rates of education, health, income and trust in each other.

3. SWITZERLAND
Score: 7.560
Life expectancy exceeds 80, with citizens speaking many languages (including German, French and English). It is one of the most competitive countries in the world but ranks high in social support.

4. ICELAND
Score: 7.504
The country is known for providing social support to citizens. The health system is affordable, education is free (also for foreigners), and it is one of the most peaceful places in the world.

5. NORWAY
Score: 7.488
The northern European country is often at the top of the rankings when it comes to the well-being of its citizens.

6. NETHERLANDS
Score: 7.449
Overall, the Netherlands is an open country, it covers immigrants, has liberal policies, and provides protection to its citizens.

7. SWEDEN
Score: 7.353
The economy is developed and diverse. Sweden is considered one of the most socially equal nations in the world.

8. NEW ZEALAND
Score: 7.300
The country is considered one of the best places in the world to live by locals and foreigners. The level of satisfaction and happiness of the people of New Zealand is high.

9. AUSTRIA
Score: 7.294
In 2017, Vienna was voted the best city in the world to live in, according to Mercer's ranking due to the safety and price of quality housing.

10. LUXEMBOURG
Score: 7.238
The country has the highest per capita GDP, and a low unemployment rate.

11. CANADA
Score: 7.232
The country not only has a low unemployment rate but also provides work opportunities for foreigners as demand for a skilled workforce is high.

12. AUSTRALIA
Score: 7.223
Australians are satisfied with their well-being, do jobs, and have a high life expectancy. Incredible beaches also help, right?


13. UNITED KINGDOM
Score: 7.165
In 2019, the UK went up two places from the World Happiness Report.

14. ISRAEL
Score: 7.129
The country has a stable, secure and sustainable economy, and this is reflected in Israel's employment market. Most schools are public and provide quality education.

15. COSTA RICA
Score: 7.121
People have a higher life expectancy, higher degrees of satisfaction, and are happier. Mother Nature was also generous with Costa Rica, which boasts abundant essential natural resources, such as water and other energy sources.

16. IRELAND
Score: 7.094
The Irish are considered hospitable, witty and friendly. The country is safe and has a stable economy.

17. GERMANY
Score: 7.076
The country has a large economy and ranks high in social support. Its education system is also of high quality.

18. USA
Score: 6.940
The country moved up one place from the previous year, although it continues below the 11th position in the first World Happiness Report in 2012.


19. CZECH REPUBLIC
Score: 6.911
There is a strong sense of community and middle-level civic participation in the country.

20. BELGIUM
Score: 6.864
The Belgian population has a high level of job satisfaction.