The 10 happiest countries in the world in 2020

US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — As part of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network report, the annual World Happiness Report was published, which assesses the level of happiness of the population of different countries.

To assess, experts use six different criteria that indicate the well-being of the population in the country, in particular GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, level of freedom, level of corruption and generosity.

In total, the rating includes 156 countries of the world.

Below we will talk about the 10 happiest countries.

10. Luxembourg

Luxembourg is one of the smallest states in Europe. Nevertheless, it is one of the richest countries in Europe with the highest standard of living. Luxembourg has many EU organizations.

9. Austria

Austria is an industrial country with a dynamically developing economy. It is considered one of the most developed countries in Europe. There is also a very strong sphere of social support for the population.

8. New Zealand

New Zealand is an industrialized country with a developed economy. The country’s economy has an export orientation. The main trading partners are Australia, USA, Japan, China.

7. Sweden

Sweden is characterized by a diversified and competitive economy. Over the past decades, Sweden has also made a breakthrough in modern sectors of the economy – digital technology and telecommunications.

GDP per capita is $ 54,474.

6. The Netherlands

The Netherlands is distinguished by an expensive social system with high taxes and social insurance benefits. A third of government revenue goes to social benefits. The country has a stable economy with low inflation.

5. Norway

Norway is an economically developed country with strong social support. The Norwegian maritime economy encompasses a widespread network of industries related to shipping and aquaculture, providing an ever-increasing variety of goods and services. GDP per capita (PPP) – $ 74 356.

4. Iceland

Iceland is famous not only for its amazing nature and hydropower, but also for its high standard of living. The country has repeatedly ranked among the best countries for life. GDP per capita (PPP) – $ 51.8 thousand.

3. Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with the highest nominal wealth of the adult population and the eighth largest GDP per capita. Zurich, Geneva and Basel are among the ten best cities in the world in terms of quality of life. GDP per capita – $ 81 thousand.

2. Denmark

Denmark is an industrial-agrarian country with a high level of development. At the same time, the country provides high-level social guarantees and is not the first time among the happiest countries in the world.

1. Finland

This is not the first time this country has become a leader in terms of population happiness. Finland also regularly appears in the ranking of the best countries for life. It is a small country with a developed and stable economy. GDP per capita (PPP) – $ 44,492.


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