Top Ten Happiest Places in the World

It is one thing to be happy when the sun is out and Pharrell Williams is serenading us on the radio waves telling us “Happiness is what I feel…” but can you be happy round the clock throughout the year? Well, in some parts of the world it is a lot easier apparently to be happy than others.

Researchers have pulled through many years of data to truly find the top best places to live, depending on how happy the people are in these regions. The top ten list of the happiest places to live, so to speak. If you’re on a quest to find eternal happiness, it is time to pack up and head to these countries.


stockholm sweden

Eco-friendly living, great public transport, five weeks paid vacation which you can spend travelling to neighbouring European countries places this northern country on number 10.

San Luis Obispo, CA

San Luis Obispo

Oprah Winfrey was actually one of the first people to claim this spot as one of the happiest places in America, with its people and the atmosphere are slower and more peaceful. And it’s hard to argue with Oprah, right? With lush greens, plenty of activities to take up and low crime rate, this is the top 9 happiest place in the world.



Caribbean living? Check. Turquoise waters? Check. The largest barrier reef as your backyard? Check. What is there not to be happy about at this magical Caribbean getaway which grabs the eighth spot on the list?


Copenhagen Denmark

Nordic countries, it seems, is where it’s at when it comes to happiness. At number seven, we find Denmark. Great education system, free healthcare, free daycare as well as plenty of outdoorsy activities such as cycling and hiking and a strong community spirit make Denmark one of the top places to find happiness.

The Netherlands

Acing the number six spot on the list is The Netherlands which scored a  whopping 9 out of 10 on the “life satisfaction” scale. Great social life, a fun community and a strong job market make the country one of the best to find happy living.



At number five we are heading east to Singapore where people stated that they were “overly happy” with its cleanliness and safety. Singaporeans also boast a true bond with each and every one of their neighbors making for a great community spirit.



Scoring the highest in satisfaction with personal freedom, and third in education, Canada comes in at number four. Great social community and long life expectancy also contribute to making Canada one of the happiest places in the world.



An increasingly popular tourist destination, Vietnam has plenty to offers tourists and natives alike, from beautiful beaches to thriving cities, helping it clinch a spot on the top three.


Not only the breathtaking Nordic scenery and the outdoorsy feel of the whole country but what is considered as the perfect work-life balance by the Norwegians and the freedom to choose what they want out of life make this country the second happiest in the world.

Costa Rica

Costa rica

Endless beaches, lush rainforest, warm tropical weather and a peaceful pace of life… What is there not to feel happy about? What is more, Costa Rica is army free, and has a life expectancy of 85 years old. No wonder it makes the number 1 spot as the happiest place in the world.