The World's Happiest Countries In 2018, According To UN's Report - 9gag

The annual United Nations' World Happiness Report charts have been released on March 14. This year’s happiest place on Earth is Finland, according to the report - toppling Norway from the top spot.

Lake Vuohijärvi in Finland. The country has topped the UN’s happiness rankings. Photograph: Alamy

The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.
It's the first time that the report features data about the happiness of immigrants in their host countries, with Finland also coming top as home to the happiest immigrants.
The top 10 Happiest Countries vs The Least Happy countries:

Happiest Immigrants in the world:
1. Finland
2. Denmark
3. Norway
4. Iceland
5. New Zealand
6. Australia
7. Canada
8. Sweden
9. Switzerland
10. Mexico
The 10 happiest countries were also 10 of the top 11 spots in the rankings of immigrant happiness. (Mexico, which came in 24th place in the overall rankings, placed 10th in the immigrant happiness rankings.)

What is Finland, the happiest country known for?
  • The Finns love to get into hot and steamy saunas- with an estimated 3.3 million, there are enough steam rooms for more than one every other person
  • They have the most metal bands per capita. The most famous include HIM, Nightwish and Children of Bodom
  • From Lapland, you can see wild reindeer, the Northern Lights and if you are lucky Santa Claus
  • The country's most famous exports include the cartoon characters called Moomins and the mobile gaming app Angry Birds

I am moving to Finland. Who's with me?

By: 9GAG


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