There are different factors that can make you a happy inhabitant: they can be the natural wonders that surround you, the quality of life that governments offer or the celebration of local customs. Anything is good when we decide to be happy. These are the 8 happiest countries in the world.
1. Canada.Quebec, Canada - Vlad G / Shutterstock.com
Canada is on the list of the happiest countries in the world, there is a feeling of financial well-being of 52% and a security index that stands at 43%. Its inhabitants enjoy a high quality of life.
This country harmonizes the European style with the natural wonders of North America. We have Québec as an example of the French colonies, touring the city represents a unique moment for anyone, that is why the historic city of Old Quebec was declared a World Heritage Site.
2. Australia.Sydney, Australia - siwawut / Shuttrerstock.com
Australia, called the country of kangaroos, is located in Oceania and is also characterized by the high quality of life that its inhabitants have. To this we must add that it has a nature without comparison in its lands and also in its seas, with the great barrier reef, the largest collection of reefs on the planet. It is not surprising, therefore, that it is one of the happiest countries in the world.
3. New Zealand.Southern Alps, New Zealand - Pichugin Dmitry / Shutterstock.com
New Zealand is owner of spectacular natural wonders, not in vain has been the scene of high-budget films such as the trilogy of "The Lord of the Rings." A fact that has given it such popularity that it has been strongly noticed in tourism, everyone wants to know the natural beauties of this country, such as Mount Ngauruhoe.
4. Sweden.Stockholm, Sweden - Oleksiy Mark / Shutterstock.com
Sweden is located in Europe and is one of the happiest countries in the world, its inhabitants have a feeling of financial well-being of 72% and a security index of 45%.
The Midsommar or summer solstice, is the longest day of the year, celebrated with a great national meal and traditional dances in the streets. It also has about 30,000 islands in the Stockholm archipelago where you can practice different water sports.
5. Holland.Netherlands - FamVeld / Shutterstock.com
The Netherlands is on this list due to the good economic situation of the country, which does not require two sources of income in a home. In Holland the traditional concept of the family prevails.
Its inhabitants appreciate and enjoy personal freedoms offered by their authorities. A high index considers that they are free when deciding how to lead their lives. Most people have a workday of 36 hours a week.
«The general happiness of a people rests on the individual independence of its inhabitants»
6. Norway.Norway - Berzina / Shutterstock.com
The relaxed life of its inhabitants, characterized in that they work and rest as necessary, is what gives the feeling of happiness in Norway, in addition to other factors. It is one of the few countries in the world where the corruption rate is very low, people mobilize by bicycle and life expectancy is 81 years.
In the summer, the sun never sets in parts of Norway, so its inhabitants can enjoy spectacular weather. On the other hand, in Oslo, the capital of the country, you can enjoy a unique cuisine.
7. Denmark.Copenhagen, Denmark - Sean Pavone / Shutterstock.com
Denmark has many reasons to be among the top positions in the happiest countries in the world: their governments they give a lot of value to the family, its inhabitants enjoy an excellent health system and a first class education, gender equality is a reality and one of the preferred means of transportation is the bicycle.
Further, you can enjoy events like the Copenhagen Jazz Festival, spend a moment with the Hipsters of the Queen Loise Bridge or enjoy a day at the beach in front of the Royal Danish Playhouse. Reasons added to be on the list of the happiest countries in the world.
8. Switzerland.Zurich, Switzerland - S.Borisov / Shutterstock.com
Switzerland is one of the strongest economies in the world. Bern, the capital, enjoys a medieval architecture for which it was designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
They have the Aare river, which is within the city and you can swim and navigate in it, in addition, anywhere in the country, you can enjoy delicious Swiss chocolate and excellent cuisine.
In these 8 countries its inhabitants claim to feel happy. The standard of living and the possibility of fully developing individual freedoms have much to do with it.