Visiting the happiest countries in the world
Travelers dipping in the natural hot springs surrounded by beautiful pristine landscapes in Iceland look happy.
To mark International Day of Happiness of the United Nations, the World Happiness Report has been published annually since 2012. From the first years of the survey, these countries have been rated at the top three positions, as well as many other prestigious positions which are fifth and tenth out of 155 countries.
Here is the list of the world’s happiest countries in 2017:
8. New Zealand
According to statistics, women who swim in the icy lake in Norway are the happiest people on earth
With the strong expression of the cold weather all year round of the cold country, this is probably the clearest evidence that you do not need too much sunlight and vitamin D to improve mood and have a bright smile.
Singapore ranks first in Asia for the 2017 Happiness Index
Israel is the first country in the Middle East to rank the highest, ranking eleventh, while Singapore is the happiest Asian country, and ranks 26th. Costa Rica represents Central America ranking 12th. Chile has been rated as the happiest countries in South America, and ranks 20th.
Riding a bicycle also brings happiness in Denmark - the country that ranks the second place in the list of the world’s happiest countries in 2017.
Despite only a few small changes in the top countries for happiness on earth compared to last year, there have been a number of leaps in the average rating of other countries. Nicaragua has made great marks, followed by Latvia and Sierra Leone.
Children play at a plaza with a fountain in Managua.
The global index of the happiest countries in the world is surveyed by asking the people of countries to rank their current level of life on a scale of 1 to 10. To find out whether people self-assess their life well, researchers also collected and measured social support, per capita GDP, life expectancy, social freedom , degree of generality as well as corruption in the country.
Finland ranks the fifth place in the list of the happiest countries in the world.
Researchers said: "Happiness is increasingly considered a good measure of social progress and the goal of public policy." The head of the United Nations Development Programme has recently called for greater attention to the level of happiness and commented that it must be "part of our effort to achieve both the development of people and sustainability. "
By: Samanthan Lane