The report, which is compiled by scientists in the United States and based on surveys by the Gallup Institute, asks a nationally-representative sample of people how satisfied they are with their lives.


The report identified factors that contribute to supporting life evaluations — including “income, health, having someone to count on, having a sense of freedom to make key life decisions, generosity and the absence of corruption.”

Mental health was highlighted as a key component of subjective well-being and “a risk factor for future physical health and longevity.”

The report emphasized that everyone is entitled to basic human rights without discrimination, including the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, and the right to work and education.

 Top 10 happiest countries in the world

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Israel
  5. Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Norway
  8. Switzerland
  9. Luxembourg
  10. New Zealand

According to CNBC/DW