The happiest countries in Europe are Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland, and the Netherlands, with Finland ranking as the happiest country in the world. These countries consistently rank high in the report, with factors such as social support, GDP per capita, and life expectancy playing a significant role in their overall happiness scores.
This is based on a survey conducted for the World Happiness Report 2021.
The World Happiness Report is an annual survey that ranks countries based on how happy their citizens are. The report takes into account various factors that contribute to happiness, including economic prosperity, social support, life expectancy, and freedom to make life choices.
Interestingly, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 report found that overall happiness levels had not significantly decreased from the previous year. This suggests that factors such as social support and the ability to make life choices may have helped people cope with the pandemic's challenges.
While many European countries, such as Finland, Denmark, and Switzerland, consistently rank high in the happiness index, other regions in the world also have countries with high happiness scores. For example, countries in the Asia-Pacific region, such as New Zealand, Australia, and Taiwan, also consistently rank among the happiest in the world.