The 2019 World Happiness Report contains good news for Canadians. Despite all the political bickering, we’re actually one of the happiest nations on the planet. We even made it to the top ten! The rankings in the report come from questions that are based on respondents ranking their own lives from 0-10 plus six other factors including generosity, social support, GDP, life expectancy, freedom, and corruption. The final scores, out of 10, are based on rankings from 2016-2018. These are the 20 happiest countries in the world, ranked by their overall happiness score.
20. Czech Republic: 6.852
19. United States: 6.892
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18. Belgium: 6.923
17. Germany: 6.985
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16. Ireland: 7.021
15. United Kingdom: 7.054
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14. Luxembourg: 7.090
13. Israel: 7.139
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12. Costa Rica: 7.167
11. Australia: 7.228
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10. Austria: 7.246
9. Canada: 7.278
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8. New Zealand: 7.307
7. Sweden: 7.343
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6. Switzerland: 7.480
5. Netherlands: 7.488
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4. Iceland: 7.494
3. Norway: 7.554
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