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Finland ranked again as World’s Happiest county in 2021 by the latest report. Four other Nordic countries are also on the top of the list. According to the report, Scandinavian countries are the best for living. The world happiness report 2021 published today and this is the 9th World Happiness Report. Finland was also the top country in 2020, 2019 and 2018 report.

It comes as no surprise as Finland once again takes the top spot as the happiest country in the world according to survey data taken from the Gallup World Poll. It has always ranked very high on the measures of mutual trust that have helped to protect lives and livelihoods during the pandemic. The rankings overall remained very similar to last year, said in the report. 

World Happiness Report 2021

According to the report, this year’s Happiness Report was faced with a unique challenge in trying to understand what effect the pandemic has had on subjective well-being and vice versa. Of all the factors usually supporting happiness, the most important for explaining COVID-19 death rates were people’s trust in each other, and confidence in their governments.

“We need urgently to learn from Covid-19,” said Jeffrey Sachs. “The pandemic reminds us of our global environmental threats, the urgent need to cooperate, and the difficulties of achieving cooperation in each country and globally. The World Happiness Report 2021 reminds us that we must aim for well-being rather than mere wealth, which will be fleeting indeed if we don’t do a much better job of addressing the challenges of sustainable development.”

Denmark, Switzerland, Iceland followed as 2nd, 3rd, and 4th in the list of 2021 World Happiness report.

The World Happiness Report 2021, which ranks 150 countries by how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be, according to their evaluations of their own lives, was launched today. 

The World Happiness Report is a publication of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, powered by data from the Gallup World Poll. Including the World Risk Poll by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, and the life satisfaction data collected during 2020 as part of the Covid Data Hub.

Top 20 happiest countries in 2021:

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Switzerland
  4. Iceland
  5. The Netherlands
  6. Norway
  7. Sweden
  8. Luxembourg
  9. New Zealand
  10. Austria
  11. Australia
  12. Israel
  13. Germany
  14. Canada
  15. Ireland
  16. Costa Rica
  17. UK
  18. Czech Republic
  19. US
  20. Belgium
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