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Thursday, September 24, 2020

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Ranked: These are the happiest countries in the world, 2020

Switzerland is home to the happiest people in the world, according to a new CEOWORLD magazine lifestyle survey. It was followed by Finland (No. 2); Iceland (No. 3); Netherlands (No. 4); and Canada (No. 5). Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium fill slots 6 through 10. Nine of the top 10 happiest countries in the world are in EUROPE.

To find the happiest countries in the world, CEOWORLD magazine, one of the world’s top economy and business news source, compared more than 150 countries in the world across 18 key indicators, ranging from life satisfaction; physical health; illness and disability; sports participation; life expectancy; the cost of living; community support; food insecurity; income growth; poverty rate; job satisfaction; career opportunities; job security; unemployment; weekly work hours; social community structure; government-backed support; and depression rate. The report surveyed up to 6,500 people in each country for over two months. It includes data from 155 countries with regard to 3 key areas: health and wellness; employment and income opportunities; and civil society and Government.

Happiest countries in the world for 2020

RankCountryTotal Score
1Switzerland72.15
2Finland67.22
3Iceland65.15
4Netherlands64.32
5Canada60.53
6Norway59.76
7Denmark59.76
8Ireland57.77
9Germany57.65
10Belgium57.38
11United Kingdom56.31
12New Zealand56.29
13Sweden56.2
14Australia55.98
15Israel55.89
16Austria55.73
17Luxembourg55.46
18United Arab Emirates55.37
19Czech Republic55.31
20Malta55.19
21United States54.95
22France54.92
23Costa Rica54.69
24Mexico54.63
25India53.99
26Taiwan53.74
27Panama53.59
28Brazil53.55
29Argentina53.41
30Guatemala53.28
31Uruguay53.25
32Qatar53.13
33Saudi Arabia53
34Singapore52.83
35Malaysia52.52
36Spain52.5
37Colombia52.4
38Trinidad and Tobago52.35
39Slovakia52.24
40El Salvador51.85
41Nicaragua51.8
42Poland51.7
43Bahrain51.61
44Uzbekistan51.41
45Kuwait51.34
46Thailand50.88
47Italy50.73
48Ecuador50.59
49Belize50.39
50Lithuania50.28
51Slovenia50.13
52Romania50.04
53Latvia49.97
54Japan49.9
55Mauritius49.87
56Jamaica49.64
57South Korea49.6
58Russia49.25
59Kazakhstan49.17
60Cyprus49.15
61Bolivia48.96
62Estonia48.94
63Paraguay48.93
64Peru48.92
65Kosovo48.86
66Moldova48.84
67Turkmenistan48.71
68Hungary48.66
69Libya48.62
70Philippines48.58
71Honduras48.54
72Belarus48.15
73Turkey48.14
74Hong Kong48.1
75Portugal48.05
76Serbia47.27
77Greece47.14
78Tajikistan47.02
79Montenegro46.74
80Croatia46.67
81Dominican Republic46.57
82Algeria46.54
83Morocco46.21
84China46.15
85Azerbaijan46.03
86Lebanon45.96
87Macedonia45.86
88Jordan45.84
89Nigeria45.42
90Kyrgyzstan45.39
91Bosnia and Herzegovina45.29
92Mongolia45.28
93Vietnam45.23
94Indonesia44.85
95Bhutan44.75
96Somalia44.62
97Cameroon44.25
98Bulgaria44.1
99Nepal44.06
100Venezuela44.03
101Gabon43.93
102Palestine43.79
103South Africa43.62
104Iran (the Islamic Republic of)42.53
105Ivory Coast42.45
106Ghana42.19
107Senegal41.94
108Laos41.77
109Tunisia41.7
110Albania41.52
111Sierra Leone41.39
112Congo41.39
113Bangladesh41.17
114Sri Lanka41.1
115Iraq40.84
116Mali40.81
117Namibia40.77
118Cambodia40.61
119Burkina Faso40.19
120Egypt40.06
121Mozambique40.01
122Kenya39.98
123Zambia39.92
124Mauritania (the Islamic Republic of)39.91
125Ethiopia38.93
126Georgia38.79
127Armenia38.56
128Myanmar38.48
129Chad38.28
130DR Congo38.23
131Chile38.22
132Niger38.21
133Uganda38.08
134Benin37.77
135Sudan37.56
136Ukraine37.3
137Togo36.65
138Guinea36.55
139Lesotho36
140Angola35.61
141Madagascar35.52
142Zimbabwe35.39
143Afghanistan (the Islamic Republic of)35.13
144Botswana34.81
145Malawi34.78
146Pakistan (the Islamic Republic of)34.74
147Haiti34.74
148Liberia34.35
149Syria34.32
150Rwanda34.19
151Yemen33.14
152Tanzania32.41
153South Sudan32.06
154Central African Republic31.67
155Burundi31.55

The unhappiest country on the list?

At the other end of the rankings, Burundi finished as the unhappiest country in the world for 2020. The bottom five were rounded out by the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Yemen.

Anna Papadopoulos

Anna Papadopoulos

Deputy Managing Editor
Anna Papadopoulos is a Deputy Managing Editor at CEOWORLD magazine, covering success, business, lifestyle, entrepreneurship, careers and more. Shea is responsible for driving thought leadership, using data analytics to showcase CEOWORLD magazine’s editorial imagination, and fostering knowledge sharing between magazine and readers. She can be reached on email anna-papadopoulos@ceoworld.biz. You can follow her on Twitter at @ceoworld.