Denmark ranks as no.1 for the happiest country for the second year in a row

Denmark ranks as no.1 for the happiest country for the second year in a row


Well it is the beginning of 2014 and as always, we get to see a glimpse of how the rest of the world fares in comparison to the rest of the world.  Compiled by the United Nations , 6 key factors are taken into consideration to determine overall well being, including GDP per capita, healthy life expectancy, someone to count on, perceived freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption, and generosity. It seems that these factors contribute to a better quality of life , longer life expectancy, better wages, and better citizens.

As someone who is now living as an expat, although this list is a very technical list ..I will say there are some countries that offer more to really take care of their people . However, other countries that may not be in the top 10 can be just as  culturally or socially rich. Depending on where you are in life and what you value the most….different countries can provide different needs for different times of your life.


So where is according to the science of the United Nations is the no 1. happiest country in the world to live

(drum roll)


Considering I just visited there for the first time, the people that I did speak to who emigrated to Copenhagen from places such as UK seemed genuinely very happy there . I guess that is a good sign.

My latest home country of Sweden ranked no. 5 on the list , behind Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.

My native  country USA ranked 17 on the list which was an improvement from last year of no.23 . Maybe Obama’s efforts are making more of a difference than people will acknowledge. And dear old UK , ranks no. 22. Cheer up UK…I still love you

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