Switzerland has been named the happiest country to live in the world, and the UK failed to even make it to the top ten. We're not sure about you but we are SO ready to pack our bags and head to Swiss climes.
Each year the Better Life Index compares the well-being of countries based on 11 topics deemed essential for happiness, which include: housing, income, jobs, community, education, environment, civic engagement, health, safety, and work-life balance.
"Life satisfaction measures how people evaluate their life as a whole rather than their current feelings. It captures a reflective assessment of which life circumstances and conditions are important for subjective well-being.
"When asked to rate their general satisfaction with life on a scale from 0 to 10, British people gave it a 6.9 grade, slightly higher than the OECD average of 6.6."
While we didn't make the top 10 and came in 19th place, turns out we are happier than we were last year when we rated 6.8 on the OECD. So that's something to be cheerful about.
Here's how all 36 countries involved in the survey ranked:
12. New Zealand
17. United States
19. United Kingdom
21. Czech Republic
29. Slovak Republic
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