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The Happiest Places To Live In The World - Time To Relocate?

19/11/2017 14:52 GMT

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.

Looking at our monthly rent and our tendency to stay in the office after hours we're starting to understand why Blighty may have been left off the list.

According to the OECD report: "Happiness or subjective well-being can be measured in terms of life satisfaction, the presence of positive experiences and feelings, and the absence of negative experiences and feelings.

"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:

1. Switzerland
2. Norway
3. Denmark
4. Canada
5. Iceland
6. Austria
7. Sweden
8. Mexico
9. Finland
10. Netherlands
11. Australia
12. New Zealand
13. Brazil
14. Luxembourg
15. Israel
16. Belguim
17. United States
18. Germany
19. United Kingdom
20. Ireland
21. Czech Republic
22. France
23. Chile
24. Spain
25. Korea
26. Italy
27. Slovenia
28. Japan
29. Slovak Republic
30. Poland
31. Russia
32. Estonia
33. Portugal
34. Hungary
35. Turkey
36. Greece

Let us know what you make of the result on Twitter @MyDailyUK.

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