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

14/08/2014 16:43 | Updated 20 May 2015

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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