This is the world's happiest country in 2018

3/16/2018 9:37:00 PM
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Tehran (KNA) - Reindeer jerky, anyone? Finland is the happiest country in the world, according to the latest World Happiness Report.


Norway, last year's winner, came in second place in the 2018 report. It's followed by Denmark, Iceland and Switzerland.

The World Happiness Report was released by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the United Nations on March 14, days before World Happiness Day on March 20.

The report ranks countries on six key variables that support well-being: income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.

"The top five countries all have almost equally high values for the six factors found to support happiness, and four of these countries -- Denmark, Switzerland, Norway and now Finland -- have been in first place in the six World Happiness Report rankings since the first report," said report co-editor John Helliwell, a professor emeritus of economics at the University of British Columbia.

"In a division with such excellent teams, changes in the top spot are to be expected," he said.

Finland also had the happiest immigrants, a special focus of this year's report.

Source: CNN

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