Finland is still the happiest country in the world for the sixth year in a row. Generosity, income, freedom of choice, and life expectancy
second in the survey even though it has high tax rates (25%). This is because it has good public services and happy people.
Happiness and equality are both high in the Nordic countries, including Iceland, which shows that equality and life satisfaction are linked.
Israel moves up to fourth place in the OECD rankings. It does better than many other countries in health, social connections, and life satisfaction.
This is because the Netherlands is a common-interest state with strong state effectiveness and policies that enhance welfare.
Sweden is the sixth happiest country in the world, even though it handled the pandemic differently than its Nordic neighbors
Eudaimonia is an idea from Aristotle's time that is still applicable now. The World Happiness Report argues that countries with high virtues
Switzerland does well in research, income, education, health, and the environment, and its life expectancy of 84.25 years puts it in the top five in the world.
"High household income makes people happier in Luxembourg, which goes against the idea that "money can't buy happiness."
High institutional trust levels contribute to happiness, and New Zealand's consistently high ranking in trust and low corruption boosts its happiness score.