Time flies! We are going to celebrate a new year pretty soon. This is why, we have decided to come up with an updated list of best countries to live in 2014. This list is prepared based on the recent “world happiness report” released by the United Nations General Assembly.
Having a strong economy doesn’t necessarily mean that all people are living a happy life. To determine the happiness of life, 6 variables namely GDP per capita, social support, generosity, freedom from corruption, life expectancy and freedom of people in making choices are all counted on the people of 150 countries.
Happiness is the key in deciding the best countries. Why? Read on the quotes given by the author of the world happiness report
people who are emotionally happier, who have more satisfying lives, and who live in happier communities, are more likely both now and later to be healthy, productive, and socially connected. These benefits in turn flow more broadly to their families, workplaces, and communities, to the advantage of all.
It clearly states when people of the nation are happy, all the other factors will come in handy.
On a scale that runs from 0 to 10, even the happiest nations which have topped the list of best countries could not attain 10/10 but all have hit the list with 7s.
When measuring the happiness, list of best countries have been changed abruptly with some rising & others falling in just a matter of few months. You can see the obvious change by comparing our best countries list in 2013 and 2014.
When the world happiness report was released for the first time in 2012, it drew an international attention and now it’s time to go through with the new one. If you are interested in reading the entire report submitted to United Nations General Assembly, Click here to download.
So where on earth the happiest people are living? What could be the best place to live, work, grow your children and retire? Go through the updated list of best countries to live in 2014.
Let’s start now in the reverse chronological order… We value our readers suggestions. If you are a resident of a country which exists in our list, we invite you to share your comments with us. Who can know about your country better than yourself?
Following countries are identified as the top 10 best countries to live in with the high level of happiness.
No 10. Australia
Happiness Score – 7.350
- Regardless of where they live, people of Australia are so good in lending their hands whenever it is needed. This characteristics of the people made Australia to get the competitive top 3 position in the best countries to live in the world list.
- Per capita GDP, longer life expectancy and improved level of education are other factors that lifts Australia to the position of third best country in the world.
- Although Australia is like a home town for many deadly dangerous animals like snakes and sharks, it is also being a home for not found anywhere, most interesting cute animals such as Australian dingo and Wombat. Seriously if not in Australia,where else you can see animals like kangaroos on the go along the road?
- Just as in the case of having such rare animals, Australia is also blessed with the uncountable numbers of nature’s gifts such as Great Barrier Reef, the pinnacles, Fraser Island and many.