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Saturday, November 15, 2008

European Countries, The Happiest Place to Live?

As per the data crunched from the World Values Survey, the National Science Foundation sponsored a survey that measured health, wealth, education, sense of identity and the aesthetic quality of the landscape. 

The list are;


1.     Denmark,            

2.     Puerto Rico,        

3.     Colombia            

4.     Iceland

5.     Northern Ireland

6.     Ireland

7.     Switzerland

8.     Netherlands

9.     Canada

10.  Austria

11.  El Salvador

12.  Malta

13.  Luxemburg

14.  Sweden

15.  New Zealand

16.  U.S.A.

17.  Guatemala

18.  Mexico

19.  Norway

20.  Belgium

21.  Great Britain

22.  Australia

23.  Venezuela

24.  Trinidad

25.  Finland

Saudi Arabia ranked 26th, and Philippines ranked 36th among the 97 countries surveyed from 1981 to 2007.

Money is one of the factor resulting to happiness according to this research. But the Filipino's especially those who have grasp their sense of purpose can still laugh, have fun and crack jokes about ourselves despite our lack in financial and material things in this world.

And is Europe the new place to be?

7 out of top 10 happiest country can be found in Europe, and 14 out of 25 countries. Well, not to mention the favorite destinations like Italy, and France, Germany and the UK.

Ireland is the best place to live in the world, according to a "quality of life" assessment by Economist magazine.

And for the 2nd year running, Norway has been named as the best place in the world to live, according to an annual report from the United Nations. The Top 10 list was dominated by the European countries.

Why Europe is the best, read here