Danmark remains among happiest nations

Danes second on UN’s 2022 World Happiness Report only beaten by the Finns, who top the list for the fifth year running

Denmark has long enjoyed a reputation for being one of the happiest countries in the world – a tag that remains intact.

According to the UN’s 2022 World Happiness Report, Denmark remains second in the rankings behind Finland.

“Finland remains in the top position for the fifth year running, followed by Denmark in second. All five Nordic countries are among the top eight countries, joined by Switzerland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg,” the report found.

The Finns scored 7.821, followed by Denmark (7,636), Iceland, Switzerland  and the Netherlands, while the top 10 was completed by Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway, Israel and New Zealand. 

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DK second since 2016
Afghanistan finished rock bottom in the rankings, preceded by Lebanon, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and Botswana.

Other notables included Australia (12), Canada (15), the US (16), the UK (17), Brazil (38), Mexico (46), Japan (54), South Korea (59), China (72), Russia (80), Indonesia (87), South Arica (91) and India (136).

Denmark last finished top of the rankings in 2016, after which Finland took over as the global happiness power, topping the rankings for five years on the trot.  

Check out the entire report here.