World’s Happiest Countries 2011

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Here is the 2011 list of happiest countries in the world including Denmark, Canada, Norway and Netherlands.

 

Denmark


Almost 90% of Denmark people feel satisfied with their life. Averagely, residents here spend only 30 hours to work a week and 16.3 hours a day (approximately 68% of their day) to their leisure and personal care. The southernmost and modestest of the five Nordic is also ranked as 19th safest country in the OECD. In Denmark, most of its services are free to the citizens despite the highest income tax bracket in the world. Also, Denmark people travel in one of the best public transport systems in the world.


Denmark

Denmark

 

Canada


People satisfied with their life: 78%

Average weekly work hours: 32.7


People in Canada spend 15 hours a day to their personal care and leisure

People in Canada spend 15 hours a day to their personal care and leisure

 

Norway


People satisfied with life: 84%

Average weekly work hours: 27.05


Norway is ranked the eighth safest country in the OECD

Norway is ranked the eighth safest country in the OECD

 

Netherlands


People satisfied with life: 91%


People in Netherlands, the 25th safest country in the world, has 16.1 hours devoted to themselves

People in Netherlands, the 25th safest country in the world, has 16.1 hours devoted to themselves

 

Switzerland


People satisfied with life: 77%

Average weekly work hours: 31.54


People in Switzerland has 15.7 hours dedicating for entertainment and personal care

People in Switzerland has 15.7 hours dedicating for entertainment and personal care

 

Australia


People satisfied with life: 75%

Average weekly work hours: 32.5


In the fourth safest country, Australia, people have 15.1 hours for their leisure and personal affair

In the fourth safest country, Australia, people have 15.1 hours for their leisure and personal affair

 

Sweden


People satisfied with life: 83%

Average weekly work hours: 31


Besides over 5 hours working in a single day, people in Sweden devote 15.5 hours of their day for the entertainment and hobbies

Besides over 5 hours working in a single day, people in Sweden devote 15.5 hours of their day for the entertainment and hobbies

 

Finland


People satisfied with life: 86%

Average weekly work hours: 31.8


Despite having homicide rate of 2.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, Finland manages to make the top eight thanks to the fact that people spend 16 hours on their own each day

Despite having homicide rate of 2.5 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, Finland manages to make the top eight thanks to the fact that people spend 16 hours on their own each day

 

 

Denmark happiest place on earth

 

Related links:

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This article was published on 2011/10/19