Finland Is the Happiest Country in the World for the Fourth Year in a Row

Each year, The World Happiness Report measures and analyses the various factors that contribute to overall happiness in every country. 2020 was a notoriously difficult year, and the onset of COVID-19 forced changes in how the World Happiness Report is usually conducted.

However, this was not enough to remove Finland from the top spot. For the fourth year in a row, Finland was ranked as the happiest country in the world with the rest of the Nordics, the Netherlands and Switzerland following suit.

The authors of the report attribute Finnish and Nordic success to high-quality institutions such as the welfare state, low levels of corruption and a sense of freedom and social trust among the citizens, even during the COVID-19 crisis. They also dispel some common myths contradicting the idea of Nordic happiness. The article can be accessed by clicking here.

The world is in rough shape right now, but Finland is doing a lot of things right (for the fourth time in a row!). Why not see if you’d fit in with the happiest people in the world? If you have a minute, take the test and see if you and Southwest Finland are a perfect match: