Finland, once again, is the happiest country in the world.

Illustration based on a photograph by TONY ÖHBERG/FINLAND TODAY

FINLAND has been named the happiest country in the world for the seventh consecutive year in the newly released World Happiness report.

Number one, Finland, has maintained its top ranking for seven years in a row.

The report is based on global survey data from people in more than 140 countries.


Countries are ranked on happiness based on their average life evaluations over the past three years, in this case, 2021 to 2023.

The report is a partnership between Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Center, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network and an editorial board.

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Overall, this year’s top 10 remains largely unchanged, especially the top three. However, Denmark, in second place, has managed to close the gap with Finland.

World’s 20 happiest countries in 2024

1. Finland

2. Denmark

3. Iceland

4. Sweden

5. Israel

6. Netherlands

7. Norway

8. Luxembourg

9. Switzerland

10. Australia

11. New Zealand

12. Costa Rica

13. Kuwait

14. Austria

15. Canada

16. Belgium

17. Ireland

18. Czechia

19. Lithuania

20. United Kingdom