Canada ranked one of the happiest countries in the world: survey

Mar 11 2020, 9:26 am

Canada is one of the happiest places in the world.

In fact, the country lands in the fifth spot according to a new CEOWORLD magazine lifestyle survey.

The survey ranks Switzerland as being home to the happiest people in the world, followed by Finland in second place, Iceland in third, and the Netherlands in fourth.

After Canada, Norway, Denmark, Ireland, Germany, and Belgium fill slots six through 10.

“Nine of the top 10 happiest countries in the world are in Europe,” says the survey.

CEOWORLD magazine says that to find the happiest countries, it compared more than 150 “countries in the world across 18 key indicators, ranging from life satisfaction; physical health; illness and disability; sports participation; life expectancy; the cost of living; community support; food insecurity; income growth; poverty rate; job satisfaction; career opportunities; job security; unemployment; weekly work hours; social community structure; government-backed support; and depression rate.”

The survey was conducted in each country for over two months, and included up to 6,500 respondents.

“At the other end of the rankings, Burundi finished as the unhappiest country in the world for 2020. The bottom five were rounded out by the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Yemen,” says CEOWORLD.

Here are the top 20 happiest countries in the world for 2020:

CEOWorld