The happiest country among economically prosperous countries for the third consecutive time was Australia.
The rating of countries on the level of happiness and well-being of its inhabitants is published annually by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. When it is compiled, criteria such as the level of income, the development of the health system and the availability of medical services, the level of security, the security of the inhabitants of the country with housing, etc. are taken into account.
According to OECD, 73% of Australians aged 15 to 64 years have paid work – this figure is significantly higher than the average level in 30 states that participate in the ranking. The average life expectancy in Australia is 82 years, which also makes it possible to characterize this country as very prosperous.
In general, the Top 10 of the happiest countries according to the OECD version looks like this:
6. The USA
8. The Netherlands
10.The Great Britain