Friday, May 15, 2009

Happiest Place...

Yahoo travel and Forbes have voted the world's happiest place where people who live there, of course, are the happiest people. I may not live in one of those happiest countries but I always know that being happy lies within your heart and soul. If you want to be happy, you can be happy anywhere you are. I have no idea why almost all the places happened to be in Europe..Is it because the weather, the culture or what? So, are you curious about those places? Check this out..

10. Belgium

Satisfaction With Present Life: 76.3*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 75.5*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $49,888**
Unemployment Rate: 6.5%***

9. Norway

Satisfaction With Present Life: 76.5*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 84.3*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $98,822**
Unemployment Rate: 2.6%***


8. New Zealand

Satisfaction With Present Life: 76.7*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 85.5*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $30,556**
Unemployment Rate: 4%***

7. Switzerland

Satisfaction With Present Life: 77.4*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 80.9*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $65,563**
Unemployment Rate: 3%***

6. Canada

Satisfaction With Present Life: 78.0*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 87.3*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $46,799**
Unemployment Rate: 6.1%***

5. Ireland

Satisfaction With Present Life: 81.1*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 91.4*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $63,788**
Unemployment Rate: 6.2%***


4. Sweden

Satisfaction With Present Life: 82.7*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 85.6*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $54,908**
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%***

3. Netherlands

Satisfaction With Present Life: 85.1*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 88.2*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $55,453**
Unemployment Rate: 4.5%***

2. Finland

Satisfaction With Present Life: 85.9*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 88.0*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $55,344**
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%***

1. Denmark

Satisfaction With Present Life: 90.1*
Predicted Satisfaction With Future Life: 92.3*
2009 Gross Domestic Product Per Capita: $68,362**
Unemployment Rate: 2%***
(images via flickr)

2 comments:

Rain said...

I'm happy to see Canada in there! I do agree that Canada is a wonderful place to live. It's beautiful, safe and very laid back. Our quality of life is very good. There are some bad eggs, bad areas and all that, but generally speaking, it's all good. I am a very proud Canadian!

boya arsila said...

I'm sure you're proud Rain. My boyfriend always wanted to go to Canada. And everytime people mention Canada, the first thing that come up to my mind is the fresh air...