New Zealand ranked 8th happiest country in the world


Good news for us kiwis, we're living in one of the happiest countries in the world (and we came in higher than Australia which is what we can be more proud about tbh).

The World Happiness Report came out and after looking at 156 countries, the report found which country's the happiest in the world to live in.

The report ranked the countries on different factors around well-being like income, freedom, trust, healthy life expectancy, social support and generosity.  

New Zealand was ranked the 8th happiest country in the world with Australia just making it in the top 10 list, at number 10.

The number one spot went to Finland, jumping 4 spots after coming in 5th last year.

See the full list of happy and not-so happy countries below:

The world's happiest countries:

1. Finland
2. Norway
3. Denmark
4. Iceland
5. Switzerland
6. Netherlands
7. Canada
8. New Zealand
9. Sweden
10. Australia

The world's least happy countries:

1. Burundi
2. Central African Republic
3. South Sudan
4. Tanzania
5. Yemen
6. Rwanda
7. Syria
8. Liberia
9. Haiti
10. Malawi