Scandinavia is the best place to be!
The Legatum Prosperity Index is based on a study of 142 countries comprising 96% of global population. Nations are analyzed and ranked on 89 indicators in 8 categories such as education, government and economics. Per capita GDP — basically how rich a nation is — is a factor in the index, but the whole point of the Legatum study is to look beyond such a simple measure at all the myriad issues that make up wellbeing and prosperity.
In general, the most prosperous (thus “happiest”) countries enjoy stable political institutions, a strong civil society with freedom of expression, good education and healthcare, personal freedom and a feeling of being safe and secure.
The happiest people in the world, as measured by Legatum, are the Norwegians, followed by the Danes and the Swedes. Finland follows in 7th place.
Choose “happy” Scandinavia for your next incentive or meeting!