Thursday, May 26, 2011

OECD Happiness Index 2011

OECD has launched it's Better Life Index for 2011, also known to us as the Happiness Index, specially for their 50th anniversary. They have surveyed all the countries currently in the OECD. If you rank them equally, the top 10 happiest place among the OECD countries are as follows:
  1. Australia
  2. Canada
  3. Sweden
  4. New Zealand
  5. Norway
  6. Denmark
  7. United States
  8. Switzerland
  9. Finland
  10. Netherlands

One thing I want to highlight while looking at the amount of data being analysed is that everyone seems to have a poor ranking for their income except for Luxembourg. I guess that proves we're never satisfied with how much we earn. :)

Anyway, I would like to highlight Denmark, ranked 6th overall but ranked the highest in work-life balance where 91% of the people said that they were satisfied with their life.This is definitely not normal in Singapore. Looking at the data, you can also see which are the popular countries I keep hearing people say that they wish to migrate to when possible. This index proves the reason why these people choose those countries.

Take a look at the actual OECD Happiness Index here.

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