The Netherlands as the world’s fifth happiest country

2022 marks the 10th annual edition of the World Happiness Report – the ranking of 146 countries across the globe according to how happy their citizens perceive themselves to be. 

For the fifth year in a row, 2022 sees Finland claim the top spot. Rounding out the top five are Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and, of course, the Netherlands. Interestingly, researchers found that 97,6 percent of respondents from the Netherlands felt at peace with their life, while 86,9 percent felt the various aspects of their lives were in balance.