We still managed to crack the top 20, though!
A new World Happiness Report for 2021 has been released. The report ranks the happiness levels of 149 countries to see who is the most and least happy in the world.
The report considers things like health, wealth, life expectancy, social support, freedom, perceptions of the government, and more to determine just how happy people are. This year also focused on COVID-19 happiness levels, mental health, and the various country's responses.
In this year's list, Canada is sitting in 14th place. While this does make Canada the happiest country in North America and earns the country a spot in the top 20, this ranking is actually lower than it's been in previous years.
The happiest countries in the world
According to the ranking, the happiest countries in the world are as follows:
- New Zealand
- Costa Rica
- United Kingdom
- Czech Republic
- United States
While Canada was ranked the best country in the world earlier this year, it seems that we may have a little bit of work to do when it comes to our happiness levels.
We're not sure what Finland is up to, but it sounds like we need to take a page out of their book.