Are you considering an international relocation to a happier place? According to a recent study done by the OCED (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) and cited by the Economist.com, Canada and Australia are among the happiest places on the planet. While Norway and the United States were among the wealthiest countries they still weren’t as happy as Canada and Australia.
Happiness and Wealth
While the saying may be true that “money can’t buy happiness” the study indicated that the level of wealth as it relates to the GDP of a country might be a correlating factor to the sense of happiness within each country. The study used 20 factors including life satisfaction and things like air pollution to determine a happiness scale but also focuses on how wealth relates to happiness around the world. The coresponding graph from the study is below.
How happy are people in my country?
Happiness in the United States
In addition to rating happiness around the world Gallup Poll also released a study of the happiest metro areas in the US if you are considering a relocation to the US or within the US. This study surveyed wellbeing as it related to work environment and physical and emotional health among many other factors. The graphs for the happiest places and least happiest places to live in the US are below.
Where are the happiest places to live in the United States?
Where are the least happiest places to live in the United States?
Whenever you are relocating to it is our hope at Paragon Relocation that you will always find your own bit of happiness. Our goal is to make every relocation experience as happy as possible for all of our customers and clients.
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Mike Morabito – who has written 210 posts on The Paragon Relocation Blog.
Mike has over 10 years of relocation experience working for Paragon Relocation. Mike is recognized by Worldwide ERC as a Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and a Global Mobility Specialist (GMS).