A survey has ranked 30 countries according to their overall happiness, looking at criteria such as income levels, safety, housing and health. The UK has ranked tenth which is behind Australia (number one), Sweden, Canada and the U.S – but is one place up from the previous year.
British people rated their overall satisfaction with life at 6.8 on a scale from 0-10, which is above the average of 6.6 of the world’s most advanced countries.
Compiled by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Better Life Index used data from 2012, the year that Britain hosted the Olympics. Experts believe the Games had a ‘unifying force’ which helped to increase the nation’s happiness levels.
The report has revealed that, while...