The 5 Happiest Countries to Live In

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Some countries have earned the title of being the happiest country in the world. Can security like money or health care be responsible for this happiness? The Legatum Institute Prosperity Index ranks the happiest country according to its financial stability including government welfare programs, career opportunities, education and healthcare, while the Gallup Poll insists that people are happy because of their culture and lifestyle. The scores are in for 2012 with five countries that are ranked as the happiest in the world.
The 5 Happiest Countries to Live In

4New Zealand

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New Zealand ranks high in well being and welfare, but low in financial security including jobs and long working hours, with a per capita GDP of $30,600. Yet, the people are happy because their needs are met, they live healthy lifestyles and enjoy government welfare plans and a low crime rate. The people depend on each other rather than on technology for all aspects of life, making their social network a powerful and happy one.

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