The happiest place on earth (Picture: Getty Images)

PSA: It’s time to move to Finland.

From their love of a good sauna to their inner sisu (a word similar to having fire in your stomach), Finns continue to live their best lives.

Finland has been ranked as the happiest country in the world again according to the annual World Happiness Report.

It’s their sixth year of winning the coveted award, scoring well on the factors the report uses to measure happiness: GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity and low corruption.

The Nordic neighbors also performed well, with Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway all making the top 10.

Israel has moved up five places from last year and ranks fourth.

The happiest countries in the world 2023

  1. Finland
  2. Denmark
  3. Iceland
  4. Israel
  5. The Netherlands
  6. Sweden
  7. Norway
  8. Switzerland
  9. Luxembourg
  10. New Zealand
  11. Austria
  12. Australia
  13. Canada
  14. Ireland
  15. United States
  16. Germany
  17. Belgium
  18. Czech Republic
  19. Great Britain
  20. Lithuania

And the good news for the British is that Britain will at least make it to the top 20 and move up to 19th place.

While many of the same countries make the top 20 year after year, there is a new entry for 2023. Eastern European Lithuania has gradually moved up the ranks, coming in at 20th this year.

Meanwhile, France has slipped from the top spots to rank 21st.

At the other end of the scale, war-torn Afghanistan ranks lowest at 137, with Lebanon at 136.

If you’re eager to channel some Finnish happiness, the good news is that they don’t keep their secrets to themselves.

Visit Finland is offering up to 10 free seats to its new four-day Masterclass of Happiness in June, which teaches participants from some of the saddest countries how to become masters of happiness and “learn the key skills of being happy”. the Finnish way.’

According to her, Finns are so lucky because of their deep connection to nature, simple lifestyle, commitment to sustainability and love for seasonal and local food.