Norwegians shrug off slump in oil industry as happiest nation on Earth
Norway is the happiest country on Earth – and it takes more than just money to be cheery, according to a new report.
Norway vaulted to the top slot in the annual World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil – a key part of its economy.
Income in the US has gone up over the past decade, but happiness is falling and the US slipped to 14th. Ireland was one place lower in 15th, with the UK 19th, sandwiched between Luxembourg and Chile.
Money does matter, with most of the countries at the bottom of the list desperately poor, and the Central African Republic placed last at number 155.