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Happiest Cities

Happiest Cities: A Journey through the World's Happiest Places

Happiness is now a crucial factor in people's choices for where to live, work, and build their lives. The Happiest Cities website provides an interactive platform that offers valuable insights into the happiness levels of cities worldwide. By examining the various factors that contribute to a city's happiness, our goal is to assist users in discovering the world's happiest places and understanding what makes these cities special.

As happiness is a complex and personal topic, varying from person to person, our website evaluates happiness across a wide range of criteria, including economic prosperity, social cohesion, health and wellness, education, and environmental sustainability. We also consider intangible aspects like cultural vibrancy, leisure opportunities, and the overall atmosphere of a city.

A notable feature of our platform is the visual representation of cities on a map, allowing users to explore the globe and uncover the happiest places on Earth. This interactive approach not only facilitates city comparisons but also enables users to immerse themselves in the experience and envision their ideal city.

Understanding the factors that contribute to happiness can help individuals make informed decisions when it comes to relocation or seeking new experiences. Our website serves as a valuable resource for anyone considering a move or simply wanting to learn more about what truly makes a city happy. Whether you are an avid traveler or a curious urban explorer, Happiest Cities provides an engaging and enlightening way to discover the most contented urban environments worldwide.

The Happiness Map

The country happiness data is extracted from the World Happiness Report 2023. This report is an annual publication that measures and ranks the happiness levels of countries around the world. It is based on a range of factors including economic prosperity, social support, life expectancy, freedom, generosity, and corruption levels.

Its content examines the happiness levels of individuals within different countries and regions, taking into account both objective factors such as income and employment, as well as subjective factors like perceptions of social support and personal freedom. It also explores the disparities in happiness levels among different demographic groups, including gender, age, and socioeconomic status.


The map was created using OpenLayers, with extensions provided by ol-ext. This uses imagery from OpenStreetMap, Thunderforest, Bing Maps, and Mapquest. Geocoding is supported by Nominatim via ol3-geocoder. Hosting is provided by x10Hosting.

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