A map of the world's happiest countries
A map of the world's happiest countries

Source: Indy100.com

The UK is the 23rd happiest country in the world, according to an international report.

The World Happiness Report 2016, which surveyed 157 countries, aims "to survey the scientific underpinnings of measuring and understanding subjective well-being".

It does so by employing polling data on happiness as well as key economic, health and development markers, and analysis from experts across fields including economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, health, public policy.


The report found that the top 10 countries were:

All small or medium-sized western industrial countries, of which seven are in Western Europe.

Read more here: The world's happiest countries

In a ranking of 67 countries around the world for 'Ease of settling in', the UK ranked 42nd for Friendliness, and 43rd for 'Finding Friends'.

We might not be as friendly to expat families as we'd like to think.

In a ranking of 67 countries around the world for "Ease of settling in", the UK ranked 42nd for Friendliness, and 43rd for "Finding Friends".

This is according to the Expat Insider 2016 index by InterNations, which surveyed more than 14,000 respondents.

The UK ranked 33rd on the index of 191 countries, overall.

For the subindex "Friendliness", we have produced a map of the rankings of the countries surveyed.

The friendliest countries in the world to expats
The friendliest countries in the world to expats

Source: indy100.com

Taiwan, Uganda and Costa Rica were the most friendly countries, while Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait were found to be the least friendly.


Here are the full rankings, which you can also find in the report:

https://www.indy100.com/article/the-best-and-worst-countries-in-the-world-for-making-friends--WkbWdgjoXdZ