Why we stay in Israel: a hint.

For those wondering why I stay here… including myself… maybe this offers a hint. Because it ain’t the politics. Or the prices.

The 10 Happiest Countries in the World

For the second year in a row, 24/7 Wall St. examined the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report on life satisfaction in the developed world. Economic prosperity, health and a strong social support network continue to correspond highly with happiness.

And once again, the United States fails to make the top 10 happiest nations in the world, while countries like Australia, Israel and all of the Scandinavian nations do.

Israel is #6, tied with Finland. Not bad for a country under constant threat, eh?

Some of the stats include:

  • Life satisfaction score: 7.4
  • Self-reported good health: 81% (7th highest)
  • Employees working long hours: 18.92% (3rd highest)
  • Educational attainment: 82% (12th highest)
  • Life expectancy: 81.7 years (6th highest)

Check out the other stats and countries at DailyFinance.