10 Countries Where People Are Super Rich (And Super Happy)


Does money buy happiness? A study that sought to find the answer found that the wealth of a nation’s people does correspond to their happiness. There was also a correlation between the salaries people earn and their life expectancy, and life expectancy was found to correlate with happiness.

According to a recent study, these are the top countries where people are wealthy and happy.

The study determined that there was a significant positive correlation (0.68) between average salary and happiness score, meaning that the data suggests money does, in fact, buy happiness.

A positive correlation was also shown between average salary and life expectancy (0.67) and between life expectancy and happiness (0.66).


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As the happiest country for many years now, the average salary is about $2,860 a month. This is enough in Finland for a nice lifestyle, and you can expect to live an average of 82.52. There are only seven billionaires in this highly wealthy society.


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Another seven billionaires live in Denmark, and the people have comfortable salaries. They average $3,634 a month in salary. Danish people have long lives, with an average life expectancy of 82.03.


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This is the only non-Nordic country out of the top five on the happiness scale. It has 10 billionaires and a life expectancy of 82.58. They also enjoy an average salary of $3,470.


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Sweden has 26 billionaires and one of the highest life expectancies on this list- 83.65. People in Sweden have a smaller average salary than the Netherlands at $2,712, but they have the same happiness rating.


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Many things make the Nordic countries so happy, and high salaries are one of them. In Norway, the average salary is $3,418, and the citizens reach an average age of 83.55.


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Switzerland has a very high cost of living, but it also has the highest average salary on this list at $6,639. This wealthy company has 78 billionaires, and the country has a life expectancy of 84.38, the highest on this list.


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This tiny country has a lot of wealth. There’s only one billionaire, but the salaries are high at $5,378. People live an average of 82.75 years in this very happy country.

New Zealand

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This jewel of an island country has two billionaires and a very high life expectancy of 83.16. The average salary is $2,910 which is enough for the country to have a high happiness score.


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With 11 billionaires and an average salary of $2,596 in this historic country, the country has enough wealth to give it a high rating on the happiness scale. Its people live an average of 82.57 years.


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Australia is full of wealth from its 43 billionaires to its average salary of $3,431. The people in the Land Down Under are also among the longest-lived at 83.73 years, leading to a happy society.

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Some states have a high population density and many population centers. Others are mostly rural and may have little population. The difference between the top and bottom states in terms of population is enormous.

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Some states are safer than others, and this is a big influence on where people move. Places with a low level of public safety have a lot of crime, and this can prevent the public from wanting to move there and even visit.

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Picture this: you find a stack of cash. Do you pocket the unexpected windfall, or do you take the noble route and hand it in to the police?

In this scenario, a significant 47% of Americans admit they would keep the found money, assuming no one saw their stroke of luck. Interestingly, gender doesn’t play a big role, with both women (47.4%) and men (46.6%) expressing similar inclinations to be tempted by the cash.

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There are rich people around the world, but there are some areas that have more wealthy residents than others. When looking at how many millionaires there are in each country, it isn’t even remotely even.

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There are some countries where the majority of visitors love their experience. However, there are other countries that people come back from and never recommend to anyone. These countries often have circumstances that make the trip miserable so that visitors can’t wait to leave and go home.

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Author: Lizz Shepherd


Lizz Shepherd is a freelance writer living in Alabama.

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