This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist

See this visualization first on the Voronoi app.

graphic showing where young people are the happiest

Top 20 Countries Where Young People Are the Happiest

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. This graphic ranks the top 20 countries where young people are the happiest, based on the findings of the World Happiness Report (WHR) 2024. Young people in this context are those aged under 30. This report was produced by Gallup, the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and the WHR’s Editorial Board.

Data and Methodology

ℹ Gallup’s survey in Israel occurred after October 7th, but before much of the subsequent warfare. As a result, overall life evaluations in the country fell by 0.9 for 2023. Note that each country’s rank is based on a three-year average score.
The results we used to create this graphic are also listed in the table below.
CountryHappiness Rank
(Age below 30)
Overall Happiness
Rank (All ages)
🇱🇹 Lithuania119-18
🇮🇱 Israel25-3
🇷🇸 Serbia337-34
🇮🇸 Iceland43+1
🇩🇰 Denmark52+3
🇱🇺 Luxembourg68-2
🇫🇮 Finland71+6
🇷🇴 Romania832-24
🇳🇱 Netherlands96+3
🇨🇿 Czechia1018-8
🇨🇷 Costa Rica1112-1
🇦🇹 Austria1214-2
🇨🇭 Switzerland139+4
🇭🇷 Croatia1463-49
🇸🇮 Slovenia1521-6
🇰🇼 Kuwait1613+3
🇸🇻 El Salvador1733-16
🇸🇪 Sweden184+14
🇦🇺 Australia (Read more…)