Where to Travel for the Best Well-Being

According to data collected from The Boston Consulting Group, people in Norway have the best ‘well-being’ in Europe, and Macedonia has the worst. The Boston Consulting Group based their research upon 44 different well-being indicators, including wealth, health and education, to give each country a score out of 100.

 

Interestingly the scores seem to improve the more north you travel, and are lowest in south eastern regions. The top 10 countries according to The Boston Consulting Group were;

  1. Norway – 100
  2. The Netherlands – 95.0
  3. Finland – 94.9
  4. Germany – 93.6
  5. Austria – 92.7
  6. Switzerland – 91.1
  7. Belgium – 90.0
  8. Sweden – 89.6
  9. Ireland – 85.8
  10. UK – 85.4

The worst countries for well-being were;

  1. Macedonia – 42.9
  2. Yugoslavia – 43.3
  3. Moldova – 44.5
  4. Bosnia – 48.5
  5. Ukraine – 49.1
  6. Albania – 50.0
  7. Turkey – 53.1
  8. Moscow – 54.6
  9. Romania – 55.9
  10. Bulgaria – 57.3

Although these well-being scores have nothing to do with the amount you may or may not enjoy your trip, it is interesting to know which countries are happiest. For example, Norway was rated so highly because of its beautiful environment, low crime rates and health care – all things which are useful to know when planning a holiday.

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