This is no coincidence. Nordic countries rank so high on the happiness report because they have things like free education and healthcare, low crime rates, cushy social security nets, a relatively homogeneous population and they’re fairly prosperous. … Here’s how the Nordic countries find work-life balance.
Scandinavia ranks amongst the world’s most eco-friendly countries. Iceland’s landscape is bursting with diversity, and is known as the land of ‘fire and ice’. These countries are among the most literate in the world. They’re a nation of bookworms!
2 The key causes of Nordic prosperity and quality of life are often identified as wage equality, high public welfare spending, solid public primary and secondary education, and a relatively homogeneous population.
The Scandinavian nations share many cultural traits including similar flags and many related languages. The region is known for its natural beauty and more recently its liberalism. Denmark, Finland and Sweden are EU members. Oil and gas rich Norway, and, the only island nation (to the west), Iceland, are not.
Almost everybody admires the Nordic model. Countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland have high economic productivity, high social equality, high social trust and high levels of personal happiness. … Some libertarians point out that these countries score high on nearly every measure of free market openness.
Why are Swedish so attractive?
They have a natural glow: As well as a nutrient-rich diet – including a lot of herring and other fish oils which help maintain glowing skin – the Swedish tend to have higher cheekbones, giving them natural contour and highlights.
Of the top ten richest countries in the world, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Switzerland rank similarly to Nordic countries in terms of both high life satisfaction and low inequality of life satisfaction scores. … In these studies, we consistently find the Nordic countries are the happiest in the world.
Finland, Norway and Sweden had large forest resources, and, thus, timber and pulp and paper have been important export products. Sweden also has significant iron ore reserves, which brought wealth to the country even prior to modern industrialisation.
Experts say natural selection, combined with a good animal protein diet, makes these Nordic locals taller than their counterparts elsewhere in the world. The Norwegians, like some of the other tallest people in the world have some great genetic backgrounds.
Well, Finland is a pretty good bet, having recently been cited as the world’s happiest country, according to the 2019 UN World Happiness index. But actually, all of the Scandinavian countries come in the top ten, with Denmark ranked 2nd, Norway 3rd, Iceland 4th (if we’re including the Nordic countries) and Sweden 7th.
This is no coincidence. Nordic countries rank so high on the happiness report because they have things like free education and healthcare, low crime rates, cushy social security nets, a relatively homogeneous population and they’re fairly prosperous.
What are the characteristics of Scandinavians? The physical traits of the Nordics were described as light eyes, light skin, tall stature, and dolichocephalic skull; the psychological traits as truthful, equitable, competitive, naive, reserved, and individualistic.
All Nordic countries are among the top 10 in the Family Life Index. They also do well for digital life, safety and security, and health and well-being. Expats enjoy the work-life balance but are often dissatisfied with their career prospects. The high cost of living is a frequent cause for complaint.
Blonde hair, blue eyes
Like elsewhere in Europe, Norwegians, Danes and Swedes have a range of hair and eye colours. There are two theories as to why many Scandinavians have blonde hair. … One popular theory is it was caused by genetic mutations as a result of the lack of sunlight once humans began to spread north.
As such, the Scandinavian country is now not far from the average consumption in the OECD countries of 8.9 litres, according to a new OECD report comparing health conditions in its 36 member states. … Consumption per person is 6 litres in Norway, 7.1 in Sweden and 8.4 in Finland, the OECD report states.
Norway is widely considered to be one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but why is the country so rich and where does the prosperity come from?