These are the 10 happiest countries in the world

Congratulations Panama, we have good news: you're the happiest country in the world.

Although there's some debate over where people are the happiest - the UN thinks it's Switzerland and self-reported happiness puts Fiji in the top spot - in a new study looking at overall wellbeing, Panama was crowned as the world's happy place.

The 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index surveyed more than 146,000 people in 145 countries about factors including their sense of purpose, involvement with the community, financial situation, physical health and relationships.

We suspect that Panama's ranking could also have something to do with the fact that the country has the most beer in the world per capita.

The happiest countries in the world on the 2014 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index:

1. Panama

2. Costa Rica

3. Puerto Rico

4. Switzerland

5. Belize

6. Chile

7. Denmark

8. Guatemala

9. Austria

10. Mexico

With seven countries in the top ten Latin America is definitely the hakuna matata place to be.

The UK ranked 44th, and the least happy country in the world was Afghanistan.

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