10 Cities Which Will Make You Happy

A wise woman once said, “if you’re unhappy, move, you’re not a tree”. But where would you go to be happy? Is there somewhere you could go to have a happier start? Why not try the happiest cities in the world?

Top 10 Cities To Make You Happy

1. Rio De Janerio, Brazil

Rio is one of the most fun places to live. The citizens of Rio are also among the happiest in the world. the reason for their happiness, unending natural beauty, nature trails to hike and more.

While close to home is the numerous dance clubs, tourist attractions, sunny beaches to keep the citizens entertained. No wonder Rio makes the top spot in the list of the happiest cities in the world.

2. Copenhagen, Denmark

Even with a population of 5.5 million living in a tiny space the Danish folk find a way to be happy. They’re so happy in fact that they topped the list of the happiest nations of the world as per the UN and Copenhagen was the model city for their display.

3. Melbourne, Australia

If you’re having trouble having a time of your life down under in Melbourne you might want to take a closer look in the mirror. Voted most ‘livable city’ in the world, Melbourne is surely a fun place to be thanks to the culture, the people, the attraction it offers tourists and so much more.

4. Vienna, Austria

Might not seem like it, but the Austrians are quite happy with the state of affairs in Vienna. It could be the excellent social systems they have in place, the affordable housing or even the cheap public transportation. They’d make me very happy too. Vienna definitely deserves a spot on the list of the cities that will make you happy.

5. Barcelona, Spain

It could be the Spanish weather, or the food or the wines, whatever the case, the residents of Barcelona consider themselves to be some of the happiest in the world. So happy in fact that they take up the 5th spot in the list of 10 cities that will make you happy.

6. Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is often named as one of the most livable cities in the world and it is also one of the happiest in the world to live in. While it may not have the pizzaz of Rio or the spirit of Melbourne but it has something which is unique in its own right and the Canadians love it.

7. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ultra-liberal culture, beautiful women, legal marijuana, and healthy people make for a very happy combination. Amsterdam is one of the best countries if you truly want to feel free from societal pressures.

8. Munich, Germany

This German city gets flooded with tourists every Oktoberfest and yet it still manages to maintain its calm and composure. The fun levels are turned up more than a few notches during the Oktoberfest, but even otherwise the residents of Munich are quite a happy group.

9. Kilkenny, Ireland

The ninth friendliest place in the world is also the ninth happiest city in the world. Is that an odd coincidence? It could do, although research does go on to show how socializing helps the body live longer and stay happier. Maybe the two are connected.

10. San Francisco, USA

The city of brotherly love definitely deserves its place on this list. The culture or art, music, and being true to who you are, are so clearly defined in the people living in San Fran. You’d be hard-pressed to find a happier city in the United States.


While this list does comprise of the happiest cities in the world, they do have their own problems. Copenhagen is too expensive to live in, Melbourne is too far away from any other country and Rio is quite unsafe for tourists. The point is, moving to find happiness is a great idea, but true happiness always lies within.

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