Israel has been ranked as the 11th happiest nation in the world in the latest World Happiness Report, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The ranking is a notable increase from 2020, when the country ranked 14th place.
Various factors were taken into account in determining the subjective measure of well-being, including GDP per capita, life expectancy, social support, freedom to make life choices, generosity, corruption perception and trust in government institutions.
Number one on the list, once again, was Finland, followed by fellow Nordic states Iceland and Denmark. Switzerland, the Netherlands and Sweden came next and Germany jumped from No. 17 last year to No. 7 this year. The top 10 was rounded out by Norway, New Zealand and Austria, with Australia trailing Israel in the 12th spot.