When it comes to migration, there are many points that combine with the expected quality of life. This includes better working conditions, education, professional growth and access to a better health system. It increases the efficiency of public service and lower rate of uncertainty.
Finland occupies the number one position among the “happiest countries in the world”, according to the World Happiness Report 2023. This year it managed to catapult itself to that position for the sixth time in a row that time and after an evaluation of 150 countries, Statista points out.
Why did a young man leave Finland?
In principle, the Spaniard justified his decision on the difficulty of traveling due to the high cost and, according to him, the ‘impossibility’ of finding cheap transport. “These trips usually have stopovers; So, in addition to the high price, every time I want to go to Spain or wherever it takes me about eight or nine hours.”
For the European, another point that motivates him to leave is the cost of living, especially in relation to basic goods and food. “If I can go to a country where (that point) is lower, then it will be better.” As a third reason, this young man highlighted his ‘reluctance’ to endure the Finnish winter.
“I give up the suffering of not seeing the light of day, I also avoid the suffering of what is darkness, etc. If I can avoid it, I will avoid it,” he said.
In another clip, the influencer points out how the weather makes it difficult for him to have a more ‘fun’ stay. “The feeling is very similar when we were quarantined for 45 days. You feel no energy, sadness, in a bad situation, but think that every year: it’s really crazy. Also, add the snow issue, it makes everything worse.
The man is active on TikTok, a site where he has more than 500,000 followers and shares his experiences abroad and some advice. One of the clips that attracted the most attention was the first one about his three reasons for leaving Finland.
Which other countries are the “happiest”?
From the World Happiness Report 2023, the Statista portal reports that Finland is followed by Denmark as the second “happiest country in the world” with a score of 7.59. In third place are Iceland (7.53), Israel (7.47) and the number five position is closed by the Netherlands with 7.40 (on a scale of 10).
About the factors considered to determine which countries top the list, in addition to income:
2. Have someone you can trust.
3. Imagine a sense of freedom in making important life decisions.
4. No corruption.