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Vancouver ranked one of the 'happiest cities' in the world

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Vancouver has been included in a ranking of the top 12 "happiest cities" in the world. 

Vancouver has been included in a ranking of the top 12 "happiest cities" in the world. 

CIA Landlord analyzed 46 cities to determine where in the world is the best location to buy a property as a young adult. The study analyzed a range of factors including the cost of buying a property, job availability, average salary and happiness ratings to determine the best city to buy a property at a young age.

When someone is relocating, the insurance company notes that happiness is an important factor to consider. "Taking into consideration the happiness of the nation can be a useful tool to assess satisfaction in a city."

Helsinki in Finland was ranked the happiest city with a score of 7.8. Wellington and Aarhus followed with scores of 7.6 and 7.5.

Canadian cities Vancouver and Toronto take both 11th and 12th place in the happiest city ranking. Report authors note that this indicates that Canada is a prime location for young adults who prioritize happiness in their new location.

On the other end of the spectrum, some of the most unhappy cities include Beijing, Shanghai and Thessaloniki. 

The top 12 happiest cities in the world 

Rank

Country

City

Score

1

Finland 

Helsinki 

7.8

2

New Zealand 

Wellington 

7.6

3

Denmark

Aarhus

7.5

4

Denmark

Copenhagen

7.5

5

Norway

Oslo

7.5

6

Norway

Bergen

7.5

7

Netherlands

Amsterdam

7.5

8

Sweden

Stockholm

7.4

9

Sweden

Gothenburg

7.4

10

Iceland

Reykjavik

7.4

11

Canada

Vancouver 

7.3

12

Canada

Toronto

7.3