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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/27072006/325/unha...ve-denmark.html

Unhappy? Move to Denmark

Reuters Friday July 28, 12:10 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - If you're looking for happiness, go and live in Denmark.
It is the happiest country in the world while Burundi in Africa is the most unhappy, according to a report by a scientist released on Friday.
At the bottom came the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Burundi. The United States came in at 23rd,
Britain was in 41st place
, Germany 35th and France 62nd.

I wonder if there is any correlation to HPI?

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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/27072006/325/unha...ve-denmark.html

Unhappy? Move to Denmark

Reuters Friday July 28, 12:10 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - If you're looking for happiness, go and live in Denmark.
It is the happiest country in the world while Burundi in Africa is the most unhappy, according to a report by a scientist released on Friday.
At the bottom came the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe and Burundi. The United States came in at 23rd,
Britain was in 41st place
, Germany 35th and France 62nd.

I wonder if there is any correlation to HPI?

No, it can't be. With prices already crashing all around the UK, the people surveyed would be really happy. It must be something else.

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Some other silly survey or study recently claimed that Denmark was the country most likely to experience an HPC - even more likely than Ireland apparently. Make of that what you will. Load of b0ll0x all round if you ask me.

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Guest Bart of Darkness

If most people are homeowners and are (by dint of HPI) richer than ever and are (apparently) STILL not happy (according to this survey) it would seem to indicate that there's more to life than high house prices or having lots of materialistic tat.

The main factors that affected happiness were health provision, wealth and education, according to White who said his research had produced the "first world map of happiness".

Hmmmmm.....

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my brother lives in denmark, i went to see him a little while ago to sample his lifestyle. the report is about right - attitude toward work/life balance, family life etc is very good.

my bro keeps talking to me about a job that is out there... must look into that!

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I am Danish, and believe me the happiness has nothing to do with housing there, most people rent there from the government and house buying is tough with a lot of charges by the Danish government, think estate agents selling fees are about 15-20%..

The happiness comes from a more relaxed way of living, we are more chilled out people and do rarely get uptight about things..

Saying that I certainly cannot live back there anymore because I find it too controlled by the government

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Realistbear,

10 out of 10 for effort but 0 out of 10 for results.

Despite your best efforts it's just not working.

"IT?"

I am Danish, and believe me the happiness has nothing to do with housing there, most people rent there from the government and house buying is tough with a lot of charges by the Danish government, think estate agents selling fees are about 15-20%..

The happiness comes from a more relaxed way of living, we are more chilled out people and do rarely get uptight about things..

Saying that I certainly cannot live back there anymore because I find it too controlled by the government

I think that may be the key, happiness SHOULD not have anything to do with housing. In the UK, it is a national obsession hence HPI or boom and bust economy about every 7-10 years.

My former brother-in-law is Danish and despite now being broke (he was once quite wealthy and owner several large houses in England) and renting a small flat on Coronado Island in San Diego--is happy. He is over 80, walks 5 miles a day and has almost no material desires and could care less about house prices.

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