Iceland and Norway “Fifth Happiest”

The lowest score was 4.8 in Bulgaria, with Portugal, Hungary, Greece and Cyprus just above, on 6.2.

Iceland and Norway are joint fifth and sixth in the latest list of European countries where residents are happiest with life.

The list is compiled by the European statistics agency, Eurostat, and was released this week based on a survey conducted in nearly all European countries in 2013, Iceland Review reports.

The analysis is based on three areas in which people rate their satisfaction with life on a scale of one to ten.

The first four places on the list are shared equally between Denmark, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden, while Iceland and Norway equally share fifth and sixth position with a score of 7.9 out of ten.