Poland advances to 42nd place in World Happiness Report

The World Happiness Report 2018 has put Poland in 42nd place among 156 countries ranked by happiness levels, based on factors such as life expectancy, social support and corruption.

Poland has advanced from 46th position last year and has preceded Italy, Lithuania, Slovenia, Japan, Russia and Hungary, among other countries.

Finland has emerged as the happiest place to live and tops the 2018 global happiness index.

Europe's Nordic nations have dominated the index since it was first produced in 2012. This year, Finland has pushed neighbouring Norway into second place.

Rounding out the Top 10 are Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Australia.

The United States fell to 18th place from 14th last year.

The report is published by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network.