Every year, more than 1 million people come to the United States in hopes of living the American dream. With so many people striving to live in the U.S., you might think it's the happiest country on earth. Not so.
The U.S. is the No. 18 happiest country in the world while Finland is No. 1, according to the 2018 World Happiness Report. So, what do these countries offer that the U.S. doesn't when it comes to happiness?
To find out if perhaps positive economic factors play a role, GOBankingRates crunched numbers on wages, unemployment rates and housing for the 15 happiest countries.