What $500k Can Buy You in Real Estate in the World’s Happiest Countries

Every year the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes a World Happiness Report. The ranking of countries is based on such factors as GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and absence of corruption (or rather the public perception of the degree of corruption). So, we decided to do some research and see what types of apartments/houses you can buy with $500,000 in the capital cities of the top ten happiest countries in the world. The US was ranked #13, so it will not be on the list today, but check out our article on What $500k can buy you in the cheapest and most expensive states!

#10. Stockholm, Sweden
This 2-bedroom apartment will cost you SEK 3 894 888 or $461127,09


#9. Canberra, Australia
This 3-bedroom, 2-bathrooms apartment will set you back AUD 539,000 = $414,248


#8. Wellington, New Zealand
Here is a 2-bedroom apartment that even has a view of the ocean that can be all yours for NZD530,000 = $383,370

new zealand apartment

#7. Amsterdam, Netherlands
This fully renovated 3-bedroom 1-bath apartment will set you back EUR 375,000 = $419,812

amsterdam apartment

#6. Ottawa, Canada
Here you can buy a 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house for CAD 589,000 = $458,189

canada house

#5. Helsinki, Finland
Here you will spend EUR 495,000 = $558,236 on a 1-bedroom apartment.

helsinki apartment

#4. Oslo, Norway
You can get a spacious 2-bedroom apartment for NOK5 290 000 = $645,271

oslo apartment

#3. Reykjavik, Iceland
In this capital city you can buy a house for ISK57900000 = $493,732


#2. Bern, Switzerland (technically, Bern is not the capital, but it’s as close as you can get to one)
You can get a house like this for CHF 490,000 = $50,9551. The view is perhaps one of the most gorgeous on the list.

switzerland house

#1. Copenhagen, Denmark
At last, the happiest country in the world! You can buy a very spacious 4-bedroom apartment here for DKK 3,200,000 = $484,966

denmark apartment

So, where of these 10 countries would you move to?

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