The Happiest Country in the World Pays the Highest Taxes

Taxes: In Nordic countries, we pay some of the highest taxes in the world. Yet, 88% of people living in Denmark are happily paying their taxes. We often say that we are happy not despite of the high taxes, but because of them. The taxes we pay enable us to enjoy a high quality of life and feel supported. For example, in Denmark, healthcare is free. Elderly care is free. University education is free. Children’s day-care is heavily subsidised and schooling for children with special needs is also free. Every Danish citizen is entitled to economic support if they are unemployed. By paying our taxes, we are investing in quality of life, which is ultimately more important than individual wealth.

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