The friendliest country in the world doesn’t need to be the happiest. As it turns out the happiest country in the world is Portugal with Taiwan coming in second. Note that ranks change year on year.
This is the first time that Portugal has claimed the top spot as the world’s friendliest country. The runners-up were Taiwan and Mexico and following that were Cambodia, Bahrain, Costa Rica, Oman, Colombia, Vietnam, and Canada.
Maria Ines Amaral
Founder and CEO of Portuguese association of Tourism for the Middle East