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The United Nations World Happiness Report released in 2015 ranked Israel as the eleventh happiest country in the world, placing behind countries like Switzerland, Iceland, and Canada, but ahead of the United States and all of Israel's Middle-Eastern neighbors. Israel maintained it's eleventh place ranking on the 2016 United Nations World Happiness index. In 2016 Israel was ranked fifth out of the 36 OECD members on the OECD Life Satisfaction Index.

According to a survey conducted in 2015 by ex-patriot networking service InterNations, Israel is one of the most attractive places to raise a family for individuals who have moved from other countries. Out of 41 countries, Israel was ranked as the fourth best country to raise a family, trailing only Austria, Sweden, and Finland.

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