No. 9: Iceland
A skyline view of Reykjavik, Iceland. Icelanders have the British beat in the life-satisfaction category. Eighty-seven percent of Icelanders say they are content with their lives. Seventy-nine percent of the country’s 15- to 64-year-old population is employed, which is higher than in the United Kingdom, where 70 percent have a job. Population: 300,000. Average disposable net income: Less than $23,047.