The Happiest Cities in the World [Infographic] | Science, Technology and Society |

The winning locations end up being quite obvious candidates; entertainment and cultural heavyweights, beautiful urban areas and laid-back lifestyles lead the march. Policy advisor, Simon Anholt, comments that if the survey had been conducted over 100 years ago, the list would be close to identical, with the exception of Australian cities making a unexpected appearance – calling them somewhat “of a branding miracle”.