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IKEA Is Sending Someone To Denmark To Learn The ‘Keys’ To Happiness

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The major retailer IKEA is sending someone on a two-week trip to Denmark to learn the “keys” to happiness.

IKEA will reportedly accept applications until July 1 to send one person to the Scandinavian country. Applicants have the best chance of winning if they are over the age of 18, want to be in front of a camera and are looking to find happiness, according to IKEA.

The trip will include staying in a contemporary home in Copenhagen, a salary and free meatballs at any IKEA restaurant. View the application here. The retailer has not specified the amount of the salary, but did say it would be subject to Dutch taxes.

View of Copenhagen, Denmark

IKEA’s website says, “We hope that you will come visit us in Denmark and help us find all the keys to a real home of happiness. Keys we will share with the rest of the world…”

Denmark ranked near the top of the World Happiness Report in 2018.

A Danish website attributes the country’s happiness to free education, free healthcare and a “social welfare responsibility.” The website says people in Denmark are “happy to pay taxes.”

So how much are their taxes? Denmark charges their top earners a 55.8 percent income tax rate, a February study by Bloomberg says. (RELATED: Trump Says People Are Fleeing NY’s ‘Oppression’)

Denmark also leads the way by a landslide in tax income as a percent of its GDP. Denmark’s GDP is almost 25 percent income tax. For comparison, Sweden is in the second spot at 13 percent, with the U.S. trailing a few spots behind, at around 10 percent, Bloomberg reports.

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