IKEA Will Pay You In Money And Meatballs To Find The Secret To Happiness

This is not a drill. IKEA is genuinely offering to pay someone to research why Danes are so goddamn happy all the time.

The Swedish company will fly you to Copenhagen, Denmark, in September, where you will be treated to "home visits, guided tours, talks and dinners" in a bid to lock down the essential ingredients.

The entire Copa-experience will be documented online.

According to the application, you need to be a curious adult -- having had at least 18 years experience as a human being -- who loves to travel, meet new people, experience different cultures and be in the spotlight.

If you're successful you'll get a temporary home, days full of adventures, free '‘köttbulla" -- meatballs, guys -- an average Danish salary and your travel expenses covered.

This could be you. Sitting along the Nyhavn in Copenhagen contemplating the key to happiness. Photo: Getty

The only downfall? You have to pay Danish taxes, which is about 45 percent of your income.

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Denmark is climbing back up the rungs of the happiness ladder, currently sitting second behind Finland, according to the 2019 World Happiness Report.

It's largely thanks to the country's excellent life expectancy, one of the smallest wealth gaps on the planet, the shortest working week in all of Europe, and of course, free education and healthcare.

The news wasn't so good for Australia -- we dropped out of the top 10 for the first time, sitting at number 11.

So if you're keen to get to a happier country free of charge, click here, make a video and press 'apply' before July 1.