Most miserable countries in the world 2018

Misery index scores for the most miserable countries in the world 2018

by Erin Duffin, last edited Apr 29, 2019
Most miserable countries in the world 2018 This statistic shows the most miserable countries in the world as rated according to the misery index for 2018. In 2018, the most miserable country in the world was considered to be Venezuela with a misery index score of 1746439.1.
Quality of life around the world

The economic indicator, misery index was created by Arthur Okun. The misery index is calculated by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate.

Another famous tool used for the comparison of countries around the world is the Human Development Index, which ranks countries around the world by level of human development. Indicators for the level of human development include life expectancy at birth, literacy rate, education level and gross national income (GNI) per capita.

Economic circumstances also affect life expectancy. Life expectancy in the wealthiest countries is longer than in the poorest areas. With a life expectancy of 84.2 years, Hong Kong leads the ranking of the 20 countries with the highest life expectancy as of 2016. The country with the lowest life expectancy in 2018 is Sierra Leone. People from Sierra Leone are expected to live 51.5 years.

To assess the comparative survey on quality of life, the consulting firm Mercer conducted a ranking of quality of life in cities around the world in 2010. That year, Vienna was ranked as the city with the highest quality of life worldwide. The criteria to assess the quality of life for each city includes political, social, economic and environmental aspects, such as personal safety and health, education and transport services and other public services.

According to the Economist Intelligence Unit, Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe, leads the ranking of the cities with the lowest quality of life around the world in 2008.
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Misery index scores for the most miserable countries in the world 2018

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