Special Report

Most Miserable Countries in the World

Political oppression. Tenuous social support. Corruption. Poor health care. These issues are sadly too familiar for the world’s top 25 for most miserable countries.

For much of Africa, and parts of Asia, these problems are impeding improvements in their standard of living.

To identify the most miserable countries in the world, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed The World Happiness Report 2018 produced by the UN-initiative Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Researchers used a range of survey data from the 2015-2017 Gallup World Poll to rank happiness levels in 156 countries. Healthy life expectancy data for each country was obtained from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

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