Special Report

Most Miserable Countries in the World

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50. Liberia
> Happiness score: 5.122
> GDP per capita, 2020: $1,468 – #3 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 64.1 years – #20 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 5.43 – #62 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 29 – #32 worst of 143 countries

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49. Ukraine
> Happiness score: 5.084
> GDP per capita, 2020: $13,055 – #63 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 71.8 years – #50 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 5.57 – #66 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 32 – #44 worst of 143 countries

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48. Congo
> Happiness score: 5.075
> GDP per capita, 2020: No data
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: No data
> Democracy index: 1.40 – #3 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 21 – #9 worst of 143 countries

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47. Morocco
> Happiness score: 5.060
> GDP per capita, 2020: $7,369 – #39 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 76.7 years – #55 highest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 5.04 – #57 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 39 – #68 best of 143 countries

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46. Mozambique
> Happiness score: 5.048
> GDP per capita, 2020: $1,297 – #2 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 60.9 years – #8 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 3.51 – #37 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 26 – #22 worst of 143 countries

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