Special Report

Most Miserable Countries in the World

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35. Turkey
> Happiness score: 4.744
> GDP per capita, 2020: $27,235 – #46 highest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 77.7 years – #42 highest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 4.35 – #49 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 38 – #69 worst of 143 countries

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34. Burkina Faso
> Happiness score: 4.670
> GDP per capita, 2020: $2,274 – #11 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 61.6 years – #11 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 3.84 – #41 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 42 – #62 best of 143 countries

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33. Cambodia
> Happiness score: 4.640
> GDP per capita, 2020: $4,421 – #27 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 69.8 years – #40 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 2.90 – #23 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 23 – #13 worst of 143 countries

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32. Benin
> Happiness score: 4.623
> GDP per capita, 2020: $3,505 – #22 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 61.8 years – #13 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 4.19 – #47 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 42 – #62 best of 143 countries

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31. Comoros
> Happiness score: 4.609
> GDP per capita, 2020: $3,153 – #19 lowest of 139 countries
> Life expectancy at birth, 2019: 64.3 years – #23 lowest of 141 countries
> Democracy index: 3.20 – #30 lowest of 143 countries
> Corruption index, 2021: 20 – #8 worst of 143 countries

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