Special Report

Rich Countries With the Best and Worst Life Satisfaction

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1. Finland
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.9
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 68.0% of adults – #21 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.1 years – #17 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 69.0% – #19 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $46,230 – #16 highest
> Population: 5,530,720 – #29 largest

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2. Iceland
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.6
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 77.0% of adults – #9 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 83.2 years – #7 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 81.0% – #8 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $67,488 – #2 highest
> Population: 366,430 – #40 largest

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3. Switzerland
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.5
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 81.0% of adults – #6 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 84.0 years – #2 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 45.0% – #40 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $64,824 – #4 highest
> Population: 8,636,900 – #27 largest

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4. Netherlands
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.5
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 75.0% of adults – #13 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.2 years – #14 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 79.0% – #10 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $58,828 – #5 highest
> Population: 17,441,140 – #18 largest

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5. Denmark
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.5
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 70.0% of adults – #20 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 81.5 years – #23 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 85.0% – #6 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $58,430 – #6 highest
> Population: 5,831,400 – #28 largest

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