Special Report

Rich Countries With the Best and Worst Life Satisfaction

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6. Luxembourg
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.4
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 72.0% of adults – #18 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.7 years – #13 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 90.0% – #2 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $65,854 – #3 highest
> Population: 632,270 – #39 largest

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7. New Zealand
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.3
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 86.0% of adults – #3 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.1 years – #16 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 82.0% – #7 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $45,269 – #18 highest
> Population: 5,084,300 – #33 largest

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8. Sweden
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.3
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 76.0% of adults – #10 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 83.2 years – #6 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 87.0% – #4 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $47,020 – #15 highest
> Population: 10,353,440 – #22 largest

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9. Norway
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.3
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 75.0% of adults – #12 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 83.0 years – #9 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 78.0% – #11 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $55,780 – #7 highest
> Population: 5,379,480 – #31 largest

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10. Germany
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.3
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 66.0% of adults – #25 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 81.4 years – #24 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 76.0% – #13 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $53,745 – #11 highest
> Population: 83,240,520 – #7 largest

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