Special Report

Rich Countries With the Best and Worst Life Satisfaction

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11. Israel
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.2
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 74.0% of adults – #14 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.9 years – #11 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 67.0% – #24 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $39,322 – #21 highest
> Population: 9,216,900 – #25 largest

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12. Austria
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.2
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 71.0% of adults – #19 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.0 years – #19 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 76.0% – #14 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $53,132 – #12 highest
> Population: 8,917,200 – #26 largest

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13. Australia
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.1
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 85.0% of adults – #4 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 83.0 years – #8 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 92.0% – #1 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $55,206 – #9 highest
> Population: 45,376,760 – #15 largest

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14. Chile
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.0
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 89.0% of adults – #1 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 82.1 years – #18 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 68.0% – #22 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $55,342 – #8 highest
> Population: 19,116,210 – #17 largest

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15. United States
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 7.0
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 88.0% of adults – #2 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 78.9 years – #28 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 65.0% – #27 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $69,392 – #1 highest
> Population: 329,484,120 – #1 largest

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