Special Report

Rich Countries With the Best and Worst Life Satisfaction

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26. Lithuania
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.4
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 46.0% of adults – #35 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 76.4 years – #35 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 57.0% – #33 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $31,811 – #26 highest
> Population: 2,794,700 – #35 largest

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27. Colombia
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.2
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 60.0% of adults – #29 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 80.6 years – #26 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 47.0% – #39 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $26,729 – #32 highest
> Population: 50,882,880 – #13 largest

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28. Latvia
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.2
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 47.0% of adults – #34 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 75.5 years – #37 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 55.0% – #34 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $29,876 – #29 highest
> Population: 1,901,550 – #37 largest

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29. Brazil
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.1
> Self-reported health “good” or better: Not available
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 75.9 years – #36 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 80.0% – #9 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): Not available
> Population: 212,559,410 – #2 largest

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30. Poland
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.1
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 60.0% of adults – #30 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 78.0 years – #31 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 68.0% – #23 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $32,527 – #25 highest
> Population: 37,950,800 – #16 largest

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