Special Report

Rich Countries With the Best and Worst Life Satisfaction

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31. Japan
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.1
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 37.0% of adults – #37 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 84.4 years – #1 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 53.0% – #36 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $38,515 – #22 highest
> Population: 125,836,020 – #5 largest

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32. Mexico
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.0
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 66.0% of adults – #26 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 75.1 years – #38 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 63.0% – #29 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $16,230 – #35 highest
> Population: 128,932,750 – #4 largest

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33. Hungary
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 6.0
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 58.0% of adults – #31 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 76.4 years – #34 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 70.0% – #18 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $25,409 – #33 highest
> Population: 9,749,760 – #24 largest

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34. Greece
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 5.8
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 79.0% of adults – #8 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 81.7 years – #21 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 58.0% – #32 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $27,207 – #31 highest
> Population: 10,715,550 – #20 largest

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35. Portugal
> Life satisfaction 0-10: 5.8
> Self-reported health “good” or better: 50.0% of adults – #33 most on list
> Life-expectancy at birth in 2020: 81.8 years – #20 highest
> Best recent voter turnout: 49.0% – #38 highest
> Avg annual wage (full-time): $28,410 – #30 highest
> Population: 10,305,560 – #23 largest

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