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Lifestyle > Life satisfaction inequality: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: This data is indicative of how much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life-as-a-whole.Life-satisfaction assessed by means of surveys in samples of the general population. Scores may be too low in some countries, due to under sampling of rural and illiterate population. In this ranking the focus is not on the level of happiness in the country, but on inequality in happiness among citizens.Inequality in happiness can be measured by the dispersion of responses to survey-questions. The degree of dispersion can be expressed statistically in the standard deviation and surveys items rated on a 10 step numerical scale are particularly usefull for that purpose. Most scores are based on responses to the following question: "All things considered, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your life-as-a-whole now? 1 dissatisfied to10 satisfied".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Egypt 3.7 2004
2 Tanzania 3.6 2004
3 Algeria 3.2 2004
=4 Venezuela 3.1 2004
=4 Zimbabwe 3.1 2004
=4 Romania 3.1 2004
=4 South Africa 3.1 2004
8 Turkey 3 2004
=9 Georgia 2.9 2004
=9 Lithuania 2.9 2004
=11 Morocco 2.8 2004
=11 Jordan 2.8 2004
=11 Brazil 2.8 2004
=11 Poland 2.8 2004
=15 Serbia and Montenegro 2.7 2004
=15 Dominican Republic 2.7 2004
=15 Nigeria 2.7 2004
=15 El Salvador 2.7 2004
=15 Philippines 2.7 2004
=15 Hungary 2.7 2004
=15 Republic of Macedonia 2.7 2004
=15 India 2.7 2004
=15 Peru 2.7 2004
=15 Ukraine 2.7 2004
=15 Bulgaria 2.7 2004
=15 Uganda 2.7 2004
=15 Iran 2.7 2004
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.64 2004
=28 South Korea 2.6 2004
=28 Moldova 2.6 2004
=28 Lebanon 2.6 2004
=28 Uzbekistan 2.6 2004
=28 Bolivia 2.6 2004
=28 Azerbaijan 2.6 2004
=28 China 2.6 2004
=28 Armenia 2.6 2004
=28 Russia 2.6 2004
=28 Latvia 2.6 2004
=28 Uruguay 2.6 2004
=28 Honduras 2.6 2004
=40 Slovakia 2.5 2004
=40 Bangladesh 2.5 2004
=40 Mexico 2.5 2004
=40 Argentina 2.5 2004
=40 Guatemala 2.5 2004
=40 Albania 2.5 2004
=40 Kenya 2.5 2004
=40 Cote d'Ivoire 2.5 2004
=40 Angola 2.5 2004
=40 Belarus 2.5 2004
=40 Croatia 2.5 2004
=51 Estonia 2.4 2004
=51 Israel 2.4 2004
=51 Senegal 2.4 2004
=51 Greece 2.4 2004
=51 Ghana 2.4 2004
=51 Slovenia 2.4 2004
=51 Chile 2.4 2004
NATO countries average (profile) 2.37 2004
European Union average (profile) 2.32 2004
=58 Indonesia 2.3 2004
=58 Portugal 2.3 2004
=58 Taiwan 2.3 2004
=58 Italy 2.3 2004
=58 New Zealand 2.3 2004
=58 Vietnam 2.3 2004
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.24 2004
=64 France 2.2 2004
=64 Colombia 2.2 2004
=64 United Kingdom 2.2 2004
=64 Spain 2.2 2004
=64 Mali 2.2 2004
=64 Belgium 2.2 2004
=64 Germany 2.2 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 2.19 2004
High income OECD countries average (profile) 2.19 2004
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.16 2004
=71 Luxembourg 2.1 2004
=71 Ireland 2.1 2004
=71 Australia 2.1 2004
=71 Denmark 2.1 2004
=71 United States 2.1 2004
=71 Austria 2.1 2004
=71 Japan 2.1 2004
=78 Canada 2 2004
=78 Norway 2 2004
=78 Sweden 2 2004
=78 Singapore 2 2004
=82 Finland 1.9 2004
=82 Switzerland 1.9 2004
=84 Malta 1.8 2004
=84 Iceland 1.8 2004
=86 Netherlands 1.6 2004
=86 Pakistan 1.6 2004

Citation

"Countries Compared by Lifestyle > Life satisfaction inequality. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Database of Happiness, Happiness in Nations, Rank Report 2004/3b. Equality of  happiness in 90 nations 1990-2000. How much citizens differ in enjoyment of their life as a whole. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Lifestyle/Life-satisfaction-inequality

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Interesting observations about Lifestyle > Life satisfaction inequality

  • Poland ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst High income OECD countries in 2004.
  • Romania ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst Europe in 2004.
  • South Africa ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst Emerging markets in 2004.
  • United States ranked third last for life satisfaction inequality amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2004.
  • Turkey ranked second for life satisfaction inequality amongst NATO countries in 2004.
  • Lithuania ranked second for life satisfaction inequality amongst European Union in 2004.
  • Tanzania ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst Christian countries in 2004.
  • Latvia ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst Eurozone in 2004.
  • All of the top 2 countries by life satisfaction inequality are Hot countries.
  • Egypt ranked first for life satisfaction inequality amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2004.
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