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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".

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

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