Oh Misery

Brunei
Brunei, least miserable country

The misery index is an economic indicator, created by economist Arthur Okun, and found by adding the unemployment rate to the inflation rate. It is assumed that both a higher rate of unemployment and a worsening of inflation create economic and social costs for a country

Here are the 108 countries and their scores on the Misery Index:

1. Venezuela- 106.03
2. Argentina- 68
3. Syria- 63.9
4. Ukraine- 51.8
5. Iran- 49.10
6. Brazil- 42.79
7. Sao Tome and Principe- 42.06
8. Serbia- 40.32
9. Jamaica- 39.85
10. South Africa- 39.16
11. Sudan- 38.71
12. Macedonia- 36.53
13. Kyrgyzstan- 35.17
14. Belarus- 34.81
15. Armenia- 34.45
16. Spain – 34.32
17.Palestinian Territories- 33.50
18. Egypt- 32.72
19.  Greece- 32.02
20. Cyprus- 31.55
21. Bosnia and Herzegovina- 31.22
22. Turkey- 29.72
23. Mongolia- 29.25
24. Belize- 28.90
25. Uruguay- 28.37
26. Honduras- 28.07
27. Dominican Republic- 27.98
28. Barbados- 27.83
29. Paraguay- 27.01
30. Costa Rica- 26.87
31. Croatia- 26.77
32. Kazakhstan- 26.33
33. Pakistan- 26.13
34. Nicaragua- 25.06
35. Georgia- 24.82
36. Jordan- 23.59
37. Azerbaijan- 23.32
38. India- 23.14
39. Cape Verge- 22.81
40. Portugal- 22.53
41. Albania- 21.60
42. Russia- 21.42
43. Suriname- 20.68
44. Bhutan- 20.63
45. Algeria- 20.50
46. Indonesia- 20.35
47. Saudi Arabia- 20.35
48. Bangladesh- 20.12
49. Peru- 20.09
50. Colombia- 19.61
51. Moldova- 19.27
52. Bulgaria- 19.09
53. Bolivia- 18.38
54. Myanmar- 18.37
55. Italy- 18.08
56. Mauritius- 17.82
57. Estonia- 17.57
58. Romania- 16.75
59. Slovenia- 16.63
60. Slovakia- 16.43
61. Fiji- 16.03
62. Seychelles- 15.67
63. Poland- 15.54
64. Sri Lanka- 15.27
65. Trinidad and Tobago- 15.13
66. Vietnam- 15.02
67. Hungary- 14.94
68. Latvia- 14.94
69. Morocco- 14.75
70. Chile- 14.42
71. France- 14.17
72. Lithuania- 13.96
73. Ecuador- 13.72
74. Ireland- 13.62
75. Mexico- 13.18
76. Malta- 12.73
77. El Salvador- 12.56
78. Australia- 12.53
79. Belgium- 12.22
80. Philippines- 12.21
81.  Finland- 11.79
82. Qatar- 11.79
83. Iceland – 11.66
84. New Zealand- 11.47
85. Israel- 11.16
86. United Kingdom- 11.03
87. Denmark- 10.96
88. Czech Republic- 10.76
89. Canada- 10.62
90. Netherlands- 9.94
91. Bahrain- 9.77
92. Kuwait- 9.65
93. Panama- 9.39
94. Hong Kong- 9.25
95. United States- 9.22
96. Sweden- 9.01
97. Thailand- 7.94
98. Austria- 7.63
99. Germany- 7.62
100. Singapore- 7.44
101. Malaysia- 7.36
102. Norway- 7.22
103. South Korea- 6.86
104. Japan- 6.18
105. Taiwan- 5.91
106. China- 5.69
107. Switzerland- 5.39
108. Brunei- 4.94

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