Analysis

Countries of the World: Overall Life Satisfaction for all citizens of the world

Page Title
Overall life satisfaction range
Population (2013)
Location
AfghanistanPoor30,600,000Kabul, Afghanistan, Asia
AlbaniaSatisfactory3,200,000Tirana, Albania, Europe
AlgeriaSatisfactory39,200,000Algiers, Algeria, Africa
Andorra100,000Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Europe
AngolaSatisfactory21,500,000Luanda, Angola, Africa
Antigua and Barbuda100,000St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda, South America
ArgentinaHighly Satisfactory41,400,000Buenos Aires, Argentina, South America
ArmeniaPoor3,000,000Yerevan, Armenia, Asia
AustraliaHighly Satisfactory23,300,000Canberra, Australia, Oceania
AustriaHighly Satisfactory8,500,000Vienna, Austria, Europe
AzerbaijanPoor9,400,000Baku, Azerbaijan, Asia
Bahamas400,000Nassau, Bahamas, South America
BahrainPoor1,300,000Manama, Bahrain, Asia
BangladeshPoor156,600,000Dhaka, Bangladesh, Asia
Barbados300,000Bridgetown, Barbados, South America
BelarusSatisfactory9,400,000Minsk, Belarus, Europe
BelgiumHighly Satisfactory11,100,000Brussels, Belgium, Europe
BelizeHighly Satisfactory300,000Belmopan, Belize, North America
BeninPoor10,300,000Porto-Novo, Benin, Africa
Bhutan800,000Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia
Bolivia10,700,000Sucre, Bolivia, South America
Bosnia and HerzegovinaPoor3,800,000Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe
BotswanaPoor2,000,000Gaborone, Botswana, Africa
BrazilHighly Satisfactory200,400,000Brasília, Brazil, South America
Brunei Darussalam400,000Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam, Asia
BulgariaPoor7,200,000Sofia, Bulgaria, Europe
Burkina FasoPoor16,900,000Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Africa
BurundiPoor10,200,000Bujumbura, Burundi, Africa
CambodiaPoor15,100,000Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Asia
CameroonPoor22,300,000Yaoundé, Cameroon, Africa
CanadaHighly Satisfactory35,200,000Ottawa, Canada, North America
Cape Verde500,000Praia, Cape Verde, Africa
Central African RepublicPoor4,600,000Bangui, Central African Republic, Africa
ChadPoor12,800,000N'Djamena, Chad, Africa
ChileHighly Satisfactory17,600,000Santiago, Chile, South America
ChinaPoor1,385,600,000Beijing, China, Asia
ColombiaSatisfactory48,300,000Bogotá, Colombia, South America
ComorosPoor700,000Moroni, Comoros, Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic of the)Poor67,500,000Kinshasa, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Africa
Congo (Republic of)4,400,000Brazzaville, Congo (Republic of), Africa
Costa RicaHighly Satisfactory4,900,000San José, Costa Rica, North America
CroatiaSatisfactory4,300,000Zagreb, Croatia, Europe
Cuba11,300,000Havana, Cuba, South America
CyprusSatisfactory1,100,000Nicosia, Cyprus, Europe
Czech RepublicSatisfactory10,700,000Prague, Czech Republic, Europe
DenmarkGood5,600,000Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe
DjiboutiPoor900,000Djibouti, Djibouti, Africa
Dominica100,000Roseau, Dominica, South America
Dominican RepublicPoor10,400,000Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, South America
East Timor1,100,000Dili, East Timor, Asia
EcuadorSatisfactory15,700,000Quito, Ecuador, South America
EgyptPoor82,100,000Cairo, Egypt, Africa
El SalvadorSatisfactory6,300,000San Salvador, El Salvador, North America
Equatorial Guinea800,000Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Africa
Eritrea6,300,000Asmara, Eritrea, Africa
EstoniaPoor1,300,000Tallinn, Estonia, Europe
Ethiopia94,100,000Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa
Fiji900,000Suva, Fiji, Oceania
FinlandHighly Satisfactory5,400,000Helsinki, Finland, Europe
FranceHighly Satisfactory64,300,000Paris, France, Europe
GabonPoor1,700,000Libreville, Gabon, Africa
Gambia1,800,000Banjul, Gambia, Africa
Georgia4,300,000
Georgia, Asia4,300,000Tbilisi, Georgia, Asia, Asia
GermanyHighly Satisfactory82,700,000Berlin, Germany, Europe
GhanaPoor25,900,000Accra, Ghana, Africa
GreecePoor11,100,000Athens, Greece, Europe
Grenada100,000St. George's, Grenada, South America
GuatemalaSatisfactory15,500,000Guatemala City, Guatemala, North America
GuineaPoor11,700,000Conakry, Guinea, Africa
Guinea-Bissau1,700,000Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, Africa
GuyanaSatisfactory800,000Georgetown, Guyana, South America
HaitiPoor10,300,000Port-au-Prince, Haiti, South America
HondurasPoor8,100,000Tegucigalpa, Honduras, North America
Hong Kong7,200,000Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Asia
HungaryPoor10,000,000Budapest, Hungary, Europe
IcelandGood300,000Reykjavík, Iceland, Europe
IndiaPoor1,252,100,000New Delhi, India, Asia
IndonesiaPoor249,900,000Jakarta, Indonesia, Asia
Iran77,400,000Tehran, Iran, Asia
IraqPoor33,800,000Baghdad, Iraq, Asia
IrelandHighly Satisfactory4,600,000Dublin, Ireland, Europe
IsraelHighly Satisfactory7,700,000Jerusalem, Israel, Asia
ItalySatisfactory61,000,000Rome, Italy, Europe
Ivory Coast20,300,000Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast, Africa
JamaicaPoor2,800,000Kingston, Jamaica, South America
JapanSatisfactory127,100,000Tokyo, Japan, Asia
JordanPoor7,300,000Amman, Jordan, Asia
KazakhstanSatisfactory16,400,000Astana, Kazakhstan, Asia
KenyaPoor44,400,000Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Kiribati100,000South Tarawa, Kiribati, Oceania
KuwaitSatisfactory3,400,000Kuwait City, Kuwait, Asia
KyrgyzstanPoor5,500,000Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Asia
Laos6,800,000Vientiane, Laos, Asia
LatviaPoor2,100,000Riga, Latvia, Europe
LebanonPoor4,800,000Beirut, Lebanon, Asia
LesothoPoor2,100,000Maseru, Lesotho, Africa
LiberiaPoor4,300,000Monrovia, Liberia, Africa
LibyaSatisfactory6,200,000Tripoli, Libya, Africa
LiechtensteinVaduz, Liechtenstein, Europe
LithuaniaSatisfactory3,000,000Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe
LuxembourgHighly Satisfactory500,000Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Europe
Macedonia2,100,000Skopje, Macedonia, Europe
MadagascarPoor22,900,000Antananarivo, Madagascar, Africa
MalawiPoor16,400,000Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa
MalaysiaSatisfactory29,700,000Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Asia
Maldives300,000Malé, Maldives, Asia
MaliPoor15,300,000Bamako, Mali, Africa
MaltaSatisfactory400,000Valletta, Malta, Europe
Marshall Islands100,000Majuro, Marshall Islands, Oceania
MauritaniaPoor3,900,000Nouakchott, Mauritania, Africa
MauritiusSatisfactory1,200,000Port Louis, Mauritius, Africa
MexicoHighly Satisfactory122,300,000Mexico City, Mexico, North America
Micronesia100,000Palikir, Micronesia, Oceania
Moldova3,500,000Chişinău, Moldova, Europe
MonacoMonaco, Monaco, Europe
MongoliaPoor2,800,000Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Asia
MontenegroPoor600,000Podgorica, Montenegro, Europe
MoroccoPoor33,000,000Rabat, Morocco, Africa
MozambiquePoor25,800,000Maputo, Mozambique, Africa
MyanmarPoor53,300,000Naypyidaw, Myanmar, Asia
NamibiaPoor2,300,000Windhoek, Namibia, Africa
NauruYaren, Nauru, Oceania
NepalPoor27,800,000Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia
NetherlandsGood16,800,000Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe
New ZealandHighly Satisfactory4,500,000Wellington, New Zealand, Oceania
NicaraguaPoor6,100,000Managua, Nicaragua, North America
NigerPoor17,800,000Niamey, Niger, Africa
NigeriaSatisfactory173,600,000Abuja, Nigeria, Africa
North Korea24,900,000Pyongyang, North Korea, Asia
NorwayGood5,000,000Oslo, Norway, Europe
OmanHighly Satisfactory3,600,000Muscat, Oman, Asia
PakistanPoor182,100,000Islamabad, Pakistan, Asia
PalauNgerulmud, Palau, Oceania
Palestine4,300,000East Jerusalem, Palestine, Asia
PanamaHighly Satisfactory3,900,000Panama City, Panama, North America
Papua New Guinea7,300,000Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Oceania
ParaguaySatisfactory6,800,000Asunción, Paraguay, South America
PeruSatisfactory30,400,000Lima, Peru, South America
PhilippinesPoor98,400,000Manila, Philippines, Asia
PolandSatisfactory38,200,000Warsaw, Poland, Europe
PortugalPoor10,600,000Lisbon, Portugal, Europe
QatarHighly Satisfactory2,200,000Doha, Qatar, Asia
RomaniaPoor21,700,000Bucharest, Romania, Europe
Russia142,800,000Moscow, Russia, Asia
RwandaPoor11,800,000Kigali, Rwanda, Africa
Saint Kitts and Nevis100,000Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis, South America
Saint Lucia200,000Castries, Saint Lucia, South America
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines100,000Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, South America
Samoa200,000Apia, Samoa, Oceania
San MarinoSan Marino, San Marino, Europe
São Tomé and Príncipe200,000São Tomé, São Tomé and Príncipe, Africa
Saudi ArabiaHighly Satisfactory28,800,000Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Asia
SenegalPoor14,100,000Dakar, Senegal, Africa
SerbiaPoor9,500,000Belgrade, Serbia, Europe
Seychelles100,000Victoria, Seychelles, Africa
Sierra LeonePoor6,100,000Freetown, Sierra Leone, Africa
SingaporeHighly Satisfactory5,400,000Singapore, Singapore, Asia
SlovakiaSatisfactory5,500,000Bratislava, Slovakia, Europe
SloveniaSatisfactory2,100,000Ljubljana, Slovenia, Europe
Solomon Islands600,000Honiara, Solomon Islands, Oceania
Somalia10,500,000Mogadishu, Somalia, Africa
South AfricaPoor52,800,000Pretoria, South Africa, Africa
South Korea49,300,000Seoul, South Korea, Asia
South Sudan11,300,000Juba, South Sudan, Africa
SpainSatisfactory46,900,000Madrid, Spain, Europe
Sri LankaPoor21,300,000Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, Sri Lanka, Asia
SudanPoor38,000,000Khartoum, Sudan, Africa
SurinameSatisfactory500,000Paramaribo, Suriname, South America
SwazilandPoor1,200,000Mbabane, Swaziland, Africa
SwedenGood9,600,000Stockholm, Sweden, Europe
SwitzerlandGood8,100,000Bern, Switzerland, Europe
Syria21,900,000Damascus, Syria, Asia
TajikistanPoor8,200,000Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Asia
Tanzania49,300,000Dodoma, Tanzania, Africa
ThailandSatisfactory67,000,000Bangkok, Thailand, Asia
TogoPoor6,800,000Lomé, Togo, Africa
Tonga100,000Nukuʻalofa, Tonga, Oceania
Trinidad and TobagoHighly Satisfactory1,300,000Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, South America
TunisiaPoor11,000,000Tunis, Tunisia, Africa
TurkeyPoor74,900,000Ankara, Turkey, Asia
TurkmenistanSatisfactory5,200,000Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Asia
TuvaluFunafuti, Tuvalu, Oceania
UgandaPoor37,600,000Kampala, Uganda, Africa
UkrainePoor45,200,000Kiev, Ukraine, Europe
United Arab EmiratesHighly Satisfactory9,300,000Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Asia
United KingdomHighly Satisfactory63,100,000London, United Kingdom, Europe
United StatesHighly Satisfactory320,100,000Washington, D.C., United States, North America
UruguaySatisfactory3,400,000Montevideo, Uruguay, South America
UzbekistanSatisfactory28,900,000Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Asia
Vanuatu300,000Port Vila, Vanuatu, Oceania
Venezuela30,400,000Caracas, Venezuela, South America
Vietnam91,700,000Hanoi, Vietnam, Asia
YemenPoor24,400,000Sana'a, Yemen, Asia
ZambiaPoor14,500,000Lusaka, Zambia, Africa
ZimbabwePoor14,100,000Harare, Zimbabwe, Africa

Showing classifications of the Overall Life Satisfaction Index scores (1-10) for each county. Bubble size shows the population count. Source: UN HDR.

% Satisfied with education



% Satisfied with healthcare



Correlation between mean years of schooling and the overall life satisfaction index



Distribution of overall life satisfaction scores



Countries with highest per capita GNI



Old age dependency ratio: number of dependent senior citizens per 100 persons of working age