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10/31/2014 01:38 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

The World Misery Index: 109 Countries

Every country aims to lower inflation, unemployment and lending rates, while increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Through a simple sum of the former three rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth, I constructed a misery index that comprehensively ranks 109 countries based on misery. All the index scores are for 2013. Countries not included in the table did not report satisfactory data for 2013.

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