What is the measure for happiness? While happiness is a highly subjective emotion, dependent on many tiny variables, scientists and economists have devised tools to assess levels of happiness that is based on macro factors like financial health and prospect of growth, economic status of the nation, national pride, etc.
And, since misery is the diametric opposite of happiness, economists use the opposite macro factors to measure misery, i.e. unemployment rate, inflation, per capita growth, etc. This infographic presents the findings of the Global Misery Index 2019, an annual ranking exercise done by the Cato Institute.
The Most Miserable Countries in the World:
Infographic by – Visual Capitalist