The 15 happiest economies in the world

2015 update: The 15 happiest economies in the world, based on 2015 misery index (above).

The world’s 10 most miserable and 10 least miserable countries (below)

The world's most miserable countries


Pakistan is at Number 42 on world misery index 2014. Lower score means worse conditions, higher score means better conditions.

Some other notable rankings are – from worst to best:

1 Syria (worst)

2 Venezuela

3 Sudan

4 Iran

9 Brazil

11 Spain

15 Egypt

27 Turkey

30 India

46 Saudi Arabia

47 Russia

50 Iraq

66 US

85 Philippines

90 Bahrain

103 Malaysia

107 China

109 Switzerland (best)

See also, some other indices:

Everything about Pakistan’s competitiveness – in 10 photos

Pakistan 15th most powerful military in the world

Pakistan world’s 43rd largest economy by GDP: World Bank

Pakistan at rock bottom in Human Capital Index 2015

Pakistan ranks 5th in terrorism-affected countries list

Pakistan 10th most fragile country

As S Asia ups economic game, Pakistan risks falling behind: WSJ. The question is why?

Pakistan, Afghanistan only two remaining polio endemic countries

Pakistan #106 in Good Country Index

91% Pakistanis have access to drinking water: Unicef/WHO

Pakistan 65th most vulnerable country to face climate change

Which country has the worst air pollution? | Hint: Pakistan

Pakistan: The brighter side:

Forbes calls Pakistan the next Colombia success story, asks US to see beyond security lens

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor enters stage of implementation: Xi Jinping

$46B China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: 15 years, 4 phases, 3 routes, 51 projects

Is trade with post-sanctions Iran another Godsend after China?

Bloomberg on Pakistan’s economic revival, construction boom

Next year, Pakistan may upgrade to emerging-market status: WSJ

Naya Pakistan: Travel from Pindi to Islamabad in 20¢ in wifi-ed AC bus

Rs 165B Orange Line Metro Train approved for Lahore

Green Line train from Islamabad to Karachi with free wifi

Rs15B Green Line metro bus project for Karachi announced

No ordinary day as international cricket returns to Pakistan

Pakistan is the world’s fastest-growing Muslim economy: The Economist

Pakistan is enjoying a rare period of optimism: The Economist

Good! Pakistan no more among the most corrupt in the world

Pakistan world’s least expensive country: WB

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Wali on Pakistan of future

A miracle: Pakistan score in Long Term Orientation goes from Zero to 50

Pakistani culture through 6-D Model

Native languages in Pakistan

How future oriented are we?

How we messed up Pakistan: A series by Wali

Pakistan’s two value crimes no one talks about

  • john

    this map is just absurd. Totally nonsencal