Ukraine among world's most miserable countries in World Happiness Report

Source : 112 Ukraine

The country is ranked 133rd out of 156 countries
15:34, 20 March 2019

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A group of scientists backed by the UN, Gallup company and the independent experts held research of the world happiness index. Based on the results of the survey, Ukraine is considered to be among the world's unhappiest countries. This country's rank is 133 out of 156.

The leader of the ranking is Finland, while South Sudan is considered the most miserable country in the world, the World's Happiness Report says.

Related: UN scored Ukraine the 138th happiest country

'According to the scientists, the estimates of the averagely assessed life of the population considerably differed by region; at that, the highest rates were observed in the North American and Oceania, then in Western Europe, Latin America and the Carribean, Central and Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of the Independent States, Eastern Asia, Southeastern Asia, and the Middle East', reads the message. North Africa, African countries to the south of Sahara and Southern Asia close the list. 

The largest gap between the rich and the poor appeared to be in Latin America, Africa to the south of Sahara, the Middle East and North Africa. The researchers admit that there's a direct correlation between the happiness rate and social inequality in various countries. 

Related: Ukraine in Top 10 of world's 'unhappiest economies', - Bloomberg

The current ranking puts Finland, Denmark and Norway in the top three. Ukraine, placed 133, stands between Chad and Ethiopia. The last three countries on the list are Afghanistan, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.

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