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15 countries that have least economic suffering

December 13, 2013 15:05 IST

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There are some countries where citizens are more or less satisfied with their lives, primarily due to better economic conditions.

Let's take a look at some nations where people are least suffering, according to a study carried out by Gallup.

Note: Gallup considers people to be suffering if they rate their current lives a 4 or lower and their lives in five years a 4 or lower. The respondents do not label themselves as suffering.

Source: Gallup Global Suffering

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Image: A woman poses on ice in southeast Iceland. The country has the least economic suffering.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

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Iceland

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 1

Iceland, which has a per capita income of $39,223, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Children skate on the ice of the frozen Tjoernin lake in central Reykjavik, Iceland.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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Qatar

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 2

Qatar, which has a per capita income of $102,943, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A view of Doha, Qatar.
Photographs: Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters
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Sweden

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 3

Sweden, which has a per capita income of $40,870, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A view of Stockholm, Sweden.
Photographs: Ints Kalnins/Reuters
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Norway

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 4

Norway, which has a per capita income of $55,398, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A view of Karl Johans Gate, the main shopping street, in Oslo, Norway.
Photographs: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters
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United Arab Emirates

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 5

United Arab Emirates, which has a per capita income of $29,877, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: People shop in Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Photographs: Ghazal Watfa/Reuters

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Nigeria

Percentage of suffering: 1 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 6

Nigeria, which has a per capita income of $2,827, has just 1 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A vendor stands behind her vegetables on sale at a market in Calabar, Delta region, Nigeria.
Photographs: Akintunde Akinleye/Reuters
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Switzerland

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 7

Switzerland, which has a per capita income of $80,276, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A mother and her child play inside a temporary labyrinth inside a shopping mall in Allaman near Lausanne, Switzerland.
Photographs: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

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Somaliland

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 8

Somaliland, which is internationally recognised as an autonomous region of Somalia, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A man buys souvenirs a day before celebrating the 22nd anniversary of the self-declared independence day of the breakaway Somaliland region.
Photographs: Feisal Omar/Reuters

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Venezuela

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 9

Venezuela, which has a per capita income of $13,634, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Women dance and drink whisky during a Playboy magazine party in Caracas, Venezuela.
Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters
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Australia

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 10

Australia, which has a per capita income of $43,042, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Lunchtime crowds flood into the Pitt Street Mall in Sydney's city centre, Australia.
Photographs: Will Burgess/Reuters
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Canada

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 11

Canada, which has a per capita income of $43,146, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: People walk near the Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City, Canada.
Photographs: Mathieu Belanger/Reuters
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New Zealand

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 12

New Zealand, which has a per capita income of $30,804, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: Women run down Baldwin street in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Photographs: Marcos Brindicci/Reuters

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Denmark

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 13

Denmark, which has a per capita income of $37,657, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A view of Danish finance institute Sydbank in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Photographs: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters
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Thailand

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 14

Thailand, which has a per capita income of $10,849, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."

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Image: A skytrain passes over vehicles on road in Bangkok, Thailand.
Photographs: Kerek Wongsa/Reuters
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The Netherlands

Percentage of suffering: 2 per cent

Rank in least suffering: 15

The Netherlands, which has a per capita income of $41,447, has 2 per cent rating their lives poorly enough to be considered "suffering."


Image: Employees of ING group are seen during their lunch break in front of their office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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