The Cato Institute's Misery Index uses unemployment, inflation, lending rates, and change in real GDP per capita to calculate countries' economic misery. (Only countries for which comparable data are available are included.) The runaway winner as most economically miserable country in 2016 was again Venezuela with 573.4 points, mainly due to hyperinflation. Rounding out the top five most economically miserable countries were Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, and Egypt (with scores ranging from the 80s to the 40s). www.cato.org/blog/worlds-most-least-miserable-countries-2016
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