Most Unhappy Countries in the World by Suicide Rates

Suicide is the top 15 for leading causes of death worldwide. Obviously it is a serious issue and there’s not always an obvious reason for it to take place. Whether the cause be because of depression, money problems, life issues or a combination of all of these, the overall reason for someone to commit suicide is normally unhappiness.

Everyone knows money doesn’t buy happiness so the richest and more prosperous countries don’t always have lower suicide rates as a result of this. So lets take a look at 150 countries that lead the world in suicide rates. The suicide rate listed is the amount of people who commit suicide per 100,000 people.

This list was made using data gathered from here.



Rank Country Suicide Rate
1  Sri Lanka 34.6
2  Guyana 30.6
3  Mongolia 28.1
4  Kazakhstan 27.5
5  Cote d’Ivoire 27.2
6  Suriname 26.9
7  Equatorial Guinea 26.6
8  Lithuania 26.1
9  Angola 25.9
10  South Korea 24.1
11  Sierra Leone 22.1
12  Bolivia 20.5
13  Central African Republic 19.6
14  Belarus 19.1
15  Poland 18.5
16  Zimbabwe 18
17  Russia 17.9
18  Swaziland 17.9
19  Cameroon 17.5
20  Latvia 17.4
21  Ukraine 16.6
22  Burkina Faso 16.5
23  Belgium 16.1
24  India 16
25  Hungary 15.7
26  Togo 15.4
27  Japan 15.4
28  Uruguay 15.2
29  North Korea 15.2
30  Nigeria 15.1
31  Slovenia 15
32  Benin 15
33  Estonia 14.9
34  Kiribati 14.8
35  Finland 14.2
36  Chad 14.2
37  Laos 14
38  Argentina 13.9
39  Lesotho 13.6
40  Eritrea 13.2
41  Trinidad and Tobago 13.2
42  Burundi 13
43  Mozambique 12.9
44  Ethiopia 12.8
45  Cambodia 12.8
46  Thailand 12.7
47  Sweden 12.7
48  Rwanda 12.6
49  United States 12.6
50  Botswana 12.6
51  Uganda 12.6
52  Moldova 12.5
53  Gabon 12.5
54  South Africa 12.3
55  France 12.3
56  New Zealand 12.3
57  Comoros 12.3
58  Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.2
59  Serbia 12.1
60  Croatia 12.1
61  Bhutan 12.1
62  Cape Verde 11.9
63  Papua New Guinea 11.9
64  Congo 11.9
65  Senegal 11.8
66  Iceland 11.8
67  Austria 11.7
68  Haiti 11.7
69  Gambia 11.6
70  Sudan 11.4
71  Guinea 11.4
72  Bulgaria 11.2
73  Zambia 11.2
74  Micronesia 11.2
75  Ireland 11.1
76  El Salvador 11
77  Tanzania 11
78  Maldives 11
79  Ghana 10.9
80  Malawi 10.8
81  Djibouti 10.8
82  Switzerland 10.7
83  Czech Republic 10.6
84  Kenya 10.5
85  Cuba 10.5
86  Mali 10.5
87  Namibia 10.4
88  Australia 10.4
89  Canada 10.4
90  Liberia 10.3
91  Turkmenistan 10.3
92  Slovakia 9.9
93  Paraguay 9.9
94  Nicaragua 9.8
95  Mauritania 9.8
96  South Sudan 9.6
97  Guinea-Bissau 9.5
98  Solomon Islands 9.4
99  Timor-Leste 9.4
100  Netherlands 9.4
101  Yemen 9.4
102  Norway 9.3
103  Romania 9.2
104  Uzbekistan 9.2
105  Chile 9.1
106  Germany 9.1
107  Denmark 9.1
108  Fiji 8.9
109  Mauritius 8.8
110  Seychelles 8.7
111  Montenegro 8.7
112  Somalia 8.6
113  Turkey 8.6
114  Singapore 8.6
115  Portugal 8.5
116  Luxembourg 8.5
117  Niger 8.5
118  China 8.5
119  Belize 8.3
120  Kyrgyzstan 8.2
121  Madagascar 8
122  Ecuador 7.6
123  United Kingdom 7.4
124  Costa Rica 7.3
125  Dominican Republic 7.3
126  Vietnam 7.2
127  Nepal 7.2
128  Afghanistan 7.1
129  Samoa 7
130  Vanuatu 7
131  Bahrain 6.9
132  Saint Lucia 6.7
133  Malaysia 6.5
134  Republic of Macedonia 6.4
135  Colombia 6
136  Brazil 6
137  Spain 6
138  Peru 6
139  Libya 6
140  Bangladesh 6
141  Qatar 5.7
142  Panama 5.6
143  Israel 5.4
144  Italy 5.4
145  Tunisia 5.4
146  Georgia 5.3
147  Morocco 5.2
148  Malta 5
149  Mexico 5
150  Tajikistan 4.9

 

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