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The Most And Least Stressed Countries In The World, 2024

Least Stressed Countries

April is Stress Awareness Month, and last year, money, the economy, and health issues emerged as the biggest sources of stress. To help people take better care of their mental health, CEOWORLD magazine has released a report on the Most and Least Stressed Countries for 2024. This report helps identify which countries are doing well in terms of mental health and which ones need improvement. CEOWORLD magazine compared 211 countries and territories across four categories: work-related stress, money-related stress, family-related stress, and health- and safety-related stress.

In the present world scenario, several regions are grappling with numerous issues such as malnutrition, displacement, political corruption, social isolation, religious discrimination, prejudice, racist abuse, crime, unemployment, and underemployment. However, there are a few nations that provide a near-perfect experience with low levels of stress and high-quality living standards. These countries include Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Ireland, Singapore, and Monaco. With the highest score of 97.79, Luxembourg tops this list as the least-stressed country in the world for 2024. Luxembourg’s upscale, peaceful environment contributes to its stress-free status. Luxembourg attracts with its picturesque landscapes, medieval castles, cosmopolitan city life, financial hub status, multicultural ambiance, and high quality of life. Luxembourg is closely followed by Liechtenstein, Ireland, Singapore, and Monaco.

Unsurprisingly, Afghanistan has been named the world’s most stressed country. Afghanistan is closely followed by South Sudan and then Burundi, Central African Republic and DR Congo.

Least Stressed Countries In The World, 2024

RankCountryRegionTotal ScoreWork-Related Stress RankMoney-Related Stress RankFamily-Related Stress RankHealth- & Safety-Related Stress Rank GDP (nominal)GDP (nominal) per capita
1LuxembourgEurope97.7997.9397.5997.6597.9989,095135,605
2LiechtensteinEurope97.797.8997.4497.6497.836608184,083
3IrelandEurope97.5197.8897.2997.3697.49589,569112,248
4SingaporeAsia97.2997.5397.2397.1897.23497,34787,884
5MonacoEurope97.197.5197.1896.6197.088596234,317
6QatarAsia96.8897.1197.1496.3296.94235,50081,968
7Macau (China)Asia96.797.0796.8896.2796.5738,48054,296
8BermudaAmericas96.5596.996.6496.2296.447551118,846
9SwitzerlandEurope96.0496.4996.1595.1896.33905,684102,865
10United Arab EmiratesAsia95.9196.3996.0694.8696.31509,17950,602
11San MarinoEurope95.6596.195.7294.6696.131,99858,541
12NorwayEurope95.3895.8395.0394.5396.12546,76899,266
13United StatesAmericas95.0795.5394.9493.9795.8226,949,64380,412
14DenmarkEurope94.8295.3294.3193.8595.8420,80071,402
15Cayman IslandsAmericas94.6895.1994.1293.7195.68580988,476
16NetherlandsEurope94.3495.1193.5193.4495.281,092,74861,770
17Hong Kong (China)Asia94.0994.8993.3393.2794.87385,54651,168
18BruneiAsia93.894.4493.2892.894.6815,15334,384
19TaiwanAsia93.594.2693.2592.7793.72751,93032,339
20IcelandEurope93.4494.193.2192.7593.730,57078,837
21AustriaEurope93.2494.0392.9192.3793.64526,18258,013
22Saudi ArabiaAsia93.0193.5492.5492.3693.61,069,43732,586
23AndorraEurope92.7793.5191.8892.293.483,69244,107
24SwedenEurope92.5292.9491.6692.0493.43597,11055,216
25GermanyEurope92.2292.8491.3691.9392.734,429,83852,824
26BelgiumEurope91.8792.6690.9291.2792.63627,51153,657
27AustraliaOceania91.692.2590.691.1692.391,687,71363,487
28MaltaEurope90.9791.5789.4490.9191.9620,31138,715
29GuyanaAmericas90.5891.4889.2889.6391.9316,32920,565
30BahrainAsia90.1191.3388.7788.691.7344,99428,464
31FinlandEurope89.6991.2688.5687.2991.64305,68954,507
32CanadaAmericas89.5190.7888.3987.2691.622,117,80553,247
33FranceEurope89.2990.2488.2487.1991.53,049,01646,315
34United KingdomEurope89.1490.1988.1187.1791.073,332,05948,912
35South KoreaAsia88.6989.3487.8386.9690.641,709,23233,147
36IsraelAsia88.3688.4187.7586.9390.35521,68853,196
37ItalyEurope88.1888.2787.7286.790.042,186,08237,146
38CyprusAsia87.9687.9487.4986.4889.9132,03234,791
39New ZealandOceania87.5286.7487.4686.2189.65249,41548,072
40JapanAsia87.1786.3987.385.6489.354,230,86233,950
41KuwaitAsia86.848686.7385.3289.29159,68732,215
42SloveniaEurope86.7385.9686.785.1889.0868,39432,350
43ArubaAmericas86.4285.9485.7684.98893,82735,718
44SpainEurope86.3185.7485.7384.8588.911,582,05433,090
45LithuaniaEurope86.0685.585.6284.6188.5179,42728,482
46Czech RepublicEurope85.9685.4385.684.588.29335,24330,475
47PolandEurope85.6385.3684.9584.188.11842,17222,393
48EstoniaEurope85.4785.2684.8584.0587.7341,79930,998
49PortugalEurope85.2285.0384.8383.8687.14276,43226,879
50BahamasAmericas84.968584.6983.6886.4713,87634,371
51HungaryEurope84.7184.6284.4683.4986.27203,82921,075
52CroatiaEurope84.6384.5584.4283.386.2580,18520,877
53PanamaAmericas84.584.3284.2783.2286.1782,34818,493
54SlovakiaEurope84.2883.9784.0783.0985.97133,04424,471
55TürkiyeAsia83.8783.3483.4382.9285.781,154,60013,384
56SeychellesAfrica83.7383.283.2482.8185.682,08520,890
57Sint Maarten (Dutch part)Americas83.4482.9183.1782.4585.22157236,220
58GreenlandAmericas83.3782.983.1282.3985.07327357,116
59Puerto RicoAmericas83.1582.5582.8482.3184.89117,51537,093
60RomaniaEurope83.0382.4582.6282.2384.82350,41418,413
61LatviaEurope82.8882.1982.5481.9884.846,66824,929
62GreeceEurope82.5481.782.381.6384.54242,38523,173
63OmanAsia82.2981.4882.0181.5584.11108,28221,266
64MaldivesAsia81.9981.3281.3281.4183.896,97717,559
65MalaysiaAsia81.6481.2480.2381.3383.76430,89513,034
66RussiaEurope81.4380.5980.1781.2383.711,862,47013,006
67British Virgin IslandsAmericas81.2480.3880.1180.7883.68153949,444
68MontserratAmericas80.7979.818080.1383.27216,199
69BulgariaEurope80.4379.4879.5679.6882.98103,09916,087
70KazakhstanAsia80.3579.3879.4279.6782.91259,29212,968
71New Caledonia (France)Oceania80.2479.3779.2379.5182.851007136,668
72Trinidad and TobagoAmericas79.8979.1179.1279.0982.2227,88719,622
73ChileAmericas79.6978.6479.0778.9682.09344,40017,254
74Saint Kitts and NevisAmericas79.5878.5178.9978.9181.891,06918,158
75MexicoAfrica79.4478.578.8978.6481.7114,81911,752
76UruguayAmericas79.1878.4778.6378.3581.2876,24421,378
77MontenegroEurope79.0978.3578.6278.3281.057,05811,338
78Costa RicaAmericas78.9778.2678.5378.1380.9685,59016,213
79ArgentinaAmericas78.6177.8978.5177.380.75621,83313,297
80SerbiaEurope78.4577.7378.3677.2680.4475,01511,301
81Dominican RepublicAmericas78.277.6178.1677.179.93120,62911,249
82Antigua and BarbudaAmericas77.9777.3977.8876.9579.651,94919,068
83MexicoAmericas77.8577.1477.8576.8779.521,811,46813,804
84LibyaAfrica77.5876.6277.6476.5879.4640,1945,872
85BelarusEurope77.3876.3277.5176.4679.2368,8647,477
86ChinaAsia77.0475.8577.3375.9479.0217,700,89912,541
87Turks and Caicos IslandsAmericas76.8575.4477.275.8278.94113920,177
88CuracaoAmericas76.7375.1977.1575.6878.89270017,718
89ThailandAsia76.4174.6377.0875.1178.83512,1937,298
90GeorgiaAsia76.2774.676.9674.8478.6930,0238,165
91North MacedoniaEurope75.957476.7974.7778.2415,8017,672
92GrenadaAmericas75.7573.5876.4774.7678.191,30611,437
93BrazilAmericas75.6273.4376.4674.6777.922,126,80910,413
94IranAsia75.4773.2976.3174.5377.75366,4384,234
95TurkmenistanAsia75.1472.8776.0274.3177.3781,82212,934
96ArmeniaAsia74.972.8675.6873.9577.124,5408,283
97Bosnia and HerzegovinaEurope74.4471.8275.5173.5776.8626,9457,778
98AlbaniaEurope74.2271.7375.4373.276.5323,0328,057
99ColombiaAmericas73.9671.4775.0373.1576.18363,8356,976
100BotswanaAfrica73.6171.0274.7172.8175.9120,7567,758
101GabonAfrica73.597174.6972.7975.8619,3198,832
102Saint LuciaAmericas73.4470.7874.6172.7575.62,46913,572
103BarbadosAmericas73.0370.7473.3972.5175.476,22021,442
104AzerbaijanAsia72.8970.773.2772.2375.3677,3927,530
105Equatorial GuineaAfrica72.5270.0573.0171.7175.2910,0416,502
106SurinameAmericas72.1969.972.6271.1975.053,5395,667
107Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesAmericas72.0769.5572.5671.1275.031,0399,360
108EgyptAfrica71.9869.4572.5370.9475.01398,3973,770
109French PolynesiaOceania71.869.472.2970.9174.6605519,999
110MoldovaEurope71.5669.3971.9970.2874.5916,0006,411
111Cook IslandsOceania71.2969.1171.9669.8474.2332819,264
112FijiOceania71.0968.6771.8669.6674.185,5116,025
113South AfricaAfrica70.9368.6371.7269.5173.85380,9066,191
114PeruAmericas70.5368.2971.568.7373.61264,6367,669
115IndonesiaAsia70.3768.2571.4368.473.411,417,3875,109
116KosovoEurope70.2367.8871.4168.3573.2610,4695,912
117ParaguayAmericas70.0467.5571.2768.3173.0144,1425,843
118PalauOceania69.8967.571.0168.2372.826715,113
119MongoliaAsia69.6867.4670.8767.7372.6418,7825,348
120DominicaAmericas69.5467.4470.6967.4672.576979,356
121UkraineEurope69.4467.370.4967.4172.54173,4135,225
122BhutanAsia69.0967.2270.3867.3571.412,6863,500
123VietnamAsia68.967.0270.2367.0971.27433,3564,316
124Sri LankaAsia68.7466.8270.0667.0371.05744043,342
125AlgeriaAfrica68.4866.5469.6566.9970.74224,1074,875
126EcuadorAmericas68.3266.4169.3966.9470.55118,6866,500
127TunisiaAfrica68.1266.2169.1366.6270.5351,2714,191
128JamaicaAmericas67.8566.1868.3666.5970.2518,7616,831
129JordanAsia67.4665.5968.2966.4169.5650,0224,851
130CubaAmericas67.2965.4968.1166.2669.2863344256,495
131AnguillaAmericas67.2165.3768.0566.2269.230319,216
132EswatiniAfrica66.765.267.9964.4769.154,6483,995
133LebanonAsia66.4965.1267.3964.369.13379453,283
134IraqAsia66.4265.0467.364.2669.09297,6955,883
135El SalvadorAmericas66.1764.6767.1764.1668.6735,3395,558
136NamibiaAfrica65.9964.3866.8664.1568.5612,6474,786
137PhilippinesAsia65.664.1766.5363.7567.96435,6753,859
138NauruOceania65.1963.7866.3763.2367.3715011,757
139BelizeAmericas64.9763.5866.1763.266.933,2187,142
140GuatemalaAmericas64.6963.3566.1263.0766.22102,7655,407
141MoroccoAfrica64.2462.965.662.8165.66147,3433,980
142BoliviaAmericas64.0362.8365.262.4365.6546,7963,858
143UzbekistanAsia63.7662.4765.0362.2165.3390,3922,509
144Cape Verde (Cabo Verde)Africa63.4162.2264.661.5265.312,5984,503
145LaosAsia63.2561.9264.5461.465.1214,2441,879
146IndiaAsia63.0961.7964.4461.3864.743,732,2242,612
147BangladeshAsia62.861.0864.4361.1564.55446,3492,621
148VenezuelaAmericas62.3359.6264.3460.9164.4392,2103,474
149NicaraguaAmericas61.8759.5463.7760.2263.9417,3532,599
150MauritaniaAfrica61.7159.4663.5960.1463.6410,3572,338
151HondurasAmericas61.5859.3463.4159.9963.5733,9923,245
152TongaOceania61.2458.8963.3259.2963.475475,488
153AngolaAfrica61.0658.8662.8759.2863.2493,7962,550
154DjiboutiAfrica60.8458.7462.7359.2262.653,8733,761
155Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire)Africa60.6658.6762.6758.8562.4679,4302,728
156GhanaAfrica60.4658.662.4858.7662.0176,6282,329
157PakistanAsia60.2158.3962.3158.3861.75340,6361,471
158PalestineAsia59.958.3661.957.9361.418,1093,464
159KenyaAfrica59.4957.9160.9757.7161.36112,7492,188
160SamoaOceania59.257.7260.9157.4160.779394,638
161KyrgyzstanAsia58.8356.9560.8257.2160.3512,6811,830
162SyriaAsia58.6956.9160.7957.259.8519719537
163NigeriaAfrica58.3456.3160.5557.1259.37390,0021,755
164CambodiaAsia58.1756.1460.1257.1159.3130,9431,916
165TuvaluOceania57.9655.9859.9756.9658.92635,773
166CongoAfrica57.8855.9359.9656.9458.6814,4072,858
167TajikistanAsia57.8155.8459.9556.8158.6411,8161,180
168MyanmarAsia57.4655.1959.656.6458.4274,8611,381
169NepalAsia57.1754.9759.3356.3758.0141,3391,353
170CameroonAfrica57.0754.9359.2556.1857.9249,2621,722
171SenegalAfrica56.9354.959.1255.8757.8331,1411,715
172BeninAfrica56.6254.859.0955.3957.1919,9401,449
173São Tomé and PríncipeAfrica56.4254.7158.8655.0157.16742,905
174ZambiaAfrica56.0954.3457.965557.0729,5361,486
175MicronesiaOceania55.7153.5857.3754.9456.964584,358
176East TimorAsia55.5753.4757.2154.7856.822,0231,497
177EthiopiaAfrica55.0453.2356.2154.6456.06155,8041,473
178SudanAfrica54.8453.1856.1954.5755.4225,569534
179TanzaniaAfrica54.6353.0555.8454.5455.0984,0331,327
180ComorosAfrica54.4252.5555.7554.4854.881,3641,377
181Papua New GuineaOceania54.1452.4855.0654.1654.8531,6922,581
182GuineaAfrica53.952.2254.6453.9354.8223,2051,543
183LesothoAfrica53.652.0854.6153.454.32,3731,110
184UgandaAfrica53.2351.8153.953.0654.1452,3901,163
185HaitiAmericas53.1251.7153.8652.8254.0825,9862,125
186RwandaAfrica52.7851.5753.7952.4153.3613,9271,032
187Guinea BissauAfrica52.4751.553.0452.1253.21,9911,028
188VanuatuOceania52.0551.0252.8151.4252.941,1663,492
189GambiaAfrica51.9250.952.551.3652.922,388903
190TogoAfrica51.6250.8252.3750.5852.729,1111,004
191ZimbabweAfrica51.3150.5252.3650.3951.9732,4242,006
192Burkina FasoAfrica51.0150.1351.8750.1651.8820,785888
193MaliAfrica50.950.1151.7849.9751.7421,309913
194Solomon IslandsOceania50.0949.9649.6949.3851.341,6902,285
195KiribatiOceania49.8749.9349.3949.3250.852461,968
196Sierra LeoneAfrica49.1549.7948.8648.7549.213,519415
197YemenAsia48.7548.6948.8448.5848.8921,045618
198SomaliaAfrica48.5348.5348.848.2448.5311,515717
199MadagascarAfrica48.3348.1948.7347.8948.515,763530
200ChadAfrica48.0547.8348.3447.8748.1712,596703
201LiberiaAfrica47.9447.7948.2947.8247.864,347800
202North KoreaAsia47.8247.7848.2547.4247.8416750654
203MalawiAfrica47.5247.2747.8347.4147.5813,176580
204EritreaAfrica47.3247.0847.3247.3747.512255644
205MozambiqueAfrica47.2347.0647.2747.1347.4521,936647
206NigerAfrica46.747.0546.646.2746.8717,073631
207DR CongoAfrica46.2446.3446.2346.2346.1467,512675
208Central African RepublicAfrica46.0745.9946.246.1745.922,760539
209BurundiAfrica45.845.5946.0945.6945.843,190246
210South SudanAfrica45.6845.4645.8545.6845.726,267417
211AfghanistanAsia45.3945.3945.3545.4245.414,939443
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We evaluated those dimensions using 38 relevant metrics, which are listed below with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the highest level of stress. Work-Related Stress: Average hours worked per week, average commute time, average leisure time spent per day, job security, unemployment rate, underemployment rate, and income growth rate.

Money-Related Stress: Median income, debt per median earnings, personal bankruptcy rate, the share of adults with financial anxiety, economic security score, the share of adults paying only minimum on the credit card(s), the share of population living in poverty, housing affordability, and median annual household income. Family-Related Stress: Separation and divorce rate, share of single parents, cost of childcare, parental leave policy, parental stress, share of parents without emotional support, and share of parents who changed/quit jobs due to problems with child care.

Health- & Safety-Related Stress: Share of adults in fair or poor health, share of adults diagnosed with depression, suicide rate, unaffordability of doctor visits, share of parents frustrated in efforts to get health services for their child, increase in annual health insurance premiums, share of insured population, psychologists per capita, physical activity rate, share of adults getting adequate sleep, bullying incidents rate, crime rate per capita, hate-crime incidents per capita, well-being index, and quality of infrastructure.


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Despina Wilson
I am a senior editor and data journalist at CEOWORLD magazine. My job involves using infographics to report on news topics related to business and policy, with a global perspective. I hold a master's degree in journalism and have worked for newspapers and reporting projects in both the US and the UK, giving me a unique transatlantic perspective. I believe that data can enhance coverage of all news topics. As a contributor, I plan cover a wide range of issues, such as gender equality, climate change, labor, and immigration, using relevant statistics and insightful visualizations.

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