Though the weather, beaches, and culture make them seem attractive, they're all rotten inside: Venezuela, Argentina, Jamaica, Spain, Brazil, and Greece now rank among the world's most miserable countries according to a recent study by The Cato Institute.
Using data from the Economist Intelligence Unit, Professor Steve Hanke of Johns Hopkins University calculated every country's "misery index score" based on a mix of unemployment, inflation rates, and its percent change in GDP per capita. Aside from raw numbers, though, each nation was assigned a major contributing factor, or MCF, to explain why it's so glum.
Venezuela, for example, landed itself at the top (or rather, the bottom) with a score of 79.7 because of terrible inflation. Iran came in second, scoring 61.6, also due to inflation. And because it's still Iran.