Money can’t buy Happiness.
What is the relationship between income inequality and happiness? Plotting the GINI index from the World Bank and the happiness score from the UN World Happiness Report the relationship is not straightforward. Countries with low levels of income inequality are generally happier than countries with high levels of inequality. Yet there are many exceptions to this general trend. Brazil for example is a happy country despite high income inequality. Conversely Hungary displays mid-level happiness and very low inequality.