Overall Rank: 3rd
Population: 304.2 million
Highest Score: Income (10)
Lowest Score: Work-Life Balance (5.7)
The U.S. typifies the phrase that money doesn't buy happiness. Though Americans enjoy the world's highest average incomes and household wealth, they pay a price in work-life balance, working longer hours and devoting less time to leisure, sleep, and personal care than people in most OECD countries. Good scores for health, safety, and community help pull up the overall ranking for the world's largest economy.