As natural disasters, terrorism, robberies and massacres made our planet a hell, everyone are in the urge to settle down in one of the safest places. But unfortunately when it comes to preparing a list of top 10 safest countries in the world, it becomes extremely hard to find such countries that satisfy all the criteria an individual has in mind.

So now, how would you picture a safest country? Is that the one which has

  • Low crime rate?
  • No natural disaster?
  • Low corruption?
  • Immunity to economical crisis?
  • Or is it fast solving cases?

It is nothing wrong, if you expect all the above factors from the typical countries that are entitled as “The safest countries in the world”. While the increasing high prevalent crimes make all of us lose hope on finding such countries, strict laws, culture and few good qualities continue to make few countries as perfect places to live, raise kids and happily retire. You are right ! We have exceptions in everything. That’s the universal law.

Source : The list, top 10 safest countries to live in the world is prepared based on the recent “Global Peace Index (GIP)” report released by “The Institute for Economics and Peace“.

How Global Peace Index Is Devised?

In an attempt to identifying the safest countries in the world, 162 independent states,covering nearly 99.5% of world’s population were considered. Countries are ranked based on the Global Peace Index Score (1 to 5) which is the median of 23 different metrics which include “violent crime levels,prison population, safety and security in society, weapons import & export, extent of domestic & international conflict, economic impact of violence,political instability and many more. Sources for these metrics are collected from highly respective resources like intergovernmental organizations. You can download the entire report from HERE.


Top 10 Safest Countries In The World

10 Czech Republic

GPI Score: 1.341

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  • This fairly new European country attracts tourists from all over the world with its magnificent city “Prague” and its breathtaking nature.
  • It mainly concentrates on creating a most favorable climate for investment. As a result, It has a built a robust economy in a relatively short span of time (1989 to 2015). In 2009, HDI declared Czech Republic as “A Country With Very High Human Development“.
  • Rate of crime is very low here. Helpline number 112 is available for people who don’t know the local language.
  • If you are a U.S resident, you wouldn’t require any VISA to enter into this country for business or tourist purposes for the first 90 days. However, having a passport that is valid for at least 90 days beyond your period of stay is mandatory.
  • Cost of living in this country is much cheaper. For example: Though Prague is located at the center of culture and all other main spots ( historical spots, palaces,museum etc.), apartments here cost much lesser than in any other European nations.
  • Transportation system of Czech Republic is so punctual and well managed. You can take a month around public transit pass with just $29 USD. It can be utilized in tram, subway and buses.
  • When it comes to entertainment, here everyone will find something according to their age, gender,and ethnic preferences. So in no way, anyone can feel bored at this country.
  • If you love outdoors, without any doubt, you will love the Czech Republic too. Situated at the border of mountains, it has so many well preserved deep forests. If it’s summer, you can go hiking or just cycle around the countryside. If it’s winter, there is downhill skiing is awaiting for you.

9 Australia

GPI Score: 1.329

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  • Whether you want to spend your retirement days or want to bring up your children in a much peaceful and happy environment, Australia certainly be a suggestible choice.
  • People of this country are more welcoming, and they enjoy the multiculturalism. Equalitarianism, Ideal climate, and outdoor pursuits are few of the many factors that attract expats from all over the world.
  • Australians respect the value of friends and family more than anything. It provides a broad range of schooling options, and there are more chances for children to spend their time in recreational outdoors. These all factors often make it as a perfect place to raise children.
  • Australia is being the most desirable destination for young students and professionals all over the world.
  • It offers a high quality of life and excellent healthcare facilities to its all citizens through both private and public systems.
  • In short, Australia offers a fair new beginning for anyone who has skills and energy. It is one of the main reasons for why people adore Australia than any other country in the world.

8 Japan

GPI Score : 1.322

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  • The next country in our list of safest places to live in the world is Japan. The Crime rate in this country is really low.
  • Japanese respect their culture, and it is one of the main reasons as to why people honor this country. I am sure you must have heard how well disciplined Japanese are and therefore, they will never involve in activities, which brings shame to their country.
  • Possession of firearms is strictly prohibited according to their laws. Firm gun control, strict laws and wealthy economy make sure that the one living there is 100% safe.
  • According to the 2010 GPI (Global Peace Index) framed by IEP (Institute for Economics and Peace) report, Japan has also been ranked as the 3rdpeaceful country in the world.
  • With homicides, terrorism and violent crimes highly unlikely in Japan, this place becomes extremely safe for one to reside.

7 Canada

GPI Score: 1.287

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  • Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world and its 20.6% of total population is built only with foreigners. Not to mention, it is claimed to have the highest immigrants rate per capita in the world. Though this factor alone is more than enough to claim it as the safest country in the world, it has a lot more. Read on.
  • Healthcare system of Canada is one of the most debated hot topics worldwide. It offers “universal public health Insurance” to all citizens and permanent residents at much cheaper prices. By using this Medicare, one can have access to the universally high standard treatments at both private and public hospitals.
  • This system has inspired many people who suffer from chronic conditions move to this country for healthcare purposes. Anyhow, people with temporary residency can’t avail the same benefits.
  • When it comes to employment, it offers an enormous scope with many open positions in energy sectors, communications industry, real estate and financial services.
  • Though winter of Canada covers the ground with freezing cold for more than 6 months, people who settled here claim that their quality of life has been improved dramatically.
  • So, if you have the plan to visit or migrate to this country, you can expect to have a calm, peaceful and high-quality life.
  • Canada has never been a target of the terrorist activities. These all make this country be listed as one of the most livable countries in the world.


GPI Score: 1.227

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  • Being one of the Nordic-style countries, Finland is mainly known for its high regard for the civil liberty, democracy, and human rights.
  • With low crime rate, nature-friendly environments, and stable economy, it never fails to rank high in all the lists that talk about the national performance metrics. (Side note: Finland is ranked as the 11th best country to live in the world in our official list).
  • Since the end of world war -II, the government of Finland has adopted the neutrality policy and so avoided the wars. Most common punishments given to the people who involve in crimes are probation, fines and community services.
  • Although people of Finland are perceived as the quiet & reserved nature people, the young Finns has changed this perception completely. Anyhow, If you move to Finland, it may take few months to       get adopted with their cultural differences.
  • In Finland, the majority of healthcare services are managed by the local municipalities itself and are offered to the general public through local healthcare centers.
  • The literacy rate in Finland is 100%. It is achieved by providing the compulsory education to all its citizens and expats who have got residency in Finland. Almost all major cities in Finland have excellent quality local and international schools.
  • Count Scratchula

    MALTA is definitely NOT safe. I have been to 40 countries including many “dangerous” places such as the Russian Caucasus, Mexico, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and many more. Malta is the only place I have been a victim of violent crime – an unprovoked knife attack. The police were completely uninterested in solving the crime also, although it would most likely have been very easy to do so, as I had descriptions of the vehicle driven by the attacker and it was in a heavily populated area where there must have been CCTV. But they didn’t bother. Probably lots of serious crimes like this take place in Malta but go unreported as they know the authorities are useless.

    Moreover, Paceville in Malta which is the main nightlife area of the island, is notorious for lawlessness and drunken violence, with several fatalities occurring.

  • jim

    ? You must be joking. Chinese gangs in Singapore beating people. The whole government is like a gang. Say something that is not in line with Singaporean government – and you are thrown into prison. That’s not safety to me. All the other Chinese states you listed is a joke.

  • Joe Alexandr

    those countries are still beter than United Stated of HIV, Drugs,Corruption, Ga ys, Genocide and children brainwasher , and people with weapons obsessions ..

  • Trex…bluesscout

    Well then stay here with the corrupt politicians and crime rate

  • Trex…bluesscout

    Rich you are in mainland?can I ask where?

  • Trex…bluesscout

    Yes jimmy

  • Mila

    Iceland Rape statistic 24 every 100000 !!!!!!! it’s very very high


    I went to Austria for vacation this summer and the immigrants are making the streets a little unsafe. I’ve seen them pee on walls, they stole my wallet and act disorderly. The natives are really nice and respectful though. I just wish that people seeking refuge in another country shouldn’t taint other nice ones. The people in the villages are also kind and hardworking. I visited 5 cities and loved them all. The taxes are high but citizens get free school throughout college, a great healthcare system, huge public transportation systems, clean air, kindness towards other religions, and they don’t judge.

  • Rights

    Hey that’s not nice!And we get those people in jail because they break the laws and puh-lease find another country that has no natrual disaster except for floods.And seriously…I am a chinese so dont just insult others on the internet like that..Its very rude!

  • john

    Japan!? Hell no! My cousin and I got robbed in shinjuku! The government should really clean up the mafias/yakuzas in that area. I think this website is bullshit, cant be trusted.

  • Joe Alexandr

    safest places is malaysia and sinpapore robbers there could get their hand mutilated if they get caught twice i have been there and i had my expensive camera in many crowd and not crowd places and nothing happened but u must respect those people the same they respect you. ( finland denmark)in dancer because of the migration crisis casued by the USA. over europa. i hope the migration crisis get solved and people open their eyes the USA trying to ruin our continent for their plans on their agendas.