Worst Countries to Live In

The Top TenXW

1North Korea

I have a courage to shoot that jung il and go to heaven. the poor, starving citizens did nothing wrong. its their leader's problem

Yes, unquestionably and without a doubt, North Korea is the absolute worst country on this earth.I.. I don't even know where to start oh yah, the leadership. The North Korean Kim dynasty is a chain of brutal, tyrannical, belligerent, barbaric, idiotic, imbecilic fools who clearly care nothing for they're people and only about themselves, money, sex and nuclear missiles. The North Korean economy is a disaster, and would be nonexistent if not for they're illegal exports of fake Viagra, heroine, sexual slavery and weapons, which are present throughout other dictatorships around the world. They basically force young "volunteers" to go work unpaid in mines and other industries in third world dictatorships, as a corrupt method of getting other countries to to they're good side. Kim Jong Un and his thugs own like 99.9% of the wealth while his people starve. Almost the entire population of the country are hordes up into collectivized farms and or prison camps while those 100 or so lucky enough to be born into the families of a North Korean official live in the almost completely empty city of Pyongyang. There are absolutely no civil rights. The police can arrest and kill you for doing anything and there is nothing you or anyone you know can do about it. You can only eat, drink, ware, say and think what the government wants you to. You can't even have your own hairstyle. There is no welfare whatsoever and everyone basically are forced to work from birth to death. If you are caught conspiring to over through the government (AKA reading a banned book or something) you are thrown into what can only be described as concentration camps where you are regularly tortured in some of the cruelest and most savage ways imaginable. And if that wasn't bad enough, your family, your friends, everyone you know and love is arrested and brought into the camp just because of something you did or didn't do. And even after you die, your kids will remain in the same concentration camp, and so will they're kids. Only your great grandchildren get let out, after three generations of imprisonment, meaning that there are still South Korean POWs and they're descendants from the Korean War living in them. All of this while Kim Jong Un lives in a palace, eats food ironed form all over the world, gets drunk and does absolutely nothing to run the country accept make a speech about how the west will be destroyed by the mighty North Korean military. Speaking of the military, the only reason it is so big is because people join to get free food for them and they're families. All of the money goes into building outdated weaponry from the 50's and crappy nuclear bombs that can't reach Hawaii, let alone Washington DC. Every time I think about my problems, my homework, my annoying siblings. My teachers. My grades, my parents, everything that may be bothering me, I just think to myself "at least I don't live in North Korea" and smile. It actually makes me feel better.

Probably one of the worst prison systems in the world, if not THE worst of all. Oh, I'm not talking about the country itself (North Korea alone could be considered as a prison) but it's home to the worst concentration camps in history since the Nazi Death Camps went out of commission. Not to mention one million people starve to death every year in North Korea. If you ever visit North Korea one day, make sure you won't wake up in the morning thinking you died and went to hell, you're still in North Korea. That's probably the best word to describe that cesspit Hell.

It the real life Capitol from The Hunger Games. - BlueTopazIceVanilla

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Damn this is my country but it is one of the worst places to live!

Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened (The Guardian, 16 Dec 2014): 'Taliban sought no terms, began shooting immediately'.

I am a Pakistani, and this is the first time I've been here. I came here seven months ago and honestly everyday I just want to kill myself. It's 46 degrees in Lahore the electricity goes out nearly 12 hours a day. The people are unlettered, bigoted and ill-mannered and have the mentality of probably the 18th century. Extremely belligerent. The news is unbearable, people dying everywhere in blasts, killing, beatings, burnings. And don't even get me started on the religious extremism. THIS COUNTRY IS HELL ON EARTH!

Lol, You Should be ashamed of yourself, calling yourself a Pakistani, you hypocrite.

Even in Main Cities Like Karachi on an average 10 people die

The person who made this list I think he or she did everything right but to me Pakistan is very good country. Some areas like Karachi are affected by terrorism and whatever you said but honestly speaking that it is not the fault of people of Pakistan and not the fault of country. It is the fault of government. Pakistan is very beautiful place and every one who likes to visit here I will say that he or she will love it. Swat and Islamabad are beautiful places. I am not saying anything to the people of other countries but the people of Pakistan who said bad about their country I think they should not live in this country anymore. Shame on you guys beside of making your country good you are insulting it. Pakistan will become a successful country if you will do something for it. So please do not make fun of your country and do something for your homeland. So now I do not want to listen anything bad about Pakistan

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All those of who are Indians and think India is the worst, Has anyone of you done anything to make it better? But you have definitely made your nation earn a bad name by posting such stuff.

I am natural (born and raised) citizen of India. The current condition of the nation is due to its so called varied diversity in population.

Every other person in India wants put blame on an politician/government for its issues like corruption, poverty, lack-of-quality in education etc. , but no one wants to elect a right candidate nor they are interested in having the election policies changed.

Most of the population is literally unproductive to ever-developing nation. There is no one who wants to talk about reducing the population (there by getting 80% of the issues resolved) but many speak of changing constitution.

It has become an dead-easy game for politicians to classify citizens by Religion and exploit Caste System (which 90% of the world's population doesn't understand).

Despite an lead in IT, but & many other sectors, hardly 3% of population pays income tax and rest-of-so-called-citizens expect politicians and government to respond to just about all their needs.

If India has any issues, its not because of its law makers/constitution/law but only because of its citizens. It should be at 1 (Its been 66 years since not-so-independence and God knows when will it be developed).

India sucks. Truth hurts, India suffers from over population (the population of Brazil and USA combined doesn't beat India population) the majority are narrow minded and believe in superstitions, they are also very racist and they think its not wrong, they have caste system which 90% of other countries don't understand. The country is ruled by corrupt officials who only care about money. The education system is messed up, the way teachers teach their students, boys should have short hair also they have the most ridiculous uniforms, if guy has long hair he is called a girl also a girl sporting short is called boy cut (like seriously what is a boy cut) and these students grow up with this mind set and become the narrow minded citizens of tomorrow. The schools are the main culprits, India also suffers from lack of clean drinking water facility and toilets. The people lie, cheat and steal and are VERY perverted, crime rates are high especially against woman, no woman can walk around freely without getting dirty stares from everybody. The people have no sense of social politeness, if a couple is walking down the streets people stare, if a guy has a hairstyle which is out of the norm people stare (long hair, anime visual kei hair) and also there are no safe garbage disposals and the roads suck. India is one of the wrist countries to live in, even their form of entertainment sucks.

Fully agree 100% with the comment above. Any Indian who disagrees, should not even consider worth living/existing.

In India is the greatest!

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4South Korea

Actually, some people here said crime happens in every 30 minutes in South Koreaa, but actually South Korea does not. Now this country is very peaceful so if your going to say something inaccurate in here, why don't you just shut your mouth? I'm sorry for my bad languages but please, South Korea rarley has a crime or 'bad things' happening in like 3 months or so. And um... how do you know if youv'e never been to South Korea? I'm warning you but don't believe absolutely fake stupid internet resources. I don't care if you do those stupid 'thumbs down' on mine because I will do on yours too. well if they are crazy people plus crazy government, the stupid person who wrote that is more crazy. I think you guys who believe fake internet resources are more stupid ill mannered, dumbo iddiots. well do as much as thumbs down if you dare. cause I don't care.

I don't think anyone should be judging the places they've never even been, and the Internet has so many lies, you can't tell if any things you see on there is actually true.

I find it funny how you people say that South Korea is rude while you people are a bunch more ruder right now. "Ugly". Seriously? This is the most inaccurate statement to be ever heard of for a country. Just because the mass population of the CELEBRITIES have plastic surgery doesn't mean the rest of the population has plastic surgery. It's true that there are many riots in South Korea though, very violent ones. That's what usually most dangerous around there, in my opinion. I just seriously cannot believe how ignorant most of you are to generalize the whole country by events only involving the few. Nobody said that this place is the best, but it certainly isn't the worst. Also, you people who say that Korea steals credit from what's not theirs, let me let you out on this... We all do. Other countries do this too, it's all about the people, but some countries make it into their culture to steal credit from other things. Quit believing things you randomly found on the internet, and stop making things up to post slander. Things I have to agree on being horrible about this place is that schools and education for upper grades are torture.

Ugly people with racism. Sly on everything. Worst World Cup football host country ever.

South Korea is actually pretty cool compared to other Asian countries.

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Yes, the Chinese government does have multiple flaws. Yes, the government is corrupt. But some of the comments here are so rude and offensive, and it's upsetting to read something that generalizes a group of people. First of all, I bet that half of these people here haven't been to China before. You really can't judge something until you've learned about it, visited it, gotten diverse views on it, or etc. Also, I'd just like to point out that the women's rights in China are much better than the United States's. There's also no "baby killing" policy. Yes, there's a strict One Child policy but there have been some reforms. Having one child is a comfortable option but certainly isn't a mandatory choice. Also, saying that "All Chinese people are rude" is an awful generalization. First of all, how can you tell if a random stranger is Chinese? Many people from neighboring countries look similarly to people from China. Also, a small group of people from China may be rude, but not EVERYONE from that particular country is loud-mouthed and arrogant. When you say that a whole ethnic group is racist, you're basically being racist yourself. I'm not saying that I support the flawed government and its corruptness. But please read more into a topic and educate yourself on a subject before you start to criticize and judge. Don't make an offensive comment targeting a certain group of almost arbitrary people before you start to learn about them. Every group of people has bad people and good people. We're not all that bad, we promise.

I find that the Chinese are torturers, they think they're better than everybody else and can judge when in fact their courts are all staffed by murderers in uniforms. They copy products from other nations because they have created a culture which stifles and dissuades creative thought, and brands anything non-government authorized as "Subversive". China used to be a beautiful country, now it's just another Industrial Skag Heap, not unlike many other "Developed" countries. Development is more than just building crap and being rich, civilization is more than using force of arms to conquer your neighbours. Everybody hates China, even the people who make money from working with the communists regrets cutting deals with them.

They are living financially aside for the fact that they were very indecent, for an instance, if you get bump by a Chinese, there's no sorry, not even a glimpse.

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1 - Why is Australia on here?
2 - Afghanistan sucks completely. I pity those who live there

I agree Australia shouldn't be here on the list ranked top 10 or 20 but Afghanistan my birth country SHOULD NOT BE 2nd what's wrong with people? I completely disagree and in my opinion Afghanistan should be 4th or 5th because Syria and Iraq should be replacing the rank. Afghanistan does not suck, don't accuse the country, accuse the Taliban - - AussieAfghanRules

I don't wont to be unkind about someone else's mind and ideals but how is Australia even on this list. You wont see snakes in major cities or normal towns. In the country side just stay on the foot path. You can out run a snake.

But as idi admin said: you can't outrun a bullet:. And there's a lot of bullets flying out guns along with land mines in Afghanistan along with religious extremists. And religion has caused more war than anything else.

I live in Australia and I love it. You wont hear an afghan say that.

Very underestimated country. Not the best... But not the worst by all means. I would put it #11 on this list. (and I am an american)The worst is Uganda. The LRA are not soldiers... There murderers

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When you land at Mogadishu's international airport, the first form you fill out asks for name, address, and caliber of weapon. Believe it or not, this disaster of a city, the capital of Somalia, still gets a few commercial flights. Some haven't fared so well. The wreckage of a Russian cargo plane shot down in 2007 still lies crumpled at the end of the runway. Beyond the airport is one of the world's most stunning monuments to conflict: block after block, mile after mile, of scorched, gutted-out buildings. Mogadishu's Italianate architecture, once a gem along the Indian Ocean, has been reduced to a pile of machine-gun-chewed bricks. Somalia has been ripped apart by violence since the central government imploded in 1991. Eighteen years and 14 failed attempts at a government later, the killing goes on and on and on -- suicide bombs, white phosphorus bombs, beheadings, medieval-style stonings, teenage troops high on the local drug called khat blasting away at each other and anything in between. Even U.S. cruise missiles occasionally slam down from the sky. It's the same violent free-for-all on the seas. Somalia's pirates are threatening to choke off one of the most strategic waterways in the world, the Gulf of Aden, which 20,000 ships pass through every year. These heavily armed buccaneers hijacked more than 40 vessels in 2008, netting as much as $100 million in ransom. It's the greatest piracy epidemic of modern times.

In more than a dozen trips to Somalia over the past two and a half years, I've come to rewrite my own definition of chaos. I've felt the incandescent fury of the Iraqi insurgency raging in Fallujah. I've spent freezing-cold, eerily quiet nights in an Afghan cave. But nowhere was I more afraid than in today's Somalia, where you can get kidnapped or shot in the head faster than you can wipe the sweat off your brow. From the thick, ambush-perfect swamps around Kismayo in the south to the lethal labyrinth of Mogadishu to the pirate den of Boosaaso on the Gulf of Aden, Somalia is quite simply the most dangerous place in the world.

The whole country has become a breeding ground for warlords, pirates, kidnappers, bomb makers, fanatical Islamist insurgents, freelance gunmen, and idle, angry youth with no education and way too many bullets. There is no Green Zone here, by the way -- no fortified place of last resort to run to if, God forbid, you get hurt or in trouble. In Somalia, you’re on your own. The local hospitals barely have enough gauze to treat all the wounds.

The mayhem is now spilling across Somalia's borders, stirring up tensions and violence in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Eritrea, not to mention Somalia's pirate-infested seas. The export of trouble may just be beginning. Islamist insurgents with al Qaeda connections are sweeping across the country, turning Somalia into an Afghanistan-like magnet for militant Islam and drawing in hard-core fighters from around the world. These men will eventually go home (if they ...read more

In all honesty you are so ignorant that its not even funny. It's actually pretty sad. I've been to Somalia and it is not as bad as you make it seem. no one asks for a caliber of weapon... the country is on its way to retribution. although I do agree its once gem-like appearance would truly allow it to be called the "pearl of the Indian Ocean", is now reduced to rubble and machine gun destruction. all I'm trying to say is complete ignorance is not needed

This is why anarchy is stupid. 4 million have died since it lost its government.

Famine, Anarchy, Homeless, Islam. None of these work and putting them together just makes it worse.

Very violent, poverty, domestic abuse, gangsters with guns... RUN!

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There are a lot of natural disasters. For instance, earthquakes and tidal waves

Japan lies a lot and hates other countries such as Korea for no good reason. They teach the wrong history to rid of it's flaws, they lie to make the nation look better. I don't get why people say that they're "completely" safe, no where's "completely" safe! I mean, it contaminated with radiation! Don't just look only at crime rates, there's been many accidents here either way. But, I have to agree that it has good recreation!

Best country ever but, they don't teach any war history to students so no good. The second bottom guys stupid, just wrong.

Fake people and full of their Japanese-superiority. Too much discrimination against foreigners also nothing much to see there except those right wing Japanese shouting around Tokyo with their racist words against foreigners.

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9United States

For anyone that thinks America is a great country? It isn't. Let me just list a few reasons why. Our government is corrupt, and controlled by the banks. We are probably the most unhealthy nation in the world. Americans, comprising less than five percent of the world’s population, consume 80% of all opioids and 99% of all hydrocodone, yeah. That's not healthy. We are FORCED to have health care or else we get fined. That's right we don't even have the freedom of choosing any more, we get fined if we don't have health care. Then there's Obama who has turned this country into the shit hole it is now. The crime rate is rising. The government funds our prisons more then our schools! Why should we have to pay for some guy who's going to spend the rest of his life in prison? I don't think we should. Instead of paying for people in jail to have T.V., internet, gyms, courtyards, and medical care we should spend more money on the education system! The government does this to keep the next generations dull, so that they don't catch on to what they're doing. And yet people still blindly say "oh yeah America is a great country" Do some research! America is going down hill every day, but Americans are too stupid to realize this because the government doesn't fund the education system. Instead they'd rather fund pointless wars in the Middle East just so they can make more money on oil, when we have plenty of oil here in the us. But do we want to use that oil? No of course not, then the big oil company's would make less money. And because America is the land of opportunity we have illegal immigrant pouring through our southern border non stop. And what do we do? Well if they give birth to a child in America hey guess what free ticket, it doesn't matter that you're an illegal immigrant! This country can't afford to feed every person in the world, we're already in debt trillions of dollars to China, and who knows how much to other countries. The last thing we need is a bunch of illegal immigrants in America costing the government more money from food stamps and ssi. But do we do anything about illegal immigrants? No we're to worried about oil over in the Middle East that we don't need. Now that you've read this, tell me what a great country this is, and while you're at it share whatever mind numbing drug you're on because I could sure use some right about now.

I believe America is a great country. There are many problems with it but you act like the U.S. is some kind of corrupt nation. It's a great country to live in. Be grateful that you live here. Obama also isn't that bad in my opinion. I believe that he has done some good things and that he is definitely better than any candidate for the next election. There are a lot of people including Americans who are so ignorant about America. Then again, my perspective about the school situation will be different because I go to a very good public school district. It's considered as good if not better than many private schools, so I can't a judge a whole lot on the school thing. - Sanic

The United States is by no means perfect. There is social and economic inequality, racism is still pervasive, and there are many Americans who live in poverty without adequate health care, just to name a few domestic problems. But to say the US is in the top 10 of the worst countries to live is simply wrong. Since the mid-20th century, the US has been the most prosperous country that has ever existed. There is a reason people come to the United States from all over the world. The US offers the best higher education and the best medical care in the world. Why else would people around the world with the means send their children to American universities or seek treatment in American hospitals? Why else would literally millions of people want to come to the US to seek a better future for their families? It bothers me tremendously that the vast wealth of the country is not distributed more equitably, but there is no denying that the US offers tremendous opportunities. The US also has universally renowned artists, writers, and musicians. Cities like New York are diverse centers of culture that thrive because they have attracted talented people from every corner of the globe. I agree with many of the statements people have posted that highlight problems in the US. However, if you are an American, I don't think you appreciate how fortunate you are to live here. If you have not been to the US and you think it is one of the worst countries to live in, then you are ignorant of world events in the past century.

There's many flaws about this center of the modern-day world. First of all, there is too much obesity (about one third of all American adults) and Hospital bills without health care can cost thousands. Plus, the long lines that come with it, even if you're dying. The government is making us suffer even more every second. They are taking away jobs from lower class people and businesses keep failing. Republicans even plan to tax the middle class more by a couple thousand dollars this year while upper class doesn't have to pay as much! They also are planning to reduce money for disease research. The school system is failing and kids nowadays seem even more stupid than kids in the 90s (even though we have reliable sources online)! Prisons have TVs, pools, cheaper and healthier food than school systems, and even more free time than most students do! Even though lots of people are facing the trouble together, most people don't feel bad for the homeless and often beat them up and shun them, even though they went through hard times! How would you like it if you lost your job for no reason and people stole everything you had and broke your bones? Most people don't know their geography either (Some people think Africa is a country). The government won't listen to our suffering and complaints and just makes laws that make the situation worse. Now, most people are just discriminating Arabs and Muslims in general, even though most of them aren't terrorists and are actually nice, decent people. Crime is rising, and a lot of it is because of teenagers who go crazy. No wonder I want to move to a better country, like Canada or the Philippines. - ethanmeinster

American people ROCK but their foreign policy sucks!

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It's one of the sports capital of the world. We main event Rugby, Cricket, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Formula 1, Tennis, Gymnastic, Golf, Ironman.

Homeless people (rare) make more money off the streets than some countries do with daily wages even weekly for the fair few.. No starvation here and there's welfare support, the dole, all sorts of government financial help eligible for the many.

Australia is huge and the outback is beautiful. The beaches here is top notch some of the best in the world, definitely a great idea to travel around this country with family. The weather can range from very hot to very stormy but that's the beauty of it.

Our health care system one of the best in the world, our transportation also one of the best in the world. I live in a suburb called Prahran, we have trams, trains, buses, taxis, a path for cyclist there's no excuse to not get somewhere.

We have civil rights, a good law system to keep you SAFE but also the flexibility to venture on to many things without the hassle. We have work laws to protect you, to make sure you get treated fairly, get paid correctly and have efficient workforce safety.

We're are one of the most diverse countries in the world. We have people from all over the world coming here because of the opportunities and peace that other countries may not have.


Some of our civil rights just go a bit too far, for example, you know you can be sued if someone hurt themselves while trying to break into your property.

Racism is common here but not as harsh as other countries. In the past 70 years Australia has gotten attention from Asylum Seekers within war-torn countries, corrupt government, famine, poverty. (Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Afghan, Lebanon, Somalia, Sudanese, Greece, China etc) creating a very diverse Australia. Jobs are being earned mostly by Indians and Chinese people which pushes Australian small businesses to fall which is why some Australians have a negative view on certain race. The cities have more Asians and Indians in it than actual Australians and they fear that one day it'll be a country of Foreigners dominating the country. Not only that, but they put their own laws into this country for example Sharia laws. A lot of foreigners don't like to adapt but spread their ideology among Australians so you can see that their is bitterness between.

And no we don't have the Worlds most dangerous animals etc. Our economy is not doing so well but it's doing better than most the world.

Probably the worst thing about this country is how ungrateful some people can be. They complain about anything really. We are too spoiled here to see for ourselves. Last time I was hungry (did not eat for half a day) I went to local Missionaries and got two $20 dollar supermarket vouchers not to mention a warehouse of donated clothes, beds, blankets, furniture up for grab. It's really easy living ...read more - williamtalavou

The 2 of you are completely wrong. Australia is ranked the best country in the world to live in and there is a reason. Australia is ranked the top 3 in each category. You never see "made in Australia" because Australia makes its wealth out of minerals. Australia is home to the most venomous spiders in the world but the are all in the rainforest. Australia also has the best cities in the world to live in. 4 cities that are in Australia are in the top 10. Every other country's city is only in the top 10 once. Australia is also home to the best city in the world to live in. MELBOURNE. 5th is Adelaide, 7th is Sydney and 9th is Perth. BEAT THAT. Australia is the best country to live in in the world. FACE THE FACTS.

Australia should not be on here! I don't live here - I used to. One person said there was spiders. Yeh there's dangerous spiders and other dangerous animals - but they live in the middle of nowhere and everyone lives on the coast in the main cities.

Australia is a great place to live. Sure we have all the dangerous animals in the world. But they are all under ONE rock in the desert.

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We are the Rome of the modern world. Education sucks, and we despise things like Communism or Socialism. The children are ignorant to, all the 7 year olds have these 600 dollar phones that they are on 24/7. Jesus we suck.

Anyone ever wonder what happened to Iraq, or Syria, Or Afghanistan? Oh yeah, that's right, "America happened to them" And people accuse Russia of being the land and resource hungry nation.

People with no dignity.

To many fat people

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The Contenders

11Sri Lanka

Simply, Sri Lanka is not a worse country with the comparison too others.

Sri Lanka is a country which has good people because I've been there and I don't know why is it in here...

Seriously people, what do you even know about this country? Stinky?! Worst country?! Drugs? Murderers? Rapists? Racism? Dirty? Loud?! Most of all LESBIANS?! Have you lost your minds?! Do you even know what happens inside this country?! You people talk like they aren't any murders, rapists, drugs in the heavens you live. Is it a utopia? Please prove it then. If you have crappy mouths please just keep it shout, people like you are the worse even they thought otherwise. Sri Lanka can be a poor country than yours but they have a rich heart, mind and culture than yours. In Sri Lanka people have really good manners than a some so what RICH countries. At least they know how to behave and be polite. They have rich manners, behavior and they live very simply. Some people don't like to see other religions as acceptable but you have no right to disrespect their religion. If you're already doing it, others can see how you observe your own religion. So please know your place and keep it, don't talk so low about other peoples' treasures. We all have our own things we admire. - KrystalDia

I did a full study of Sri Lanka and I saw nothing but a bueatiful place so I don't see what everyone else is seeing. - Peebz2010

Worst country in the whole world

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TOTALLY. If you're looking to go round the world, do NOT go here.

Of course! But don't forget to add Indonesia to the list. It's horrible, guys. Damn. Horrible. Pollution is what we should call it.

We are still in war there it never stops they need to make some friends other than themselves

Shut up. I feel bad for them.

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Totally with that war going on in there how can the people stand it?

Why is it not at the top?!

Syria is in the middle of a war would you really prefer to live in Syria rather than India. Also Syria is in an economic recession. People were chemically bombed a few days ago!

Unfortunately, but it should be at the top now
Syrian against the war

Thousands of citizens are getting killed everyday, and I prefer to stay alive.

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Well, I live in Sudan... I don't want to say it is the worst place in the world, because I believe it is relevant and to be frank I didn't live anywhere else to compare, but Sudan falling economy, wars, corrupted government and race issue for sure are not positive thing, the people lost their sense of mortality with semi civilized cities for those who didn't lose it for war in Darfur and the South. Yet, knowing that Sudan is a huge country living is not the same across the country. For example those who live in Darfur are as far from the center as for people living in other countries you feel the heat of war through news and refuges. Doesn't mean living in big cities is that great either. Family and friends which used to be the main value behind living in the country now disappeared with most people seeking better income in Gulf, EU or USA. Now I have more friends in any city in Saudi Arabia than in Sudan.

I don't believe that a person would be happier changing where they live that's why I keep living in Sudan and try to make it a better place for me and those around me, still I wouldn't advice anyone to comeback or come in...

How is Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and China above Sudan? Read my lips. GE-NO-CIDE! - lassidoggy

Among the current Top 10, Somalia and North Korea are rather accurate choices. Middle Eastern countries are NOT inherently bad because they are middle eastern, many people actually enjoy living there. If I remember correctly, it were the Europeans who were adamant about leaving their countries and immigrating, (especially to USA).

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Living in Russia... What a nightmare. Imagine living in a ugly, gray place that sometimes resembles an industrial complex, sometimes slums, sometimes a Gulag. Imagine living among ugly, drunken, primitive, boorish oafs who have no respect for each other and mostly malevolent intentions toward foreigners. Imagine living in a place, which's corruption and crime rates often surpass the worst African countries. Imagine living life in fear of corrupt, brutal and utterly demoralized government with recent history of atrocities. Imagine that you'd have to restort to petty lies every day, just to survive. And in the end, try to imagine it's 10 times worse than all I typed. Then you'll have a somewhat accurate idea of living in Russia.

Beig Russian, I'd say this is not only about the rich suppressing the poor. It's about the Russians themselves. I've been working as a translator, but I still can not find an appropriate translation for one Russian word which characterises the people here: 'khamstvo'. Dictionaries suggest it's 'boorishness' or 'rudeness', but it's not very exact. 'Khamstvo' is a way of living for the Russians - they're unpolite and don't respert other people's privacy at all. Being polite has been eliminated here during the Soviet times. Negative selection, I'd say.

Russia is a place you don't want to live, not even once. People are sadistic and plain stupid and drunk most of the time. Going alone at night ain't something to do. People are poor and don't want to learn any other language than Russian. Corruption is common. Ugly buildings looking like those cell blocks from prisons. Very high pollution. Accidents are common, you may know because of those "Mother Russia" videos. Definitely a place you don't want to live

Russia is best country to live

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But Iran is rich and one of the safest counter in medial east

It's true that iran is not the best but it isn't worse than china!

Iran is not a good country but it is my country and I love it.

Iran is bad cause fat

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I am Bangladeshi born but brought up in Kuwait from early age and now live in U.K.

In contrast to middle eastern and western life which I have experienced I can honestly say that yes Bangladesh sucks!. It is not the land which is green and lush but the people themselves. Most of the Bengalis are the stupidest of the stupid and full of greed then any other civilized people I have met. Thieves and muggers are every where.

My mother (who leaves in Bangladesh now after leaving Kuwait in 1992) along with my sister and brother in-law almost got killed in an armed robbery in our house last year. The armed robbers forced their way into steel gates and toughened doors at night and stole every thing at gun point (gold, cash, computers, mobile phones) with in 15 minutes of terror. Our house is in the middle of commercial area with surrounding populated residency. When my brother in-law cried for help at night, no one came forward to help nor even called the police via their mobile.

Once when the whole drama was over and my family was left in distraught, than more than 2000 + locals came to see them next day giving full moral support. This is the unity of Bengalis and this is the true cowardness in them. Tigers during the day and cats at night.

No law or order and nothing gets done at official level without bribe. From street foot path to official levels they are all beggars.

I used to visit Bangladesh every year to see my family and tried very hard to love the country as I do have some childhood memories. But I have failed, I just hate it's people.

It is the only place on earth where the political thugs will burn you alive if you are an unlucky bus driver caught up in a strike ( hartaal) even though you got nothing to do with politics and minding your own business. They care less of a human life.

They burn cars, businesses, houses just to make silly political point at the expense of innocent Bangladeshis all around the year.

Bangladesh really sucks!

Been to Bangladesh multiple times. I have been to over 50 countries including Somalia, Swaziland, Eritrea, and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh easily takes the cake as the most corrupt, inefficient, misogynist country I have ever been to. For every dollar you spend I feel like 90 cents go to graft in some way shape or form. Strikes all the time that render it impossible to travel anywhere. Crippled transport networks that sees 100 KM trips turn into protracted 8 hour nightmares. The most obscene and insulting 'democracy' I have ever seen - a protracted catfight between two entirely irrelevant harpies and their equally disdainful families who could not give a hoot about anybody else but themselves and their petty problems. Bizarre internecine violence. Acid throwing. Child marriage. Constant diarrhea from eating with unwashed hands. I went three times, got scabies every time despite never touching an animal. Without a doubt the most disgusting repression of women anywhere - it is worse systemic repression than female genital mutilation in E. Africa.

The worst thing is the culture of absolution that exists - nobody takes responsibility for any of their terrible actions or decisions. Everything is a blame game and finger pointing puerility. It's truly the worst place I have ever been.

I am a Bangladeshi citizen and honestly I agree with your view. Shame that our people have more pride than logic. For example they blame paypal for not starting their services in the country when the government is solely responsible for the paypal debacle. And secondly arrogance runs rampant in our society, like for example they hate anything modern, forward thinking, new age ideas which is exactly why we are among the most disturbing group of people in existence

It should have been 2nd

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My country but its government sucks

I lived in ZImbabwe my whole life and I've lived in the United States, so I have something to compare it to. In many ways it's actually better. It's free, safe, and easy to live if you understand how the country works

Run by a disgusting, manipulative pedophile.

You die cancer cell

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I'm brazilian, and to be honest I hate living here, violence, corruption, poverty and a list of issues that we have here.

I'm Brazilian and like 95% of Brazilians we hate our government, Brazil is the world capital of corruption. Corruption there is everywhere, you have a lot of poverty, there are more than 40000 murders a year. You have to live always taking care about things to avoid to be stolen. You couldn't get out late in some places. You always have a fear about that.

Government charges a lot in everything from citizens and there are many profiteers who charge more expensive to extort money from you.

You have to spend almost a day (8 hours) waiting for public free medical treatment and about 2 hours in private medical institutions.

The politicians just do things thinking in reelection. Parlamentarians are always increasing their own pay.

In biggest cities you spent about 2 hours to go to work and the public transportation sucks.

If you live there every day you will get noticed about new violent crimes and new political scandal about corruption.

T.V. networks there are horrible. There is a monopoly where most only watch one channel and that channel only goes good things about the government to deceive the people.

The government do not respect the Brazilian citizen.

Brazil is extremely corrupt, expensive to live.

I went to Brazil this summer and this LOTS of crime and trash there and my MOM is from Brazil and she just loves USA more than Brazil

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20Saudi Arabia

I'm Saudi... the problem is not the Gov the problem is the people.. this country has the ability to be developed country due to it's magnificent natural sources wealth (3rd) after US and Russia only!.. but the problem is the religion extremism here.. they think they are the chosen people to guide the whole Muslim world! Every religion talk is thrown in your face in any technology exist. thus no fun in this country ever.. no movies theater or any kind of fun! And most people he are uneducated because the father here once have money he buys everything to his sons thus killing the son's will to educate killing the rule "no pain no gain" and the son became dump in school (education here is free and acceptable) (not very good... and yes the CULTURE keep the people back.. the most sexist country ever exist.. no woman drive.. women spend 9 of 10 of their lives sleeping and in houses.. a lot of women suicide here... it's hell for woman here.. it's because of the extremist culture and religion.. also the wealthy people here instead supporting education to eliminate poverty they build mosques every square mile... Basically.. religion and CULTURE is killing this country

I live there, I'm not aware of any worst than this country

I don't know why the UAE is above saudi, I live in the UAE. I also don't understand how such a purid, vile county like saudi where they STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH AND WHERE WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHTS is below countries like Australia, Canada and the USA.

One of the last places in the world I would want to live in.

I am a woman and would have no rights here - 0/10

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