Worst Countries to Live In

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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 ...more

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.

I bet North Korean citizens would rather listen to one hour of Justin Bieber than live here.

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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 ...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.

Definitely the worst of Africa.

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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

The US is the worst country to live in if you want to remain a normal human being. Afghanistan is just a backward country, but people there are more human than Western society where everyone is alienated from each other and finds solace in consumerism and computer games.

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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

Worst enemy of my beloved country it is so disgusting country!

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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

I live in it and I hate it very much

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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!

Syria was better under Bashar al-Assad than ISIS. But now thanks to the Western intervention into Syria (led by the United States), the country is now a failed state and its migrants will flood into Europe. From there they will create the Islamic State of European Nations.

It was one of the best countries to live in 4 years ago, so sad what is happening

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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 ...more

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).

Your site is crap, die from cancer

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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.

Its such a poor nation

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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 ...more

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 ...more

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

All of you act as if there is no other place where corruption happens.

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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, ...more

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.

It is very worst full of bad smell

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The Newcomers


It's a peaceful country, I personally went to Oman Muscat it is beautiful and the people are kind

I is very nice country I have lived for years yeh! But Pakistan sucks

It is nice country peace and very nice


I've been to Kenya, there are actually good people there..

I've been to Kenya, and I tell you, it favours no body.

The Contenders


Beautiful country untouched by development the people are really nice and welcoming. The government lets them down

Everybody may love their country. But they will really (really) hate their government.It's true for us. Our country is ruled by stupid guys (Army generals). Laws are stupid. Our government has fully permission to take of our home, food, money even our lives. If you don't believe you can check : How our governments kill their citizens.

Burma is my country, but I've lived in america for more than ten years. If I had a choice to go back I wouldn't.. I love Burma but its not the place for me.

In this country there is peace and harmony.

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12Democratic Republic of the Congo


No order, low income, and lots of crime. Its government is weak and powerless with warlords widespread.

Another African country that doesn't deserve financial Aid, only more AIDs, just like Sudan and any West African country (e.G. Nigeria, Ghana etc).

Congo has a corrupt political regime with useless, uncivilized people who eventually become uncivilized in any country they seek refuge.

West Africans and Sub-Saharan Africans are the worst kind of people and can turn any first world country into a ghetto (with race-baiting, scams, fraud, drug/weapon dealing/trading worldwide, more welfare dependency, producing 5 or more poor, uncivilized children into society, sham marriages to gain citizenship, violent gang crimes etc).

It is a poor nation

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13Saudi 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 ...more

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

You are mad how will a Saudi write bad things about his country it is the most beautiful country for Muslims

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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!

I am from Iran and I should tell to those who say that Iran is a bad place for living that please don't say anything when you don't know about something. you hear in news that Iranian are terrorist or they support terrorism in Middle East. you hear that Iran is not safe but that is not correct. you think that because Iranian are Muslim they are arab but that is not correct.we are Persian and we have a rich culture. we have a long history and great empires like Achaemenid and sasanian and the greatest kings like Cyrus the great. our people are very kind and hospitable. Iran has a lot of old and beautiful places you should visit once in your life. so don't make a hasty judgment and learn more about Iran and Islam.

Hi. I'm from Iran and I've born here. and now I'm telling that this country, is the worst country ever.

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Yemen is the worst country in there world. Only men should go to Yemen because they stone and hide all the women. It is the second worst country in the world for women. Al Quada also is very prevalent in this hell-hole of a country.

Very unsafe country, even US prohibits it's citizen to go there

This is how all countries in the Arabian Peninsula would look like if they had no oil.

Yemen sucks has to much terrorists

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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 ...more

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 ...more

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

Too Many Tsunamis and Typhoons.

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17Sri 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 ...more - 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

It's So Clean! I loved it!

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Poor beheaviour towards foreigners. Lots of smoking (all ages). Loud during the day and night. Italy's economy is quickly going down the drain. Absolutely horrible education system and terrible government.

I am visiting here in Italy now (2013) and it is a very unfriendly country. Speaking with other Visitors here let's me know all jobs go to the Italians so remaining here is not feasible. Hail to America the land of opportunity for ALL people's.

Yes that is true, there in Italy, people are very racist.

It's so hard as a black or Arabic to find a good job, homes and it seems that because you are not Italian, you have to struggle for anything.

Italians don't hesitate to show their hates, specially when you are foreigner. I was tired of the racism in Italy.

I call all migrants to come here in Italy to make change things.

We will succeed, because there is a lot to do here anywhere Italians are so lazy and inefficient.

Horrible, ugly, frightful, atrocious, horrific, hideous, dreadful, gruesome, ghastly, grisly, nasty, lurid are Italy and Italians.

We will never return there except to make business, because they always believe they are the king of everything and that Italy is the most powerful and beautiful country in the world, which is objectively absolutely not.

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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.



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 ...more - williamtalavou

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 the best Country in the world after us to live in. How can it be 19th!

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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. ...more

Brazil is extremely corrupt, expensive to live.

Brazil has hella hot girls

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