Top 10 Cleanest Countries In the World

The Top Ten

1 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. ...read more.

Sweden is the country I live in and it is the cleanest and it has other great countries around it that are very clean as well like Finland, Norway, Switzerland, and Denmark. By far this area of the world is the cleanest in trash, crime, and just being beautiful.

Wish I could come to Sweden Singapore is clean and so is Sweden but unlike Singapore they resolve issues peacefully not publicly caning somebody unless your a masochist or a sadist it's not a nice place to live they're harsh and take things too far and what the hell with U.S. being on this list I know you have pride for your country even though they're in national debt and police are asses with weapons who still think its civilized to hit a smaller being than you who can't defend themselves (children) that's great who also take ride or die together too seriously when they allow Mexico to send refugees to come over here when we can't even take care of our own people like our economy doesn't already suck trying to find jobs for just the people that live here already but no lets bring more people in instead of handling our own problems first and then handling others but with all that said I would rather live in the U.S. than Singapore and I HATE IT HERE!

Sweden should be number 1 why the 6th I went to Sweden it's so clean and peace too but Sweden is more cleaner than Colombia Colombia is not that clean so I say Sweden should be the 1st or 2nd or 3rd

America could learn some things from Sweden, Iceland, and Finland. Just saying. Sweden is a very beautiful place and I would love to visit there for a long time in the future

2 Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy in Northern Europe whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

Norway must be higher than Sweden. It is way cleaner and more sanitary than Sweden.

I went to a music festival, they literately checked the porter potty after each person used it, to see if it needed to be cleaned, and if you dropped trash on the grass, it would literally get picked up within 5 minutes!

Never been, but all the sources tell me its by far the cleanest. Takes the number one spot for countries using renewable energy

Because Norway is the cleanest country

3 Singapore Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, and often referred to as the Lion City, the Garden City, and the Red Dot, is a global city and sovereign state in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state.

Really? Are you kidding me?
Singapore is like the World's most cleanest country.

Even though I'm from Singapore, you HAVE to see the laws of Singapore. I'm not being bias.

Come on! There is a law that says you can't buy a gum in Singapore thus can't throw it on ground!

One time I visited Singapore, and it is the CLEANEST country I have ever been
So why is this not top 10?

Singapore is the cleanest country anywhere you should read the law book if you don't agree. we watched someone get arrested for throwing gum on the ground and taking durian onto a train!

4 India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

I don't want to be mean, but India is one of the dirtiest countries in the world. If you look at the back side of the Taj Mahal there is a river with SO MUCH GARBAGE! In India and in most poor countries there is an extreme amount of garbage.

But the good news is that the current prime minister of India
Narendra Modi has sold his Suite that cost around 1 million British Pounds. He is using that money to clean the streets of India.

So India is getting cleaner. (Unless the Muslims are overpopulating and taking over the country than India will be a dump! )

I am an Indian, I was actually born in British India.

Whenever I walk around, I see garbage almost everywhere. Once I saw a pile of garbage on FIRE and nobody seemed to care. India is pretty high in this list. I think it should be much lower.

What! India is ranked higher than Germany, England etc... seems that the person doesn't know anything about India prepared this list...

How on Earth did India qualify in this list? If you visit Kolkata, Mumbai and New Delhi which are the three major densely populated cities in India. Garbage is present in every block and every street as well as it's common to see people publicly defecate near the curbs. Sure, India is set to become a superpower from their constant economic growth but it will be the most populated country in the world thanks to the high birth rates.

5 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the ...read more.

It is perhaps hard to comment generally on the USA's cleanliness because it is so vast and different states have a different attitude to cleanliness. LA is by far one of the dirtiest and most disappointing places I have visited within the US. I felt mucky all the time I was there, which to say it has some of the most affluent inhabitants is remarkable! New York however should feel awash with the city's pollution and dirt, and in fairness there is a garbage problem but it doesn't feel as murky as LA or Las Vegas for example. The East Coast - places like Bar Harbour feel very clean and their councils take great pride in the appearance and overall cleanliness, but other states like Michigan, Nebraska feel generally like more attention could be paid to things like refuse, garbage and how the shop fronts appear for example. Texas is polar in appearance - from really poor to really affluent depending on which part you go to. Not the cleanest country though generally!

The problem is that people in the US are more individualistic than people of Japan. This means that in Japan, people love their country so much they do whatever to keep it clean. America is different.

However, individualism and freedom in America are no longer as extreme as maybe in 1900. If you think America is dirty today, you should see us in 1900. In 1900, pollution was a huge issue along with crowded tenements, migration crisis (immigrants were literally flooding this place faster than we could handle them), lack of a sewage system (so the streets were really dirty), and all sorts of corruption problems.

If you don't like the politics today, get in a time machine and go back to 1900, and you'll appreciate America for what it has today.

Some areas are clean and other areas are really dirty. I am from the us and people who want to come has got to learn a little about it

I hope the US will become more better politically. But I love US countryside in the west, it's so beautiful! And so less populated, Canada is very clean but too cold. I bet a European country is cleaner, but I still love the western USA, but hate the politics right now.

6 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million kmĀ²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, ...read more.

We only have one more thing to clean, we need to get rid of Bieber.

Canada s the most cleanest country cause there is rules and fines for littering and there is a enviromental resource team that cleans up all the litter and make all the country clean so not a doubt CANADA IS #1

There's still piles of garbage everywhere. Even if there it is illegal, people will still litter.

Canada is a really clean country I lived there for 9 years and had a great experience the air smelled fresh and clean and there was barely any trash on the streets and sidewalks the neighborhoods looked super clean and peaceful there are so many reasons why Canada is one of the cleanest country in there world.

Canada should be number one

7 Japan Japan is an island country in East Asia in the Pacific Ocean. It lies off the eastern coast of the Asia Mainland (east of China, Korea, Russia) and stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and near Taiwan in the southwest. ...read more.

Most of the Japanese places, including the public toilet, are very clean and orderly!

More better roads and streets. Beautiful houses whenever I pass to their houses, I can see Beautiful garden and arranged things.. Strict country too, and intelligent people..

What why isn't Japan number 1 it one of the cleanest countries in the world

It is a rubbish thing really. Japan is more clean country than america. when I have seen American slums they were worst, but when I have seen Japanese slums on internet. I have seen Japan don't have any slum.

8 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

Iceland is more than beautiful! It has 100% clean water and almost no one is smoking!

Iceland is very clean

The only pollution they have is volcanoes and small amount of car fumes

The population of Iceland is really low, which makes it a really clean country.

Why is this 12 this should be number 1 it is the cleanest country in the world and it's so beautiful but is low the population and young beautiful people too!

9 Austria Austria was Celtic (Hallstadt) then as Noricum, part of the Roman Empire, Alaric, who took over Rome, studied at a monastery near Vienna. In the Middle Ages, the Holy Roman Emperors moved to Vienna, then Austria became separate. Medieval documents from Eastern Europe as far as West Ukraine were often ...read more.

Vienna is so clean even though it's a capital, also they literally mop/sweep all of the roads. If you litter you will be attacked by about 100 people

In my opinion Austria is the most beautiful and cleanest country of the world.

Australia,Australia

Bekar country hain

10 Switzerland Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal republic in Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. ...read more.

Every inch of the country is so spotless, even the water is so clean and so clear like crystals. The environment looks so pristine and flawless, even there was an article from the magazine I have read that suggested everyone who want to improve their body health to go to Switzerland for vacation. There are so many researches and reports said that Switzerland is the cleanest country on earth with the best environmental records.

I have visited Switzerland, and found it very clean. No garbage anywhere. I didn't notice people peeing in the footpath even once (unlike here in India). It is ridiculous that Switzerland is ranked 10th, while India is ranked No. 2.

I traveled Switzerland a while back and everything was so clean, it was quite a shock for me personally because I knew it would be clean but not that clean. Public transport and roads are clean, water is clean, bathrooms are clean. They have a very good waste removal system for recycling

My home country, I love it.

The Contenders

11 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germany 22? I went there and it was super clean everywhere.

Shame in you people to put Germany at number I while India number 2. You don't seem to know what real beauty and cleanest are.

They use more renewable energy than any other country on Earth.

Germany is one of the most developed countries and it is too beautiful.

12 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to ...read more.

Paris is has the highest population density capital city, so it cannot be as clean as a village, and if you have time to visit the non crowded areas and streets you will discover a clean Paris. All the other 36,000 cities and villages are clean as well as the splendid scenery.

Well, it's really cleaner than we were excepted, even cleaner that most of European countries we have visited, especially Southern and Eastern Europe. Maybe the only place a bit dirty is the touristic Paris. But as soon you leave the touristic areas of Paris, it's really clean. The country side, villages, ocean coast are without any trash.

France is a clean country, large cities, especially Paris and Nice (the most touristic ones) are the less clean, because of the high density of population (Paris is the most densely populated European capital city). All the rest of France, cities, villages, country side, beaches are clean.

Stop your stereotypes, concerning French, that's obsolete and so boring and so easy to repeat always the same insanities.

13 Finland Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a sovereign state in Europe. It has a capital of Helsinki and got independence from the Soviet Union after WWI.

Finland is in the top 5 over 75% of Finland is forest and it is growing every year it invests heavily in renewables, England's forests have been obliterated, India has serious problems with pollution, China releases over 3.8 billion tonnes of coal into the atmosphere each year, France has done nuclear testing, the oil industry in Canada destroys its forest and natural beauty, columbia has massive slums. This list is a joke

I have been there! It's the best. Finland has the kindest people in the world.

My vote is for Finland

This list is a joke, Finland belong at least to top ten.

14 New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.

I was hoping it would be at the top ten at least. it is a clean, sustainable, beautiful country. it is lovely!

How is this so low? I live here and it's great!

I think people are just voting for their own countries. How are countries like China and India above New Zealand?

Better than the usa

15 Denmark Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Europe. The southernmost of the Nordic countries, it is south-west of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany.

Greenland is a part of Denmark and the actual Denmark is well kept itself.

Where is the garbage? I can't see it ;

Denmark is a very clean country. They have trashbins all over the city of Copenhagen & we saw people hired to collect trash many times - Both in the city, stations and parks.. So good!

Denmark is very happy

16 South Korea South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is a sovereign state in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula.

Yeah maybe some business people throwing cards on street but did you see a lot of it? Well nope, the public market is organized well, we just can't take off out the world that there are many bad humans..

Very cool and clean country

Korea should at least number 4

I love South Korea!

17 Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

Obviously who so ever conciled this list has no knowledge whatsoever of Australia and has never been there it has some of the harshest littering laws in the world with fines starting at approx $300 for just dropping a cigarette on the ground up to hundreds of thousands for companies caught illegally dumping waste people place Singapore as a clean country I have been to the back streets away from the tourist pathways don't be fooled whilst in Australia a country 100's of thousands times larger you can go even to industrial areas and be shocked by how clean and tidy the surrounds are so people who do lists like this should maybe visit the countries prior to going there really India is cleaner than Australia wow!

Sydney has sewers with clear water. Cannot argue with that.

Australia IS CLEANER THAN CLEAN. The only super unclean thing in Australia that I've seen is my bedroom (i live there) Really cool country, and the beaches are clean as hell, I can surf for hours

Australia is a continent first before it is a country.
Australia is huge with very small population of wealthy, beautiful, and sexy anglo-saxons who are blessed with this beautiful continent. Aussies have done an excellent job but they need to make sure their environment and landscape stays pristine and beautiful.

The strict immigration laws is one of the reasons the continent is still underdeveloped, which is why it is still beautiful in its organic and natural beauty.
God bless the Aussies and their commitment for a greener, cleaner and sexy continent.

18 Liechtenstein
19 China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.388 billion. It was established in 1949 by Chairman Mao, the president of the communist party. Its capital is Beijing. The major cities are Shanghai, ...read more.

China isn't the cleanest but they have improved the most and India IS NOT CLEANER

China is much more cleaner than India for sure.

Clean places are actually pretty clean but dirty places are pretty dirty ill admit it overall its pretty clean inside most buildings

India is top 4? this is the best joke of the year

20 England England, previously the Kingdom of England, is a constituent country of the United Kingdom along with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ...read more.

Compared to places like India really... England should not be this far down, but then to be fair there is a real split between the really nice areas and the really bad ones if people have looked at the bad ones then they will have thought it was vile! Parts of Central London for example are really dirty especially when the bin men are on strike! But then go to the Cotswolds and it's a different thing altogether!

Come on guys..England is so immaculate

England have many clean places

Um, England is not a country! It is a country in the United Kingdom, get it? That is TRUE!

21 Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

Dude they murder people with police in front of them

Colombia is not a clean country. As you can see on internet slums are worst.

I'm british and last year I dos a tour Of all South america and let me tell you it is one Of the cleaniest place I have ever visited, regardless The fact Of your ignorance Colombia is a beautyful country full of wonderful people, great beaches, a Lot Of biodiversity and modernism, so stop critizicing a country you don't Know anything about I think it is Pretty clear that The haters are just uneducated people that don't have enough money to visit such a lovely country

Hey, I've been there! ITS CLEAN! SO TIDY!

22 Andorra Andorra, officially the Principality of Andorra, also called the Principality of the Valleys of Andorra, is a sovereign landlocked microstate in Southwestern Europe, located in the eastern Pyrenees mountains and bordered by Spain and France.
23 Slovenia Slovenia, officially the Republic of Slovenia, is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes.

Slovenia seems to be completely overlooked in most of these lists since they are based on people voting (hence India being fourth here at the time I write this) But any legitimate list will tell you it is undoubtedly one of the cleanest countries on the planet.

Slovakia Slovenia Which one is the most clean country

Slovenija is the most clean and beutiful country.

You can say that sweden or other countryier are clean but Slovenija is the cleanest countrz in the world.

24 Mexico Mexico, officially the United Mexican States, is a federal republic located in North America. The country is located between the U.S. and Central America, and is known for its Pacific and Gulf of Mexico beaches and its diverse landscape of mountains, deserts, and jungles.

Mexico is not that clean. I go there every year and I always see trash and glass washed up by the beach. And even in the beach. But I still love Mexico.

This country isn't clean (New Mexico city is sinking into its on waste)

At least where I've gone its clean

Please OUR BEACH WATERS ARE WAY CLEANER THAN YOURS

25 Cuba Cuba, officially the Republic of Cuba, is a sovereign state comprising the island of Cuba as well as Isla de la Juventud and several minor archipelagos.

Beautiful. I did not once see any garbage here for the week I spent in Cuba.

I feel they are just putting down random countries

Cuba is surprisingly VERY clean.

Even though its very poor, its surprisingly very clean :O

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