10 Dirtiest Countries In the World


The Top Ten

1 India 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.

India is not so dirty... When I went to India... I see there is so many beautiful places... Actually I love it...

India has a beautiful culture, a truly peaceful and harmonious national religion known as Hinduism and great food! But however, there is a sad truth that this country struggles with immense poverty in many areas. Almost half of the population defecates/poops in public because they are too poorly educated to know how to use a toilet, and many also litter and spit on the streets as they are unaware of the risks of plague and disease. This is also prevalent in other neighbouring countries near India such as Pakistan and Bangladesh, who also struggle with high amounts of poverty and poor education.

It's really very dirty, but I don't think it's dirtiest. Most of the people are not aware that they should keep their cities-villages clean. They throw garbages anywhere, spit anywhere... many people living below poverty lines lack sanitation system. Indian railway is the largest open toilet system in the world. You can see animal excreta almost in all the streets. Ultimately Indian people must become conscious environmentally.

Most of these votes and comments are people hating on a country they don't like. I can honestly say though with no biased feelings based off of having traveled to 25 countries that India by far is the most filthy disgusting place with the most disgusting people. Regardless of how Pakistanis or Indians feel about one another. Indian cleaning standards are almost non existent. I got food poisoning here 3 times in 2 weeks.

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2 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...read more.

Well at least in Pakistan we don't eat cow crap or drink cow pee like they do in india. These are strange traditions and no wonder why so many people there are diseased. Dirty people in india.

Because there is always crimes happening in pakistan and people there kill people.

Pakistan is Dirty because there is a lot of people. Makes it polluted. And messes like putting color sprays all over a stone wall. Like Thailand.

I am from Afghanistan and surely it is the only dirtiest country in the world

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3 Somalia Somalia

Somalia = trash can

Whoever said that somalia is a trash can, please stfu. There are some places in somalia that are dirty, but it really is beautiful


I agree with Google, Somalians don't bath regularly, what more their sorrounding

4 Afghanistan Afghanistan Afghanistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.

Afghanistan is not too much dirty then others country you all can check it.

This country is dirty and in war

The capital is the dirtiest and other cities are not

Taliban factory

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5 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

Bangladesh is a country of Indian subcontinent, to the east of India on the Bay of Bengal, is a South Asian country marked by lush greenery and many waterways.

It was Dirty. But it's changing it's dirt musk very progressively. If you visit now it may seem very wonderful to you. You'll love it. People of Bangladesh are so clean by heart and beauty. Dirt is a creation from nature. Bangladesh is going to be one of the cleanest countries in the world very soon.

Very dirty and very poor

Bangladesh is a developing country. If u go now or later you will love it. People who call it poor are wrong.
Doesn't matter who is poor matters on personality. It is filled with wonderful creatures and it's all so beautiful.

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6 Syria Syria


Yall r rascist whoever said dirty arabs please tell me who u r so I can kick your ass

Actually it’s nice and Clean warm makes it unhealthy any country syria it’s Yazmin city and that’s a fact you can walk at night And smell Jasmine all over the city I have a picture to prove

Dirty Arabs

7 Iraq Iraq

Really horrible country


U are a lier iraq is now safe and clean so don’t do this again

8 China 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.

They use fake rice and other food

Even natives say how disgusting the food is.

Nasty air, breath in, and get cancer in a matter of seconds.

The air is so bad,but they are improving it

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9 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The language is Persian. ...read more.

Dirty country with dirty people

They kill others too much

Iran is not to much bad

Go to iran if u want to be killed or be looted the grace of your girls

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10 Libya Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

In Geography Libya Is Breathtaking. The Grassy Slopes, The Rich Soil And Even The Deserts Have Paradise In It. But Libya Is Crazy These Days. I'm A Libyan Myself And Boy Libya Is Insane (It's More Peaceful Now But A Little Crazy)


The Contenders

11 United States 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.

The surroundings are dirty and even worse are the minds of the people. Racism and so on.

We have the most racism in the world here in America because we have the most diverse population. - LordDovahkiin

I feel that USA is actually pretty clean compared to all the others

They always litter for some reason.


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12 Thailand Thailand Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.


13 Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela, officially the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, is a federal republic located on the northern coast of South America.

A Venezuelan flatmate: He washes his socks and underwear once a week, shirts once a month, pants and outfits never washed in 1 year... never clean the apartment's shared areas - stole shampoo and shower gel from the hotel he works, never use soap (bar or liquid) to wash hands after using the toilet... he smells like hell...

14 Indonesia Indonesia Indonesia, officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia. Ruled by the Dutch for over 300 years and Japan for 3 years and 6 months, the country gained independence in 1945, or exactly in 17th August 1945. Jakarta is the capital city, located in the island of Java. Major languages ...read more.

Its very dirty and very bad freshed

When I went to Batam I look out of the bus window and its like the Democratic Republic Of The Congo burnt tree's and a lot of sand when I got to the hotel I accidentally drank the tap water in the bath and I got Nausea, Dizziness and Fever.
Oh why did I visit

I'm from indonesia and I'm a nature lovers, I think indonesia is in number 10

I’ve been here (Bali and Lombok) and I saw locals leaving plastic bags (of that meat balls with sauce that they eat) and glass bottles (beers and even petrol) at the beach. Houses, roads, empty lands, all surrounded by rubish. The last event in Lombok at Segar beach (04/02/2018) left thousands of plastic small things around the area (i have photos) and those ones were all locals. They are dirty, they don't care about their own land and blame tourists. So sad! I don't wanna come back again!

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15 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

Okay, it might not be the dirtiest country in the world, but man the country seriously suck, there's litter everywhere, the people have no ethics. Just compare the streets of Brazil with the ones in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay on street view and you'll see the difference.

Brazil is hell. People there are horrible and evil

16 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. ...read more.

All country is dirty.

Very unhygienic people.

These people call pakistani people dirty. What about themselves? I live in Scandinavia and never visited another so dirty country as Albania.

Albanian recycling: Throwing litter on streets and in the Mediterranean sea.

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17 Yemen Yemen Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

This people came to the US and think they are better than the Americans, and they come from a country we give $90 million every year just to survive, and I learn is one of the dirtiest countries of the word!

Pretty dirty country over all, bad laws and I don't recommend you go there. One of the people I know went there and they were kept by Al-Qaeda for 2 years!

yes yemen

18 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.

Beautiful Country... Wanna Visit again - David1

Saudi Arabia is a really neat and clean country how could they just add it in the most dirty countries

How dare anyone to post this...?

Bad site ever if we didn't have this country we woudn't know anything about religin

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19 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

Philippines is pretty much a tidy place. But besides if you go to YOUR province then it will be dirty. The country is part tidy and part dirty at the same time. Just look at Tondo and other dirty parts of the Manila neighborhood. That's just plain disappointing to see such a smelly traffics and some trash on the concrete ground.

Dude it's pretty there, especially the resorts. The people are nice, but there are slums too.

I vote not to underestimate my country but it is the way to comment here.
I'm a Filipino. I agree, in all of the words you trashed to us. But here's my opinion, Philippines is a country with 7,641 islands overall. So in short, our country is far away and separated from each other so we don't have cooperation with the people living here. There were trash on some places but do not include all. You should be ashamed in places which doesn't even have an island but not concerned in their dirty country.

I agree, there's a lot of garbage everywhere, spitting, people peeing outside. And I also saw a lot of signs saying in Filipino "you cannot throw garbage", "you cannot pee here"

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20 Mexico Mexico

Ugliest country I've ever seen Because there is always crimes happening in Mexico and people there kill people.

Mexico is an excellent place for tourism but when it come to education it is very poor. The roads to are also not that clean

Some of the buildings were having a very huge absolutely messy destruction in Mexico.

Mexico - Germany 1-0. - TheCableTurnedOff

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21 Oman Oman Oman, officially the Sultanate of Oman, is an Arab country in the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
22 France 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.

Many pickpockets and thief in metro and some other public areas

Dirty subway and rats everywhere

Rats in Paris

Very dirty

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23 Japan 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.

I can't get it why japan was in this list? from my side japan was such a loving and clean country it was my favorite

Why Bangladesh is not here? (Japan is last in this list and didn't see Bangladesh here so commented here)

Ranking is just for entertainment

When I was in Japan... Japan is very clean... Why u can't get South Africa n Bangladesh

24 Ghana Ghana Ghana, officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.

Lets keep Ghana clean. Ghana is not for anybody, its for us. Lets protect our Mother land. I believe that Ghana can be counted as one of the cleanest countries in this world. I am a proud Ghanaian

We need to clean our countries please Ghana make the nation proud

Ghana is very dirty

Cannibal - TheCableTurnedOff

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25 Italy Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. ...read more.

Trash everywhere along the roads, we have never seen a so dirty city as Rome, and actually the food is not do good and not various. The people there are quite rude and they don't speak an English word. They have no containers, so the trash are in plastic bags, dissected for the most part spreading their nauseous content all around. Don't go there.

We did not expect such dirty country, comparing with the other so-called modern Western countries, it's certainly the most dirty. All along the roads, the ground is strewn of all kind of garbage (plastic bags, bottles, cans, washing machines, ovens, fridges, TVs...) or Italian people are grubby or there is not enough people to collect all those things thrown away or they are lazy... Maybe all of that.

Touring in Italy and I hate to say it but it's just a beautiful hole. Rubbish everywhere. When we pitch up in our motor home I go around collecting crap to improve our temporary environment, but the Italians just look at me like I'm crazy. Very little recycling and public bins. Shame on you Italy.

Not Dirty at all
Food is the best
India sucks

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26 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

I think your mother or father throwed you and then you saw your picture in newspaper laying in that trash

United arab emirates is the country where I live I say it may be a good country but if you go near the roads of sharja or ras al khaimah you will find a bunch of dirt and trash and no garbage bags around and once I was passing by a road I say a bog huse eww tower of rubbish in Dubai too and many other places there is a lot trash even in Dubai I say they should clean their counry because in most often places in the whole uae there is a lot of trash and so much rotten smells around and I lived in sharja for 7 years before and non stop smell was coming it was so bad that I had to shift to Dubai! and change my school! you can't believe in Dubai also even if their are trash cans the people throw a buch of trash outside and the trashcan is only half diry almost in all citys and places in uae this happens so the government has to avoid the trash all outside and the food spilt on the ground and pipes are leaking so may avoid that!

27 Nigeria Nigeria Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall ...read more.

It is very dirty

It is not that dirty

At the top

28 Netherlands Netherlands

Very dirty police in the Netherlands. Low educated and aggressive.

There's no truth in this.

29 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

Dirty heart, mind and everything...

bad people

explains everything :). - TheCableTurnedOff

30 Algeria Algeria Algeria, officially People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast.

Filthy country with plastic bags and littering mentalities

31 Spain Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Garbage in any city, on any beach, why this country is so touristic? Italy is very better.

Italy is actually better when we talk about dirt as compared to Spain. Am not getting why Italy is like 20 positions up than Spain?!

So dirty because of mass tourism, they build ugly buildings everywhere.

32 Myanmar Myanmar

The attitude there is once it’s out of your hands it’s not your problem, so rivers, empty blocks of land and roadside is fare game. Very dirty country but it starts in the mind set.

33 Qatar Qatar Qatar, officially the State of Qatar, is a sovereign country located in Southwest Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula.


34 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

How dare you insult the great leader

35 Austria 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.
36 Morocco Morocco

Very pretty country

37 Malaysia Malaysia Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It's known for its beaches, rain forests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences. The sprawling capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such ...read more.

Its dirty country

Malaysia like to play dirty..u know what I mean

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

Lol what? This is the cleanest and most peaceful country in the world.


39 Switzerland 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.
40 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Amazing and beautiful place.

Russia is not dirty,it dirty because nasty weapons

41 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.
42 Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.

Actually it's dirty, like all Mediterranean countries, including Italy, the worst considering it as a European country.

Dirty like all Mediterranean countries, including the worst: Italy considering it as a European country.

43 Bhutan Bhutan Bhutan, officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia at the eastern end of the Himalayas.
44 Norway Norway Norway, officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a sovereign and unitary monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the island Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

How dare someone put this on the list Norway is very clean as you see on Internet very clean like all the European countries. Mexico should be on the list

45 Belgium Belgium
46 Guatemala Guatemala Guatemala, officially the Republic of Guatemala, is a country in Central America bordered by Mexico to the north and west, the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, Belize to the northeast, the Caribbean to the east, Honduras to the east and El Salvador to the southeast.
47 Honduras Honduras Honduras became an independent nation in September 15, 1821. Bordering Countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Capital: Tegucigalpa, FM Population: 8 Million Language: Spanish Major Exports: Coffee, Bananas, Apparel, and Palm Oil. Currency: Lempira
48 Colombia 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.
49 Mongolia Mongolia
50 Bahrain Bahrain
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