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. Its capital is New Delhi. Some other major cities are Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahemdabad. ...read more.

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

To start with, I never bought into this notion that any particular country is dirty. The label "dirty" should not be used to define a country but, humans living on it. Also, don't judge any country in it's entirety by watching a couple of manipulated videos on YouTube.

Being an Indian myself, it feels tempting to hurl a defensive or patriotic comment to counter it's existence on this list. The fact of the matter is that our motherland is indeed a victim of various kinds of pollution due to the negligent activities of it's inhabitants over the years. While, the corrupt authorities have their fair share into it but, expecting them to clean up the entire mess is a bit too much to ask for because some of us as an individual lack that accountability too. It's not that the Central or State governments haven't been taking steps for the environment or health cause. They have been taking measures to eliminate grave concerns such as open defecation and contamination of drinking ...more - Arhaan95

Indians are pigs and seeing India in this list doesn't surprise me at all. They are so backwards and living with animals as it's too normal. India is the world's garbage.

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.

2 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second highest peak (K-2) and ninth highest peak (Nanga Parbat) are ...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.

Beggar state

Pakistan is the most disgusting hell on this earth. It is WAY dirtier than India. Pakistanis are a bunch of disgusting pigs on this earth.

Pakistan is the most dirty country. All I could see was garbage only in Pakistan. Person can not stay in failed country like Pakistan. All dust and dirty minded people were there

3 Somalia Somalia

Dirtiest country in the world's list this country's name should really in 1st place.This is really very dirty country.

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


4 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.


Very dirty

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.

5 Haiti Haiti

Very dirty

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

Every country would like to keep their culture rich and clean environment but about Afghanistan if the foreigner forces let them live by their own and stop supporting terrorism from backstage

This country is dirty and in war

Taliban factory

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

7 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.

On May 8 do you thousand 19 I want to the Philippines it was very nice but kind of dirty but everyone was so nice

Too much garbage no discipline, spit here spit there, pee here pee there, litter here litter there, dog, cat, and even people poop are everywhere, garbage around you...unsanitary lifestyle...clean only their body but not the surroundings...

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.

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"

8 Iraq Iraq Iraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia. ...read more.

Iraq is not all the bad things people say. Before iraq was a beautiful country until other countries made conflict, and also your racist because my family came from this country

Iraq is just a complete desert, it gets dirty a lot because they get frequent sandstorms. - JoeBoi

Really horrible country


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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 country's official language is Persian. ...read more.

I think the guy yelling stuff is a bot, but there are some dirty areas. However, overall, this place deserves to be MUCH lower on the list.

No iran is the best country in this world so shut the f up!

ME either I love this country

I love this place

10 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.

It's a very nasty place

Beijing is very polluted - Dvafan2

When people think of China being dirty, they think of just the sweatshops there being dirty. Well, no, so much of such a very densely populated country is just dirty. - JoeBoi

They use fake rice and other food


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 people here are so stupid and making anything they want to do, specially throwing garbages anywhere.

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

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

Usa is the most dirtiest country in the word

12 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.

I think a lot can be done if people sart caring about it.

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)


13 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.

Sum of europe

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.

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

Caracas is very dirty don't go there

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...

15 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

The water is so DIRTY, I can’t take it, Honduras is so dirty

16 El Salvador El Salvador El Salvador, officially the Republic of El Salvador, is the smallest and the most densely populated country in Central America.
17 Brazil Brazil Brazil, officially the Federative Republic of Brazil, is the largest country in both South America and the Latin American region.

This one should be highest in the list. People takes out rubbish at the streets as it is common and fair. General attitude of "it's not my concern". Dirtiest and smelliest rivers at the cities; the sewers are dejected at the beaches. At Carnival the country turns a giant trash bin. People are always trying to take advantage at the situations, so if there are rules of any kind they gladly disregard it, including the correct disposal of trash.

Brazil is hell. People there are horrible and evil

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.

I’ve heard about a community in this country that’s dirty and where rats run around in. - JoeBoi

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18 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.

The most filthy country I have ever been to

I visited Jakarta. The city square looks good but, the urban area very dirty. I also went to Semarang. The village looks clean. And Surabaya, I think Surabaya is the cleanest city. Surabaya had good sidewalk better than Jakarta

Is bali a country?

Although it's my country I would like to vote Indonesia.The sea is polluted with plastic bag and the road is filled with rubbish. nowadays the drain is stinky and smelly. I wish the government could handle on this situation

19 Syria Syria Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia. Syria has been involved in a civil war since 2011.

Syria is a dirty country full of war its dangerous to the people and all the wrecked ruins makes it filthy I mean who has time to clean all the bins when they could be getting shot or helping

Kick my assignment I will be waiting

Syria is a dirty country

It’s dirty all because of the conflict that’s happening there right now. - JoeBoi

20 Mexico 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 - Germany 1-0. - TheCableTurnedOff

I think México is can sometimes not be safe but is Beautiful

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

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

21 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.

I understand poverty exists there, but it costs nothing to clean up, they seem to of given up! Filthy place

22 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!

yes yemen

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!

23 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.

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

Beautiful Country... Wanna Visit again - David1

How dare anyone to post this...?

Lmaoo. Sure that you blind mate, it should rather be on the list of cleanest countries its capital Riyadh and Jeddah etc. These cities are so clean sure you never had a glimpse of them this is what happens when someone blind sets on to make a fkin list of dirtiest countries...LOL...

24 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.

Best country in africa

IT is not good ooo...just take away the HAUSAs and that's all

It is very dirty

It is not that dirty

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25 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.

Sure it is dirty but enough of the hate. This is what you get when you are one of the best nations in the world

Indeed the most dirty city ACCRA I visited ever, it is a danger to stay there, Ghana is a nice place but please avoid the big cities, they have 300 days sun and nobody puts solar, just crazy, driving there with old cars and bad petrol, and using rubber bags for everything, and open gutter and no garbidge disposal,

Yes it is true Ghana is really a dirty place


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

Oman is not a dirty country. It is very clean. it should not even be in the top 100s.

27 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.

Not that dirty

Very dirty blah - kingazpl

Very dirty country. The last time I visited there was 1995 and it was very disgusting.

Many pickpockets and thief in metro and some other public areas

28 New Zealand New Zealand New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. ...read more.
29 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.

No, get this off the list! Dubai and Abu Dhabi look like extremely clean cities. - JoeBoi

I live in uae and the best and peacefull country in the world

Uae is by far the cleaniest of the countries.. I lived in Dubai for three years and now moved to Malaysia unfortunately.. uae shouldn't be on the list. Despite all the sand the malls have no trace of it the restaurant are clean and tidy

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

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

Everyone here who thinks Italy is dirty has no idea. Food is phenomenal, I was born and raised in Canada to Italian immigrants and the cooking that comes out of an Italian kitchen is far better than the rubbish from an ignorant Canadian household. Touring Italy is one of the best vacations one can experience. The new Canadian culture was built on the shoulders of Italian immigrants. Shame on you, shame on those whom are ignorant to the truth.

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.

31 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.

I went in Thailand and Thailand is very dirty


32 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.

Spain shouldn't be 34 on this, more closely to the end of the list or even not on it all, Spain apart from being beautiful, I would say its like most of European countries, who I think resemble each other quite closely, for example, England, France, Italy, Portugal, etc and if there's litter on the streets it's mainly because Spain has a lot of tourists visiting throughout the year and many give any consideration and drop their litter anywhere, while the Spanish government tries to keep their country clean, so the tourists should try to help by using the bins, so that they can keep going and enjoying a beautiful nation. Spain is quite clean and shouldn't be on this number, but one of last, believe me there's many worse on a higher number, but I suppose people are not serious, cause otherwise...

3rd world country with superficial modern gloss.

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?!

33 Israel Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world but arab, african and east asian communities still can be found. ...read more.

There's no country called israel...It's the Palestinian stolen land and it's dirty because of the dirty jews and pigs and blood suckers and monsters of humanity

Dirty heart, mind and everything...

bad people

explains everything :). - TheCableTurnedOff

34 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.

I hate this country really - kingazpl

Toilets are worst. no paper and floor is more like swimming pool with urine - kingazpl

Only nice in malaysia is perhentian island - kingazpl

In toilets are poo on flor and peroid pads - kingazpl

35 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.

Depends on where in Egypt. Egypt is a large country, and highly populated, with difficult economical situation.

Very dirty

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

Clean country only in the south it is kind of dirty

Filthy country with plastic bags and littering mentalities

37 Netherlands Netherlands

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

There's no truth in this.

38 Myanmar Myanmar Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a Southeast Asian nation of more than 100 ethnic groups, bordering India, Bangladesh, China, Laos and Thailand. Yangon (formerly Rangoon), the country's largest city, is home to bustling markets, numerous parks and lakes, and the towering, gilded Shwedagon Pagoda, which contains ...read more.

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.

39 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.

Russia is very nice - kingazpl

Very dirty, I say as a russian,its definitely on the same level on dirtiness as india, how the hell is it lower on this list than FRANCE?

Well the only thing that is dirty about it are the streets

Not clean at all

40 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.


41 Morocco Morocco

Very pretty country

42 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.

very clean - kingazpl

43 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 in turn inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

North Korea dirty? If someone made a mess I'm sure they'd be in prison. It's illegal for a portrait of a leader to be dusty.

How dare you insult the great leader

I heard that the so-called “Dear Leader” encourages it’s citizens to clean Pyongyang each and every day. I don’t think this should even be on the list. Can’t you even tell the difference between dirty and bad in general? - JoeBoi

44 Belgium Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Western Europe bordered by France, the Netherlands, Germany and Luxembourg. A small and densely populated country, it covers an area of 30,528 square kilometers (11,787 square miles) and has a population of more than 11 million.
45 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.
46 Chad Chad
47 Lebanon Lebanon Lebanon was established in 1920 and gained its independence in 1943. For a couple of years it has lacked a president; yet, on October 31st, 2016, it got president Michel Aoun . It is known as the Phoenix of the world since it has sunken under the ocean and has been destroyed by wars 7 times . In advance, ...read more.

So dirty. - Votebotingsucks

48 Mongolia Mongolia Mongolia is a landlocked unitary sovereign state in East Asia. Its area is roughly equivalent with the historical territory of Outer Mongolia, and that term is sometimes used to refer to the current state.
49 Bahrain Bahrain

Very dirty

50 Tunisia Tunisia Tunisia, officially the Tunisian Republic or the Republic of Tunisia is the northernmost country in Africa, covering 165,000 square kilometres.

Nope, for me I saw it clean and organise I talk back in 2008

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.

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