Top 10 Cleanest Countries in the World

The Top Ten
1 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.

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 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

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.

It's so clean because even the money is laundered.

No really, the nature is pretty impressive, and the country has no big-scale industry.

2 Denmark 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.

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!

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

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

How is Italy behind this.

3 Sweden 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.

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

Sweden is the cleanest, and so perhaps are it's neighbours. Except Finland, that dirty dump doesn't deserve to be mentioned in this list.

Sweden is so clean. The air is fresh and many trees. It is a fascinating country and I hope to live there someday.

4 Norway 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. ...read more.

Norway is, without a doubt, one of the world's cleanest countries. Norway is spotless everywhere, from the big cities to the rural areas. Norwegians are disciplined and know how to properly dispose their trash. They make sure that their country is free from any dirt.

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!

Immaculate... and this is again as with Japan because the Norwegians have a thought process which lends itself to improvement and tidy productivity!

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

5 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.

The less clean are Paris and Nice (the 2 most touristic places they both gather more than 47 million visitors per year), Paris is not the largest Capital city by far and Nice only 800,000 inhabitants. And that only in few quarters, all the villages (stunning middle age ones) are all clean and landscape is also clean as well as the so numerous hiking trails, castles, churches, beaches (more than 40,000 km of coast)...

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.

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.

6 Luxembourg Luxembourg Luxembourg, officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, is a landlocked country in western Europe. It is bordered by Belgium to the west and north, Germany to the east, and France to the south. Its capital, Luxembourg City, is one of the four official capitals of the European Union (together with Brussels, ...read more.
7 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.

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.

8 United Kingdom United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is ...read more.
9 Singapore 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.

Singapore has some of the toughest regulations about littering, sanitation, and environmental concern. I can see why Singapore is quite clean, even my father who is a Singaporean is particularly strict about cleanness both at home or when we are out. Although its cleanest hasn't reached any European cities' or even Japan's level of cleanness.

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!

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.

Partially clean when it comes to an issue where pollution is commonly existent in the City State. However they are able to restrict certain aspects of throwing rubbish and chewing gum than can result to hefty fines

10 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 very clean country but some places are dirty because the pollution are come in the India compare to other countries...

Love my land... Though some efforts are yet to make... But because of the new revolution on cleanliness we are expected to get the top by 2019

India is a very secular, prosperous and a clean country.

In my view India is better than down below countries.

The Contenders
11 Finland 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.

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

My vote is for Finland

12 Malta Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
13 Canada 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.

Canada is by far the cleanest country in the world, this is mainly because of the way Canadians think and how much they want to keep there country clean. But of course if you go into Toronto or Montreal there will be trash and grime in certain areas, but you expect that in every major city around the world

Cleaner then idiot america. I am a canadian and I think canada sweden germany and australia is better then the united states.

I've seen people in Canada stop what they were doing, and clean up trash from the floor. It's pretty clean alright.

Because of Calgary which is the cleanest country in the world!

14 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 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.

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!

More better roads and streets. Beautiful houses whenever I pass to their houses, I can see Beautiful garden and arranged things.. Very clean country too, and intelligent people.. I am American and born in NJ. Everywhere I go to New York City is very clean USA is way cleaner than Mexico. I would to visit European Countries there Clean like Canada and USA The best USA Deserves to be on this list.

Although USA is dirty now, but soon probably in 2040 or 2050, USA will become one of the cleanest countries in the world. Despite the power of the US, there will be less pollution.
Now some cities like Portland, Miami, Honolulu, Chicago, San Francisco, Boise and many more are one of the cleanest cities in the world.

15 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 come from Japan but I like in Australia. The first time I came here I was like to my mum - is this really Australia? It looks more like a junkyard.
Well, I got used to the Australian culture, and I go back to Japan. Then I go " what is this! It's so clean! "
Literally, I go to have a bath, and when I hop in the bathtub it goes "squeak! "
My grandma probably scrubbed it until it got scratched!

Japan is so clean and comfortable, you don't even have to worry about your possessions getting dirty anywhere! their public toilets are extremely clean except maybe in tourist sites such as in Dotonbori in Osaka where the public toilet is a bit smelly and dirty, which are probably due to the tourists that visit there. Other than that the whole country is very very clean!

By far the cleanest country I have visited, and I am well travelled. Japan has a thought process and code which engenders cleanliness. It is unquestionably unacceptable to be untidy and unclean for example so everything tends to follow suit. It is a great place for anyone with OCD!

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..

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

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!

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

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

Iceland is one of the cleanest places I've ever seen!

17 Germany 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.

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.

I am from Germany and can tell you that the city of Hamburg is going to be car free by 2020.

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

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

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

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

New Zealand is the greatest and magnificent country in my experience!

New Zealand is a very pretty country with some of the cleanest swatter, and I am Lithuanian.

New Zealand is very clean its cleaner than France I went to France it is very dirty NZ should be in top 10 at least.

19 Slovenia 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.

20 Moldova Moldova Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Romania to the west and Ukraine to the north, east, and south.
21 Australia 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.

Very clean EXCEPT for a few things:

1) The Fires from the Government napalming entire sections of bush due to the civil war, combined with the literally hundreds of factories all over West Australia and South Australia, have made both of those states have pretty bad air quality compared with the rest of the island, Australian Capital Territory also has a ton of factories, so their air quality is also horrendous.

2) Protests will leave the streets completely torn apart by Government gunfire and airstrikes, and sine Melbourne is the city where all the protests usually take place, this means Melbourne is about a scale of "pretty dirty" to just plain nasty about once every year.

The good things:

Some of the cleanest streets in the world, though we aren't like North Korea. We're pretty out in the open with our government's totalitarianism, and we're basically like Syria and Russia in those respects, so the streets are pretty well..used...walked on...I guess you ...more

Ok I just have to sa that Australia cannot be considered below Japan in this listing. I do have a biased opinion, being Australian, but we are a very clean people.
We have amazingly harsh (but great) cigarette laws that have cut smoking rates in half in recent times. We also have almost 0 pollution in our cities. The closest thing we had was a dust storm that came through Sydney almost 10 years ago. We also do not have dirty high-rise apartments that destroy our skyline and become homes to trash. Most Aussies live in stand-alone dwellings which invoke a sense of pride and cleanness. Look at an aerial photo of any Aussie city an you'll see what I mean.

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.

CLEAN. I go here every year, the beaches? Clean. Cities slightly dirty but highly clean
Trains? Clean, train stations? Clean!

22 Ireland Ireland Formed in 1916 after the Easter uprising, Ireland is a small country with a population of roughly 5 million.

Its very clean. I mean spotless

Very clean I'm proud

That is not true

It is extremely clean and most people work hard to keep it clean

23 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately ...read more.
24 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.
25 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Beautiful clean country.

Clean and beatiful. I was had no words when I was come there. Perfectland is Serbia's nickname, by me!

It is so clean!

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