Top 10 Safest Countries to Live In 2015

The Top Ten

1 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.

It's past that so...

Norway is so beautiful, the people are nice, free health care very safe country.

I live in Norway... And believe me, it's SAFE! ; - xXImMyOwnHeroXx

Safer than any country in the world.

2 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 km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

United States is going down hill. With outrageous greedy government spending, trampling and leaving its people in the dust. Canada is the best!

Everyone thinks it is the last safe place on earth if it raining lava, alien attack or blowing
up earth

Canada is like what the USA should have been.
One of the nicest places on earth, eh!

I have visited Canada at least once a year for the last 10 years. I have stopped visiting the USA and have no desire to go back there. In Canada the people are friendly and courteous, the place is clean and well maintained and I have a lot of family and friends there. The economy has been growing and opportunities are there for everyone. #loveToronto

3 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 rated the most stable country in the world by the Failed States Index.

A stunning 92 % says that the police can be trusted, making it the most trusted police force in the world. The robbery rate 75 % lower than in United States, for comparison. Almost unbelievably, the prison incarceration rate is 93 % lower than in U.S. , the low incarceration rate allowing the country to have one of the most progressive prison systems in the world focusing on rehabilitation.

While it happens murders eg. as part of domestic violence and between alcoholists, murders on the street are practically non-existent. Due to the progressive social policies, even the most poor areas are very safe, even at night. In fact, Wikitravel lists the following things the most severe threats to a visitor: cold weather, hitting a moose or reindeer by car and slippery pavements.

Oh, and did I already mention that there is no natural disasters, like earthquakes, storms or heavy rain?

What is USA doing in Top 10? - Le_Eux

Amazing country with friendly people. My wife and I will be moving to Northern Finland in 2017

Just amazing country!

4 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. more.

Amazing country, beautiful mountains, four seasons, good food, great travelling opportunities, high quality of life, nice parties, lots of foreigners to befriend. It's my number one in terms of living in Europe.

Switzerland has the lowest crime in the world

Switzerland is best and safe and clean country in the world people is woo nice food is number 1 best country ever

Has many bunkers in the country side so should get +1 in advance

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

True is by far a great country. It could do so much better and be number 1. But like many European countries they seem to be a self destructive mode too.

I think it could be better but they are weird they hate themselves a lot. No patriotic at all.

In Sweden the highest time you can get in prison is 5 years. And their prisons are like hotels. Seems like a good country to me

Safe but cops are useless and government is slow and Muslims have preferential treatment

6 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.

I'm Danish and live in Copenhagen. My mother would tell me I could go any where in the city but just had to be back by dinner. Only once did I run into trouble and that was when I was 15

I live there, and everything is safe and sound there!

Denmark is the Best country in the world.

People respect each other and generous.

I love to visit Denmark.

Greenland low population mountains to take cover from nukes

7 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 more.

" in the middle of tectonics, free healthcare, police that care, great army, friendly, multicultural and accepting

People are usually kind. The weather is terrible but the security is good and even though there is rarely anything to do or see because of the weather I have almost all the time felt safe.

No guns, free healthcare, good healthcare!

Great people, terrible weather, too cramped!

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

The country without army seems to be the most safe country in the world.

Its true, country without army sure it's so safe and fantastic country

How is Iceland below America? It's so safe that the police don't even carry guns and parents can leave young children unattended!

This should be number 1, it lies on the sea so it's really safe to live.

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

I will use this opportunity to say that the Irish flag originally is green, white, gold not green, white, orange. I am Irish and the green represents the countryside, white the purity and gold the wealth. The reason it is confused with orange is because a long time ago gold was an expensive colour so people substituted it with orange and as the years went on the colour ended up as orange. So nowadays it can be called either gold or orange but originally it was gold - Sambazing

The UK and the U.S. safer than Ireland? I don't think so. Come on honestly. With the usas gun violence and treat from extremists. Not mention the radical bombings in London and constant attacks that are foiled. I lived in both the UK and Ireland for a number of years and I can tell you being from Switzerland that Ireland definitely is safer than UK!

Everyone knows that Ireland is the place to be. Friendly people, beautiful scenery and plenty of rain

No words need to be said about this peaceful country

10 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 more.

Actually with Obama signing executive orders on things that should be reviewed by Congress, its only going to get worse. The raise of the minimum wage for example. Yes on the outside it seems like it would be good, but companies are going to start compensating for that lost money such as raising prices and firing employees (thus only increasing the unemployment rate. So while it may seem like it's starting to get better, it's really not. And no, I'm not some random person who hates on the US, I am an American citizen, born and raised, experiencing this down spiral first hand.

Do not base he actions or inactions of Obama if you are selection the best country to live in. Obama will soon be leaving office (thank God) The US is the most powerful country in the world. Peace is always determined by strength, weak countries never survive. We should however be careful not to worry about the entire world. We should take of our people first and help our friends later. We take care of everyone even those that hate us. This is a big mistake. We are blessed to live in the US.

Power won't help you when you go bankrupt. Canada has an army total of 60,000 and we are a better country than the US. Your ideals that power will make you number 1 just prove how blind you are. - TheCanadianLoyalist

I love USA as I am Pakistani but I really want to live in USA because the people of USA sincere with there own country...and I just love that...

Maybe so, but we also have one of the highest incarceration rates in the world. Mostly for non violent drug offenses which have enriched the police through seizures of property and private, corrupt prisons. We need to fix that broken system by giving treatment to addicts and not prison time - free up some space so the "peaceful and well-behaved" pedafiles and rapists serve their entire sentences.

The Contenders

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

New Zealand is great. Heaps of food sources, jobs and happy people. If a war broke out New Zealand has heaps of hills so it is hard for ships, planes and helicopters to launch bombs here. It has heaps of trees, nice little walks and a few big cities so you can go to the pub and shop. Overall I think New Zealand should rank higher in this list.

It's surrounded by water and does not bored onto other countries. I think it's safer then United States.

Because it's where I live. It's awesome here! - DunnaNunnaBatman

No snakes or big spiders

12 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. more.

I recently moved to Japan from the USA and it's amazing. The cities are so bright and so beautiful, the lakes are so good to go canoeing in, and there's tons of family activities. So many fairs and festivals, the food is amazing, and the overall government is great. It's easy to live on a tight budget, and no, NOT EVERYTHING IS SUSHI! They have the best hamburgers in the world.

Love Japan, 9nth most competitive country in the world. - Allen

Yes knowing Japanese is plus and it takes time to make friends with locals but it is doubtlessly the most polite, disciplined, safe place in the world. crime rate is very low, you almost always get your lost items back.

I've lived in South Korea, Canada and China my life. Now going to live in Japan due to marriage. I can strongly say that Japan is most safest country to live. Canada became lesser safe and mannered due to pouring in of immigrants.

13 Netherlands

We are so small that no one cares about us so don't attack

Netherlands is really safest country in the world live here best place

Yes that is so true I was born there.

Great country lo live and yes it is SAFE! No courtains, no gates, no dogs to protect houses.. even in its capital you can find children playing themselves in the street or eyeing their bikes with no supervision. To me that's a luxe coming from Spain where you don't feel safe at all.. Nice festivals where everybody is invited to participate (not just young people), quite country even though is the most crowded in EU, well behaved children (and parents! ), poor air, nature and happy life!

14 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.

Australia is a great country. It is safe, with nice people and good weather. There are also some very beautiful sights and wildlife which are unlike other countries. The education system is good with some very good schools and universities. The only problem is that it is rather expensive.

Australia should be 1 or at least in the top 3 because we have gun laws unlike other countries when a toddler comes behind you with a gun and just shoot you in Australia if that happens the child is taken away from the guardian and put in an adoption center.

Australia is good but its lost its way and is slowly turning into america. It was laid back but now its something of a police state. When new legislation is passed your only remaining right will be the right to vote. Pay is low, tax is high and housing is very expensive.

I can't believe that you put Australia behind some of those other countries where you get shot just walking down the street, at least we now have decent gun laws unlike most of the countries above and you can go to hospital and not have to give up your first born.
Australia will always be safer just look how far we are from anyone else!

15 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 more.

Culture everywhere, low crime rates, this is the best place to live in the world.

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.

I don't know much about South Korea, but I know it's better than it's northern thing...

It has been 4th year living in Seoul. The best county I ever visited! People are nice and foods are amazing here. Everything is super quickly which makes my life more convenient. Love being in this country

The economy, food, and the people are just amazing! Everyone is so nice and you have many opportunities for new things here!

Korea is awesome country.

17 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. more.

Very low crime rate. I am Sri Lankan but for me this is the best country in the world along with Sri Lanka

Germany should be ranked much higher. It's the safest country in Europe. Munich is the safest city. As a woman, I feel safe anywhere in Munich at any time of the day.

Needs to top this list.

Germany is Safe but the Safest city in Germany is its own Capita
The Safest City in Germany is Berlin & I think Switzerland is the 16th Safest country because
Switzerland mostly borders Germany

18 Liechtenstein
19 Faroe Islands The Faroe Islands, or the Faeroe Islands, is a North Atlantic archipelago located 200 miles north-northwest of the United Kingdom and about halfway between Norway and Iceland - are an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark.
20 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. more.

Happy to live in India. A rich Indian to live in India is the luckiest person in the whole world!

India is probably the safest country in world... I live in this country and believe me its like paradise

Country which can't get conquered due to over population.

I am also an Indian... and I am having a proud on it and giving a salute to our forces... for being with us

21 South Africa South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa, is the southernmost sovereign state in Africa. It is bounded on the south by 2,798 kilometers of coastline of Southern Africa stretching along the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans, on the north by the neighbouring countries of Namibia, Botswana more.

South Africa is incredibly dangerous. Violent crime is out of control.

South Africa has one of the highest crime rates EVER.

South Africa is Probably the 2nd Safest Country in Africa the Safest city in South Africa is Cape Town
& Cape town is in the state of Southern Cape

22 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.
23 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.
24 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.

I love Philippines. Everything here is so perfect.

Are you blind or jealous that Singapore is better than phillipines? Anyway this is lowest crime rate not best country in the world but even so Singapore would be at the top

Umm this is singapore

Singapore got one of the lowest homocide rate. Singapore#1

25 Fiji Fiji, officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about 1,100 nautical miles northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

Save heaven in the pacific

26 Bahrain

It is better than uae & Qatar

27 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.

One of the most beautiful countries in the world, people are lovely!

Amazing country with many interesting people around...

Spain is an extremely safe country to live in.

28 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. more.

Russia is the worlds Largest Country

I am American and I like Russia

Russia! Don't believe all the bad things everyone says about Russia. The country is amazing! I'm of Russian decent but I was born and raised in the United States and I moved to Moscow after I finished University. The people here are reserved but by no means mean! I was at a farmers market and I was buying tomatoes for a snack and I told the woman working there I wanted 3 and she asked me "kilograms? " and I said no just 3 to eat and she gave to me free of charge. The people here are honestly more wholesome than back in America. Plus chivalry is a pretty big thing here still so… I don't mind that haha.

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

Horrible art and design, a dreadful language.

Ugly women, and the people are so lazy at home and so lurid. It's easy to just be yourself, and as this goes for everyone, people are very rude, they never help the visitor, they have always the false attitudes, they dislike anyone is not like us, anyone who does not eat like us, anyone who does not speak like us.

They have this silly rigid behavior in a chaotic environment.

Italians have no class, no charm, just redneck.

The food is far to be the best, and it is incredibly not diverse. Italy has serious problems with economy, and working with Italians is just impossible as they are so arrogant, derogatory. I can't wait much time, I have to leave from this terrible country.

One of the highest criminal rate in EU for 2014 (OECD - Eurostat Fact sheets).

Italy more safety city than Bangladesh

Italy more peaceful than Bangladesh

Italy more safety than Bangladesh

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

Brazil is the 5th worlds Largest country & I also think that Brazil is also the 5th safest country

Brazil is beatiful and the food is amazing

31 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.

Gaddafi Libya is better than nowadays Libya - CerealGuy


32 Greenland Greenland is an autonomous country within the Danish Realm, located between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
33 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 more.

This is place where you can see almost everything. Beach in North, big zone of forests in North-East, mountains in South, fields in East, caves in South, desert in North and many Parks. It is save place but like everywhere it's good to be careful.

Have been to Poland many times and people are just the nicest I ever met. They will always try to help you.

Many interesting places like: Gdańsk, Warsaw, Ojców, Biskupin, Crakow, Oświęcim. You can get to know more about polish culture visiting Folk Village in Chorzów, castles in Ojców, old village in Biskupin etc. Since Western Europe has big problem with immigrants and crime you have to be careful. In Central Europe you can feel much more comfortable

34 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 more.

Why France is one of the most beautiful country:

Lots of different landscapes, architectures, more than 36 000 villages and cities, lots of different cultures etc...

Among the most beautiful beaches in the world, because of many Islands and territories like:

- Part of Amazonia (French Guyanne),

- French Polynesia with about 120 among the most beautiful Islands (Pacific Ocean), - French Caribbean with various known islands (Atlantic Ocean),

- Reunion, Mayotte are splendid islands (Indian Ocean) etc..


And France (metropole) surrounded by North Sea, Atlantic Sea and Mediterranean.

That makes France one of the rare countries flanked by 4 oceans (Antarctic included).

Due to its numerous Overseas departments and territories scattered on all oceans of the planet, France possesses the second-largest exclusive economic zone in the world,

Covering 11 035 000 km2 just behind USA.

It belongs also in France the 2nd ...more

Is it so sad that what was once one of the safest country will now be stained by terrorist attacks, shame on you ISIS.

I feel safer here than in Canada. Something is wrong.

France is a very safe country.
One of the best for health-care, social protection.

35 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.
36 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

Place and people lovable, friendly, exciting and safe!

37 Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.
38 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, more.

China is most safest country in the world

China more peaceful than Bangladesh

China more safety city than India

China more safety than Bangladesh

39 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

Romania is so safe and just a great place to live in. No it's not perfect but nor is any other country in the world. It has many green fields and even beach resorts! Depending on what your thing is with cultures and tradition you may or may not like to live there but, let me just tell you it is worth visiting at LEAST one in your life. So... Make it count.

Romania rules

40 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.

Its really amazing country & the people more than friendly also the beaches & islands.

I like everything here. The people, the foods and the culture. Philippines is the best

You walk in the street at the middle of the night.. You go home home safely

Best country for everyone and civilized

41 Slovakia
42 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. more.

This is not a safe country.

Do you know what happens in there prisons!

Not safe at all

A troll added this.. - TeamRocket747

43 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 more.

It's not safe there are too many porn film on Indonesia channel

This is safest country

Safe and peapeaceful. People are nice and treats me with respect.

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

You guys are idiots

Iraq is not safe

Uhhh, really? You think this is safer than Qatar and Mongolia? - HelloEverybody

45 Lithuania

Its really safe in his country

46 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 live in Dubai and feel very safe. United Arab Emirates should rank number 1.

Beautiful country with a lot of opportunities and good education, safe to live and do business.

It's the most safest counry and very happy people. Very cosmopolitan, specially Dubai & Abu Dhabi.

47 Malta Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta, is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
48 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, more.
49 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.
50 Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

The best country!

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