Worst Countries to Live In

The Top Ten
1 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.

At least in Syria, Yemen and Iraq you can possibly live for yourself, but not North Korea. In North Korea, even the slightest word against the leader will get you in jail, and trust me jail in North Korea is torture. Though Kim Jong Il said the 3 child/parents rule was only for cruel or unusual crimes, Jong Un uses it even if they practice Christianity.

Yes, unquestionably and without a doubt, North Korea is the absolute worst country on this earth.I.. I don't even know where to start; oh yah, the leadership. The North Korean Kim dynasty is a chain of brutal, tyrannical, belligerent, barbaric, idiotic, imbecilic fools who clearly care nothing for they're people and only about themselves, money, sex and nuclear missiles. The North Korean economy is a disaster, and would be nonexistent if not for they're illegal exports of fake Viagra, heroine, sexual slavery and weapons, which are present throughout other dictatorships around the world. They basically force young "volunteers" to go work unpaid in mines and other industries in third world dictatorships, as a corrupt method of getting other countries to to they're good side. Kim Jong Un and his thugs own like 99.9% of the wealth while his people starve. Almost the entire population of the country are hordes up into collectivized farms and or prison camps while those 100 or so ...more

Probably one of the worst prison systems in the world, if not THE worst of all. Oh, I'm not talking about the country itself (North Korea alone could be considered as a prison) but it's home to the worst concentration camps in history since the Nazi Death Camps went out of commission. Not to mention one million people starve to death every year in North Korea. If you ever visit North Korea one day, make sure you won't wake up in the morning thinking you died and went to hell, you're still in North Korea. That's probably the best word to describe that cesspit; Hell.

North Korea is not an ordinary country, it's a dystopian universe that is completely different to the Western World. The government is depraving it's own people whereas it's even illegal to listen to Western Music which can land you to imprisonment if not death. North korea has the worst human rights record and the famine crisis is still a growing concern thanks to Kim Jong Un not feeding the population. Their hereditary dictatorship is godawful because it was founded by hypocrites. They try to modernize their military as well as creating Ballistic Missiles that are supposedly capable of reaching the United States of America. Crime isn't rampant at least but the mass surveillance is because if you are travelling to North Korea, you have to lend the tourist guide your passport and any digital device that could affect the country. North Korea is worse than Cuba, China as well as Lao. Communism and Totalitarianism has pushed it to the next level in North Korea. Constant brainwashing and ...more

2 Somalia

Somalia is a struggling country, you have to walk across the whole country just to get water from a small well, and is in total Anarchy.

Which Country has better living conditions, Somalia? Or Somaliland? Ah yes Somaliland, a country that has gained independence from Somalia since 1991 and is slowly developing economically (with funding from its own people), socially and politically, in democratic terms (without international governing law, status and financial subsidies). It is also safer than Somalia

Somalia is a recognized country by law, The United Nations and has received foreign aid and subsidies since its existence. However the country remains a Failed State and the number of refugees continues to increase.

Somalia is rated the most corrupt country in the world according to the 2018 Corruption Percentage Index. In 2007, there was a Belarusian cargo plane that crashed in Mogadishu's airport. A civilian witnessed this and said that a missile was fired from a boat close to the shore. The Somalian government later said that it was no missile and that it was just an accident. That is proof of corruption. I have never been here before but I'm sure its hell on earth from what I've heard. It is pirate infested, people are starving, and people are getting murdered for no reason.

I am not sure were you got this info from but my dad has just returned from Somalia and he did not get a single bullet in his body, secondly my aunt has graduated from a university in Somalia {which is not in the capital},and the certificate was accepted when she came to the UK. Lastly Somalia is a country were you can live there are shopping malls,hospitals, high quality schools with professional teachers from Somalia,Turkey and some Arab countries especially Egypt, Qatar and even the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Somalia has its own international football league and basketball league with artificial and sand pitches and grounds.Did you know that Mo Farah is originally from Somalia and that his mother was interviewed within Somalia.Did you know that Somalia Has 15 cinemas and theaters and there were some films in Somalia that were Shown in the UK.Did you know that Somalia is from the few countries that export fresh fruit to the supermarkets In the UK and to your bowl so the next ...more

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

Afghanistan is my birth country and believe me you don't want to live here. This deserves to be the 2nd worst country to live in after Syria.
Here are the reasons:

1) Extremely sexist country. Women are abused by their husbands and can't get help from the Government since in Afghanistan men have the right to beat up their wives.
2) Have a lot of extremist groups like Taliban, ISIS, Al Mujahiden. Working any job in government is a death sentence for them e.g. being a teacher, police, solider, firefighter etc...
3) No freedom when it comes to religion. As an afghan you have to Muslim. Denying that God exits could get you killed on the road. No time for police to come and execute you in prison.

I am very happy to have left Afghanistan and I feel very sorry for the people who lives there.

I strongly pity all the women in Afghanistan who have to live in such cruel, inhuman ways. What happened to basic human rights? What happened to equality? It's completely disgusting. Never in any culture or country should women be discriminated in such horrific ways. I am not disrespecting the culture, purely just the way women are treated. Females and males are equal to one another and never should be any different. Both genders NEED eachother, so why be treated so differently? Domestic violence isn't okay either. The religion in Afghanistan has caused to much fighting and conflict. Religion is a deeply personal choice, don't judge or kill others for not following...equality means choice and the right to life.

I don't wont to be unkind about someone else's mind and ideals but how is Australia even on this list. You wont see snakes in major cities or normal towns. In the country side just stay on the foot path. You can out run a snake.

But as idi admin said: you can't outrun a bullet:. And there's a lot of bullets flying out guns along with land mines in Afghanistan along with religious extremists. And religion has caused more war than anything else.

I live in Australia and I love it. You wont hear an afghan say that.

I agree that Afghanistan is dangerous BUT HEY ranked 2nd? Afghanistan is my birth country and background and I love my country and peoples comments offend me. Yes it has extreme poverty and inhuman acts so what? You accuse all the Afghans for that? It's mainly the Talibans who cause this. I escaped the war from the country and came to live in Australia. I've spent 4 years in Australia now, and I'm 10 ;-;
Don't accuse all the Afghans for this extreme poverty and inhuman acts because we won't the ones started it

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

Iraq is obviously risky because of ISIS but also Muslims. Sunni and Shia Muslims kill each other thinking it will take them to heaven, while any other religion is killed off too.

I am from Iraq. I was born in Basra in 1985 but I spent my life in Najaf. I thought that USA was going to make Iraq one of the best places in the world to live! But I was wrong. Simply, they destroy everything. Here you can not find work, clean water, electricity, heath care, education and so on. There is no freedom. You can get killed if you participate in demonstration. For me, I can't get married because I can rent a house because they are so expensive. Everything is so expensive even food.

My country should be among the top 3, this place is ruined by crazy religious Muslims, you are not safe wherever you go and everyone is a target, psycho sunni Muslims they kill the shia Muslims thinking this will take take them to heaven, and the shia Muslims are the same they kill the sunni believing this will take them to heaven. I don't believe this fight will end this will remain for eternity. All in the name of something called religion. Messed up place.

I am surprised America does not exist in the top ten. I wish people realize honor comes from good deads and this is an example of a nation of true inequality and terrible suffering. The western powers should not even have placed their soldiers or diplomats here, it should be a place of remembrance. Sadly, it's mostly seen as a nation of true hypocrisy in the face of oppression and violence.

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

While this might seem a bit unfair because of the Civil War, this has to get my vote, the insane bloodbath going on for nine years now, has seen a massive proxy war, where the U.S and its allies support the rebels, while the government is supported by Russia, and other powers. The chemical bombings occuring usually never went unnoticed, which made things worse, meanwhile ISIS immerged from the war, even managing to set up territory, while some government cities are doing fine, Syria has a long way to recover. For now, avoid.

Syria’s civil war and bloodbath is very unfortunate, and is one of the reasons why Syria is obviously dangerous. The civil war makes Syria a risky place to live in. Oh, and can I talk about Syria without talking about ISIS? ISIS is a pack of ruthless dogs prying for food, as if everyone else is prey. They are humankind’s greatest enemy.

In Syria, people are struggling to even find cats to eat. Innocent Syrians are being murdered by other Syrians. No one knows whose right and wrong. Russia and America have their troops wrapped around and it's a bloodbath!

I'm not aware if Bashaar is evil (Many Arab dictators are said to be evil but when they die, information reveals that they weren't doing anything wrong) but from what I've heard, he's killing many Syrians.

At least North Korea has a stable government where people have shelters, food, and do not have to worry about walking miles to get clean water in the morning while trying to avoid being shot. Afghanistan and Iraq have American troops controlling things there so they're better than Syria's conditions. Somalia can't be as bad as Syria. Pakistan shouldn't even be on this list.

Syria was a beautiful country but now, it is a deadly state to live within.

Syria is going through a brutal civil war, and no matter who wins Syria will suffer. The current official government is a dictatorship under Assad, who uses chemical weapons to harm children (allegedly). The rebels of the FSA aren't much better and only cause chaos and fighting. Then you have terrorists like Al Nusra mixed into the rebels. And worse of all, ISIS is based out of here. ISIS goes around destroying cities, historical sites, and tortures people.

And when the civil war ends and Bashar Al Assad prevails, (which is the most likely outcome), Syria will be poor and unable to rebuild without major investment. You know your country is the worst when there are thousands of people desperately trying to leave.

6 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.

I am a Pakistani, and this is the first time I've been here. I came here seven months ago and honestly everyday I just want to kill myself. It's 46 degrees in Lahore the electricity goes out nearly 12 hours a day. The people are unlettered, bigoted and ill-mannered and have the mentality of probably the 18th century. Extremely belligerent. The news is unbearable, people dying everywhere in blasts, killing, beatings, burnings. And don't even get me started on the religious extremism. THIS COUNTRY IS HELL ON EARTH!

Being Pakistani myself and after visiting every few years, I admit its not the best place to live but no way is it the worst. Yes it is very corrupt, most people have no people skills and short tempers. Its how you behave and who you know that makes a difference, money buys anything you want even police protection. In a country like Pakistan if you have money then you live like a king, you need to adapt with the culture and become very street wise to ensure no one even thinks of doing you over. Every time I visit, I conduct myself in a proper manner and adapt to every situation, I am very well respected. my brain and money earns my respect. In Pakistan, money certainly helps you walk the walk.

I was born and raised in Canada, and my background country is Pakistan. I've been to Pakistan 4 years ago, and I'm coming back to Pakistan in about a day. I currently live in Canada. But I have to say that Pakistan is the worst country ever. The food there sucks, it's so hot, electricity can go out for a long time, bad wifi, the houses are so dirty, the people there are rude, ill mannered, and none of them have decency. The roads and shops look old and dirty, too much bugs, the clothes they sell for both women and men are just ridiculous, the people's religious beliefs are taken way too seriously, and there's too much bombings on a daily basis. It's hell. I would suggest you do not go there. I'm going there for a month..

The person who made this list I think he or she did everything right but to me Pakistan is very good country. Some areas like Karachi are affected by terrorism and whatever you said but honestly speaking that it is not the fault of people of Pakistan and not the fault of country. It is the fault of government. Pakistan is very beautiful place and every one who likes to visit here I will say that he or she will love it. Swat and Islamabad are beautiful places. I am not saying anything to the people of other countries but the people of Pakistan who said bad about their country I think they should not live in this country anymore. Shame on you guys beside of making your country good you are insulting it. Pakistan will become a successful country if you will do something for it. So please do not make fun of your country and do something for your homeland. So now I do not want to listen anything bad about Pakistan

7 Sudan

Well, I live in Sudan... I don't want to say it is the worst place in the world, because I believe it is relevant and to be frank I didn't live anywhere else to compare, but Sudan falling economy, wars, corrupted government and race issue for sure are not positive thing, the people lost their sense of mortality with semi civilized cities for those who didn't lose it for war in Darfur and the South. Yet, knowing that Sudan is a huge country living is not the same across the country. For example those who live in Darfur are as far from the center as for people living in other countries you feel the heat of war through news and refuges. Doesn't mean living in big cities is that great either. Family and friends which used to be the main value behind living in the country now disappeared with most people seeking better income in Gulf, EU or USA. Now I have more friends in any city in Saudi Arabia than in Sudan.

I don't believe that a person would be happier changing where they live ...more

Another African country that doesn't deserve financial Aid, only more HIV/AIDs, and systemic torture of useless by their own corrupt military and government.

Sudan has a corrupt political regime with useless, uncivilized people who eventually become uncivilized in any country they seek refuge.

West Africans and Sub-Saharan Africans are the worst kind of people and can turn any first world country into a ghetto (with race-baiting, scams, fraud, drug/weapon dealing/trading worldwide, more welfare dependency, producing 5 or more poor, uncivilized children into society, sham marriages to gain citizenship, violent gang crimes etc).

I wouldn't say Sudan is one of THE worst countries. The war is over and most people can live peacefully. The main problems are that the government does not allow basic human rights (I.E freedom of speech). There are more than enough jobs but the government restricts the jobs to only those who belong to the same political party. The cities are very pretty, Khartoum, port Sudan and many more. Sudan is home to many UNESCO world heritage sites including the Nubian city of Meroe. there are many natural sites in Sudan. All in all I would say it's pretty good for an African country. But definitely comes with many problems. Most however don't stem from war (contrary to popular belief) but stems from the corrupt and dishonest government and heads of state

I live in Sudan. And I wish I didn't, I really do. Living in the capital city, Khatoum, is total hell. I can't even begin to imagine what it is like outside it. Access to Internet is the worst you could possibly ably imagine, there is a lot of corruption and economic sanctions make it even worse. There is nothing to do here other than staying at home all day, where there is no internet. It will drive you crazy, it will.

8 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.

I'm Yemeni myself, and I say every single comment probably did a 3 minute research. The only reason Yemen is 10th was because of the arab spring. Now, it's terrorist groups, such as 'Houthis' which are corrupting the country. Yemen is not a safe country, but it has a lot of nice people. If you're a tourist and looking for a great place to stay, it would be Yemen, but right now it's a total mess. Also, education isn't great. Those are the 2 reasons I'm not living in Yemen anymore, and I do miss it a lot. Hope things go back just like they were before 2011.

Yemen should be higher Yemen is even worse than Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan,Iraq, Syria,and Sudan it should be number 1 in the worst countries, In North Korea no one is poor or starving. But in Yemen must of the peoples are starving and poor, Yemen currently faces worst civil war. It is also Saudi Arabia and Qatar's fault, Because it is really the war between Qatar and Saudi Arabia in Yemen.

This country should be higher than Australia and China. All Muslim countries should be above Australia and China! Why you may ask? Because the religion of Islam is terrible to women! Women can't get educated and have to dress head to toe in black in the heat!

This website is very biased based on what I've seen. I've been to yemen in 2013 and I am a women and yemen is a very beautiful country that has been destroyed by other countries such as Iran,Usa, even saudi Arabia and other countries. Women are not stoned, women actually are respected their.

9 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe, officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, is a landlocked sovereign state located in southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers.

Zimbabwe WILL BE A FAILED STATE if their is no change in governance in 2016. Economic collapse, unemployment and disease is prevalent in this heart of darkness. The worst thing about Zimbabwe is that no matter the lack of civil liberty, injustices and crimes against humanity, Zimbabwe is so insignificant to to the rest of the world thus major powers will do nothing. The people are suffering at the hands of this authoritarian regime.

Zimbabwe is the worst country to live. I was born there bit when it comes to facts Zimbabwe is the worst country to live in.

1: The Government sucks
2: People behave like barbarians
3:There is litter everywhere
...
I can go on and on about why Zimbabwe is the worst.

I lived in ZImbabwe my whole life and I've lived in the United States, so I have something to compare it to. In many ways it's actually better. It's free, safe, and easy to live if you understand how the country works

I beg to differ Zimbabwe is the best country ever. Why would you rely on things you read;.. I have always stayed in Zimbabwe since birth and I am glad I am in Zimbabwe. I do support the current leadership of His Excellence CDE RG MUGABE. You guys you should come home and we enjoy

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

China when referring to it's people and landscape is quite beautiful and the people are very friendly, the people are nice on the outside but on the inside they are constantly feeling terror and anxiety. Why you may ask? The oppression of the dictatorship under the iron fist of Xi Jing Ping. China was on a very slow road to recovery but all that progress has been ripped apart, the Chinese Government has imposed some of the worst human right laws in the world and although they might not be as bad as say North Korea or certain Middle Eastern and African countries (not all just a few), they are still awful.

But what makes the Chinese Government so scary is it's hungry for economic and militaristic power, the government has been persecuting Tibetians and Uighurs for years, threatens to go to war with Taiwan and is strengthening it's grip on the once free Hong Kong.

Yes, the Chinese government does have multiple flaws. Yes, the government is corrupt. But some of the comments here are so rude and offensive, and it's upsetting to read something that generalizes a group of people. First of all, I bet that half of these people here haven't been to China before. You really can't judge something until you've learned about it, visited it, gotten diverse views on it, or etc. Also, I'd just like to point out that the women's rights in China are much better than the United States's. There's also no "baby killing" policy. Yes, there's a strict One Child policy but there have been some reforms. Having one child is a comfortable option but certainly isn't a mandatory choice. Also, saying that "All Chinese people are rude" is an awful generalization. First of all, how can you tell if a random stranger is Chinese? Many people from neighboring countries look similarly to people from China. Also, a small group of people from China may be rude, ...more

I find that the Chinese are torturers, they think they're better than everybody else and can judge when in fact their courts are all staffed by murderers in uniforms. They copy products from other nations because they have created a culture which stifles and dissuades creative thought, and brands anything non-government authorized as "Subversive". China used to be a beautiful country, now it's just another Industrial Skag Heap, not unlike many other "Developed" countries. Development is more than just building crap and being rich, civilization is more than using force of arms to conquer your neighbours. Everybody hates China, even the people who make money from working with the communists regrets cutting deals with them.

When you go to China:
"Hmm, that's a pretty good restaurant. Omc Mcdnoalds. What the hell is this?" Just kidding, I like most parts of China and I liked watching the Legend Of Hei.

The Contenders
11 Central African Republic

Another country similar to south Sudan one of the most curropt nations on earth

Lots of the people on here have no idea what they are talking about. Australia? Really? It has a very untouched eco-system and is beautiful with little violence. I live in Africa. The CAR is a very bad place, but it doesn't deserve to be nuked. The poverty can be stopped. So people who sit on their butts in America living in the "hood," come see what real violence is like.

Not the whole Africa is poor, only some parts of it. Some African countries are nice

Central African Republic already has problems with water and malaria disease, and the fact that it is basically halfway in the Sahara Desert, it is very bad.

12 Democratic Republic of the Congo The Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as DR Congo, DRC, DROC, Congo-Kinshasa, or simply the Congo is a country located in Central Africa.

Another African country that doesn't deserve financial Aid, only more AIDs, just like Sudan and any West African country (e.G. Nigeria, Ghana etc).

Congo has a corrupt political regime with useless, uncivilized people who eventually become uncivilized in any country they seek refuge.

West Africans and Sub-Saharan Africans are the worst kind of people and can turn any first world country into a ghetto (with race-baiting, scams, fraud, drug/weapon dealing/trading worldwide, more welfare dependency, producing 5 or more poor, uncivilized children into society, sham marriages to gain citizenship, violent gang crimes etc).

I am very sad of hearing Congoese cobalt miners. They are paid very low. Phone batteries are made from cobalt. The phone industries are shocked to knew that. But the gov didn't care. And I think they are struggle to increase their income

Rape capital if the world, economic failure, warlords and a government so powerless it might as well not exist. Why is this hole not at least in the top 10.

Child labor is the worst here. I saw a documentary and the documenters were told to leave by the "police" in the area. Very corrupt and unstable.

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

Very trashy and dumb country. The TV is filled with reality TV shows and degrading stuff. The people are backward, violent, racist, loud and incredibly uneducated. The politics is toxic and so is the poor government. The schools have dumbed down and most of them are falling down producing a completely dumb society. Litter is everywhere the cities/towns are so dirty. You see Italian people littering everywhere. They are so loud too. Take away the museums and food and there is no culture but tower blocks, greyness, litter and horrible loud stupid people who believe it's okay to be stupid.

I couldn't even imagine living here. Sometimes people say places are nice to visit but you wouldn't want to live there. This isn't even a nice place to visit. Me and my family went on a cruse along the Italian coast and stopped off in Rome because, well, it's Rome and just I'd like to say it's not cool at all. We saw the colosseum and the old forum and everything. And than our tour guide took is to the Vatican City walls and just left us. Just than my grandfather fell on the crosswalk when we were right across from the gate and nobody came to help him! There were guards just standing right there and they did nothing. He was fine but he could have been seriously hurt. When we went inside I felt like I was in elementary school again. We were standing in a line with hundreds of tourists all crowded together. When we went through security we saw there guards dressed up like Shakespearean actors that all of our water and almost everything "secular" temporarily away from us. So we ...more

Italy is a purely Third World country barely attached to Europe by a twist of fate. If it was not for the constant flow of money from Europe to Italy, italians would be starving to death in the streets. The corruption is everywhere, and permeates every aspect of life in Italy, from the highest political leaders to the least public officer. Criminals are never punished, on the contrary are praised and admired by the people. In the rare cases when police awakens and try to do something the common people comes to the street to defend criminals and allow them to hide. it is simply not possible to live in Italy if you are not part of the system (MAFIA). it should be the worst Country, because most of other places are in this list just because they are in War since many years, if not they would be normal nice places to live in. but in Italy there is no war.

The worst, so overrated, if you go for one week you think it's ok, but after a while you just discover how much you are not welcome in such a nasty country; populated by selfish, arrogant and xenophobic people. You discover also after some days, that you can eat only Italian food limited to pizza, pasta, not able to cook well a simple piece of blue meat or a real full fish. Shops close between noon and 3 PM, after 7 PM as well as each Sunday and Monday.. And nearly impossible to find any food from outside Italy, you just have to become Italian (what they never consider as possible) or just to die. Worst of the worst.

14 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.

Why India is in this list?
India is a good country.
In India God has came with many avatars.
And firstly this list should not be made because it will hurt citizens of that country which are in this list.
And also people has commented bad on the comment section.
This is not right, I think that this list should be deleted if can be.
#Pichu

I am natural (born and raised) citizen of India. The current condition of the nation is due to its so called varied diversity in population.

Every other person in India wants put blame on an politician/government for its issues like corruption, poverty, lack-of-quality in education etc. , but no one wants to elect a right candidate nor they are interested in having the election policies changed.

Most of the population is literally unproductive to ever-developing nation. There is no one who wants to talk about reducing the population (there by getting 80% of the issues resolved) but many speak of changing constitution.

It has become an dead-easy game for politicians to classify citizens by Religion and exploit Caste System (which 90% of the world's population doesn't understand).

Despite an lead in IT, but & many other sectors, hardly 3% of population pays income tax and rest-of-so-called-citizens expect politicians and government to respond to just about ...more

India sucks. Truth hurts, India suffers from over population (the population of Brazil and USA combined doesn't beat India population) the majority are narrow minded and believe in superstitions, they are also very racist and they think its not wrong, they have caste system which 90% of other countries don't understand. The country is ruled by corrupt officials who only care about money. The education system is messed up, the way teachers teach their students, boys should have short hair also they have the most ridiculous uniforms, if guy has long hair he is called a girl also a girl sporting short is called boy cut (like seriously what is a boy cut) and these students grow up with this mind set and become the narrow minded citizens of tomorrow. The schools are the main culprits, India also suffers from lack of clean drinking water facility and toilets. The people lie, cheat and steal and are VERY perverted, crime rates are high especially against woman, no woman can walk around ...more

India is the definition of bureaucratic incompetence! Anything under 8.5% is a scam because that is what economists say is India's growth potential. Stop the Scamgress Party and end corruption.

It needs 8.5% RGP + 4% inflation (expected) - 2% rupee devaluation respective to the dollar (expected) annually to double every seven years. It's expected to do 6% this year (2019), 7% next year (2020), and then 7.3% and 7.5% where it is expected to level out. BAD! China did 10% on average! Yes they did some manipulations to lower inflation and increase apparent RGDP growth, but even accounting for that, we need to grow at 8-9% to grow at the same pace nominally.

15 South Sudan South Sudan, officially the Republic of South Sudan, is a landlocked country in northeastern Africa that gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. Its current capital is Juba, which is also its largest city.

South Sudan is the least developed country in the world. The government could care less about its citizens and the leader of the country got into some useless dispute with the deputy prime minister making the situation worse. If you go to this country you will literally see nothing destroyed from the war. Why? Because there was literally nothing to destroy. There is hardly any infrastructure. Crime rates are sky high and people are so desperately poor and hungry they will eat dirt. If you go out at night you can't see anything because there are no city lights for miles around. Even if there was lights you still couldn't see any people because the people there are so black that any African American would be jealous.

Do not give any money or reject providing assistance to either North or South Sudan. Both Countries are corrupt with too many needy people. They are rude, aggressive, liars, racists, uncivilized and barbaric. They export terror, violence, too many children (whom they neglect), and bring down the standard of living of any first world nation into a third world state.

The same applies to Congo, Nigeria, Somalia, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya, and Uganda.

Should be number 1. It's the newest country in the world but that's the only good thing about it. You know the stereotype that most African countries are super poor and everyone lives in mud huts while starving and being chased by animals? That stereotype is true there.

Literally the worst place ever to be born. I'd rather put honey all over my body and have ants eat my flesh while I scream in agony than live here for a minute.

16 Burma 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.

I came back from Australia for 5 years and when I came back, lots of things has changed but not enough change. Australia I had so much fun there the memories, my friends, good holiday destination. But just when I went back to Burma, oh man it was hard getting a school it was just insane because I can speak Burmese but my parents think I won't be able to do well in public schools. Beside, back in 2009 public schools were strict like teacher were beating the out of kids if they don't listen well and do good. I got hit too, but that's changed after 2014 or 13. The good side is I got to meet my cousins again and old friends and they have kind service most of them man powered and they are happy to do their job. More bad side is importantly the political side. Yes the political side is really crap at their job. Studies shows that Burma only visits the UN rarely, I was like what the hell, Burmese government are so antisocial plus they never helped enough for the people in the 2008 Cyclone ...more

Maybe it shouldn't be on the top, but it should be in like the top 5. My parents were born there, but I was born in the U.S. People in this stupid country give so much respect to white people (I'm not being racist). I mean you can't even cross the road in this country if your not white. And the traffic is just horrible. It 's caused by stupid impatient bus and taxi drivers. I couldn't eat outside food because I always got food poisoning. And the worst thing is the way they treat Muslims. My Muslim friend was a soccer coach at an international school. One day one of the parents came to enroll her child at the soccer training and she asked whether he was Muslim or Christian. He said that religion doesn't have anything to do with football. Then she said that she was just asking, so he admitted he was Muslim. The next day the coach asked the kids to bring some balls from home. That woman's kid lost his ball at training and she blamed the coach and called him a Muslim criminal. After that ...more

If your a Muslim you have no rights here. Many countries warn you not to go here or outright ban traveling to here. Nothing but a dictatorship that is overshadowed by its neighbor china

Everybody may love their country. But they will really (really) hate their government.It's true for us. Our country is ruled by stupid guys (Army generals). Laws are stupid. Our government has fully permission to take of our home, food, money even our lives. If you don't believe you can check : How our governments kill their citizens.

17 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.

I'm Saudi... the problem is not the Gov the problem is the people.. this country has the ability to be developed country due to it's magnificent natural sources wealth (3rd) after US and Russia only!.. but the problem is the religion extremism here.. they think they are the chosen people to guide the whole Muslim world! Every religion talk is thrown in your face in any technology exist. thus no fun in this country ever.. no movies theater or any kind of fun! And most people he are uneducated because the father here once have money he buys everything to his sons thus killing the son's will to educate killing the rule "no pain no gain" and the son became dump in school (education here is free and acceptable) (not very good... and yes the CULTURE keep the people back.. the most sexist country ever exist.. no woman drive.. women spend 9 of 10 of their lives sleeping and in houses.. a lot of women suicide here... it's hell for woman here.. it's because of the extremist culture and ...more

I live there, I'm not aware of any worst than this country

I don't know why the UAE is above saudi, I live in the UAE. I also don't understand how such a purid, vile county like saudi where they STONE PEOPLE TO DEATH AND WHERE WOMEN HAVE NO RIGHTS is below countries like Australia, Canada and the USA.

One of the last places in the world I would want to live in.

Foreigners in Saudi Arabia from different countries around the world find this country very boring and strict to do such normal things they do in their countries. They say everything is old, the new technology and devices are only available in few shops. Most of shops are restaurants and super malls. No theaters or video game centers or even technology manufacturers. Latest mobile phones aren't sold in local stores in different cities around the countries. It takes a long time to get those new devices imported to this country and they become old. Most people order stuff from the internet outside of Saudi Arabia. Do you think it's the people or the government? freedom of speech is prohibited. Women can't remove the hijab or black cover (anti-male dress), but men can be naked or wearing only underwear (women can stare whenever they love! ). They hate the truth.

18 Chad

They act like it is 100 because there. 70% of jobs people have there is being a slave.

Chad is in shambles. So much crisis and displacement which explains why you see so many people from Chad in western African countries. They're trying to flee from corruption.

Almost died laughin when I saw chad as number 34...seriously. How do you guys choose these numbers? Randomly pull them? I know my own country. Chad should be at least number two if not number one.

Japan at top ten? Japan is an awesome place to live except for eathquakes... But the life in Chad is so much harder...

19 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 am from Iran and I should tell to those who say that Iran is a bad place for living that please don't say anything when you don't know about something. you hear in news that Iranian are terrorist or they support terrorism in Middle East. you hear that Iran is not safe but that is not correct. you think that because Iranian are Muslim they are arab but that is not correct.we are Persian and we have a rich culture. we have a long history and great empires like Achaemenid and sasanian and the greatest kings like Cyrus the great. our people are very kind and hospitable. Iran has a lot of old and beautiful places you should visit once in your life. so don't make a hasty judgment and learn more about Iran and Islam.

People here are aggressive and retarded at the same time, you're dealing with retarded aggression. These people are not at all logical nor are they ever have the intelligence to say otherwise.

This cesspool is made possible by the amount of fools who are trying to make a living; in other words, they are slaves to money. The people here are best possible description of hypocrisy. As they all think they are @wolves@ in a sense. They are stupid, retarded and claim to be geniuses at the same time, Haha. Anyway, they need to get a better leader on their parliament. I've been living there for 3 years and have to admit, out of all the places lived, this country is one of many worsts.

The major determinant to judge if country is good or bad is to look at the security in all aspects (social, national, etc), lifestyle and comfort. Iran is currently is securest country in both Middle East and in the whole Euroasian region. If you look closely at the lifestyle of Iranian you will notice a very modern lifestyle far ahead the other countries and the comfort level is considerably good. It is unquestionable that poverty is an inevitable social phenomenon that exists all over the worlds. It also exist here, but thankfully Iran has a lot less homeless people than in Europe or the USA. The only reason why Iran is judged to be a bad country is due the its independence on the west and the nuclear program. For you to be able to judge Iran properly, you either have to make enough research, or simply pay it a visit

Great country, low poverty rate, and very safe. The only really bad thing is that their government is on par with Russia in terms of oppression. However, they are very much fighting against terrorism and are very active in getting rid of ISIS and other terrorist groups. Their military is strong, and I don't know personally, but from personal communication with Wolfychu herself, who happens to be Iranian, the people are pretty nice. Plus, they do a lot of industrial and scientific work in house instead of relying on outside sources.

Now, the only bad thing about the country, as I said before, is the horrific government, which, although not as bad as Russia in terms of oppression, is still very close to Russia in oppression. Although it is not as severe as that of Russia, Internet Censorship is still active in blocking sites that they see as a threat to the country. It is only a Monarchy with a semi-democratic constitution in place instead of a full democracy, although really, ...more

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

This country is an enormous mess, the communist government has everything in such a bad shape that living here is and endless daily torture that you can only "escape" when you sleep and the socialist "opposition" just helps the government to achieve its goal which is the subjugation of the population. Don't even think of coming here, you'll regret it. Inflation is so high that you can't even afford the most basic needs. Food and medicine are almost nowhere to be found and if you find them, they'll cost you the liver or a kidney, or maybe the liver and the kidney also and don't even get me started with the crime rates. People are rude, ignorant, a high percentage have their brains washed with the lie that venezuelans are such a great people, they're conformists, if an athlete wins a bronze medal on a tournament, you can see the headlines in the newspapers telling that such medal is like having won a gold one, they don't care for a good quality of life and want everything free no matter ...more

Venezuela right now is very messed up. I'm Venezuelan and at a very young age, I moved to the US, and boy, am I glad. My dad has to work there and sometimes he doesn't even get to return home! The protests are crazy, but if it is what it has to do then let it do it. Venezuela is thought to be a very rich country because it has the most oil, but trust me, they only sell THAT. If I were the Venezuelan President, I would have changed things a little bit so I could also get money on three other things that Venezuela should be flourishing with: tourism, food production and fishing. The beaches and natural landmarks should really attract people, a whole bunch of forest really helps it to produce food, and it borders so much water, it should MASTER at fishing! I hope Nicolas Maduro is reading this, because Maduro in Spanish is mature, and he is really not living up to his last name.

WORST COUNTRY TO LIVE IN! If you ever want to come in here for whatever (crazy) reason you have for doing that, I recommend you to think again.. and if you still want to come you better hit your head really hard, coming in here IT'S LIKE GOING TO HELL! I had the bad luck of being born in this place, which is full of: corrupted people, thieves and all worst things you could ever imagine. EVERYTHING is on sale in here, just show some "green" bills and they'll do anything, kill someone, betray their family, betray a friend.. there's no honor in here. All cops/soldiers are bought and do nothing to "defend" what is right. there're no laws in here.. if you get killed, your family get murdered, someone steals something from you.. I don't know whatever there's NOBODY to help you. I can't wait to leave this place, this country is a JOKE. (500 people aprox get killed every single weekend, something you buy today for 5$ might be 10 or even 15$ tomorrow, there's no toilet ...more

I am from Venezuela, moved to the U.S. and it has been so hard to change my skin and get rid of all the garbage and mediocracy I learned there. Venezuelans are good for two things, smiling, pretentious and useless. They talk too much and never achieve anything. I was told that by a foreigner and I started to concentrate in changing that about myself because I realized it was true!. No goal oriented because the money of the oil had us spoiled. Our parents never applied discipline on us. I have been quitting all my friends because they never grew up. The surfer in high school still the surfer today at age 42 and asking his mom for money. That is why the government still working like that because the population is equally immature, mediocre, useless, and when they fail they treat is as a victory. And yes, you family will betray you! Trust no one, they will ask you for money and never give it back. I had friend visiting me and coming up with business ideas, asking me for $15K and then I ...more

21 Israel The State of Israel is a country in the Middle East and the only country with a Jewish majority in the world. Israel is a small country bordering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Egypt and its official languages are Hebrew and Arabic.

I live there and this country is not as good as it seems by the Americans. Now the reasons:

-everything is expensive
-horrible people,think themselves they are the best
-if you tell somebody you are a Christian you get wrecked immediately
-the education system forces the teachers to tell horrible lies about Christians and Muslims, and pretty much about everyone who isn't an Israeli
-they kill,curse and kill each other. By my experience of being a teenager in Israel-you can have no friends even if you are good with them,they will call you an ass anyway.
-they treat Russian and Arabs as they were pigs
-horrible music
-they call themselves a democratic nation but believe me they are not.

Even though I'm 14 years old I can promise you and even swear those words aren't a lie.

From my life experience in that country it's very hard to live there and almost impossible to Finnish the month with the poor salaries there, the taxes are incredibly expensive and I think it's the nation with the most taxes in the world... Not to mention everything is super expensive there (food, real estate, cars etc.. ) only if you are very rich or your dad is Steve Jobs you can live there normally..

So many misinformed people voting Israel.
For all the people who say that Israel kills all the muslims: MORE THEN 25ֵ% OF ISRAEL ARE MUSLIMS AND I MUST SAY THAT THEY LIVE VERY WELL THERE. So before you listen to fake news (especially in the arab countries) please understand that you are misinformed. Israel never kills people without a reason. When palestinians get killed and you hear in your media that israel killed palestinians its because they threw stones at soliders or because of hamas that launches rockets from schools and israel must destroy the rocket launchers.

Racist people, government. They think since their grandfathers has been killed by the cruel Nazi Germany. They should now rule the world! Killing thousands of innocent civilians! Shameful! If I have to I will live in North Korea but not Israel

22 Niger Niger, officially the Republic of Niger, is a landlocked country in Western Africa, named after the Niger River.

The most illiterate country in the world. That's why it sucks. Not to mention corruption and very unsafe environments.

Why is this only at #31. It has the lowest Human Development Index ranking of any country. Australia, the country with the 3rd highest ranking is three places above at #28. Maybe because Niger doesn't have as many tourists as Australia, I guess...

It is so Dangerous Believe me

Sometimes I don't know which one is worse Niger or Nigeria

23 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.

This DEVIL country produces self-hating, rude, aggressive, greedy, racist, homophohic and Christian-pretending rats. They export scams, violence, AIDs, drug operations, terrorism, sadistic rituals and too many children around the world.

They deserve to be run by a self-serving corrupt bureaucratic government and BOKO HARAM.

They say "God Help Us". I say "God is helping them suffer from their sins".

Incredibly corrupt and unsafe. The Nigerians are so dumb when it comes to economic decisions. The have everything in front of them. Oil, refineries, gold, diamonds. Yet they can't become stable because the are so stupid and corrupt. The streets at night are full of gangs, drug dealers, terrorists, bandits, and thieves. DO NOT visit this place. You will regret it.

One of the Top 10 Failed States in the World. It should be ranked higher. It is a corrupt country with self-hating people and it operates the biggest Drug Syndicates in the world. It is also the Scam Capital of the World. It is home to Boko Haram (Islamic Terrorist Group) that operates North of Nigeria.

This demonic country filled with souls of credit card 419ers in disguise as seagulls, would remove your soul from your body using witchcraft like the Tanzanians. the corruption in this country is bad that even young children know all there money is going to america. the Nigerian motto is Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress where it really should be 419 is just a game

24 Poland

Poles are some of the most miserable, complaining, arrogant, ignorant, petty, xenophobic, dishonest people you'll find anywhere. I lived there and met hundreds of them. Mist are also 'experts' on every imaginable topic - especially when they have no idea what they're talking about. With some exceptions the above is generally true, and objectively honest Polish people (a rarity) know it is. My god, they don't even like or trust each other let alone most other cultures, nations, or people.

Poland is cancer, I hate living there, the language is a complete garbage that no one wants or is actually able to learn, the economy is so awful that people emigrate to Germany and other wealthy countries every year just to avoid getting messed by the crappy salary you get offered there. And all that thanks to Russians, they're subhumans and should be shot on sight.

All of this racist talk is severely over exaggerated of course there is some racism in Poland but please give me a country with no racism? I have been to Poland many times and not once was I given a dirty look or anything negative for that! Parts of Poland are really beautiful and the people are really helpful and nice! I'll give you a little anecdote I was in the airport badly in need to go toilet however you have to pay and I had no money this one man gave me the money for it for free and even watched over my bags! Does this sound rude or violent?

Poland is one of those places which you just can't imagine being colorful. Communist tower blocks everywhere which look like shanty houses stacked on top of each other. Most places look like they haven't been cleaned in decades. Polish people are also very violent and racist towards anyone really (even other people from different parts of Poland). There's a lot of football hooligans and left-wing hate organizations which assault innocent people and foreigners (if they find any). There are countless issues with Poland.

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

Cuba is not the worst place to live, but is not a great place either. Let me explain, I was born here and sure, you can't compare the hell in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Sudan, and Sierra Leone to Cuba. However, everybody has dreams, motivations, and wants to get out of the hole he's living in. Now, we do agree that the hole varies depending on your perspective on living standards. But there's a line, you need to have at least clothing, food, and a house or lodging, and a decent job that pays for that. Not possible here, the only reason Cuba does not collapse is because of our culture: people living in parent's house with grandparents, and so forth... It's normal and accepted. It is family, and what's left of it, what has sustained this; otherwise, we would have a much bigger crises than we have today, we would have famines. The other part is freedom, there's none here; you cannot speak out your mind; you see something wrong, you better don't speak about it, or denounce it. Speaking ...more

To live in Cuba is horrible. I'm so happy I left 15 years ago!
Cuba should be right at the top because of crime rate, corruption, violence, poverty, oppression and no civil rights or liberty.
The place is beautiful, a paradise if you go to visit, but hell for those who stay. Ask people who lived in Cuba and they will agree.

Hello! I'm cuban like many of you. I'm proud to be cuban, but I did expect it in this list. I mean, It is a communist country, and its also very poor :V
What mostly surprised me was that the most populated places are worst than cuba
but yes, I do agree that it is one of the worst places to live in.

You people are wrong. Cuba has no serious crime If your not looking for it. I do agree though that its hard to live there. But the people are so kind and understang. If this were based on hospitality it should be number 1.

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