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.

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

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.

We might have to Nuke this country. It is not the best decision in the world but what else could we do to not kill innocent civilians? Think about Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Thousands of innocent Japanese that were not part of the war lost their lives. But now look at Japan and tell me is isn't one of the best countries in the world. It is. But before WWII it was just another dictatorship. How many died so this could happen? Over 100,000. But I think today most people could say our decision in nuking them was a good one. "The greater the suffering the greater the peace." -Mission Impossible Fallout. So I think if we could use a smaller nuclear device that upon impact won't kill nearby neighbors like South Korea and China, then we should use it. And after the radiation has settled we need to go in and establish a republic, exactly like what we did in Japan. It could work.

2 Somalia

When you land at Mogadishu's international airport, the first form you fill out asks for name, address, and caliber of weapon. Believe it or not, this disaster of a city, the capital of Somalia, still gets a few commercial flights. Some haven't fared so well. The wreckage of a Russian cargo plane shot down in 2007 still lies crumpled at the end of the runway. Beyond the airport is one of the world's most stunning monuments to conflict: block after block, mile after mile, of scorched, gutted-out buildings. Mogadishu's Italianate architecture, once a gem along the Indian Ocean, has been reduced to a pile of machine-gun-chewed bricks. Somalia has been ripped apart by violence since the central government imploded in 1991. Eighteen years and 14 failed attempts at a government later, the killing goes on and on and on -- suicide bombs, white phosphorus bombs, beheadings, medieval-style stonings, teenage troops high on the local drug called khat blasting away at each other and anything in ...more

In all honesty you are so ignorant that its not even funny. It's actually pretty sad. I've been to Somalia and it is not as bad as you make it seem. no one asks for a caliber of weapon... the country is on its way to retribution. although I do agree its once gem-like appearance would truly allow it to be called the "pearl of the Indian Ocean", is now reduced to rubble and machine gun destruction. all I'm trying to say is complete ignorance is not needed

This is why anarchy is stupid. 4 million have died since it lost its government.

Famine, Anarchy, Homeless, Islam. None of these work and putting them together just makes it worse.

Somalia became the worst country since the 1990 of the war. Now, it's pirate invested. If they are Islamic, then why are they killing innocent people? That's my question. I can't believe that some of my relatives are from this excuse for a country. Now, my uncle is threatening me to speak Somali, while I'm good at Arabic and English. 'enough said.

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

1 - Why is Australia on here?
2 - Afghanistan sucks completely. I pity those who live there

I agree Australia shouldn't be here on the list ranked top 10 or 20 but Afghanistan my birth country SHOULD NOT BE 2nd what's wrong with people? I completely disagree and in my opinion Afghanistan should be 4th or 5th because Syria and Iraq should be replacing the rank. Afghanistan does not suck, don't accuse the country, accuse the Taliban ;-; - AussieAfghanRules

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.

This would be really bad to live here I wouldn't want to live here at all - trains45

It was only dangerous during the Soviet war of the 1970’s against the Middle East.

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

TOTALLY. If you're looking to go round the world, do NOT go here.

We are still in war there it never stops they need to make some friends other than themselves

Of course! But don't forget to add Indonesia to the list. It's horrible, guys. Damn. Horrible. Pollution is what we should call it.

This would be the worst to live here I wouldn't want to live in this country ever

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.

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.

, just check this place. This is the place where World War 3 will begin! This is my official theory. Israel and the arabs are going to make their war a world war, North Korea and Russia are going to join them by attacking USA and the European Union is going to help USA in their war. Just wait. In all of those countries that are in this infinite war, Syria is THE worst. Its like if Israel just decided to begin the arab destruction with this country!

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!

Damn this is my country but it is one of the worst places to live!

Pakistan Taliban school attack kills 141, including 132 children - as it happened (The Guardian, 16 Dec 2014): 'Taliban sought no terms, began shooting immediately'.

Even in Main Cities Like Karachi on an average 10 people die

People die everywhere everyday idiot stop blaming it on Pakistan

Hate my country
I wish my grandparents would not came here at 1947...
Love India

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

How is Australia, South Africa, Sri Lanka and China above Sudan? Read my lips. GE-NO-CIDE! - lassidoggy

Among the current Top 10, Somalia and North Korea are rather accurate choices. Middle Eastern countries are NOT inherently bad because they are middle eastern, many people actually enjoy living there. If I remember correctly, it were the Europeans who were adamant about leaving their countries and immigrating, (especially to USA).

This is kinda messed up in the South Sudan there is mass genocide and in places like China and South Africa there is a fair bit of wealth

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.

Yemen is in a civil war. Also the government literally gave land to terrorists

Yemen is the worst country in there world. Only men should go to Yemen because they stone and hide all the women. It is the second worst country in the world for women. Al Quada also is very prevalent in this hell-hole of a country.

The actual problem in Yemen is nothing like you described. It is being used as a battlefield for other neighbouring nations in war.

This is how all countries in the Arabian Peninsula would look like if they had no oil.

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!

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

My country but its government sucks

Run by a disgusting, manipulative pedophile.

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

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.

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.

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

Well... The thing is, I'm from China. It is not all the Chinese that are bad, it is just that there are so many people in China, so of course there will be more bad people there compared to other countries. "Everybody hates China". Yes, I must agree that a lot of people hates China, but you have to go there and see for yourself, maybe things are not as bad as you think it is? The government became "cleaner" because of Xi Jing Ping now. The courtesy of theirs may be not so good, they may not say sorry when they bumped into you, but have you thought of a thing, that is maybe that's what everybody does! Maybe if one day if people start to be polite, others around them will too! Of course, there are good people the country too, I have seen it for myself for not a few times. I am not defending my own country, I am just saying the truth.

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.

They are living financially aside for the fact that they were very indecent, for an instance, if you get bump by a Chinese, there's no sorry, not even a glimpse.

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.

Congo is one of the worst countries. Just war and famine this is the country that gives Africa a bad name

HERMES IS FROM HERE

No order, low income, and lots of crime. Its government is weak and powerless with warlords widespread.

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.

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

Poor beheaviour towards foreigners. Lots of smoking (all ages). Loud during the day and night. Italy's economy is quickly going down the drain. Absolutely horrible education system and terrible government.

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

Yes that is true, there in Italy, people are very racist.

It's so hard as a black or Arabic to find a good job, homes and it seems that because you are not Italian, you have to struggle for anything.

Italians don't hesitate to show their hates, specially when you are foreigner. I was tired of the racism in Italy.

I call all migrants to come here in Italy to make change things.

We will succeed, because there is a lot to do here anywhere Italians are so lazy and inefficient.

I am visiting here in Italy now (2013) and it is a very unfriendly country. Speaking with other Visitors here let's me know all jobs go to the Italians so remaining here is not feasible. Hail to America the land of opportunity for ALL people's.

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.

HOW DID India GET IN HERE?

All those of who are Indians and think India is the worst, Has anyone of you done anything to make it better? But you have definitely made your nation earn a bad name by posting such stuff.

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

Population isn't that big of a deal. Netherlands, Bangladesh and Japan have a higher per capita population density. India's actually a pretty good place to live if you have money. I've lived in Los Angeles for many years, so I know how the west looks. I've been back in Chennai for over 5 years and I kind of like it here as well. Sure, I miss a bunch of things, but if you have an inverter in your house, you can deal with the rare power cut. Plus labour is so cheap here, it's actually awesome how you can live like a king with some money. Also, places like Thailand are a couple of hours away. Living like an average Indian would probably suck, well my family used to live here many years back and it was still pretty good. I guess a lot of negative people comment in these threads. Maybe they're talking about "north India" - I agree that it's bad compared to the south.

If you want to experience all sorts of pollution then well, this is the country. Air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, land pollution, etc. The list is endless. People and animals defecate on the roads. You can find stray animals almost everywhere, even in the 'developed' cities. People are rude and ignorant. The level of hypocrisy the people in India possess are way above the charts. People spitting and littering everywhere can be found here. The level of illiteracy is high and people consider their religion way above humanity. There's absolutely no sense of social politeness and there are constant disputes among people everywhere. People pass comments on everyone passing by and of course, rude and sexist comments are also passed against women. Modernisation is so not a thing in India and people are way backward except a few, of course. The standard of living is so low in India that even basic amenities like a car is considered a luxury. A luxury in lieu of which heavy ...more

India can be better if we choose to make a difference. It might sound cliche but it has a deep meaning to it and most certainly works if we could get others to join the cause

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

Fully agree 100% with the comment above. Any Indian who disagrees, should not even consider worth living/existing.

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.

One of the worst country in a endless civil war like somalia. Bad food and awful government that refuses to fix anything

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.

I've said it a few times, you're telling everyone that all of Sudan and South Sudan's people are awful. Wow. How stereotypical are you? That may be the 3 percent or something of the people committing genocide, but the other 97 percent are not awful people. Don't judge everyone in a country because it's got a few bad apples. All countries do.

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.

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.

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

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

Beautiful country untouched by development the people are really nice and welcoming. The government lets them down

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.

But Iran is rich and one of the safest counter in medial east

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.

It's true that Iran is not the best but it isn't worse than China!

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.

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

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 is the perfect example of what socialism does. What was once a proud and prosperous country is now a hyperinflated mess under a cruel and tyrannical dictator in the form of Nicolas Maduro.

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.

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

Israel is very dangerous place for Muslims and Christians. Their are so racist people. Israel is a racist countrie. They killed everyone not Israeli or from USA. And I hate racism and the terrorism of Israel.

If you are a christian you'll get bullied by these rats, if you love god don't live here.

You're right it has culture, a culture of racism and arrogance.

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..

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.

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 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".

They are over smart people and good to live with them when your bag no coin at all,

Good place to live in, they are a good people in Nigeria I guess you gat to take a visit there, the only problem they have is there government, so so corrupt, they are very smart also to add..

24 Poland

Poland is one of the buttcracks of Europe. Some of the most miserable, petty, lame, racist, rude, arrogant people in the world. Should be higher on this list.

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.

Racist, antisocial, xenophobic, opportunistic, shameless, stupid, beurocratic nation!

They complain about the past but truth is that a huge portion of society are not much better than the German Nazis they are just too arrogant to admit it or work on it.

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.

The Communist government is dominating the entire nation. It is terrible that Castro is giving to his Cuban subjects only a little bit of rice and beans to live on.

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.

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