Worst Countries to Live In

The Top Ten

1 North Korea North Korea The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, is a country in Eastern Asia. Its capital is Pyongyang. It is currently ruled by the dictator Kim Jong-Un, after inheriting the title from his father, Kim Jong-Il, who inherited it from his father, Kim Il-Sung. ...read more.

I have a courage to shoot that jung il and go to heaven. the poor, starving citizens did nothing wrong. its their leader's problem

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.

"*Democratic* People's Republic of Korea" yet the leader is not democratic at all. - MChkflaguard_Yt

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2 Somalia Somalia

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.

Mohammed has cancer and aids

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3 Afghanistan 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.

Very underestimated country. Not the best... But not the worst by all means. I would put it #11 on this list. (and I am an American)The worst is Uganda. The LRA are not soldiers... There murderers

Islam= problem huge

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4 Syria Syria

Totally with that war going on in there how can the people stand it?

Why is it not at the top?!

Syria is in the middle of a war would you really prefer to live in Syria rather than India. Also Syria is in an economic recession. People were chemically bombed a few days ago!

Syria was better under Bashar al-Assad than ISIS. But now thanks to the Western intervention into Syria (led by the United States), the country is now a failed state and its migrants will flood into Europe. From there they will create the Islamic State of European Nations.

Why is this only #4? It should be #2 - Eminemfan1717

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5 Iraq Iraq

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.

Hell no I would not want to live in Iraq they would probably put a bullet in my for minding my own business

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6 Pakistan Pakistan Pakistan was established in 1947 and is located in South Asia. Islamabad is the capital city of Pakistan and is known as the world's second most beautiful capital city. Karachi, Lahore and Peshawar are other major cities of Pakistan. Urdu and English are official languages of Pakistan. World's second ...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 - shahnoorrox

They just need to remove terrorism and need peace. Other than that I think Pakistan is improving - 50

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7 Sudan 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.

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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).

Sudan sucks!

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8 Zimbabwe 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


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9 Yemen Yemen Yemen, officially known as the Republic of Yemen, is an Arab country in Western Asia, occupying the southwestern to the southern end of the Arabian Peninsula.

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. - styLIShT

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!

Has an extreme cholera epidemic right now.
Also just begging for war with Saudi Arabia. - Drewman1211

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10 Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is an Arab state in Western Asia (Middle east) constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula. The official Language is Arabic The capital city is Riyadh.

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.

Not islamic country, killing people in Yemen

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The Newcomers

? Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland is a constituent unit of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the northeast of the island of Ireland.

We are a European country and don't even have a government... nice...

I wonder why this Is part of the United Kingdom and not Ireland itself - MegadethFan07

I suck this country

Ireland sucks

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The Contenders

11 Democratic Republic of the Congo 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.


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.

Very bad gov. and lots of crime

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12 Central African Republic Central African Republic

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.

"The Burning Heart of Africa"

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13 India India India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world.


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. - arviman

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 - mzcr

Total trash country ruled by a bunch of imbeciles

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14 Iran Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The 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!

Anything You hear is incorrect, and yes iran is the worst country of the world even Worse than north korea! and iran isn't safe its all lie that iran is safest country of the world!

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15 Burma Burma

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

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

They stole lithuania's flag. they add a star for no reason...

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16 China China China, officially the People's Republic of China, is a sovereign state in East Asia. It is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1. 388 billion . It was established in 1949. Its capital is Beijing. The other major cities are Hong Kong and Shanghai. Chinese (Mandarin) is the only ...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.

No one who voted for this is older than 8 - 50

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17 Bangladesh Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.

I am Bangladeshi born but brought up in Kuwait from early age and now live in U.K.

In contrast to middle eastern and western life which I have experienced; I can honestly say that yes Bangladesh sucks!. It is not the land which is green and lush but the people themselves. Most of the Bengalis are the stupidest of the stupid and full of greed then any other civilized people I have met. Thieves and muggers are every where.

My mother (who leaves in Bangladesh now after leaving Kuwait in 1992) along with my sister and brother in-law almost got killed in an armed robbery in our house last year. The armed robbers forced their way into steel gates and toughened doors at night and stole every thing at gun point (gold, cash, computers, mobile phones) with in 15 minutes of terror. Our house is in the middle of commercial area with surrounding populated residency. When my brother in-law cried for help at night, no one came forward to help nor even called the police via their ...more

Been to Bangladesh multiple times. I have been to over 50 countries including Somalia, Swaziland, Eritrea, and Zimbabwe. Bangladesh easily takes the cake as the most corrupt, inefficient, misogynist country I have ever been to. For every dollar you spend I feel like 90 cents go to graft in some way shape or form. Strikes all the time that render it impossible to travel anywhere. Crippled transport networks that sees 100 KM trips turn into protracted 8 hour nightmares. The most obscene and insulting 'democracy' I have ever seen - a protracted catfight between two entirely irrelevant harpies and their equally disdainful families who could not give a hoot about anybody else but themselves and their petty problems. Bizarre internecine violence. Acid throwing. Child marriage. Constant diarrhea from eating with unwashed hands. I went three times, got scabies every time despite never touching an animal. Without a doubt the most disgusting repression of women anywhere - it is worse systemic ...more

I live in Bangladesh and I can say that this is the one worst countries in the world to live in, and the people of this country are the biggest hypocrites in the whole world. Whenever you talk to a people he will try to make you realize that he is better than you in some aspect of life, and again this country is severely poor with no natural resources, Bangladesh have to take loan from other countries or world bank for any high cost project. There is also no geographical diversity in this country, if you come in this country and travel a random place you will see drains filled with waste, waste on road, on road etc. And more on this country claims itself to be filled with greenery but it has less than 17% of forest floor which is one of the lowest in the sub continent.

Trashiest people and government

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18 Egypt Egypt Egypt, officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a transcontinental country spanning the northeast corner of Africa and southwest corner of Asia, via a land bridge formed by the Sinai Peninsula.

I am an Egyptian and I will just put a summary of the worst things in Egypt.

1- Government- they just don't care about what the people want and need, they can fix the country and make it a better place, THEY CAN.. I feel like they are jackasses with red monkey butts

2- traffic- it's just horrible, traffic jams everywhere, speed bumps look like they are barriers for horses to jump above them, accidents on a highway are seen everyday and public transport drivers are driving like they are in a NASCAR race with rocket engines strapped on each sides of the car

Garbage & Trash- if you wonder around in cairo you'll find everywhere beneath your legs soda cans, shopping bags, dirt, you'll also find horse poop every where since people sell fruits and vegetables with 'that platform with 4 wheels strapped to a horse that I can't remember the name of in English'

Really the best place to live in Egypt is the country side, the farms, clean air.. only problem is that the ...more

It's a hole of a country, a dream-killer, it will corrupt your soul and bring out the worst in you, education is just a formality hear, with certificates only mere pieces of paper with no actual skills being taught and no guarantees for a job, unless of course you are well-connected, the country has some really rich resources, but they are robbed by the ruling military/Intelligence police/Judicial/Business oligarchy who monopolizes all the resources of the country, but they are externally supported by the international community because they do the dirty work for them, Egyptians currently are the lowest form of human life, bearing the cumulative social ailments of the centuries, the country is in fact a jungle where you have to fight over the crumbs for self preservation and a shadow of existence, price hikes happen on a daily basis, bribery is everywhere and is the norm here, you work your ass off just to provide necessities, and the country is always engaged in some kind of war, ...more

Worst country to live in Christians and Tourists are attacked on a regular basis. Christians have no right and right violations against immigrants. No regulation companies on a regular basis commit human rights against their workers committing slaved labor and low wages. No regulation on product quality companies steal consumers blind. High inflation, food is expensive, people are eating sand and dieing.

Hey Guys,the who will read PLEASE convey the message to others who didn't read...Egypt(E:EXTREME/ G:GARBAGES /Y:YARD P:PEOPLE/ T:TO TRAVEL)...
-Should be number one in any list of worst things,countries,cities or whatever:
-Zero freedom.
-Zero democracy.
-Zero human right.
-Zero judemental authorities.
-Zero opportunities.
-Zero technologies.
-Zero protection.
-Zero clean anything :(food,air,water,roads,beaches,people,..etc).
-Zero entertainment.
-Zero service(internet, government,cell phones,network).
-Zero healthcare (even in biggest hospitals you will pay $$$$thousands and Zero benefits).
-very very expensive life even exceeding wonderful places in the world).
-Police can arresting you without nothing and torturing you and you couldn't even say nothing that's in case if you still being alive.
-Night securities police vehicles round in each roads and districts after 12 midnight while turning on Alarm tune without zero care whom ...more

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19 Venezuela 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 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.

The country is currently going through its own Great Depression. People are fleeing the country for Spain, the USA, and other Latin American countries. - thomwim

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20 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

Seriously people, what do you even know about this country? Stinky?! Worst country?! Drugs? Murderers? Rapists? Racism? Dirty? Loud?! Most of all LESBIANS?! Have you lost your minds?! Do you even know what happens inside this country?! You people talk like they aren't any murders, rapists, drugs in the heavens you live. Is it a utopia? Please prove it then. If you have crappy mouths please just keep it shout, people like you are the worse even they thought otherwise. Sri Lanka can be a poor country than yours but they have a rich heart, mind and culture than yours. In Sri Lanka people have really good manners than a some so what RICH countries. At least they know how to behave and be polite. They have rich manners, behavior and they live very simply. Some people don't like to see other religions as acceptable but you have no right to disrespect their religion. If you're already doing it, others can see how you observe your own religion. So please know your place and keep it, don't ...more - KrystalDia

I live in Sri Lanka and this is not a bad country to live. But there are many worst things in here. Education is a crap in here, we're learning nothing but lies in our schools, and most schools are bad, most of teachers are scums and we all have to attend to tuitions to face difficult exams. In here most people are very lazy and no fitness in their soul. politicians are the biggest scum and most of these politicians are rapists, corrupted, idiots (half of our councilors are not even educated and, there are less than 30 with degree). We have beautiful nature, Bio diversity is the best resource of this country. These politicians are destroying all those tropical rain forests and other forests for wood. Of course president is the minister for environmental protection. All Sri Lankan students are doing one thing in their whole life. It is "attending tuition". Most people in our country define a tourist as a "dollar bill". Except those developed cities, people in rural ...more

Simply, Sri Lanka is not a worse country with the comparison too others.

Sri Lanka is a country which has good people because I've been there and I don't know why is it in here...

I am a sri lankan.and I completly agree with you.

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21 Russia Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia, while a portion of it remains in Europe. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language. ...read more.

Living in Russia... What a nightmare. Imagine living in a ugly, gray place that sometimes resembles an industrial complex, sometimes slums, sometimes a Gulag. Imagine living among ugly, drunken, primitive, boorish oafs who have no respect for each other and mostly malevolent intentions toward foreigners. Imagine living in a place, which's corruption and crime rates often surpass the worst African countries. Imagine living life in fear of corrupt, brutal and utterly demoralized government with recent history of atrocities. Imagine that you'd have to restort to petty lies every day, just to survive. And in the end, try to imagine it's 10 times worse than all I typed. Then you'll have a somewhat accurate idea of living in Russia.

Don't get me wrong, Russia is a cool place to visit, to see some historical stuff (something you folks from the US and Canada don't really have). However, living here is a struggle. I'm so envy of my friends who are living in Toronto cause it's such a nice place to be. I saw so many happy people there. And you know, when you're happy and you don't have many serious problems to worry about, you start caring more about other people. In Russia people don't get a about others but it's not because Russians are bad, it's just a context in which everyone would become indifferent and crazy. It's also sucks to be an ugly girl here. You try so hard to keep up with other girls but guys are very superficial here (even though they themselves are ugly). If you see a good-looking Russian guy, he is 99% an ignorant and stupid. Women here have to be pretty in order to survive and we are taught from our early childhood that woman's only true goal is to marry a man. Maybe it will give you an idea why ...more

Deserves to be number 2 behind North Korea. Sure, one of America's main flaws is homophobia, but at least homosexuals usually don't get beaten and killed on the streets, let alone encouraged and endorsed by the government (which is the case in Russia). Even in the Deep South, this form of assault is a criminal offense and the worst thing that happens to gays there is either being forced to repent at Church or leave for more liberal cities in the South where tolerance towards homosexuality is higher, like Atlanta, Charlotte, and Houston. And let's not talk about poverty. Once again, the US has flaws that it needs to work on, but Russia is FAR more regressive than America when it comes to civil rights and human rights in general. I don't see why the USA is number 2 on the list when Russia is not even in the top 20.

All countries are in their deserving spot except Russia. - Ronit5

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

I'm brazilian, and to be honest I hate living here, violence, corruption, poverty and a list of issues that we have here.

I'm Brazilian and like 95% of Brazilians we hate our government, Brazil is the world capital of corruption. Corruption there is everywhere, you have a lot of poverty, there are more than 40000 murders a year. You have to live always taking care about things to avoid to be stolen. You couldn't get out late in some places. You always have a fear about that.

Government charges a lot in everything from citizens and there are many profiteers who charge more expensive to extort money from you.

You have to spend almost a day (8 hours) waiting for public free medical treatment and about 2 hours in private medical institutions.

The politicians just do things thinking in reelection. Parlamentarians are always increasing their own pay.

In biggest cities you spent about 2 hours to go to work and the public transportation sucks.

If you live there every day you will get noticed about new violent crimes and new political scandal about corruption.

T.V. ...more

Corruption, violence (just in some cities) and all here is expensive.

We should replace "Order and Progress" to "Violence and Corruption" in our flag.

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23 Chad Chad

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. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

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

They named a country after a guy - izayaorihara

It sucks. Period.

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24 Cuba 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 can pay 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 which is normal and accepted. It is the family and what's left of it, what has sustained this; otherwise, we would have a much bigger crises than we have today, famines and much worse crime. 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. ...more

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 most horrible people I have seen: all women like hookers... they have behind ugly, very low brained and poor men, very ignorant, they know nothing of other countries, big cheaters, even they use two values to cheat legally.
La gente más horrible que he visto: a todas las mujeres les gustan las prostitutas ... tienen detrás hombres feos, de cerebro muy bajo y muy ignorantes, no saben nada de otros países, grandes tramposos, incluso usan dos valores para hacer trampas legalmente. - bigtraveller

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25 Palestine Palestine

After the Holocaust during WW2 the Jews said "we must never forget" and "We must never let this happen again" Agree 100%. So why are they doing the exact same thing to another people? Its hypocritical. Israel reminds me of the kid who get bullied so much that they flip out and shoot the school up. I feel for them that they really have been shat upon for most of history but that's not an excuse to turn around and dish it out to others. The Jews have a choice: their history could teach them compassion or vengeance. Up to them to decide.

Jewish people ran away from persecution from the Nazis, and know Palestinian people ran from Israeli persecution. Did you ever think of that you hopeless Jews?

Just because of religion and independence, Israel and Palestine have been battling for years. There's no ceasefire. Schools have been destroyed, with innocent children being killed/injured. There's always sounds of explosions through the nights, and troops killing people. It is a sad sight to see. It is, however, human nature, and things like this have happened in the past and will continue for ages to come. - ethanmeinster

Not even a real country and yet they still are the worst!

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26 South Sudan 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.

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. - Turkeyasylum

South Sudan is a country where you are not ask of your origin regardless of color, race, religion etc.

This should be so much higher. It's a very poor country, very corrupt, and a war has been going on since 2013.

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27 Nigeria Nigeria

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,

Nigeria should be in at least at top 10 - Ronit5

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28 Australia Australia Australia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia has a very warm climate and is very dry. The country's official language is English.

The 2 of you are completely wrong. Australia is ranked the best country in the world to live in and there is a reason. Australia is ranked the top 3 in each category. You never see "made in Australia" because Australia makes its wealth out of minerals. Australia is home to the most venomous spiders in the world but the are all in the rainforest. Australia also has the best cities in the world to live in. 4 cities that are in Australia are in the top 10. Every other country's city is only in the top 10 once. Australia is also home to the best city in the world to live in. MELBOURNE. 5th is Adelaide, 7th is Sydney and 9th is Perth. BEAT THAT. Australia is the best country to live in in the world. FACE THE FACTS.

No, it is not the best, because it's too hot, and the government forces you too vote, and the elections are rigged, but I get your point. - Diamondmaster

Australia should not be on here! I don't live here - I used to. One person said there was spiders. Yeh there's dangerous spiders and other dangerous animals - but they live in the middle of nowhere and everyone lives on the coast in the main cities.



It's one of the sports capital of the world. We main event Rugby, Cricket, Football, Soccer, Swimming, Formula 1, Tennis, Gymnastic, Golf, Ironman.

Homeless people (rare) make more money off the streets than some countries do with daily wages even weekly for the fair few.. No starvation here and there's welfare support, the dole, all sorts of government financial help eligible for the many.

Australia is huge and the outback is beautiful. The beaches here is top notch some of the best in the world, definitely a great idea to travel around this country with family. The weather can range from very hot to very stormy but that's the beauty of it.

Our health care system one of the best in the world, our transportation also one of the best in the world. I live in a suburb called Prahran, we have trams, trains, buses, taxis, a path for cyclist there's no excuse to not get somewhere.

We have civil rights, a good law system to keep ...more - williamtalavou

This top 10 must be drunk when placing australia here

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

South Africa is a beautiful country to live in. Much freedom here. Black government is seriously corrupt. President support white genocide. More than 90 000 white people murdered from 1994 - 2014. More than 700 million rand embezzled/missing as per Auditor General report. President stole more than ZAR220million to upgrade his homestead, he also has more than 700 corruption charges against him. Seriously if we can get a leader who promotes no racism, and transparent governance this will be the best country in the world

Come on guys, they have the highest HIV/AIDS Rate in the WORLD 1/8 PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DIE FROM IT EVERY DAY!
And then there's the government full of corruption. Sure, it's the richest country in Africa but this country sucks!

This country is a poverty capital, the police are corrupt and its too damn hot.

South Africa should be in top 5 - Ronit5

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30 Eritrea Eritrea Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast.

Eritrea is a useless country with illiterate race hustlers, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, thieves, who leech on overseas welfare and produce multiple thuggish children, who will grow up vicious like them. As immigrants, Eritreans turn good countries into 3rd world war zones like their own country. They've ruined Europe. Don't give aid to Eritrea. Nuke Eritrea and its people for a better world.

Life is very expensive over Eritrea, it is unbearable, the politics, the poverty, the famine and hunger... that place is live hell...

Eritrea is just like Somalia but now both are building up

They want to Kill tourists in Ethiopia (Me) - GreenDayFan21

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31 Libya Libya Libya, officially the State of Libya, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa bordered by the Mediterranean Sea to the north, Egypt to the east, Sudan to the southeast, Chad and Niger to the south, and Algeria and Tunisia to the west.

I am a Libyan citizen but quite frankly it's a very hostile environment for anyone who isn't Libyan and also some what hostile to their own kind. Ever since the beginning of the war things went south. Now there is occasional power outages, water outages and almost daily murders but the worst thing of it is their is no longer a proper police or military and the country is practically full of these Militia who have no experience with fire arms other than that they obtained from the rebellion. However despite all that Libya has potential and can be made a great place in some decades or so.

Country is full of Islamist - selfish, double faced inhuman ignorant, unprofessional, uneducated, immigrants with no sense of national duty superstitious uncommitted unhelpful thieves and exploiters.


This country needs to be dismantled, and all the immigrants since 1960 should be EXPELLED back to whatever poverty stricken hole they came from.

This is the only way to fix this country to what it used to be, or supposed to be.

Now its infested with degenerate criminals who kidnap and steal, who cut electricity, rapists, exploiters and destroyers of anything good.

Much better with Gaddafi in power=Free education and much more.

Your country has the worst flag

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32 Philippines Philippines The Philippines was established in March 16, 1521 and named in honor of a Spanish King whose name is King Philip of Spain II. It is located at Asia, specifically at Southeast Asia. The capital is Manila. 89% of the people there currently are native, while 11% of people there are foreigners.

It Rocks You Should Go There And Stay At Boracay
Me And My Husband Stayed There For 2 weeks and I tell you best 2 weeks of my life

Everyone is so anti-intellectual in this country and most people only strive for mediocrity. The gap of rich and poor people is very wide because the constitution itself protects the wealthy few. Everything, even the utility is privatised so the government cannot control the sky-rocketing prices. The Catholic Church (and other religious groups) meddle too much in political matters and they advocate being poor so that they could rake in more desperate supporters. Quality education here is only available to those who can afford it and the education system itself rarely reflects the real working world. Most of the movies and T.V. shows made in this country nowadays makes the people dumb and the T.V. stations only strive to milk their audience without giving quality entertainment. No freedom to divorce an abusive marriage because there is no divorce law. There is no sex education too so yes, teens fall into stupidity.

I could go on and on and on and on and on... but it will take so ...more

Yeah! That's true! People are always smiling :D

I saw only: ignorant rude people, very ugly women, they think they are good but they miss everything about life and culture, ugly cities, dirty people, false..they hate white because they are down, but they look for them for money, corruption, and low intelligence Q.
Nakita ko lamang ang: walang kabuluhang bastos na mga tao, napaka pangit na mga babae, sa palagay nila ay mabuti sila pero miss nila ang lahat ng bagay tungkol sa buhay at kultura, mga pangit na lungsod, maruruming tao, huwad ... sila'y mapoot na puti dahil sila ay pababa, ngunit hinahanap nila ang mga ito para sa pera , katiwalian, at mababang katalinuhan Q. - bigtraveller

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

It is so Dangerous Believe me

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

Niger is another African Country with self-hating, closet racists, that emigrate and upset (by being race/religious baiters) civilised countries around the world. The West African Countries deserve to be taken and their people wiped out by BOKO HARAM.

#2 HDI
"7th worse country on this list"

#180 HDI
"140th worse country on this list"

Wew lad

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34 Israel Israel Israel, officially the State of Israel is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.

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..

Peoples there are cruel, along with their leader and soldiers

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.

It's a terrorist country

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35 Bulgaria Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, ...read more.

Poverty and misery... ! The rich are stealing from the country budget without being sued. The retirement age is 65, most of the people, killed by the medication system, didn't even survive to get retired. Everything is expensive, but the people don't have enough money to afford a meal.

As a Bulgarian I hate this country with all my heart. The population is decreasing because of the poverty and low payed jobs. I wanna get out of here.

Dirty place, horrible I broke my nose over there

So poor, so dirty, and smells like dirty potatoes and ugly gypsies everywhere. As a Bulgarian, I do NOT recommend ever visiting this shameful country!

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36 Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Turkmenistan is a country in Central Asia, bordered by Kazakhstan to the northwest, Uzbekistan to the north and east, Afghanistan to the southeast, Iran to the south and southwest, and the Caspian Sea to the west.

Terrible human rights, heat, dense population. Need I say more? - 1337

Ya know just cause a place has desert doesn't mean its horrible to live in. also, why is being near the Middle East bad? UAE ain't a damn distopia if I've seen one

That place is awful near the Middle East and full of desert

The Turkmen currency is worth nothing! Plus Turkmenistan is just an empty desert.The only city is the Capitol, Ashgabat, and Ashgabat is a very poor and filthy place!

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37 Burundi Burundi Burundi, officially the Republic of Burundi, is a landlocked country in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa, bordered by Rwanda to the north, Tanzania to the east and south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west. In Burundi they speak Kirundi, French and Swahili. The capital ...read more.

For those saying Rwanda is worse: take a look at Burundi and that will shut you right up. - ItsDaWorldOfSNuGGLEZ

Burundi is one of Africa's Most Smallest Countries

Lol only 1 comment

Since I don't have an account this is what I think are the 5 best and worst
1. Australia
2. Norway
3. Switzerland
4. Japan
5. Iceland
1. Burundi
2. Yemen
3. China
4. Sudan
5. Oompa Loompa land

38 Ukraine Ukraine Ukraine is a sovereign country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland and Slovakia to the west, Hungary, Romania, and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively.

I live in Ukraine and it's absolutely horrible! The new government is attacking my friends and family in Donetsk and not letting us speak the Russian language which is my first language, and then showing propaganda and lies on the television, banning all the Russian channels so that the people are brainwashed into thinking Russia is attacking us when it's not! It's absolutely disgusting!

I live in Sloviansk and a few days ago the Ukrainian army came in and bombed my house, shot my mother and blamed it on the people who live here. I moved to Russia since then because I know I'm gonna die if I stay.

Ukraine should be in top 5 it's a very stupid country with a bunch of stupid people in it, they think they are better than any one else but fact is all of them are drunks that can't let go the bottle and no respect for other nations or especially other race! The Ukrainians man they 24 hours drunk and violent even to their own man and woman so not to much left for foreigners, they are corrupt and want your money but they don't want you to stay, and you can feel the hate already on arrival at airport! I'm Ukrainian and I hate this country for there stupid culture and ignorance!

Ukraine will never be in the top 5 because Putin wont allow it to be

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39 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates, sometimes simply called the Emirates or the UAE, is a country located at the southeast end of the Arabian Peninsula on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman to the east and Saudi Arabia to the south, as well as sharing sea borders with Qatar and Iran.

Its very good with family or friends/group, lots of events, but for working life is horrible, maybe good money but costs of living also expensive, the foreign companies also prefer cheaper labors

Why is it on the list? Dubai is a very cool place, and my cousins live in the United Arab Emirates

How is the UAE the 29th worst country in the world? The GDP per capita of 2015 is 67,000 one of the top ten national average wages in the world. I have never actually visited the country so I don't know what life inside is like but everyone who is writing comments seems biased to me.

Why this high? It’s one of the few middle eastern countries that has no terrorism

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40 Swaziland Swaziland

The king raping daughters of the nation and demanding for the upkeep of his humongous sex life be paid for by his subjects and SAn tax payers, grinding levels of poverty,

Their average life expectancy is 31.88 years, that alone is enough to break any country.

HIghest Hiv infection rate in the world, one of the lowest life expectancy in the world- need I go on!

Hell on earth! - Outcast

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41 Mexico Mexico

There are so many beautiful places in Mexico. Some people think its all guns, drugs and violence but no. Mexico is by far the place with the most tourists places ever; it got everything. Yeah the government really sucks but that wont stop people from being happy and enjoying life.

Mexico should not be on the list. Yes, there are some bad places (most of those bad places are close to the USA border), but there is also a lot of very nice places with amazing beaches, beautiful women, cool shops, and all that good stuff. I think the Mexican culture is very interesting, and so are the celebrations. Mexico is the country I would like the most to visit, it seems like a very cool place. I would love to party in a Mexican club!

I hail from Mexico, and Political corruption is off the charts: Capitulation to drug cartels and other such terrorists is killing it from the inside out.

It is one of, if not the, most ignorant country in the planet

Living there can be too dangerous and rigid.

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42 Italy 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.

Message to the American who wrote: « Poor beheaviour towards foreigners. Lots of smoking (all ages)» Your grand-parents were probably thief and prostitute who came on a boat to usa because they were to poor to stay in Europe

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43 Albania Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. ...read more.

Albania is by far not 100% westernized. There is still corruption in the government and until that is fixed they can't be like most of Europe but what I noticed Albanian adopt very quickly. They are growing faster and quicker than any other Balkan country I have been in. Now you can't compare Kosovo to Albania. Yes both countries speak the same language but Kosovo is still a war torn country and it will take decades to be where Albania is.
Ignore the poster below as it is very bias obviously but Albanian people I find to be very attractive specially the women. They are very exotic.

Albanians have a lovely culture and are hospitable. The country is still recovering from 40 years of Communism after being closed to the world when no one could leave or enter the country before becoming an open democratic country in 1990. People knew nothing about Albania or Albanians before 1990. People are now learning about Albania's culture and people. Albanians themselves have told me what it was like in the country during communism.

This list is inaccurate. Your telling me Nicaragua, a poverty-bound country who is pretty much in collapse, better than Albania? But anyways, Albania should;t be so low. Albania offers great schools, beaches and decent cuisine. Unfortunately the Albanian Government is Corrupt, as many Socialist party people are buying votes. Albania has a bad reputation because they were communist, but this is a stupid argument. With this, I could say Poland,Estonia,Hungary, Eastern Germany, and so much more countries are terrible places, because there were communist, which makes no sense. Albania is a great place, but it needs some improvement - EhhhBarca

People with bad manners and poor education. One of the worst country to visit, I can't imagine to live there.

It's a good Country. Underrated and has good schools, beaches and nice olive trees in Southern Albania - EhhhBarca

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44 Germany Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. ...read more.

Germany has nice people, with a wonderful language. English people (specially from USA) tend to insult German people, jealousy, pretty much.

There's no reason to hate Germany, You hate it because of Hitler? That's stupid, the USA army is FAR worse tan Stalin and Hitler combined.

Oh, and by the way, English came from German.

What did the us do that is worse than killing millions of people for having a different mindset - ChefSkinner

Yes, Germany is the worst place to live. You will pay huge taxes, earn much less than you can earn in the US, medicine is miserable, MILLIONS or rules for everything, you can't even take a breath without thinking that you may violate some law. Everything is expensive considering super low salaries. They are still living in stone age and doing everything with paper letters. Mobile Internet is super slow and expensive and you pay 5 Euro or more for 1 gigabyte (! ). Very depressive people and poor weather around the year. For anything in Germany you have to sign a contract, even if you just want to go to fitness for a day. They also hate foreigners and you can read this in the comment section on German news websites... I can actually tell thousands of other bad things about Germany, but there are so many...

Germany's not the worst place to live in, but I have lived there for 1 year and I can name some cons about their people. The German boys are really annoying and keep mocking my accent (I'm Singaporean). The girls are just as bad and want everything to be their way. But the again, I'm in grade 8, so people my age might just naturally be idiots. Anyway, I think the worst country to live in would be North Korea

No one needs to know your race or grade. It's actually pretty irrelevant for anyone to say that without anyone asking. So yeah. No one asked you but good point. - SanicHeghog123

Adolf Hitler is a horrible guy

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45 Scotland Scotland Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

Scotland has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world but it is also famous for it's whiskey so if you drink enough of it you probably wont see the scenery. Just ask a Glaswegian Buckfast drinker. Apart from that Scotland is one of the best countries in the world.

My uncle is scottish and I am American. and I like haggis you crazy people! It Is a beautiful country! And the bagpipes are a lot better sounding than you!

Are you stupid you are rating Scotland because of its food and clothes wow

Scotland 40? what? It didn't do anything wrong...

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46 Turkey Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, ...read more.

How is Turkey a BAD PLACE TO LIVE IN?!?!? Maybe you guys live in a bad place in Turkey

Turkey has strong army, in top 10 list.

Turkey has beautiful culture, cities and people, their people are too nice.

Turkey has pretty nice economy.

Free healthcare, free education.

No racism, many people from different cultures are well welcomed here.

How you can say Turkey is a good country? I have been in USA before and I can even say Turkey is better than USA. Just because of culture.

Turkey is good

Bad ONLY because of the government and its supporters. Make a Turkish friend and maybe you'll get rid of your xenophobia.

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47 Argentina Argentina Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic, is a federal republic located in southeastern South America.

Great country! Always will be the most relevant country in South America!

Sorry to say but before I travelled to Argentina I thought it was a really cool country but now that I've been here I've realized that they are the worlds most unfriendliest country. I grew up thinking Buenos Aires was an amazing place but the truth is... Don't be fooled by the sun.

I lived there for three years and I had lot of fun.. argentineans are outgoing and kind. I could travel to some provinces and I loved it, specially the waterfalls in the north east of the country.

If you're planning to visit the country, them it's one of the best. Specially the Patagonia, we have beautiful landscapes here.
However, if you are considering living here, it's not a bad idea, but there are better choices, everything is getting even more expensive (1 dollar is worth 18 pesos and they are considering raising it to 20), taxes are very high, you will need at least 20.000 pesos monthly to properly survive and you might be lucky if you can find a job where you earn more than that per month. Actually, argentinian companies tend to hire foreigners rather than locals because they are willing to work in order to make any money, even if theirs salary is lower than normal.
You are forced to vote here, and you have to choose the political party that "might screw you less than the others". Government here is very unreliable.
Months ago a Syrian family that was residing in the province of Córdoba stated that they prefered returning to Syria because theirs situation was ...more

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48 Colombia Colombia Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a country situated in the northwest of South America, bordered to the northwest by Panama; to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; and it shares maritime limits with Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, Jamaica, Dominican Republic ...read more.

For all those ignorant people in other develop countries is happening same things and even worst kids killing and raaped kids, racism, violence, a lots of homeless, what else you want if countries like yours are drugs depends and can not live without that, in Colombia we work really hard, we love our family and we even give love to other people that even do not know well, but in other places are so cold that not even a smile can give, war is a problem but anyways the entire world is living in it.

This country scares the living hell outta me! Why are these gunmen living in the forest threatening tourists? Can't these American soldiers go to war against these goons?

This of country is virtually a branch of heal, the 70% of its people are corrupted, thief, aggressive and ignorant, they are LOW people class, with money coming from the traffic of narcotics to the United States and Europe. Future communist country, its society is a complete MASS!

Always you are in danger with an unstable economy and society as well.

Polish are racist, low intelligence Q, very cold, educated but false, they have a very low quality country and history but they are sure they have great past and culture like other westerns European countries, very funny... - bigtraveller

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49 Hungary Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

Net tax, road tax, anti-Semitism, slow but sure erasing of the freedom of the press, protests everywhere, crappy conditions in schools/hospitals, the list goes on and on.

Certainly not a Syria or anything like that, but still. Don't come here.

Very pessimistic people and hate their surrounding countries.

It's not a bad place in most parts. My dad worked there for a bit over a year, no complaints. But I don't know to be honest anything about the country otherwise, hope all's well over there

Why not in top 5? The government is a fascist one. The worst European country along with Bulgaria, Vatican, Italy

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50 Poland

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?

I am Polish and I have moved out of Poland long time ago but I can honestly say that Poland is one of the most welcoming countries. Yes there are few grey buildings but so what name a country with no grey buildings. The only problem I see is the the politic and people trying to run the country to suit them. There is no perfect country but all countries are what you make out of them! Peace!

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.

I am Polish, but I moved out of Poland when I was 10 and I'm happy now that I'm out of there.

I went to two Polish primary schools and teachers were discriminating against me because I have autism. I had to be segregated from my classmates and in my second primary school, I was also banned from doing PE! When I was in Year 5, I found out that it's the law and not just a dumb school rule.

One of the teachers spoke to the Deputy Headteacher about me coming to PE, but he said that it's against the law to let any segregated children do PE and that it's against the law not to segregate children with autism.

This is how they treat people like me. - Marlena155

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