Worst Countries to Live In

The Contenders: Page 2

21 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.

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

Filthy country full of crime! Lack of humanity! Only the devil lives here.

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22 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.

Russia's not a bad country, it's predecessor is.

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23 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.

Venezuela is top ranked the poorest countries and corrupted countries in the world. The country is outraged with criminal activities, giving the reason for a travel ban to the US due to kidnappings, robberies, and etc.

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24 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

Damn the zionist

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25 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.

narnia - Andyman1234

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26 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.

Japan at top ten? Japan is an awesome place to live except for eathquakes... But the life in Chad is so much harder... - sam117

They named a country after a guy - izayaorihara

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27 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.

I will never live in africa because I will starve! also most people are naked there so I will stay were I stay! :) - RBF989

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28 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.

I know the scenery is kind of bland but I heard the beaches are cool and Dubai is amazing

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29 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
Beautiful
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.

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

Disgusting culture

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30 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.

NO NATIONAL DUTY, NO IDENTITY, NO SENSE OF RIGHT, AND FULL OF SHOW OFF HYPOCRITES.

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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31 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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32 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.

To me, this country represents horror.

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33 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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34 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

Eritreans are not like what you explained them, but you have made it clear that you have no idea what you are talking about. yes it's a bad place to live in because of the dictator, but the people are not murderers.

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35 Nigeria 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".

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.

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

All you saying Nigeria is no good and posting about them online I say you should visit there and see for yourself
they are lovely people there I am from Spain but my Wife is from Nigeria they are sweet people I am telling you
the problem there is their government
and I tell you the country was good until europe did what they did to them that's the fact!

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36 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

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

37 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

Rain all the time!

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38 Vatican City Vatican City Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City, is a walled enclave within the city of Rome.

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. 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 were without water and stuck in the Vatican ...more

How to live in a Country where there is no women?

- Alizia

I think (but this is just my opinion) that Vatican is the worst country ever. For me, there's nothing to do in there, I'm an atheist. I don't have anything against Christians (or any other religions) but I think it's a very bad idea to have a country focused only on a religion. How is the economy going to be good, if there's only religion? And Vatican is so small, if you want to go out and have fun, you will have to go in another country, that must be a huge problem for the people that live there. And I personaly can't understand why would anyone want to live there. But, again, I don't have anything against religion or people living in Vatican, this is just my personal opinion.

Come one! Their population is like 800 people, and their country is the size of a 16 hole golf course! Give them a break! - Heyo_Simba

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39 Turkey Turkey Turkey was established on October 29th, 1923. It is located in Westernmost Asia or Southeastern Europe. ...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

Government is broken another Islamic disaster

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40 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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