Worst European Countries to Live In

The Top Ten

1 Kosovo Kosovo Kosovo is a disputed territory and partially recognised state in Southeast Europe that declared independence from Serbia in February 2008 as the Republic of Kosovo.

Worst place in europe for sure

For money job and education it is the worst place to live in, but for everything else it's one of the best places to live in.

It needs to join Albania to have a stable government. At least Albanians know how to govern, Kosovo has so many ethnic problems still. If Kosovo Albanian portions (99% of the country) and the Serb portion (1%) go to Albania and Serbia then the problem will be solved and that will be that.

The best country with the worse leadership

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2 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.

The Muslims of Europe and the worst place to live in. A bad place with thieves everywhere and as they know that their country is one of the worst and poorest in Europe the move on other countries such as Greece, Italy etc

My best friend is Albanian and she as never stolen anything and it's a very beautiful area

I think Moldova should be first. They need to join romania to survive and kosovo needs to join Albania. But again, how is Albania number 2? In belarus you have a crazy dictator, Ukraine has a pretty much a civil war, And Bosnia is just poor.Albania is top10 percent for human development index and number 37 out of 193 for life expectancy, higher than poland, slovakia and czech republic and a bunch of other european countries. Also Albania is number 13 in happy planet index. How does this add up to number 2?

Cheaters, liars, racist and unhygienic materialists.

Albania is a country that is trying to achieve a Greater Albania.

By having Albanian settle in Kosovo, Macedonia and Greece. They are breeding like rabbits and then trying to claim independence with the stupid west calling them freedom fighters.

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3 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.

The poorest country in Europe, becuase it was couped by terrorists. Law means nothing there, only money and weapon. All the media who's not agree with government are going to prison or being killed by radicals and government pretends not seeing this. The Country is still hanging by a thread only because of debts from other countries. All the people from opposition are called russian agents. So many people are just afraid to say what they think.

It is full of protesters and radiation plus drunks

The poorest and most dangerous country in Europe.

Not so much

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4 Belarus Belarus

It is steal soviet union... Nothing has changed... The same mentality the same government... A hell for a modern western person

Why isn't this country on the first place? It is a soviet state that has the same president since 1994.

The only real city is the capital.

This should be higher. Horrible country.

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5 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.

Russia is rightfully in the top 10. Many (not all) Russians are brainwashed and hateful. Also, Russia has to stop it with all the wars and land grabbing. We're not living in the Middle Ages! Gaining more land does NOT make you a better and more powerful country anymore!

Where do I begin? Let's see... they have only had one good, or even decent, leader in the past century (Gorbachov) and they sacked him even though he wanted to turn Russia into an actual democracy and "wasn't communist enough". They have done nothing but reek havoc on the world since, at least, 1917, and possibly since the first Crimean war (the second one is still going on). They have been responsible for some of the most brutal and disgusting crimes against humanity in human history. Stalin killed 6 million people on purpose, and his stupid (and evil) policies lead to the death of over 40 million more, more than the population of great Britain. The worldwide communist movement triggered by the Russian revolution lead to the deaths of a hundred million people, more than everyone who died in both world wars put together and enough to make the holocaust look like the Boston massacre. They annexed half of Europe, striped them of they're newly regained democratic freedoms after ...more

Mean and won't let Kosovo be a country

Ocrs prevail all over there

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6 Poland Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north .

I was trapped there for a few years. With some exceptions, most Poles are full of of every negative personality trait you can think of; arrogant, ignorant, dishonest, shallow, greedy, narrow minded, racist, etc. If you have to move there from a civilized country (or a a place where the people, in general, are not complete asses) my sympathies.

I actually lived there for a few years and I'm still traumatized by it. So, imagine a country full of the most negative, dishonest, racist, arrogant, humorless, lame-ass, people you've ever met. Welcome to Poland.

I never really saw anything wrong with Poland apart from schools. I heard that there is LOADS of homework and you need to carry dozens of books in your backpack. Apart from that Poland is majestic in a realistic way.

It's a guarantee you'll be living, almost exclusively, surrounded by bigoted, rude, miserable, scammers. Other than that, it's great.

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7 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.

Turkey is in Eurasia, mostly aisa, but what makes it suck is the prevalence of Islam in there nation

Yea Turkey is Asia

What Turkey is not part of Europe it is part of Asia.

Turkey is mostly part of Asia, but there is a small European part (where Istanbul is) - drdevil

Its Islamic Aggressive Women Torrementers and Bitchers just Like Pakistan!

8 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina or Bosnia & Herzegovina, abbreviated BiH or B&H, and, in short, often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula.

Because of bad environment.

How is this better than Croatia?

Bosnia is poorest in Europe and most corupted in Europe,no job :(

9 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.

Beautiful country to visit for vacations, BUT only if if you live and earn money in another country.
A huge amount of Bulgarians are now living abroad - for better education, job prospects, health care, elderly care, children care etc etc...
Bulgaria is the one of the most corrupted countries in Europe(Transparency international), it has extremely corrupted "politicians" and judicial system. It has one of the most corrupted and lowest freedoms of press in the European Union, and it ranks 106 in the world - worst than countries like Togo, Panama, Kosovo, Bolivia, Uganda... etc. (2015 World Press Freedom Index by Reporters without borders).
Health and elderly care is extremely underfunded. Hospital conditions are horrible, emergency service are extremely unreliable, elderly care funded by the government treats the old people like trash. The only way to get adequate and faster help is to go to private clinics, doctors, etc.
Education is still very out-dated, ...more

Awful. Just awful. As a Bulgarian I think 8th place is way too low for this country.

I voted here cause I'm Bulgarian :D Actually it's not so bad here, there are many worse countries to live in Europe like Moldova, Macedonia, Albania, Belarus, Bosnia etc... but that doesn't mean here is good. From 1 to 10 here is maybe 5.


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10 Greece Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

It's really shocking to see how brainwashed some people are.. My girlfriend is greek, we've been there together many times and honestly it's not even close to what I expected to see from the medias. Not only beautiful country, but also great people and for god's shake, peace. Nothing scary. I wouldn't mind living there and I come from another European country, Belgium.

What? Greece first? Are you kidding me? It's better to live in Greece than a lot more other European countries (i wont mention the countries just make a research or visit them) even with crisis.

What the hell? My grade 2 teacher was from Greece and it's the worst? I don't consider Greece as number 1! All this time I've been going through I don't know worst countries to live in hated countries and I found no sign of Greece. I particularly think it's a great place

Well, what should I start from?
1. Greece never exited, it was made up by Germany in order to make Money out of it's retarded Citizens.
2. Even though Greece made Math,geography and other Things more avaliable to us, when was the last time you met a person from Greece who actually knows any of those good?...Exactly..

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The Contenders

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

Here in Switzerland we have lots of Italians who immigrated with us for the last 150 years.

Each year and that for generations most of them, and by entire families are returning back to their own country (Italy). That shows how much they are not integrated and how much they do not want to really stayed in Switzerland. Those people do not give any added value to our country. They just refuse to be pure Swiss.

And we guess that this stupid and arrogant way to do is not only visible in Switzerland but also in major countries where they have migrated all along the ages.

So they just come with their food pizza and pasta, eat just that and never try to tend to be Swiss.

Most of other migrants from Asia, Africa and South-America for example are much more respectable people and therefore much to be respected.

And Italians will never accept in their own country someone doing the same as they are doing.

For this reason Italians are very racist, in ...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.

Poor behavior 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.

There's much worse lol - Merggy

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12 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.

I like to live here. We have some problems with politics, education and economy but don't believe the news we are like a normal european country until they wanna take our rights and freedom of speech.

Pretty horrible people...In the whole area Romania and Greece are the only normal countries...The rest is horrible don't even bother visit

Joel is a dweeb

Worst country everr

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

How is scotland on it and England's not

So stupid Scotland is so safe with very few crimes murder or emigration try living across the pond from you in Northern Ireland or even Ireland where they have little to nothing with corrupt governments, emigration and violence

Dear God, I have never been to a more miserable scary damp cold hell-hole. Makes England feel pleasant, and that's difficult. The racist, flag waving, xenophobic dour, violent, dumpy population are the best thing about it. Run away.

Scotland is not a country. - DieGedankenSindFrei

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14 England England

I don't enjoy being in this country. Honestly, the weather is CRAZY in the summer. First thing it goes windy, then it rains, then its sunny, then it rains, then its windy, then its sunny and this strange thing goes on and on! Everyone at my primary school was rude, I got physically abused by a girl and I was too scared to tell anyone but my parents.

Genuinely ugly and with a very capitalist, everyone looks grey and depressed, the buildings are ugly and the weather is crap.

Too expensive, bad weather, cold people, very bad food, poor quality of life, bad education, slow burocacy, long waiting lists to see a doctor too many drunk people and no social life for the non drinkers. Dogs poo everywhere and lack of taste in dressing up. Long working hours, very expensive transportation. Very depressing country!

I can honestly think of nothing of any real merit. And my family has been here since before the Normans. Poor food, barely adequate sanitation, dismal culture, dreadful weather. All exacerbated by a deeply unpleasant (and bizarrely nationalistic) population. It's a dump.

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

Nice ass women but people there as a females they cut there hairs very short to appear as a man and they are kind numbers!

Such a beautiful country

country, racists, gypsies, theft, Romanians are cold and rude, litter everywhere, stray dogs everywhere, rotting food in markets, bad roads, they hate Hungarians for no reason, all in all, country. Went to Hungary afterwards, and it was a night and day difference. Hungary is developed, nice people, and beautiful cities. It amazes me that they ranked that way on this list, because I loved Hungary

Rumanian women are not the few ephemeral supermodels you see on youtube!
Average women are all over europe and rest of earth! No such thing place only with hot men and women! - Eraklious

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16 Slovakia Slovakia

Fake history, rude people, terrible disastrous gastronomy.

I spent in slovakia 2 years... Nice nature.. but the worst people you can meet ever

Slovakia is a great country and the Czech Republic is

People are totally rude.. narrow mind.. low educated and racist

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17 Serbia Serbia Serbia, officially the Republic of Serbia, is a sovereign state situated at the crossroads between Central and Southeast Europe, covering the southern part of the Pannonian Plain and the central Balkans.

Err, poor country!? Poverty!? Crime!? What!? Nonsense. US, for example, has a much, much higher poverty rate than Serbia. That's a lot. Many other countries who are more developed than Serbia have way higher poverty rates. Pretty much everyone here can afford the usual luxuries of today's world - a car, a house or an apartment, television, a PC or a laptop, a smartphone, etc. Of course, not everyone needs a smartphone or a computer so maybe they don't have them, but they can afford them. Talk about poverty. Really low poverty rate. The GDP may not be so high but neither is poverty.

Next up, crime. Crime!? Pfft. I live in a town with some 60 000 - 70 000 people. I can't remember the last time a major crime was committed here. Murder? Absolutely no way. Armed robbery? Nope. Of course, sometimes some crook is gonna steal something but even that rarely happens. Even in the capital with 2 000 000 people, Belgrade, the crime rate is low. Again, the US has a way higher crime rate, ...more

Haha Serbia is most known for Russia arse licking! While all the other countries are brave, only Serbia and Belarus are licking Russia arse!

Poor? Corrupt? Racist? So why would anyone in their right mind want to go there? They're also extremely religious, so they'll discriminate anyone who's not Orthodox. Personal experince.

A racist place.

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18 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.

NOT A COUNTRY! Why are there so many territories on this list?

19 Croatia Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural ...read more.

Nice nature and beautiful locations. Let down by the corrupt government and a background of nationalist rhetoric stopping it from progressing.

LOL get this off the list

20 Cyprus Cyprus Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, off the coasts of Syria and Turkey.

Live in Cyprus? You got to be kidding me! This place is just a joke! The Metropolis of connection when you just know the right people you can live your life to the fullest!
A vast majority of people who speak English or don't even speak, stuck at a goddamned political event 40 years ago! A place where Government, police and public Hospitals and Education can't be worse! A place where people wait all day and night for wind to blow in their country! If you want your life to be spiced up by hilarious stupidities in a Hawaiian Scenery, then it's time to get already your luggage and teleport to Cyprus!

Mandatory military service with no escape... says it all!

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