The Safest Countries in the World

The Safest Countries in the World

If the thought of traveling to another country seems daunting, you may want to consider traveling to one of the following places, deemed the ten safest countries in the world in the 2016 Global Peace Index:

  1. Iceland (safest)
  2. Denmark
  3. Austria
  4. New Zealand
  5. Portugal
  6. Czech Republic
  7. Switzerland
  8. Canada
  9. Japan
  10. Slovenia

This was happy news for me, as several of my bucket list destinations are there (New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, Czech Republic and Slovenia).

If you’re wondering about the bottom ten, they are:

  1. Libya
  2. Sudan
  3. Ukraine
  4. Central African Republic
  5. Yemen
  6. Somalia
  7. Afghanistan
  8. Iraq
  9. South Sudan
  10. Syria  (least safe)

And where does the United States fit?  Out of 163 countries, we were ranked at 103.

To see the entire list (without having to read the full report), or to see the countries ranked by individual criteria, visit The Institute for Economics and Peace.


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