THE SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

Security is one of the main criteria relied upon by potential immigrants and the average tourist when deciding whether to relocate or to visit a country for a short period of time. Unfortunately, today there are armed conflicts, terrorist attacks and a growing crime rate in various parts of the world. It is from these factors largely depends on the safety of people and the country as a whole.

International organizations and major travel agencies are constantly compiling various ratings and lists of states with the highest level of security. According to experts, these are the most suitable destinations both for tourism and for safe living. Based on the current report "Global Peace Index 2023," compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace, consider the top 10 safest countries on the planet in 2024.

WORLD'S SAFEST COUNTRIES – LIST

COUNTRY INDEX
1. Iceland 1.124
2. Denmark 1.31
3. Ireland 1.312
4. New Zealand 1.313
5. Austria 1.316
6. Singapore 1.332
7. Portugal 1.333
8. Slovenia 1.334
9. Japan 1.336
10. Switzerland 1.339

TOP 10 SAFEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD

1. ICELAND

Iceland

Iceland is considered to be the safest country in the world in 2024. This small island state is located in the North Atlantic Ocean near Greenland and Great Britain. Its population is just over 376.7 thousand people. Political stability, strong economy, lack of territorial disputes and social cohesion of the inhabitants, make Iceland almost ideal place to live, work and play.

2. DENMARK

Denmark

It is pretty hard to imagine a coup d'état or civil conflict in Denmark. This northern country has a high standard of living and a reliable social security system, a high-tech economy and a stable political situation. In addition to security issues, according to many reputable publications, Denmark is on the list of the happiest countries in the world.

3. IRELAND

Ireland

The lack of political turmoil and active participation in international peacekeeping organizations across the globe has made Ireland the third safest country in the world. By the way, according to the official data of the International Monetary Fund the GDP per capita in the country is $137,638. Therefore, Ireland is not only in the list of safest countries, but also in the top 10 richest countries in the world.

4. NEW ZEALAND

New Zealand

Immigration to New Zealand is a dream of tens of thousands of foreigners from all over the world. The main reasons are amazing wildlife, perfect infrastructure, developed economy, and high social standards. Not the least of these are the minimum level of crime and extremely low probability of armed conflict. It is very comfortable and safe to live and work in New Zealand.

5. AUSTRIA

Austria

Austria is a prosperous democratic country in the heart of Europe. It is a great place for lovers of outdoor activities and winter sports. The greatest danger here is avalanches in the Alps, so tourists should be careful. But in general, it is absolutely safe to conduct professional activities, make investments, study at Austrian universities and just travel around Austria.

6. SINGAPORE

Singapore

In 2024 the city-state of Singapore has a well-deserved place in the top ten safest countries in the world. Unlike many in the Asian region, especially Pakistan, the Philippines, and Bangladesh, Singaporeans feel both economically and physically safe. This is largely due to effective police action and strict laws.

7. PORTUGAL

Portugal

At number seven among the safest countries in the world is a colorful state in south-west Europe – Portugal. Except for the occasional pickpocketing in places crowded with tourists, it is quite safe to live and travel in this country. Local law enforcement agencies are very professional, organized and polite. By the way, with investments or purchase of real estate special immigration program "Golden Visa" allows you to quickly obtain a residence permit in Portugal.

8. SLOVENIA

Slovenia

Slovenia is one of the safest countries in the world, largely due to the high concentration of police officers on the local streets, who monitor the law and order and ensure the safety of property of foreign visitors. In addition, there are very few cases of terrorism and other types of violence in the state. Membership in the European Union has allowed Slovenia to raise the standard of living of its population and ensure economic growth.

9. JAPAN

Japan

Japan is the second representative of Asia in the ranking of the safest countries of the planet 2024, which together with Switzerland displaced last year's participant from Europe – the Czech Republic. Japanese citizens are not afraid of a hypothetical threat from North Korea and are fully satisfied with their country's law enforcement agencies. It is quite safe to live in the Land of the Rising Sun, even despite periodic tsunamis, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

10. SWITZERLAND

Switzerland

Switzerland's well-known neutral status allows it to stay out of external military conflicts and concentrate on domestic security. The local authorities are successfully coping with this. Salaries in Switzerland are among the highest in the world, the tourist flow does not dry up and the economy is growing steadily. Working in Geneva and other major Swiss cities provides both material and moral satisfaction.

In conclusion, of the 163 states analyzed in the report, the safest country in the world in 2024 is Iceland, which has been in first place for seventeen years (since 2008). Afghanistan, Yemen, and Syria are at the bottom of the ranking. The most peaceful and secure region on the planet is Europe.

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