Societal dynamics are constantly evolving and people are searching out for safest countries in the world, as a destination to settle in. While looking at the best countries to live in, it does not necessarily mean that they would be one of the most developed countries. To simplify, we share a list of top 10 safest countries in the world to live in 2016.
Ranking the top 10 safest countries in the world can be very subjective as several factors count before one can term a country as the safest country in the world. For example, some people who are citizens / nationals of a particular country may consider themselves to be living in the safest country of the world no matter what the crime rate is, natural disaster occurrence or other harsh conditions be in play.
While, there might be people who would feel the strongest of threats by staying in a country which is considered to be the most peaceful country in the world by others. In that light, we’ve laid down some metrics which help us score places in the world as the best countries to live in.
Starting with a few, some people might acknowledge the fact that it would be best to term a country best country to live in which has the lowest:
- Crime rate
- Natural disaster occurrences
- Economic crises
- Domestic violence cases
- Corruption levels
However, there is a better way of defining some of the best countries to live in. There is a thing called Global Peace Index – which is derived from or has a median of 23 other indexes including prison population for any given country, the violence levels for every reported crime, overall security and protection provided by the state in a society, the rate of export and import for weapons or defense machinery for that country, internal conflicts, international threats or conflicts, political instability and several other such factors.
With that said, lets move on to the list of top 10 safest countries in the world to live in 2016:
A country that has made a relatively new appearance in Europe, is considered to be one of the safest country in the world. With a crime rate next to zero, Czech Republic welcomes tourist from all over the world. Not only this, Czech Republic is one of those few countries that allows citizens with a US passport to stay at the country for 90 days without any visa. Such factors rank Czech republic at the number 10 spot on our list of top 10 most safe countries in the world to live in 2016.
With a GPI score of 1.329, Australia happens to be one of the most progressive countries in the world along with one of the best countries in the world to live in. Not only it has a stable political scenario, but over time, has become an icon of the most best countries to live in. With that, Australia ranks at number 9 spot on our list of top 10 most safest countries in the world to live in 2016.
After Australia, we travel through several continents and stop at Asia to look at Japan. With GPI score of 1.322, Japan ranks at number 8 on our list of world’s safest countries. People who are wondering how Japan is the safest place to live is because it is by law, illegal to carry or posses any kind of fire arms with oneself.
Being the second largest country in the world, Canada secures a 7th spot on our list of top 10 safest countries to live in 2016. Apart from the domestic crime rate or any reports of violence, Canada steps ahead of any other nation by offering universal public health insurance to both – citizens and non-citizens of Canada. This makes Canada one of the best countries to live in.
Having a literacy rate of almost 100%, Finland happens to be the 6th safest country in the world. Not only this, Finland maintains a country wide low crime rate, a strong law and order situation, relatively stable economy and peaceful ties with the international community. This ranks Finland at the number 6 spot for the top 10 safest countries in the world in 2016.
A country, which has 26 independent states and is considered to be the most strongest in terms of world’s banking system, ranks at the number 5 spot on the list of top 10 most safe countries to live in the world.
Although being a twin city to Australia, which ranks at number 9 at our list of top 10 safest countries in the world, New Zealand secures a number 4 spot as the best country in the world to live in.
With a GPI score of 1.198, Austria ranks 3rd on our list of top 10 safest countries in the world in 2016. Among many reasons why Austria ranks among top 3 of best countries in the world, a major one comes as the natural landscape of the territory. With a lot of focus on promoting tourism and highlighting the local culture, Austria becomes a natural choice for many to think as the safest place in the world to settle in.
Though being a small country population wise, Denmark had to face several issues pertaining terrorism and domestic crime. However, when people of a nation decide to change themselves, they can surely make a point. With a GPI score of 1.150, Denmark ranks as the 2nd most safe country in the world to live in 2016.
So finally, we come to a conclusion for our list of top 10 safest countries in the world to live in 2016. On top of our list is Iceland, a place we can definitely say to be the safest place in the world. Having a GPI score of 1.148, Iceland is well known for its cold climate and literally not having an army.