Travel Advice – World’s Most Peaceful Country – and Most Peaceful Places to Live

Peace and Wealth

The first immediate travel advice one seeks when the idea to travel to a foreign country comes to mind is the level of peacefulness of that foreign country. Every country in the world would wish to be peaceful as a country’s wealth seems to follow how peaceful a country is. Unfortunately for a country to be peaceful it seems the country need to have sufficient wealth for its citizens. The whole idea of peace and wealth of a country needs a lot of balancing.

New Zealand

The world’smost peaceful country is New Zealand. But wait. Any of the small,stable and wealth countries like Denmark,Norway, Iceland, Austria,Sweden, Finland or Japan are the major competitors ofthe title of the world’s mostpeaceful country. These countries may be peaceful to live but the equationchanges when factors that may be associated to high quality of life areconsidered – factors such as weather, leisure, culture, freedom, environment,health, infrastructure, economy and cost of living.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England is also the head of state in New Zealand (by representation) and she is titled Queen of New Zealand under the Royal Titles Act
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England is also the head of state in New Zealand (by representation) and she is titled Queen of New Zealand under the Royal Titles Act

Travelling to New Zealand - Some Facts about New Zealand

1. It’s an island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean

2. The capital city is Wellington

3. The largest city is Auckland

4. The official language is English for 98% of the citizens

5. The main ethnic group is 78% Europeans

6. It has Parliamentary democracy government and Constitutional monarchy (HM Queen Elizabeth II)

7. The country has an area of 268,021 km square

8. The population is about 4.4 million

9. Population density is 16 people per km square

10. The GDP is $116 billion

11. The per capita is $26,700

12. Currency is New Zealand dollar = US$0.675

13. Time Zone is GMT+13

14. The people are social and friendly

15. The national icon is the endemic flightless kiwi

Global Peace Index

The Global peace index is a ranking of countries based on how peaceful they are and was created by ‘Institute for Economics and Peace’ having been endorsed by Steve Killelea, Dr. Kofi Annan, the Dalai Lama, archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Martti Ahtisaari, Muhammad Yunus, economist Jeffrey Sachs, former president Mary Robinson and former president Jimmy Carter. To arrive at the ranking, the following factors are considered among other things:

Global Peace Index Ranking Factors

1. Wars fought by the country

2. Deaths from wars

3. How the country relates with neighboring countries

4. The degree of organized internal conflicts

5. Distrust among the country’s citizens

6. Percentage of internally and externally displaced persons

7. County’s political instability

8. Respect for human rights

9. Probability of terrorist attack in the country

10. Number of killings of one human being by another human being

11. Violet crimes and violent demonstrations

12. Number of people in jails

13. Number of police and security officers per person

14. Ratio of military spending to GDP

15. Import and Export of weapons

16. Deployments of armed personnel by world bodies such as UN

17. Easiness of obtaining small and light weapons

18. Superiority of the country's military

List of the World’s Most Peaceful Countries

And now here-below is a listing of World’s Most Peaceful Countries with the most peaceful country being ranked first and the least peaceful country is ranked last. A list such as this is always subject to controversies. You can now find how your country is ranked as well as how peaceful that country that you may be intending to visit.

List of the World’s Most Peaceful Countries

(click column header to sort results)
Rank  
Country  
1
New Zealand
2
Denmark
2
Norway
4
Iceland
5
Austria
6
Sweden
7
Japan
8
Canada
9
Finland
10
Slovenia
11
Czech Republic
12
Ireland
13
Luxembourg
14
Portugal
15
Belgium
16
Germany
17
Qatar
18
Switzerland
19
Australia
20
Chile
21
Oman
22
Netherlands
23
Singapore
24
Slovakia
25
Uruguay
26
Malaysia
27
Hungary
28
Spain
29
Costa Rica
30
France
31
Romania
32
Poland
33
Korea, Republic of
34
Botswana
35
United Kingdom
36
Italy
37
Taiwan
38
Estonia
39
Viet Nam
40
Bhutan
41
United Arab Emirates
42
Kuwait
43
Lithuania
44
Tunisia
45
Lao
46
Libyan
47
Malawi
48
Cyprus
49
Croatia
50
Bosnia and Herzegovina
51
Gabon
52
Ghana
53
Mozambique
54
Egypt
54
Latvia
56
Bulgaria
57
Greece
58
Zambia
59
Tanzania
59
Panama
61
Nicaragua
61
Equatorial Guinea
63
Morocco
64
Jordan
65
Namibia
66
Argentina
67
Indonesia
68
Cuba
69
Bahrain
70
Dominican Republic
71
Burkina Faso
72
Madagascar
73
Paraguay
74
China
Travel Advice – World’s Most Peaceful Country – and Most Peaceful Places to Live

List of the World’s Most Peaceful Countries - Continued..

(click column header to sort results)
Rank  
Country  
75
Moldova
76
Albania
77
Nepal
78
Serbia
79
Peru
80
Senegal
81
Bolivia
82
Ukraine
83
United States
84
Kazakhstan
85
Brazil
86
Rwanda
87
Trinidad and Tobago
88
Macedonia
89
Mongolia
90
Bangladesh
91
Montenegro
92
Syrian
93
Papua New Guinea
94
El Salvador
95
Cameroon
96
Mali
97
Guyana
98
Belarus
99
Iran
100
Angola
101
Turkmenistan
102
Jamaica
103
Uganda
104
Saudi Arabia
105
Cambodia
106
Congo
106
Uzbekistan
108
Mexico
109
Ecuador
110
Algeria
111
Guatemala
112
Honduras
113
Kenya
114
Philippines
114
Azerbaijan
116
Haiti
117
Cote D'Ivoire
118
Thailand
119
Yemen
120
Venezuela
121
Turkey
122
India
123
South Africa
124
Mauritania
125
Sri Lanka
126
Myanmar
127
Burundi
128
Ethiopia
129
Nigeria
130
Colombia
131
Korea, Democratic People Korea
132
Lebanon
133
Central African Republic
134
Georgia
135
Zimbabwe
136
Russia
137
Pakistan
138
Chad
139
Congo, Democratic Republic of
140
Sudan
141
Israel
142
Somalia
143
Afghanistan
144
Iraq
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psychicdog.net 6 years ago

very interesting Hub, Ngureco, especially the list of criteria it draws rankings from.


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Thank you for an interesting and informative hub. I was surprised by the listing of some countries.


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MariannGood 6 years ago

Interesting points of information. Thank you for the listing of peaceful countries!


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Leptirela 6 years ago from I don't know half the time

Thank yuo for the great informative Hub

you now have a new folloer, I love your info :()


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ericthai 6 years ago from thailand

'Peaceful country' is quite ambiguous because most countries do have political or social problems. Like Thailand with its recent political turmoil BUT it is only concentrated in a specific part of Bangkok NOT the whole country...http://a-thai-village-homestay.weebly.com


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nettech 6 years ago from London (UK)

Surprised to see the UK at 35, its anything but peaceful...lol

Very insightful hub, was a great read. I love New Zealand as I have many friends from there, hopefully I'll be fortunate to visit one day!

Zaheer


Paolo 4 years ago

i wanna live in New Zealand


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travel-O-grapher 4 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

wow......... bangladesh is at 90... haha


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centp002 4 years ago

Costa Rica in 29th! :( I always thought is a very peaceful place compared with many other countries.


Rumpa 4 years ago

Thanks for the great information, But ranking of India is 122!!! I think it should be above 150 position....


Echardavid 4 years ago

I love new zealand cuz is a world peaceful nation.i would love to visit new zealand


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Kay Sunshine 2 years ago from Orlando, FL

Crazy how low USA is...but not surprised! :)

I had the pleasure of going on holiday to NZ this past summer and it was the most amazing experience. I'm planning on moving there next year and everything you stated is very much true! Cheers!


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DreamingBoomer 24 months ago from Jackson, MS

Wow! We've got some work to do here in the U.S.!

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