Ten Peaceful Countries to Consider Living In

Peaceful countries exist. Not absurd at all. The Global Peace Index has listed 162 countries in this list. The rank is based on military spending, crime in the country, violence, governance, and war. Here are ten most peaceful countries you could consider living and working in.

Slovenia

Though Slovenia is small, it’s biodiversity is diverse and attracts a lot of tourists. Not many Indians travel to Slovenia, but those who do say they have good food. There is less crime here so it is a safe country to travel to. People are welcoming and nice to tourists. The best thing is that they have a lot of wine.

Japan

Japan might be a collection of islands, but the country is populated and is technologically advanced. Watching Sakura bloom is peaceful. You will find clean cities, clean washrooms, helpful people and great food, some say the food is the best you may find. They have a great transportation system that is the safest. The bullet trains had no crashes since it was introduced. The country has a low unemployment rate and low crime rate. Policemen in Japan carry paintball to shoot people they are chasing so that they can identify them in a crowded place.

Canada

If you are an American it is not too much of a stretch to live in this country. It is right next to you, you all speak the same language (well almost). Maybe if you had learnt French. They have one of the best healthcare, education system, polite people unless you are in the opposite team’s goalkeeper in ice hockey. Much of their country is the wilderness with beautiful landscapes and is damn cold. If you want to live and work there, they have systems in place that will help you succeed. Safety of the people living in Canada is the first priority of the Canadian government.

Switzerland

Switzerland has mountains, the Glacier Express and more than 1,500 lakes. The government helps its people with the good education system, health services and employment. This country is peaceful enough that 23% of the people living in this country are foreigners where teaching is one of the highest paid occupation. They mostly prefer renewable energy for their energy needs and is one of the greenest countries in the world.

Czech Republic

In this country, there are support groups and clubs that help foreigners living here. There are more than 500,000 foreigners living in this country that has a population of more than ten million. The government has systems to protect foreigners. The country has great musicians, theatre artists, castles and it also has great food. Besides this, you don’t need to belong to a religion to live here.

Portugal

There is low crime rate in Portugal and has great universities. England and Portugal signed a diplomatic alliance in 1373, which makes it one of the oldest friendship. They are still honouring it and took each other’s sides during many wars, including the World War. They are the first colonists to abolish slavery. Portugal has great coast too.

New Zealand

There are more sheep than people here, we were told. The low population which is 5% human beings and rest of them animals. They also have low pollution. It has great landscapes, nice people and the Kiwis. The local people have free healthcare. There are many species of birds and animals and the Maori people gave us the haka. New Zealanders are open people and live lifestyles of their choosing and foreigners can follow theirs.

Austria

Austria is another country that is clean, it has beautiful landscapes and great countryside. They have low crime rates. Three famous Austrians that most people in the world know are Mozart, who made great musical masterpieces, Hitler, who tried to take over the world but ended up putting a bullet to his head, or escaped to South America, depends on who you talk to. The third one you may know is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Austria has three Nobel Prize winners for Peace. Most people travel to Austria learn its history and check out its architecture.

Denmark

It is one of the most peaceful and least corrupt countries to live in. This makes them one of the happiest people alive in this world. They are the most taxed people too, but the money collected in taxes are put back into the system to give the Danish people some facilities that would put most countries of the world to shame. They also gave us Lego construction toys. Other than India, Denmark was safe for Jewish people during the war, because they sent most of them over to neutral Sweden. Denmark is currently fighting Canada peacefully over an uninhabited island by removing each other’s flag, and then leaving a bottle of wine behind as an apology.

Iceland

Iceland has a population of 300,000 and has 100% literacy rate. 60% of the people of Iceland live in their capital of Reykjavík. There are no forests in the country, so you have miles of nothingness. They are very tolerant towards foreigners. They are not afraid of public nudity (mostly happens at public pools) and also in using geothermal energy from active volcanoes for their electricity needs. Some say the crime is non-existent, so are the elves, or maybe not. It is a democratic country since the year 930. The island is so safe, that they do not have a defence force. They are not worried about being attacked at all.

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