Each traveller thinks about his/her safety when planning the foreign trip. How many travellers prefers to visit unstable, conflict zone, or war-torn countries? Most don’t. The Institute for Economics and Peace publishes list of most peaceful countries in the world each year based on various parameters. These countries are safe to visit for any traveller. Iceland is constantly performing well since the debut of this report.

So, let’s see list of most peaceful countries in the world according to the Global Peace Index 2018.

10 Most Peaceful Countries in the World According to Global Peace Index 2018

1. Iceland

Yes, Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world. You would not believe, Iceland doesn’t have any standing army. It is the most progressive country in the world with a mission of peace and humanity’s welfare. Iceland provides best opportunities to live your life at full with peace and progressively.

Iceland is ranked the most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 (this year). It became national and international headlines when Iceland Police used gun in the rarest operation to handle the situation.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik, Iceland

2. New Zealand

New Zealand is the second most peaceful country in the world. New Zealand earlier ranked in the second position and slipped at the third position in 2013. The crime rate in New Zealand is one of the lowest in the world.

New Zealand has a limited military force and no internal as well as external conflict which makes it the perfect place to spend your life in peace. New Zealand is also the most popular destination for its hospitality, beautiful mountains, awesome beaches and rugged landscapes.

Auckland Skyline
Auckland Skyline

3. Austria

Austria is another peaceful country of Europe. It is a landlocked country located in the South Central Europe. It is the third most peaceful country in the world. Austria is not involved in any external as well as internal conflicts. They have maintained peace since the World War II and break up of Austro-Hungarian Empire. Austria has beautiful alps, rich culture and business friendly people.

Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria

4. Portugal

Portugal is an amazing country which is not directly involved in any major conflict, is ranked at the fourth position in the list of most peaceful countries in the world. In recent time, Portugal is struggling with low popular growth rate. However, the crime rate is not much compared to other lower rated nations, thanks to best policy in tackling the situation.

Portugal
Portugal

5. Denmark

Denmark is ranked at the fifth position in the list. It is another European country which has been included in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world. Denmark has secured fifth rank due to its progressive policy, low crime rate, less internal and external conflicts. The people of Denmark believe in peaceful life instead of wars.

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

6. Canada

Canada is the second largest country in the world by area. The country is a well known destination for travellers. It is the home of about 33 million people. Canada is not involved in any external conflict directly despite having the United States of America as their neighbour.

Canada have strong relations with the United States of America (USA), one of the strongest countries in the world. Canada is ranked sixth most peaceful country in the world.

Toronto, Canada
Toronto, Canada

7. Czech Republic

Czech Republic is another European country included in the list. It is one of the smallest countries in the world and have a less interest in any conflict. The Czech Republic has secured seventh position in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world. The Czech Republic is also known for its hospitality and peaceful people.

Prague Castle, Prague - Czech Republic
Prague Castle, Prague – Czech Republic

8. Singapore

Singapore appeared for the first time in the list of 10 most peaceful countries in the world. It’s a tiny city-state and considered one of the most advanced countries in the world. In recent time, they have tried to create peaceful environment among the rival countries. Singapore is not involved in any major external conflict. Low crime rate, advanced facilities, best employment opportunities, and amazing business opportunities in Singapore helped in appearing the list.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel New Years Eve
Singapore Marina Bay Sands Hotel New Years Eve

9. Japan

Japan is the second country from Asia, which was included in the list. Japan is the fourth largest economy in the world. In the past, Japan has suffered a lot in the World War II. Japan is also considered as one of the most advanced countries in the world. Japan is not involved in any major conflict either external or internal. The people of Japan are known for hard working and believes in peace.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

10. Ireland

Ireland is ranked at the tenth position in the list of most peaceful countries in the world. Ireland is not involved in any external conflict or war directly. They have very low crime rate and amazing history of peaceful policy with other countries.

Dublin, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

In this report, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic, Israel and North Korea have been ranked lower in the list of the most peaceful countries in the world.

Read Also: Top 10 Most Dangerous Cities in the World

Article Title: 10 Most Peaceful Countries in the World According to Global Peace Index 2018
Article last re-published on July 8, 2018.

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