Most Peaceful Countries 2019

Each year, the Institute for Economics and Peace releases the Global Peace Index. This is a study of 163 independent nations and territories around the world that uses indicators to determine which nations are the most dangerous, as well as which are the most peaceful.

There are a total of 23 indicators used to compile this list. These indicators are split across three different categories: militarization, safety and security, and domestic and international conflict.

The 2018 study was recently released showing the most peaceful countries in the world. At the top of this list is Iceland. This isn’t a surprise, as this nation has taken the top spot for 10 years in a row. Features that stand out in this country that make it the most peaceful in the world is low crime rates and “non-existent” tension among the economic classes.

The second most peaceful country according to the Global Peace Index is New Zealand, which has remained in the top four most peaceful nations for the last 10 years.

The third most peaceful country in the nation is Austria, which has been in the top 4 since 2014. This nation scores high in areas such as income, housing, and jobs. However, a crackdown of migrants, rallies from protestors, and the Freedom Party have all have an impact on the peacefulness of this nation.

The remaining top 10 nations that are considered the most peaceful in the world according to the 2018 Global Peace Index are:

Flag Country Peace Index Population 2019
Iceland1.072339,031
New Zealand1.2214,783,063
Portugal1.27410,226,187
Austria1.2918,955,102
Denmark1.3165,771,876
Canada1.32737,411,047
Singapore1.3475,804,337
Slovenia1.3552,078,654
Japan1.369126,860,301
Czech Republic1.37510,689,209
Switzerland1.3838,591,365
Ireland1.394,882,495
Australia1.41925,203,198
Finland1.4885,532,156
Malaysia1.52931,949,777
Netherlands1.5317,097,130
Belgium1.53311,539,328
Sweden1.53310,036,379
Norway1.5365,378,857
Hungary1.549,684,679
Germany1.54783,517,045
Slovakia1.555,457,013
Mauritius1.5621,269,668
Romania1.60619,364,557
Bulgaria1.6077,000,119
Chile1.63418,952,038
Croatia1.6454,130,304
Poland1.65437,887,768
Botswana1.6762,303,697
Qatar1.6962,832,067
Spain1.69946,736,776
Costa Rica1.7065,047,561
Uruguay1.7113,461,734
Latvia1.7181,906,743
Taiwan1.72523,773,876
Estonia1.7271,325,648
Lithuania1.7282,759,627
Italy1.75460,550,075
Malawi1.77918,628,747
Indonesia1.785270,625,568
Mongolia1.7923,225,167
Kuwait1.7944,207,083
Ghana1.79630,417,856
Laos1.8017,169,455
United Kingdom1.80167,530,172
Panama1.8044,246,439
Zambia1.80517,861,030
Serbia1.8128,772,235
Albania1.8212,880,917
Sierra Leone1.8227,813,215
United Arab Emirates1.8479,770,529
Tanzania1.8658,005,463
South Korea1.86751,225,308
Madagascar1.86726,969,307
Vietnam1.87796,462,106
Senegal1.88316,296,364
Liberia1.8894,937,374
France1.89265,129,728
Namibia1.8922,494,530
Cyprus1.9141,198,575
Kazakhstan1.93218,551,427
Greece1.93310,473,455
Macedonia1.9332,083,459
Montenegro1.939627,987
Moldova1.9514,043,263
Oman1.9534,974,986
Equatorial Guinea1.9571,355,986
Ecuador1.9817,373,662
Benin1.98611,801,151
Swaziland1.9861,148,130
Argentina1.98944,780,677
Nepal2.00328,608,710
Angola2.01231,825,295
Jordan2.01210,101,694
Rwanda2.01412,626,950
Peru2.01632,510,453
Bosnia And Herzegovina2.0193,301,000
Tunisia2.03511,694,719
Jamaica2.0382,948,279
Dominican Republic2.04110,738,958
Bolivia2.04411,513,100
Haiti2.05211,263,077
Cambodia2.06616,486,542
Morocco2.0736,471,769
Cuba2.07311,333,483
Guyana2.075782,766
Trinidad And Tobago2.0941,394,973
Mozambique2.09930,366,036
Gabon2.1122,172,579
Belarus2.1159,452,411
Papua New Guinea2.1188,776,109
Georgia2.1223,996,765
Guinea2.12512,771,246
Bangladesh2.128163,046,161
Uzbekistan2.16632,981,716
Lesotho2.1672,125,268
Burkina Faso2.17620,321,378
Tajikistan2.1969,321,018
Uganda2.19644,269,594
Togo2.2058,082,366
Djibouti2.207973,560
China2.2171,433,783,686
Algeria2.21943,053,054
Guinea Bissau2.2371,920,922
El Salvador2.2626,453,553
Guatemala2.26417,581,472
Turkmenistan2.2655,942,089
Brazil2.271211,049,527
Thailand2.27869,625,582
Armenia2.2942,957,731
Kenya2.352,573,973
Nicaragua2.3126,545,502
Mauritania2.3334,525,696
Honduras2.3419,746,117
Bahrain2.3571,641,172
Myanmar2.39354,045,420
Niger2.39423,310,715
South Africa2.39958,558,270
United States2.401329,064,917
Saudi Arabia2.40934,268,528
Azerbaijan2.42510,047,718
Ethiopia2.434112,078,730
Zimbabwe2.46314,645,468
Eritrea2.5043,497,117
Philippines2.516108,116,615
Burundi2.5211,530,580
Egypt2.521100,388,073
Chad2.52215,946,876
Cameroon2.53825,876,380
Iran2.54282,913,906
Mexico2.6127,575,529
India2.6051,366,417,754
Palestine2.6084,981,420
Colombia2.66150,339,443
Venezuela2.67128,515,829
Mali2.7119,658,031
Israel2.7358,519,377
Lebanon2.86,855,713
Nigeria2.898200,963,599
North Korea2.92125,666,161
Ukraine2.9543,993,638
Sudan2.99542,813,238
Turkey3.01583,429,615
Pakistan3.072216,565,318
Russia3.093145,872,256
Libya3.2856,777,452
Somalia3.315,442,905
Iraq3.36939,309,783
Yemen3.41229,161,922
South Sudan3.52611,062,113
Syria3.56617,070,135
Afghanistan3.57438,041,754