Worst Countries To Live In 2019

Some countries are not as livable as others. The United Nations’ Human Development Index takes a look at human progress to rank the world’s cities. The higher the city is ranked, the more livable it is. The HDI is based on education, financial stability, and longevity.

There are four main categories used to divide the nations on the HDI. Very high human development, which are the most livable nations. This includes countries such as Norway, Australia, Canada, and the United States.

The next category is high human development. Countries on this list include Iran, Turkey, Costa Rica, and Mexico.

The third category is medium human development. The nations on this list include Philippines, South Africa, Palestine, Egypt, and Iraq.

Finally, the third category is low human development. The countries on this list are considered to be the most unlivable in the world.

Based on the data from 2018, the nation that is ranked the lowest at 189 is Niger. Central African Republic is the next most unlivable nation. South Sudan, Chad, and Burundi round out the five worst countries on the list.

Flag Country Human Development Index Population 2019
Sierra Leone0.4197,813,215
Burkina Faso0.42320,321,378
Mali0.42719,658,031
Liberia0.4354,937,374
Mozambique0.43730,366,036
Eritrea0.443,497,117
Yemen0.45229,161,922
Guinea Bissau0.4551,920,922
Guinea0.45912,771,246
Gambia0.462,347,706
Ethiopia0.463112,078,730
Djibouti0.476973,560
Malawi0.47718,628,747
Afghanistan0.49838,041,754
Sudan0.50242,813,238
Comoros0.503850,886
Togo0.5038,082,366
Senegal0.50516,296,364
Benin0.51511,801,151
Uganda0.51644,269,594
Madagascar0.51926,969,307
Lesotho0.522,125,268
Mauritania0.524,525,696
Rwanda0.52412,626,950
Nigeria0.532200,963,599
Zimbabwe0.53514,645,468
Syria0.53617,070,135
Tanzania0.53858,005,463
Papua New Guinea0.5448,776,109
Solomon Islands0.546669,823