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Countries with No Homeless 2024

Are there any countries with no homeless? While there is no definitive answer, some reports have claimed that Japan has a homelessness rate of 0%.

We can't state with absolute certainty that those numbers are true and accurate, but if they are, then Japan stands alone in that feat. What that also means for the rest of the world is that there are homeless who need help.

In some cases, the issue of homelessness is overwhelming, while other countries don't experience the same level of concerns. Here is a look at some of the homeless rates around the globe.

Homeless Rates Around the World

Country
Avg # Of Homeless Per Day
Grenada68
Iceland349
Estonia1,068
Hong Kong1,800
Luxembourg2,059
Switzerland2,200
Thailand2,700
Croatia3,000
Costa Rica3,387
Slovenia3,799

The Netherlands

Homeless issues in the Netherlands is a growing and relatively new concern. With approximately 40,000 homeless, the country is working to find answers to the problem and to slow this unwelcome trend.

Germany

The homeless problem in Germany is well-documented, and with more than a half million people seeking help, there is good reason for it. There is no immediate answer to the homeless issue in Germany, and part of the problem fixing the homeless issue is the number of different causes propelling it.

Spain

Like many countries dealing with homelessness, Spain is witnessing a disproportionate number of homeless among the migrant population. Another concerning issue in Spain is the high number of youth (18-29) that are dealing with homelessness.

The United States

Despite its success, wealth, and status as a world power, the US still struggles to find answers to its homelessness problem. 2020 census reports show that more that a half million homeless people live within the United States. While there are many initiatives and programs in place, there has been little accomplished by way of fixing the homeless problem in America.

Mexico

The poverty level and issues plaguing Mexico are the major reasons for the nearly 500,00 homeless in the streets of Mexico. Along with drugs, gang warfare, and lack of a viable government infrastructure, the country of Mexico has long fought the battle of poverty and homelessness.

Syria

The country of Syria is on the extreme end of the homeless spectrum, with more than 6 million people. Other countries like Somalia also face daunting homeless numbers and remind everyone that the battle of homelessness faces us all.

  • Country-to-country comparisons of homelessness can be challenging due to differing definitions of the term.
  • Depending upon the country, homeless totals may or may not include individuals living in shelters, transitional housing, or housing generally considered unfit for human habitation.
  • Similarly, totals may or may not include individuals who are internally displaced (such as those who've had to leave their homes due to war, civil unrest, or natural disasters). Totals may also exclude those "chronically homeless" individuals who are simply unable to afford housing.
  • The definition of a home can be similarly flexible, as what constitutes a home in a low-income developing country may be considered unfit in a developed country.

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Country
Avg # Of Homeless Per Day
Data Year
Homeless per 10k
Unsheltered per 10k
Additional Details
Grenada6820126.406.40
High variance after hurricanes.
Iceland349202010.30
Estonia1,06820218
Hong Kong1,80020182.40
Luxembourg2,059201437.50
Switzerland2,20020222.55
Thailand2,70020200.40
Croatia3,00020187
Costa Rica3,38720206.60
Slovenia3,799201918.30
Norway3,90920167
Japan3,99220100.30
Lithuania4,024201714.10
Finland4,39620217.900.10
Kazakhstan5,50020200.60
Denmark6,431201911
Latvia6,877201735.30
Ireland8,014201916
Portugal8,209202083.30
South Korea11,34020162
Chile14,01320197.40
Iran15,00020201.90
Romania15,00020047
Serbia20,000201728.50
Czech Republic23,830201922
Israel25,000201629
Canada27,500202110
Spain28,55220228.60
Hungary30,000201730.70
Poland30,33020198
Netherlands32,000202118
Austria33,670201925.40
Sweden34,000201136
Haiti37,867201334
Greece40,000201137.10
Italy50,72420208.40
Afghanistan60,00020201,180
Includes internally displaced
Russia64,00020104
Turkey70,00020218.50
Ghana100,000201632.90
Togo100,0001999211
New Zealand102,1232018217.307.50
Australia122,494202148
Vietnam162,000202016.60
Includes internally displaced
South Africa200,000201536
Brazil222,000202010
Germany262,600202031.40
Libya278,0002020405
Includes internally displaced
France300,0002020454.50
Georgia304,0102022760
Includes internally displaced
Mali332,7002020164
Includes internally displaced
Chad342,6802020209
Includes internally displaced
United Kingdom365,535201954.400.90
Kenya394,000202073.30
Includes internally displaced
Mexico456,000202035.40
Includes internally displaced
Guatemala475,0002018315
Uganda500,0002014143
United States582,462202217.507.00
Central African Republic686,20020201,421
Includes internally displaced
Peru700,0002017223
Burkina Faso700,0002020335
Ukraine734,2402020168
Includes internally displaced
Azerbaijan735,0002020725
Includes internally displaced
Mozambique769,0002020246
Includes internally displaced
Honduras1,000,00020181,235
Cameroon1,033,0002020389
Includes internally displaced
Zimbabwe1,200,0002013848
Iraq1,224,0002021304
Includes internally displaced
South Sudan1,542,00020201,378
Includes internally displaced
India1,800,000200412.60
China2,579,000201119.20
Ethiopia2,693,0002020234
Includes internally displaced
Sudan2,730,0002020623
Includes internally displaced
Somalia2,968,00020201,867
Includes internally displaced
Indonesia3,000,0002015136
Yemen3,858,00020201,294
Includes internally displaced
Pakistan4,500,0002018943
Philippines4,500,0002018424
Colombia4,943,0002020971
Includes internally displaced
Bangladesh5,000,0002019307
Syria6,568,00020203,753
Includes internally displaced
Egypt12,000,00020201,200
Nigeria24,400,00020071,658
Jordan2017
Bhutan201520.00
Liechtenstein2004
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Which countries don't have homeless people?

The homeless rate is difficult to define or track in many countries, but several reports show Japan has a 0% official homeless rate. If true, it is the only sovereign nation to achieve this goal.

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