Safest Countries In South America 2021

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Traveling to another country can be exciting, fun … and dangerous? Unfortunately, not all countries are safe, especially when it comes to travelers. In fact, there are even some countries where visitors are advised not to travel.

In South America, you may have heard stories about dangerous countries. Unfortunately, there is some truth. There are some cities and even entire nations in South America that can pose dangers to travelers. However, not all nations in South America are unsafe. In fact, there are many that are not only safe but offer natural beauty including rainforests and beaches, incredible food, and a truly unique culture.

One of the best ways to determine the safety of a country is through the Global Peace Index. This index uses several factors such as ongoing domestic and international conflict, crime rates, and more to determine which countries are the safest.

Whether you’re thinking about traveling to South America or you’re even considering moving to a different country, check out these options, which are the safest nations based on the data from the 2018 Global Peace Index.

Chile is the most peaceful nation of all the South American nations. Chile has a high standard of living, friendly locals, and a low cost of living. Chile is also very geographically diverse and is the home to deserts, forests, lakes, and islands.

Another safe nation in South America is Uruguay. In addition to being safe, visitors and new residents can enjoy a mild climate, low-cost healthcare, and friendly locals. The natural hot springs and stunning beaches are just the icing on the cake.

Other nations that ranked highly on the Global Peace Index include:

Here are the 10 safest countries in the world:

  1. Afghanistan (3.574)
  2. Syria (3.566)
  3. South Sudan (3.526)
  4. Yemen (3.412)
  5. Iraq (3.369)
  6. Somalia (3.3)
  7. Central African Republic (3.296)
  8. Libya (3.285)
  9. Dr Congo (3.218)
  10. Russia (3.093)

Safest Countries In South America 2021

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Safest Countries In South America 2021

Country Peace Index 2021 Population
Iceland1.072343,353
New Zealand1.2214,860,643
Portugal1.27410,167,925
Austria1.2919,043,070
Denmark1.3165,813,298
Canada1.32738,067,903
Singapore1.3475,896,686
Slovenia1.3552,078,724
Japan1.369126,050,804
Czech Republic1.37510,724,555
Switzerland1.3838,715,494
Ireland1.394,982,907
Australia1.41925,788,215
Finland1.4885,548,360
Malaysia1.52932,776,194
Netherlands1.5317,173,099
Sweden1.53310,160,169
Belgium1.53311,632,326
Norway1.5365,465,630
Hungary1.549,634,164
Germany1.54783,900,473
Slovakia1.555,460,721
Mauritius1.5621,273,433
Romania1.60619,127,774
Bulgaria1.6076,896,663
Chile1.63419,212,361
Croatia1.6454,081,651
Poland1.65437,797,005
Botswana1.6762,397,241
Qatar1.6962,930,528
Spain1.69946,745,216
Costa Rica1.7065,139,052
Uruguay1.7113,485,151
Latvia1.7181,866,942
Taiwan1.72523,855,010
Estonia1.7271,325,185
Lithuania1.7282,689,862
Italy1.75460,367,477
Malawi1.77919,647,684
Indonesia1.785276,361,783
Mongolia1.7923,329,289
Kuwait1.7944,328,550
Ghana1.79631,732,129
Laos1.8017,379,358
United Kingdom1.80168,207,116
Panama1.8044,381,579
Timor Leste1.8051,343,873
Zambia1.80518,920,651
Serbia1.8128,697,550
Albania1.8212,872,933
Sierra Leone1.8228,141,343
United Arab Emirates1.8479,991,089
Tanzania1.8661,498,437
Madagascar1.86728,427,328
South Korea1.86751,305,186
Vietnam1.87798,168,833
Senegal1.88317,196,301
Liberia1.8895,180,203
Namibia1.8922,587,344
France1.89265,426,179
Gambia1.9082,486,945
Cyprus1.9141,215,584
Kazakhstan1.93218,994,962
Greece1.93310,370,744
Montenegro1.939628,053
Moldova1.9514,024,019
Oman1.9535,223,375
Equatorial Guinea1.9571,449,896
Ecuador1.9817,888,475
Eswatini1.9861,172,362
Benin1.98612,451,040
Argentina1.98945,605,826
Nepal2.00329,674,920
Jordan2.01210,269,021
Angola2.01233,933,610
Rwanda2.01413,276,513
Peru2.01633,359,418
Bosnia And Herzegovina2.0193,263,466
Tunisia2.03511,935,766
Jamaica2.0382,973,463
Dominican Republic2.04110,953,703
Bolivia2.04411,832,940
Haiti2.05211,541,685
Cambodia2.06616,946,438
Morocco2.0737,344,795
Cuba2.07311,317,505
Guyana2.075790,326
Trinidad And Tobago2.0941,403,375
Mozambique2.09932,163,047
Kyrgyzstan2.1056,628,356
Gabon2.1122,278,825
Belarus2.1159,442,862
Papua New Guinea2.1189,119,010
Georgia2.1223,979,765
Guinea2.12513,497,244
Bangladesh2.128166,303,498
Uzbekistan2.16633,935,763
Lesotho2.1672,159,079
Burkina Faso2.17621,497,096
Tajikistan2.1969,749,627
Uganda2.19647,123,531
Ivory Coast2.20327,053,629
Togo2.2058,478,250
Djibouti2.2071,002,187
China2.2171,444,216,107
Algeria2.21944,616,624
Guinea Bissau2.2372,015,494
El Salvador2.2626,518,499
Guatemala2.26418,249,860
Turkmenistan2.2656,117,924
Brazil2.271213,993,437
Thailand2.27869,950,850
Armenia2.2942,968,127
Kenya2.354,985,698
Nicaragua2.3126,702,385
Republic Of The Congo2.3235,657,013
Mauritania2.3334,775,119
Honduras2.34110,062,991
Bahrain2.3571,748,296
Myanmar2.39354,806,012
Niger2.39425,130,817
South Africa2.39960,041,994
United States2.401332,915,073
Saudi Arabia2.40935,340,683
Azerbaijan2.42510,223,342
Ethiopia2.434117,876,227
Zimbabwe2.46315,092,171
Eritrea2.5043,601,467
Philippines2.516111,046,913
Burundi2.5212,255,433
Egypt2.521104,258,327
Chad2.52216,914,985
Cameroon2.53827,224,265
Iran2.54285,028,759
Mexico2.6130,262,216
India2.6051,393,409,038
Palestine2.6085,222,748
Colombia2.66151,265,844
Venezuela2.67128,704,954
Mali2.7120,855,735
Israel2.7358,789,774
Lebanon2.86,769,146
Nigeria2.898211,400,708
North Korea2.92125,887,041
Ukraine2.9543,466,819
Sudan2.99544,909,353
Turkey3.01585,042,738
Pakistan3.072225,199,937
Russia3.093145,912,025
Dr Congo3.21892,377,993
Libya3.2856,958,532
Central African Republic3.2964,919,981
Somalia3.316,359,504
Iraq3.36941,179,350
Yemen3.41230,490,640
South Sudan3.52611,381,378
Syria3.56618,275,702
Afghanistan3.57439,835,428

Safest Countries In South America 2021