Two of the 10 safest countries in the world are also our neighbors


At the outbreak of the Ukrainian war, my Spanish friends postponed their planned visit to Hungary, which has not taken place since then. But what (after some decline) in 2023, at the end of September published list according to which we occupy the (relatively) prestigious 18th place, while on the same list Spaniards can only hold the 32nd position.


The list can serve up quite a few surprises, but of course there are also results in the ranking that are not at all unexpected.

7 of the top 10 countries are in Europe,

this can be reassuring for us. THE beating all three posts it is also dominated by the countries of the old continent. We are not limited to these, but there are two of our neighbors are also in the TOP 10. Our country is after Bhutan (17th) and before Malaysia (19th). is on the list in which Poland (29th), Bulgaria (30th) and Romania (31st) are ahead of Spain (32nd). Albania (40th) and Ghana (51st) finished ahead of Greece (60th), all well ahead of France (67th), but even that finished with excellent results, for example Compared to the United States of America, which ranks 131st you can only know it as your own.

We won’t let curiosity turn the page of those looking for the list any further, here are the top 10 and a few more notable countries:

  1. Iceland
  2. Denmark
  3. Ireland
  4. New Zealand
  5. Austria
  6. Singapore
  7. Portugal
  8. Slovenia
  9. Japan
  10. Switzerland
  11. Canada
  12. Czech Republic
  13. Finland
  14. Croatia
  15. Germany
  16. Netherlands
  17. Bhutan
  18. Hungary
  19. Malaysia
  20. Belgium
  21. Australia
  22. Norway
  23. Slovakia
  24. Spain
  25. Italy
  26. Kuwait
  27. United Kingdom
  28. South Korea

But what do we know about the safest ones?


Not only the minimal crime rate, but the extremely low environmental pollution and the excellent public health care also contributes to the gratifying fact that in Iceland, declared the safest country in the world, the life expectancy Around 83 years old move. A 2019 study revealed that members of the LGBTQ+ community are widely accepted in society, and the results of a 2020 research also revealed that in the year in question Iceland committed the fewest murders in Europe. Due to its environment that exudes confidence and calmness, not only the vacationers with families, but solo travelers can also be an inviting destination for you. It’s not the last to live in this sometimes otherworldly landscape.

Iceland proved to be the safest country despite the volcanoesAnadolu Agency / Getty Images Hungary


Andersen’s inspiring homeland is a a paradise for cyclistsand is becoming more and more famous in recent times hygge feeling of life his homeland. This means something like when the weather is cold and unfriendly outside in winter, and it’s already dark anyway, so it’s nice to snuggle up in a checkered blanket and sip a warm drink at home, don’t move, just enjoy the cozy warmth and light of the candles lit at home, and the the surrounding company of family members or friends. The Danes feel this very well, 95% of the population think they are members of a good community.

In Denmark, the silver medalist, it is only difficult to deal with the darkness and the rainNick Pedersen / Getty Images Hungary


Ireland, which has produced remarkable economic growth since the 1990s and thus won the title of the Celtic Tiger, in 2018 was the second richest country in Europe in terms of GDP and the fifth richest in the world, and according to everything, the standard of living is also exceptionally high.

The bronze medal is a great result in this

The bronze medal is a great result in this “competition” between safe countriesby Andrea Pucci / Getty Images Hungary


Factors such as the ratio of incarceration and homicide to the number of the population, the intensity of internal conflicts, crime, deaths due to external conflicts, the extent of arms exports, the number of violent crimes, or access to small arms are taken into account annually to establish the ranking. .

Let’s see who performed the worst

60. Greece

65. Serbia

66. Armenia

67. France

68. Panama

At the end of the list are these countries:

154. Iraq

155. Sudan

156. Somalia

157. Ukraine

158. Russia

159. Democratic Republic of the Congo

160. South Sudan

161. Syria

162. Yemen

163. Afghanistan

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