Most Peaceful Countries In The World (2020)

The Most Peaceful Countries In The World

Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2020

Despite the chaos in the world there are still some peaceful countries with limited crimes, violence and chaos.

In this article we will list the top 10 most peaceful countries in the world in 2020.

Firstly lets see which is the most peaceful country in the world

       Most Peaceful Country In The World ?

Iceland :

Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world in 2020


Top 10 Most Peaceful Countries In The World 2020

Please note that this list is being collated according to Global Peace Index



Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world in 2020, for the past decade Iceland have retained the title as the most peaceful country in the world, With no standing army, navy or air force and also the smallest in population of any NATO member state (about 350,000 people), Iceland also records low crime rate in the past decade, an enviable education and welfare system and ranks among the best nations in terms of jobs and earnings and subjective sense of well-being, making Iceland among the happiest countries in the world.

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New Zealand is number 2 on the most peaceful countries in the world lists, with the population of 4.7 million people, New Zealand,ranks at the top in health status and above the average among Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) members when it comes to education, jobs and earnings.

The standard of living in New Zealand is high but records few number of poor people and also has a high minimum hourly wages.

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Portugal  is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, is the third on the list according to The Global Peace Index 2019,has again found that Portugal is one of the most peaceful countries in the world.

In recent years Portugal was on the 5th spot though they were number 16 as of 2012 and 2014, but due to a decrease in crime and chaos rate they finds themselves in the third spot.



Austria have always been among the most peaceful countries in the world, but there was a slip from the 3rd spot to 4th.

After the World War II and break up of Austro-Hungarian Empire Austria has maintained peace, Austria also have beautiful alps, rich culture and friendly people both business  wise.

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As a young member of the EU and outside of NATO, Austria prided itself into trying to get along with rival political blocs and embracing new forms of cooperation with its neighbors.



According to the world happiest countries report Denmark happens to be the second happiest countries in the world, and also the number 5th most peaceful countries in the world.

The standard of living in Denmark is relatively high It also boasts a high level of income equality.



Canada is the second world’s largest country my landmass, with a small population of 37 million people.

Having a job opportunities, good health facilities and effective governance no doubt Canada is a country everyone will want to leave in.

In the past years they have recorded few to none violence and crimes.



Singapore had a great jump from 13th position to number 7, how was this possible?

According to The Institute for Economics and Peace, Singapore scored highly in the aspects of societal safety and security including low levels of domestic and international conflict, what holds Canada back from the very top spots of this ranking is their level of militarization, with red marks when it comes to armed services personnel, police forces and weapons import expenditure.

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Slovenia is a small country in Europe and a fast rising one in terms of being peaceful, it moved from number 11 to number 8 within a decade.

Half of Slovenia’s territory is covered by forests and they boasts one of the greatest level of biodiversity in the continent, that is with only one hour drive from the capital Ljubljana, you can either swim in the Adriatic sea or climb the Julian Alps. Why wouldn’t anyone be at peace in a place like that?


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The density of the population in Japan is higher than Europe  and times 12 more than the United States yet still mange to be the number 9 most peaceful country in the world.

In recent times the rate of crimes in Japan is decreasing,however, when it comes to neighboring countries relations, shaky relationships with China and especially North Korea are often mentioned by the Japanese as reasons of concerns.


10) Switzerland

The study showed by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) think tank, lists Switzerland, which has compulsory military service  as the tenth(10) most peaceful country in the world.