Country Rankings on Peace

Country Rankings on Peace 1

Iceland was ranked as the most peaceful country in the world

The Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP) recently presented its comprehensive report on measuring the peacefulness of 163 countries across the globe. With the use of Global Peace Index, these countries were ranked using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators from different data sources.

According to IEP, GPI also measures the state of peace from these countries relative to 3 domains including the level of societal safety and security, the extent of on-going domestic and international conflicts, and their degree of militarization.

The results this year show that Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world. It is joined by 5 other European countries at the top 10 list with Austria, Portugal, Denmark, Slovenia, and Czech Republic.

Other countries that joined this top list include one from Oceania and North America (New Zealand & Canada) and two from Asia (Singapore and Japan). No countries from Africa and South America joined the most peaceful countries until Mauritius ranked 24th.

On the other hand, the five least peaceful countries came from the Middle East of Asia and Africa. Afghanistan was measured as the least peaceful country in the world. Other four countries included in this list are Syria, South Sudan, Yemen, and Iraq.

As reported by IEP, this is the first year that Yemen has been ranked at the five least peaceful countries since the inception of the index.

2019 Global Peace Index


Rank CountryScore
1Country Rankings on Peace 3Iceland1.072
2Country Rankings on Peace 4New Zealand1.221
3Country Rankings on Peace 5Portugal1.274
4Country Rankings on Peace 6Austria1.291
5Country Rankings on Peace 7Denmark1.316
6Country Rankings on Peace 8Canada1.327
7Country Rankings on Peace 9Singapore1.347
8Country Rankings on Peace 10Slovenia1.355
9Country Rankings on Peace 11Japan1.369
10Country Rankings on Peace 12Czech Republic1.375
11Country Rankings on Peace 13Switzerland1.383
12Country Rankings on Peace 14Ireland1.39
13Country Rankings on Peace 15Australia1.419
14Country Rankings on Peace 16Finland1.488
15Country Rankings on Peace 17Bhutan1.506
16Country Rankings on Peace 18Malaysia1.529
17Country Rankings on Peace 19Netherlands1.53
18Country Rankings on Peace 20Belgium1.533
18Country Rankings on Peace 21Sweden1.533
20Country Rankings on Peace 22Norway1.536
21Country Rankings on Peace 23Hungary1.54
22Country Rankings on Peace 24Germany1.547
23Country Rankings on Peace 25Slovakia1.55
24Country Rankings on Peace 26Mauritius1.562
25Country Rankings on Peace 27Romania1.606
26Country Rankings on Peace 28Bulgaria1.607
27Country Rankings on Peace 29Chile1.634
28Country Rankings on Peace 30Croatia1.645
29Country Rankings on Peace 31Poland1.654
30Country Rankings on Peace 32Botswana1.676
31Country Rankings on Peace 33Qatar1.696
32Country Rankings on Peace 34Spain1.699
33Country Rankings on Peace 35Costa Rica1.706
34Country Rankings on Peace 36Uruguay1.711
35Country Rankings on Peace 37Latvia1.718
36Country Rankings on Peace 38Taiwan1.725
37Country Rankings on Peace 39Estonia1.727
38Country Rankings on Peace 40Lithuania1.728
39Country Rankings on Peace 41Italy1.754
40Country Rankings on Peace 42Malawi1.779
41Country Rankings on Peace 43Indonesia1.785
42Country Rankings on Peace 44Mongolia1.792
43Country Rankings on Peace 45Kuwait1.794
44Country Rankings on Peace 46Ghana1.796
45Country Rankings on Peace 47Laos1.801
45Country Rankings on Peace 48United Kingdom1.801
47Country Rankings on Peace 49Panama1.804
48Country Rankings on Peace 50Timor-Leste1.805
48Country Rankings on Peace 51Zambia1.805
50Country Rankings on Peace 52Serbia1.812
51Country Rankings on Peace 53Albania1.821
52Country Rankings on Peace 54Sierra Leone1.822
53Country Rankings on Peace 55United Arab Emirates1.847
54Country Rankings on Peace 56Tanzania1.86
55Country Rankings on Peace 57Madagascar1.867
55Country Rankings on Peace 58South Korea1.867
57Country Rankings on Peace 59Vietnam1.877
58Country Rankings on Peace 60Senegal1.883
59Country Rankings on Peace 47Liberia1.889
60Country Rankings on Peace 62France1.892
60Country Rankings on Peace 63Namibia1.892
62Country Rankings on Peace 64Gambia1.908
63Country Rankings on Peace 65Cyprus1.914
64Country Rankings on Peace 66Kazakhstan1.932
65Country Rankings on Peace 67Greece1.933
65Country Rankings on Peace 68North Macedonia1.933
67Country Rankings on Peace 69Montenegro1.939
68Country Rankings on Peace 70Moldova1.951
69Country Rankings on Peace 71Oman1.953
70Country Rankings on Peace 72Equatorial Guinea1.957
71Country Rankings on Peace 73Ecuador1.98
72Country Rankings on Peace 74Benin1.986
72Country Rankings on Peace 75Eswatini1.986
72Country Rankings on Peace 76Sri Lanka1.986
75Country Rankings on Peace 77Argentina1.989
76Country Rankings on Peace 78Nepal2.003
77Country Rankings on Peace 79Angola2.012
77Country Rankings on Peace 80Jordan2.012
79Country Rankings on Peace 81Rwanda2.014
80Country Rankings on Peace 82Peru2.016
81Country Rankings on Peace 83Bosnia and Herzegovina2.019
82Country Rankings on Peace 84Tunisia2.035
83Country Rankings on Peace 85Jamaica2.038
84Country Rankings on Peace 86Dominican Republic2.041
85Country Rankings on Peace 87Bolivia2.044
86Country Rankings on Peace 88Kosovo2.049
87Country Rankings on Peace 89Haiti2.052
88Country Rankings on Peace 90Paraguay2.055
89Country Rankings on Peace 91Cambodia2.066
90Country Rankings on Peace 92Morocco2.07
91Country Rankings on Peace 93Cuba2.073
92Country Rankings on Peace 94Guyana2.075
93Country Rankings on Peace 95Trinidad and Tobago2.094
94Country Rankings on Peace 96Mozambique2.099
95Country Rankings on Peace 97Kyrgyzstan2.105
96Country Rankings on Peace 98Gabon2.112
97Country Rankings on Peace 99Belarus2.115
98Country Rankings on Peace 100Papua New Guinea2.118
99Country Rankings on Peace 101Georgia2.122
100Country Rankings on Peace 102Guinea2.125
101Country Rankings on Peace 103Bangladesh2.128
102Country Rankings on Peace 104Uzbekistan2.166
103Country Rankings on Peace 97Lesotho2.167
104Country Rankings on Peace 106Burkina Faso2.176
105Country Rankings on Peace 107Tajikistan2.196
105Country Rankings on Peace 108Uganda2.196
107Country Rankings on Peace 109Côte d'Ivoire2.203
108Country Rankings on Peace 110Togo2.205
109Country Rankings on Peace 111Djibouti2.207
110Country Rankings on Peace 112China2.217
111Country Rankings on Peace 113Algeria2.219
112Country Rankings on Peace 114Guinea-Bissau2.237
113Country Rankings on Peace 115El Salvador2.262
114Country Rankings on Peace 116Guatemala2.264
115Country Rankings on Peace 117Turkmenistan2.265
116Country Rankings on Peace 118Brazil2.271
117Country Rankings on Peace 119Thailand2.278
118Country Rankings on Peace 120Armenia2.294
119Country Rankings on Peace 121Kenya2.3
120Country Rankings on Peace 122Nicaragua2.312
121Country Rankings on Peace 123Republic of the Congo2.323
122Country Rankings on Peace 124Mauritania2.333
123Country Rankings on Peace 125Honduras2.341
124Country Rankings on Peace 126Bahrain2.357
125Country Rankings on Peace 127Myanmar2.393
126Country Rankings on Peace 128Niger2.394
127Country Rankings on Peace 129South Africa2.399
128Country Rankings on Peace 130United States of America2.401
129Country Rankings on Peace 131Saudi Arabia2.409
130Country Rankings on Peace 132Azerbaijan2.425
131Country Rankings on Peace 133Ethiopia2.434
132Country Rankings on Peace 134Zimbabwe2.463
133Country Rankings on Peace 135Eritrea2.504
134Country Rankings on Peace 136Philippines2.516
135Country Rankings on Peace 137Burundi2.52
136Country Rankings on Peace 138Egypt2.521
137Country Rankings on Peace 27Chad2.522
138Country Rankings on Peace 91Cameroon2.538
139Country Rankings on Peace 141Iran2.542
140Country Rankings on Peace 142Mexico2.6
141Country Rankings on Peace 143India2.605
142Country Rankings on Peace 144Palestine2.608
143Country Rankings on Peace 145Colombia2.661
144Country Rankings on Peace 146Venezuela2.671
145Country Rankings on Peace 147Mali2.71
146Country Rankings on Peace 148Israel2.735
147Country Rankings on Peace 45Lebanon2.8
148Country Rankings on Peace 150Nigeria2.898
149Country Rankings on Peace 151North Korea2.921
150Country Rankings on Peace 152Ukraine2.95
151Country Rankings on Peace 153Sudan2.995
152Country Rankings on Peace 154Turkey3.015
153Country Rankings on Peace 155Pakistan3.072
154Country Rankings on Peace 156Russia3.093
155Country Rankings on Peace 157Democratic Republic of the Congo3.218
156Country Rankings on Peace 37Libya3.285
157Country Rankings on Peace 159Central African Republic3.296
158Country Rankings on Peace 160Somalia3.3
159Country Rankings on Peace 161Iraq3.369
160Country Rankings on Peace 162Yemen3.412
161Country Rankings on Peace 163South Sudan3.526
162Country Rankings on Peace 164Syria3.566
163Country Rankings on Peace 165Afghanistan3.574

 

Source: Institute of Economics and Peace
Full report: 2019 Global Peace Index