Everyone Wants To live in a peaceful and happy nation, Right? The Global Peace Index (GPI) report from the Institute of Economics and Peace shows the relative level of peace in 162 countries.
They ranked the countries based on 22 different indicators, relations with neighbouring countries, including level of violent crime, contribution to U.N peace keeping mission, the absence of war, schooling etc.
The low GPI index score indicates more peaceful countries. Followings is the list of Top 3 most peaceful countries in the world.
1) Iceland, GPI Score
Global Peace Index (GPI) : 1.148
According to Global Peace Index for the year 2017, Iceland is the most peaceful country to live.The country has high level democracy, gender equality and low incarceration. The literacy rate in the country is 99% and there is no tuition fee for education. The Icelanders are also one of well-informed people in the world. They are also top in reading literacy and book publication.
There is female presence in politics, education, health and employment in Iceland. It is also the first European country to elect a female President, Vigdis Finnbogadottir became the fourth President of Iceland in 1980.
Do you KNOW ? – Iceland is also free from mosquitoes because they can’t thrive in Icelandic conditions.
2) Denmark, GPI Score
Global Peace Index (GPI) : 1.150
The high literacy rate, advanced health care systems, high standard of living and prosperity make Denmark as an exceptionally good country to live in.
This Nordic country also ranked among the top countries with gender equality. This implies strong presence of women in political empowerment, health and education in Denmark.
The high level social welfare in Denmark promises free education and health care. It helps the Danes to achieve work-life balance due to high taxation in the country. The residents of Copenhagen (most populated city in Denmark) prefer to ride bicycles or walking to reach their school or workplace. It is to make the city carbon-neutral by the year 2025.
Do you KNOW ? – Denmark is a least corrupt and happiest country in the world.
3) Austria, GPI Score
Global Peace Index (GPI) : 1.198
This European country is one of best place to live because the country has very low crime and homicide rate. Austria is also known for its cleanliness and strict recycling law to protect the environment.
As by nominal per capital GDP Austria is one of the richest country in the world. The country also has a high standard of living and awesome transportation systems. The beauty and historical architecture of Austria also attracts millions of tourists every year.
Do you KNOW ? – Austria’s official name is Republik Öesterreich, which means “The Eastern Realm”