Country Rankings on Peace

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

 

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