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  • Living on earth in the modern world is the

  • safest time to be alive in all of human

  • history so far, thanks to achievements in medicine,

  • science, peace and technology we can live

  • a healthier

  • longer and more peaceful life than any

  • generation of humans before us, but

  • where exactly on earth is the

  • absolute safest place for you to live in?

  • In other words

  • where are you statistically least likely to experience any kind of

  • pain or suffering during your lifetime?

  • There are a few possible places for you to consider,

  • so lets go through them.

  • The first criteria that we'll be using is Life Expectancy.

  • Residents of these ten countries live the longest lives anywhere in the world.

  • But none as long as Monaco,

  • Where the average life expectancy for men and women

  • is an incredible 89.5 years

  • One trick to live a longer lifetime is to be the correct gender.

  • Women all around the world,

  • live longer lives than men do on average.

  • But here in Monaco,

  • they have a life expectancy of 93.5 years,

  • the longest anywhere on Earth.

  • If your biggest fear is being murdered, by another human,

  • then you should consider living in one of these 10 countries

  • that have the lowest intentional homicide rates.

  • Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein and San Marino

  • all reported not a single murder

  • in the previous year. While Japan

  • has the lowest homicide rate of any country in the world

  • that's not a city or a micro-state.

  • While your chances of being murdered in Japan

  • are astronomically lower than almost

  • anywhere else, your chances of being the victim of

  • a natural disaster, like a tsunami or an earthquake

  • are astronomically higher at the same time.

  • 10 countries where you are

  • less likely to become a victim however, are these.

  • Which also happen to be the 10 countries where natural disasters

  • happen least often.

  • Qatar tops this list as the country where you're least likely

  • to ever be a victim of a disaster.

  • While neighbouring Saudi Arabia,

  • Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates

  • also score very highly here.

  • As far as the overall happiness of a country's population however,

  • Scandinavia dominates the list.

  • With Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Finland and Sweden

  • all placing in the top 10

  • happiest countries.

  • Happiness is measured by high GDP per capita,

  • high life expectancy,

  • freedom to make life choices

  • and low corruption. and all of Scandinavia excels

  • in all of these areas.

  • A few other countries around the world are also pretty happy places,

  • but Scandinavia also dominates

  • the list of countries with the greatest amount of Freedom of the Press.

  • With the same five countries, once again, being in the top ten.

  • You're least likely to be attacked or persecuted for what you write

  • in these countries. And unsurprisingly,

  • Scandinavia also scores highly in the top 10 Least

  • Air Polluted countries.

  • With Sweden, Iceland and Finland all scoring highly here.

  • Canada, Australia, and especially New Zealand,

  • also have some of the cleanest air

  • to breathe in the world. So

  • your risk of getting lung or respiratory diseases,

  • in any of these is significantly lower than elsewhere.

  • As far as being a danger to yourself is concerned

  • however, the islands of the Caribbean

  • tend to have the lowest suicide rates.

  • With Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,

  • the Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados and

  • and especially Antigua and Barbuda having the lowest in the world.

  • If dying from disease is what you're most terrified by however,

  • then you should know that these 10 countries

  • are where you're odds of death from a non-communicable

  • disease are the lowest.

  • Switzerland, Japan and Iceland are all

  • equally safe in this regard. But

  • Iceland excels in one more final category.

  • The Global Peace Index ranks

  • every country in the world, every year,

  • from least safe, to most safe.

  • And this year in 2017, they've awarded the title of the

  • safest country on Earth to none other than

  • Iceland. You may have noticed that Iceland

  • has absolutely excelled in nearly all of these

  • categories. Since it placed in the Top 10 for

  • Lowest risk of dying from a non communicable disease,

  • the Happiest countries in the world,

  • Lowest risk of being natural disaster victim,

  • Lowest amount of Air Pollution

  • Highest life-expectancy, Freedom of the Press and overall

  • safest countries in the world.

  • In addition Iceland has had a total of

  • one person killed in any military conflicts

  • in the last nearly 500 years!.

  • And it was during an argument

  • over fishing rights with the United Kingdom in the 1970's.

  • Police violence is also incredibly rare,

  • since Icelandic police have only ever claimed the life

  • of one person in the entire country's

  • modern history.

  • So the case is very strong for Iceland being the

  • safest place to live out your life in the entire world.

  • But other places that scored highly in all of

  • these categories would make for a good secondary alternative

  • safe place are Switzerland,

  • Denmark, Norway

  • Sweden, Finland, Spain, Monaco

  • Austria, Singapore, Brunei,

  • Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

  • But if you're like me, then the safest place

  • you'll look forward to going to every night is your own bed.

  • You will spend one third of your entire lifetime sleeping,

  • so you may as well make it as comfortable

  • and as safe an experience as possible.

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What's the Safest Place on Earth?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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