A recent survey conducted by Expat Insider has resulted in one of those lists nobody wants to appear in — the 2019 list of the most dangerous places to live in globally.
The 2019 survey was conducted with a total of 20,259 expats representing 182 nationalities living in 187 countries/territories. This makes for quite a robust data source.
Expat Insider’s survey took into account such factors as quality of life, cost of living, personal finance, and a number of other talking points including safety and security.
Peacefulness, personal safety, and political stability were taken into consideration under the safety and security factor, and it is from here that knowledge of the safest and most dangerous places to live in globally was drawn based on ratings from respondents.
African Powerhouses Among Most Dangerous Places To Live In
Four African countries are in the list of the top 20 most dangerous places to live in the world, and we are talking about the continent’s most populous nations and most developed economies.
South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, and Egypt all rank high in the list of the most dangerous places to live in for the year 2019 due to a combination of factors which cut across xenophobia, criminal activity, unemployment, youth restiveness, political uncertainties, and corruption, among others.
This is coming after a different survey recently listed five African cities in the bottom 10 of the world’s least livable cities out of 140 cities across the globe.
And Even World Powers Are No Longer Safe Havens
The US and the UK rank 16th and 12th respectively on the list of the most dangerous places to live in for 2019, and it’s actually easy to see why.
In the US, a combination of xenophobia, gun violence, racism, anti-immigrant rhetoric, and some economic back-and-forths, has people generally feeling unsafe and insecure in recent years.
In the UK, uncertainties about Brexit and problems with overpopulated areas, increasing crime rates, the steep cost of living, and a lack of support for reintegration and residency has public confidence dipping to a significant low.
The rest of the list is made up of mainly Asian and South American countries, as well as a few troubled European nations.
Below is the list of most dangerous places to live in for the year 2019:
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
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