The Institute for Economics & Peace has once again determined the most and least peaceful countries in the world. In total, 163 nations — 97,7% of the world population — ended up in the Global Peace Index 2022. Countries that offer residency programs are among the highest-ranking ones.
Methodology of the Global Peace Index
To compose the Global Peace Index, three domains of peacefulness are used for evaluation. All domains have 23 indicators of the absence of violence or fear of violence in each country.
Domain 1: Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict — a country's role in internal and external conflicts.
Domain 2: Societal Safety and Security — crime rates, violent protests, terrorist activity, relationship with neighbouring countries, political stability.
Domain 3: Militarisation — number of armed service personnel per 100,000 residents, military expenditure as a percentage of GDP, nuclear and heavy weapon capabilities, access to small arms.
Each country in the Global Peace Index is evaluated using a 1—5 scale. The lower the score, the better. The countries with the lowest average score were named the most peaceful.
Top 10 most peaceful countries in the world
The average level of global peacefulness deteriorated by 0,34% over the last two years. However, 81 countries improved their score. Europe remains the world's most peaceful region.
How to get residence in one of the most peaceful countries worldwide
67 countries in the report had their rankings marked as Very High or High. Among them are the countries that offer residence programs for financially independent people and their families.
The programs provide one or several options: for example, investing in real estate, government bonds, business or the culture of the country.
Highest-ranked countries from the GPI 2022 with investment programs
|5||Austria||Residence permit for financially independent persons|
|6||Portugal||Residence permit by investment: Golden Visa|
|11||Switzerland||Residence permit for financially independent persons|
|29||Spain||Residence permit by investment: Golden Visa|
|53||Greece||Residence permit by investment: Golden Visa|
|67||Cyprus||Permanent residence by investment|
A European Union residence permit allows investors to stay, work and study in the country of residence, as well as travel through the Schengen area visa-free.
Immigrant Invest is a licensed agent for government programs in the European Union and the Caribbean. If you want to obtain residence in Europe, please consult investment program experts.