Top 10 Worst Places to Live

Top 10 Worst Places to Live

 Countries with the lowest life expectancy

When we talk about a country with good health, we always think about Japan, with 74.5 years of good health according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The main reason is their diet and facilities. When we talk about the worst countries to live in, African countries come to mind. In Africa, many countries are struggling with disease, violent crime, and civil unrest.
Here is the list of the worst countries in the world.


10. Swaziland - 33.9

Swaziland is a small country with a population of just over 1.4 million people, located in the southern part of Africa. Swaziland has the highest HIV/AIDS adult prevalence (25.9%) in the world. In 2009, approximately 180,000 people in Swaziland were living with HIV/AIDS, and over 7000 deaths were recorded in the same year.Other than HIV/AIDS, there are many other problems like water, soil degradation, excessive hunting, overgrazing, and soil erosion that remain major environmental issues in Swaziland.

9. Rwanda - 33.8


The Republic of Rwanda is in the central part of Africa. Rwanda has a total population of about 11.4 million people. Rwanda is experiencing a slew of issues as a result of overpopulation.Fertile lands for farming are very scarce. This may raise tensions between the various ethnic groups since they only depend on the land for survival.
Rwanda has an HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate of 2.9% and more than 170,000 people were living with HIV/AIDS in 2009. Other diseases like hepatitis, malaria, yellow fever, and bacterial diarrhoea continue to threaten people in Rwanda. Rwanda is one of the worst countries to live in.



8. Burundi - 33.7

Burundi is a small country in Sub-Saharan (east) Africa. Burundi is one of the least developed countries in the world and has the lowest per capita GDP of any nation in the world.
About 84.5% of people are living in extreme poverty and hunger. Food, water, and medicine, etc., remain the major problems in Burundi.
58% of Burundian children are suffering from malnutrition (lack of nutrients).
Other problems are the illiteracy rate, corruption, and poor governance.

7. Lesotho - 33.4


The Kingdom of Lesotho is a landlocked country surrounded by South Africa. The Lesotho population is approx. 2,052,000. In Lesotho Lesotho has the third highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world. One in four people is infected with HIV/AIDS. The AIDS epidemic in Lesotho has had a devastating impact on the country.
AIDS and poverty have caused the average life expectancy to drop to 33.4 years.
UN HDI 2012 ranking: 158 out of 186 countries.

6. Afghanistan - 33.4


The Islamic Republic is a landlocked country in Central Asia and South Asia with a population of around 30 million. Afghanistan is one of the worst countries in the world, with about 36% of the population living below the poverty line. Afghanistan's biggest problems are tribalism, inadequate land ownership, lack of infrastructure and terrorism. The U.S. has authorised $557 billion to fund the war in Afghanistan.

5. Niger - 33.2

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Niger is a landlocked country in West Africa with a population of about 15.5 million people. Niger is the poorest country in the world, with about 9% of the population living below the poverty line. Only 60 per cent of the rural population in Niger has access to water. More than 80% of the land is covered by the Sahara desert, the main problem for farmers. Niger faces natural challenges such as drought, floods, and desertification. 

4. Botswana - 32.9

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The Republic of Botswana is a small landlocked country in the southern part of Africa with a population of about 2 million people. 70% of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert.

Botswana has the second-highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rate in the world, at about 25%, with about 350,000 people living with HIV/AIDS in Botswana. Botswana is the fourth worst country in the world.

Botswana is also facing some problems like drought, desertification, living conditions and a shortage of natural resources.

3. Zambia - 30.9 

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The Republic of Zambia is located in the southern part of Africa. Zambia has a total population of about 14 million people. Zambia is the third worst country to live in. There are so many ethnic and racial groups living in Zambia (Lunda, Nsenga, Kaonde, Ngoni, Chewa, Tanga, Lala, Bemba, Lozi). 64% of the total population of Zambia lives below the poverty line. Zambia has the largest population of refugees. There are problems faced by the youths in this country, like lack of education, poverty, HIV/AIDS, and corruption.

 Zambia -Wikipedia


2. Malawi - 29.8

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The Republic of Malawi is a beautiful landlocked country in the southeastern part of Africa with a total population of about 16.5 million people. Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 50% of the total population living below the poverty line. Malawi is one of the top HIV/AIDS countries with about 920,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. Just like in other African countries, poor governance and corruption continue to tear apart the amazing Malawi.

Malawi - Wikipedia

1.Sierra Leone - 26.5 years old

Top 10 Worst Countries to Live In
The Republic of Sierra Leone is a country in West Africa. Sierra Leone's population is 5.5 million, with a growth rate of around 2.3%. One of the poorest countries in the world, ranked 177 out of 186 countries in the UN's Human Development Index. Sierra Leone is popular because of the controversial industry of diamond mining. The West African nation was ravaged by a civil war between 1991 and 2002, which left 70,000 people dead. The country's entire infrastructure was damaged.
The average life expectancy for Sierra Leone is only 26.5, one of the lowest in the world.
Only 40% of the population has access to safe drinking water.
Many diseases are caused by dirty water, like diarrhoea, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and cholera. The overall health and standard of living are poor. Sierra Leone is the worst country in the world.

Sierra Leone - Wikipedia

NOTE: The list is according to the Top 10 Countries with the Lowest Life Expectancy.

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