Do you think New Zealand is a peaceful country to live in? Well in comparison to the rest of the world we are as New Zealand has been rated the fourth most peaceful country in the world. In the latest Global Peace Index, published by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Iceland has been ranked the worlds most peaceful, shortly followed by Denmark and Austria.
While fourth place is a welcomed ranking, it does mean New Zealand has slipped from retaining its 2014 second place. The index ranks countries according to levels of safety, security, domestic and international conflicts. Consequently both Syria and Iraq remain the world’s most dangerous countries.
According to further research conducted the economic impact of violence costs more than 13% of the worlds GDP.