Pollution increases rapidly around us every day and it is difficult to find a place which is completely clean and free from pollution in this world. Although we say this as most of us suffer from pollution and its consequences in the countries in which we currently live, there are lucky countries that are described as the cleanest countries in this world for keeping their environment clean unlike the other surrounding countries on this planet. The government is not the only one to be responsible for protecting the country from pollution and keeping it clean, those people who live in these countries are also responsible for the cleanness that can be found in the place in which they live. Making a country clean requires decreasing carbon emissions, protecting forests, increasing the size of the green area and decreasing the usage of cars. If you are curious about the cleanest countries in the world and want to discover more about them, take a look at the following top 10 cleanest countries in the world and the Environmental Performance Index score that they got.
10. Norway – 78.04
It is the most polluted country on this list since it is ranked as the 10th cleanest country in the world. The Environmental Performance Index score that is given to Norway is 78.04. Ranking Norway as one of the cleanest countries in the world helped it to be also ranked among the best countries in the world to live in. The country is renowned for its natural heritage which makes it a perfect place to visit and live in.
9. Sweden – 78.09
It comes as the 9th cleanest country in the world to live in since its Environmental Performance Index score is 78.09. The country is also ranked among the richest countries in the world thanks to its natural resources and strong economy and its people are among the happiest people in the world, so why do not you think of being one of them while enjoying high life expectancy?
8. Austria – 78.32
The Environmental Performance Index score that is given to Austria is 78.32 which makes it the 8th cleanest country in the world. Austria is also ranked as one of the most peaceful countries in the world to live in. It has a strong economy and several historical monuments making it a good place to visit.
7. Spain – 79.79
It is officially referred to as the Kingdom of Spain and is given a high Environmental Performance Index score of 79.79 making it the 7th cleanest country on this planet. Spain is also renowned for being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world thanks to the number of natural and historical attractions that can be found in it.
6. Germany – 80.47
It is ranked as the 6th cleanest country in the world thanks to the Environmental Performance Index score that it got as it is 80.47. Germany is also known as one of the most visited countries in the world and is ranked as the 3rd most popular migration destination in the world after the two most powerful countries in the world which are the United States and Russia.
5. Czech Republic – 81.47
It is highly ranked on the list as the 5th cleanest country in the world since the Environmental Performance Index score that it got is 81.47. Czech Republic is bordered by other clean countries such as Germany and Austria which may have contributed to making the country clean. The total population of the country is estimated to be 10,513,209 residents.
It is an island country that is located in Southeast Asia and is widely known as one of the major and most important commercial hubs in the world. It is also one of the world’s five busiest ports, however, it is highly ranked as 4th cleanest country in the world with a high Environmental Performance Index score of 81.78. Singapore is also highly ranked on other lists in terms of having good education, excellent health care and is the 3rd country in the world by GDP (PPP) per capita which is estimated to be approximately $64,584, but it is unfortunately highly ranked in terms of having one of the highest income inequalities in the world.
The Environmental Performance Index score that is given to Luxembourg is 83.29 making it the 2nd cleanest country in the world. Luxembourg is a rich country that offers its residents all what is required for living a comfortable and peaceful life including low crime rate, clean environment, strong economy, the 2nd highest GDP (PPP) per capita in addition to the natural and historical sites that attract tourists from around the world.
It holds the 1st position on the list as the cleanest country on this planet with the highest Environmental Performance Index score of 87.67. There are many reasons behind making Switzerland one of the best countries in the world to live in such as the cleanest environment, fresh air, pure and tasty water, peace and safety as it has not been involved in wars since 1815, lowest level of corruption, strong economy, high life expectancy, high quality of life, natural and historic attractions and more features but before moving to this country, you have to know that it is the most expensive country in the world to live in. Is there any other country that is better than Switzerland for living a clean life and raising healthy children?
If you dream of staying in a clean place to live for a longer time, then why do not you travel to one of the above countries and enjoy living a clean life?