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Portugal 7th most peaceful country in the world

Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga

Portugal was named the seventh most peaceful country in the world in the Global Peace Index 2024, having dropped one position compared to the previous year while maintaining fifth position among European countries.

According to the ranking by the Institute of Economics and Peace, Portugal appears in seventh position as the most peaceful country in the world, with 1,372 points in a ranking in which the lowest score, that is, the best, is led by Iceland with 1,112.

In the index prepared annually by the Institute of Economics and Peace in collaboration with the United Nations, Portugal ranks 114th in the economic impact of violence, the costs representing around 3% of Portuguese GDP.

In the eighteenth edition of the Global Peace Index 2024, the podium of the list of most peaceful countries is occupied by Iceland, Ireland, and Austria, with Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo at the bottom of the table.

Produced by the international think tank, the Institute for Economics and Peace, the report presents the most comprehensive analysis to date of peace, economic value, trends, and ways to develop peaceful societies, covering 99.7% of the world's population through analysis of 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators. These indicators are grouped into three key domains: Ongoing Conflicts, Safety and Security, and Militarisation.

The Global Peace Index 2024 indicates that there are now 56 conflicts globally, the highest number since World War II.

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