Surprising Top 10 Survival Relocation Destinations

If World War 3 or the predicted famine turn out to be as bad as forecast then which countries might be the best to relocate to?

Surprising Top 10 Survival Relocation Destinations
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I received my inspiration for this post from a blog that I regularly visit. However, the particular post was written in 2015 and has not been updated since. It is also not entirely clear what criteria were applied and it has a US bias so I've written this with a minor European bias.

The original post can be found here:

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To keep it simple, I've chosen some criteria that I consider important and then I've scored the countries out of 4 with 1 being the best. I started with the population estimates provided by If anyone is not aware of this website, until recently, it provided population estimates for all countries of the world for 2025. I first became aware of it in about 2015 the same year I started reading Z3News. Now, however, we are much closer to 2025 and populations have not decreased much at all. Some say the website is controlled by a secretive organisation and fits into the globalist plan to depopulate the world. I'm not sure how the figures were generated but it provides an interesting starting point.

For one thing, sees the populations of Western countries decreasing by about 90% with Russia and China being the best-performing countries in terms of stable population and economic growth.  This could indicate that expect a Russian-Chinese nuclear strike on Western nations before 2025.

The criteria I choose to make my list are as follows:

  • Minimal population change (no more than ten per cent decrease)
  • GDP change
  • Purchase Power Parity
  • Happiness Index
  • Continent & Language
  • Crime, Laws and Rights
  • Land (size per head of population and forest coverage)

If you scroll to the bottom of this article then you can download my analysis spreadsheet.

Population change

There is no way for me to estimate population change so I have used the figures as provided by However, I am aware that certain countries face a greater risk of war, famine and natural disasters. If appropriate I mention these in my brief summary of each country. In general, I avoided countries neighbouring those expecting war and also those with a Muslim majority population.

GDP change

I was unsure whether to include this or not because it can largely be accounted for in the population change and maybe the purchase power parity. However, it is still in and so a country will rank less well if a larger decrease in GDP is forecast.

Purchase Power Parity

Purchase Power Parity is the GDP of a country divided by its population. In theory, it should give an idea of how rich the citizens are compared to other countries. I saw that the 2017 figures had a high score of $60,000 to $70,000 and then noted that in 2025 $40,000 was a high score. So figures over 30k scored a one, over 20k a two, over 10k a three, and less than 10k scored a four.

Happiness Index

The next figures came from where hundreds of comparative figures for each nation can be found. The happiness index is a score out of ten for how happy the nation's citizens are, with ten being the happiest.


Countries in Europe score a one, in South America a two, in Africa a three and in Asia a four. This reflects my personal bias toward a European style culture. Also, the acceptance of Christianity plays a role on these continents with many Asian countries persecuting Christians.


I initially looked at Homicides, Kidnappings and Robberies but then later changed it to only homicides as the robbery figures varied a lot and may simply reflect the way the figures are reported by each country.


The cost is obviously the current cost of living in that country compared to the current cost of living in other countries. It is taken from the Cost of Living Index. Having lived in England and Germany, two of the most expensive countries in the World, this may not be a big consideration as most other countries will be cheaper. Having said that, I do not have access to large amounts of cash so a cheaper country may get me off to a quicker start.


Having English or German as an official language scores one. Spanish, Dutch or Portuguese scores two (and Finland because of the high level of English fluency). Other languages but with a Latin alphabet score three. Countries with different alphabets score four.


I looked at the land area per head of population (using the 2025 projection) and then multiplied it by the percentage of land covered by forest. I consider woodland to be essential for survival as it can be used as a building material and as a source of heat for warmth and cooking.


Finally, I used the Property rights score and the Human Rights & Laws score to get a combined score of how well the judicial system works for individuals.

Top Ten Countries


Romania scored highly on all fronts coming out joint first with Finland and Malaysia. Romania is forecast to see no change in population, a small decrease in GDP and their purchase power will remain reasonably strong. The people are happy, the country can be reached by car from Germany and they have good access to cheap arable land and woodland.

We already know of someone building a survival community in Romania. The problem, however, is its proximity to Ukraine and therefore Russia, as well as its communist history.


I included Montenegro in this list because it is just south of Croatia and shares the same Croatian-Serbian language and has a right to residency simply for owning land there. This is in contrast to Croatia where you need to be a European citizen, which I am not, although I could presumably get residency by virtue of my European wife. Having done the analysis it actually comes in joint first position because the population and GDP are not forecast to decrease and the other factors all score well. They historically side with their neighbour Serbia and although they have applied to join the EU and are a member of NATO, they are perhaps more closely aligned with Russia.


I was surprised to see Finland scoring so well. I question whether Deagel has missed something, but it could simply be that Finland becomes an ally of Russia and is therefore not invaded. They have a strong economy and a very happy population, although the cost of living is expensive. They have a large land area and large forests, but being so far north is not ideal for agriculture or solar power. If you have no desire to become self-sustainable then Finland could be a good option.


Malaysia is a very beautiful country with natural rainforests and clear blue seas. They have English as an official language and have a thriving modern economy. A large portion of the population is of Chinese descent and the native Malay population are usually Muslim. Persecution of Christians is quite common though typically non-violent. expects them to fair well in the coming years, probably because of friendly relations with China. The cost of living is also particularly cheap with a typical meal from a local takeaway costing only 2€.


Chile scores well because of expected growth in population, GDP and purchasing power over the coming years. The people speak Spanish and are very happy. They have a lot of land with a good amount of forest and the laws appear to be strong. Choose a location wisely as they can be prone to earthquakes and the further south you go the harder the growing season will be. I recently became aware of this website for a survival community in Chile. The website is pretty poor but the forum gets a few visitors. Chile would probably be my preferred location if I was in North America.


Czechia scores well on all fronts except for GDP which is expected to decrease by almost 20 per cent. It is, however, a neighbour of Germany and highly dependent on the German economy. Being a neighbour makes it appealing as a destination because it is easily reachable by car. They don't have as much land as Romania but do have a good amount of forest and the land is reasonably cheap. Their proximity to Germany may not, ultimately, be a good thing.


The first African country comes in sixth position. They speak French, are expecting economic growth and have good land and forests. Their purchasing power is low and their laws seem somewhat weak but the population is happy.


Panama is in joint sixth position and the second country in the Americas. Panama is famous for its canal and for being a narrow central American country with seas on either side. Importantly for this region, it has never seen a hurricane although it does experience tropical storms. With an expected increase in hurricane activity I would be nervous about moving to this region. The land consists of 50% forest and 30% is considered agricultural. The homicide rate is slightly higher than the other countries on this list so far at 9.4 per hundred thousand.


Colombia is just below Panama in South America. It has much more land but scores badly on the homicide rate at almost 25 per hundred thousand per year. The GDP of Colombia is expected to grow in contrast to Panama's. This could reflect the loss of tourism in Panama compared to the more agricultural economy of Colombia. With being a larger country it would be easier to find an inland region without threat of hurricanes.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica is positioned just above Panama in Central America. They expect to see a population increase but a GDP and Purchase Power decrease, probably reflecting the loss of tourism similar to Panama. Costa Rica scores badly because of their homicide figure of 12.3 per hundred thousand. Although not considered in the scoring, their robberies are the highest in the table. This is despite them having a seemingly strong rule of law. It could be that the figure was reported incorrectly. Their land is more expensive than Panama and Colombia and the purchasing power is lower also.

Top 20 Countries


Our current number one holiday destination. I could have left it off this list in favour of other countries but this is a realistic list of places I may consider moving to. I've left Russia, Iran and China off this list because I would not consider moving there. Croatia on the other hand is a very nice country and accordingly to will lose only 12% of its population. This is considerable but would mean almost 9 out of 10 survive so I'd be happy with those odds if it meant having a fairly normal lifestyle. It is easily driveable from Germany and many of the population, at least by the coast, speak either German or English. They have a good amount of land and forests and away from the coast, the property prices are reasonable. Although they experienced war in the nineties I cannot foresee more war coming to Croatia.


What is Holland doing on this list?  All other Western nations are expected to lose large percentages of their population yet somehow the Netherlands is forecast to only lose 6% of its population and 13% of its GDP. They obviously score badly because they have very little land and high costs. The cost of living is not dissimilar to Germany or England though. I put them on this list because they meet the criteria but I don't think I'd leave Germany for Holland thinking I'd be safer there.


Brazil has already experienced strong economic growth in recent decades and is forecast to see more growth. Politically they are more aligned with Russia and China than with the Western powers although they are majority Roman Catholic with a good number of Protestant Christians. Law and order bring the score down but by avoiding the cities this should be less of a problem.


Paraguay scores reasonably well across the board. Human rights and property rights seem to be a little low but I cannot explain why. Being right in the middle of the South American continent, I would think that they are safe from major natural disasters and they are politically stable and surrounded by friendly nations.


Slovakia is forecast to lose just 6% of its population. They are nestled between Hungary, Poland, Czechia and Ukraine. They are therefore closer to conflict with Russia than could be desirable. They are within easy reach of Germany and have access to good natural resources.


Hungary could be considered similar to Slovakia. Currently, they have an anti-EU leaning government, however, this did not prevent them from implementing strict COVID regulations. The people are apparently happier than in Slovakia and my wife is half Hungarian so we may be able to claim citizenship if necessary, although with her being an EU citizen that should not matter.

North Macedonia

The country formerly known as Macedonia changed its name to appease the Greeks who claim that the northern part of their territory is also called Macedonia. Macedonia was famously visited by the Apostle Paul, although whether this was northern Greece or the modern country of North Macedonia is a matter for debate. North Macedonia may be able to claim the title of the poorest country in Europe but in the context of world war 3 that may mean that it is an unattractive target and that it is somewhat self-sufficient with its economy being largely agricultural. The language is similar to Croatian but they use the Cyrillic alphabet making it a bit more difficult to learn. My parents lived there for almost ten years and we have contacts there so it would definitely come into consideration as a place to relocate.


The remaining African countries that I considered in this analysis now come in the last two out of three positions making up the top 20. Kenya is one of the more advanced Subsaharan countries with a large and growing population and a GDP growth forecast of 8%. They have English as an official language but lose marks because of their purchasing power, happiness, crime and a smaller amount of agricultural land. It also bears consideration that in rural towns and even cities it can be difficult to find safe drinking water.


A country famous for genocide now finds its way onto a list of places to go to escape war. This transformation is largely thanks to the current president Paul Kagame who aims to transform the country into the Singapore of Africa. Rwanda is the most heavily populated country in Africa and so scores badly on access to land. Crime is lower than that of its neighbours though, and having a growing economy could be attractive for those with entrepreneurial ideas.


It's only the second Asian country that I've considered for this list. Having been under Spanish administration for 300 years and then serving as a major US ally for the last fifty years, this country has one of the most European cultures of any country in Asia and one of the only ones with English as an official language. It is also home to some spectacular landscapes having mountains, volcanoes and turquoise seas and has a very friendly and polite population. The Philippines does have a large population which brings the access to land score down but given the purchase power parity, it is likely that a large plot of land could be found cheaply. Although the Philippines is mostly catholic there are some sizeable Muslim and Protestant minorities. I have spent almost a year in the Philippines in total and if it was not so far away could definitely consider living there. In a time of war it may be a good place to relocate to, although whether they are at risk of aggression from China remains to be seen. Under the current government, they have become more aligned with Russian and Chinese interests.


This list of twenty countries is just to give you an idea of where might be a place to consider relocating to if you're concerned about impending famine, or large-scale war between NATO and Russia. I've no idea where Deagel got their apocalyptic forecast from and I would tend to think the population decrease is more related to famine than a direct consequence of war. These highly developed nations are unfortunately highly dependent on imported resources including power and food. When the supply chain gets disrupted then food can become scarce especially so if the country does not have their own supplies. This is definitely true for the UK and although Germany has more forests and agricultural land, I'm not sure if it is enough to satisfy the large population.

If or when and where you choose to relocate are big decisions and very personal. If 50% of people are expected to die, then it may simply be because they live in a city and cannot find food. If you're in the same country and have been able to build a homestead or at least a store of provisions, then you could find yourself in the surviving 50%. I think in the case of a war with Russia, Germany could become a target and therefore it may make sense to relocate. On the other hand, if we can find a plot of land that is remote enough then maybe we can stay in Germany.

Having moved from the UK to Germany just three years ago, the prospect of moving to another country with a different language does not excite me. But if we can gather a group of friends and family to start a self-sustainable community together then that certainly would be an interesting prospect.

For now, we'll stay put and see what happens in 2022 but we may start looking out for land. I just discovered Project Kamp on YouTube and so I'll also keep an eye on what they're doing and maybe make use of some of their free resources.

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