Republic of Georgia One of the Safest Countries in the World

Safety is a very important consideration to take into account when you are planning on becoming an expat. According to Numbeo the Republic of Georgia is the 3rd safest country for 2016:

The Top Ten (most safe):

  1. South Korea
  2. Singapore
  3. Republic of Georgia
  4. Taiwan
  5. Japan
  6. Hong Kong
  7. Qatar
  8. Austria
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Denmark

The Bottom Ten (least safe):

  1. Venezuela
  2. Papua New Guinea
  3. Hondura
  4. South Sudan
  5. South Africa
  6. Nigeria
  7. El Salvador
  8. Trinidad and Tobago
  9. Brazil
  10. Bangladesh

For more information: http://www.numbeo.com/crime/rankings_by_country.jsp

About fafc

The goal of the “Find a Free Country Project” is to research, explore and find a safe and secure free country outside the USA, that is not too large, has a relatively open immigration policy, has a friendly business climate, has a non-intrusive government committed to freedom, and then move to it.

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15 Responses to Republic of Georgia One of the Safest Countries in the World

  1. Croatian Capitalist says:

    The least safe list looks about right, the safest list looks OK too, but I think that Austria and Denmark no longer have a place there.

    This is actually one of the things that I like about my country, the chance of you getting randomly assaulted in Croatia is next to zero.

  2. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Do you have any new impressions about Georgia (not about security (which obviously isn’t a big issue in Georgia), but in general)?

    • Anonymous says:

      I really like it here. It has become my home. The last election really encouraged me. Yes, the people are desperate to become part of the EU and they refuse to see the negative aspects of what they entails, but at least they are realistic about the dishonesty of the EU, USA, and NATO, and are becoming cautious. That is very encouraging. Business opportunities are only growing. It is exciting.

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        I am glad that you have (literally) found your place in the World.

        As for the EU, I wouldn’t worry too much…, Georgia hasn’t even applied for membership yet, so it would probably take at least 10 years for it to get from the start of membership negotiations to the referendum on membership, and I seriously doubt that the EU will be around in 10 years time.

        • fafc says:

          Well that doesn’t stop the EU from issuing endless list of things that Georgia has to change in order to “even be considered” for membership, and sadly the politicians are too afraid to even question what the EU tells them to do. Most of the advice/demands ends up being very detrimental for Georgia, something everyone acknowledges but no one will accept that there are alternatives.

          • Croatian Capitalist says:

            That’s true as well, many of Croatia’s stupid laws are the result of EU directives, and not of our domestic political “geniuses” making, but as long as Georgia doesn’t actually join the EU, all of those stupid laws can be cancelled in one day, and when you take into account the UK voting to leave the EU, the “refugee” crisis, the Italians voting against reforms, etc., it is hard to imagine the EU lasting very long…

      • Croatian Capitalist says:

        Speaking of business opportunities, have you found any Georgian stocks that are worth investing in?

        • fafc says:

          Well there are plenty of business opportunities in Georgia, but not in the form of stocks to invest in. There is a Georgian Stock Exchange, but it is a joke. It is limited to large companies offering pre-sold bonds to pre-planned buyers. I am not really sure why they even bother other than to say it exists and prime the system with a few pre-sold deals. Raising money for start-ups in this market is impossible. But the very fact that the banks don’t lend, and the stock market is a joke means that if you have a little bit of money and some patience there are lots of opportunities to invest in building projects. Every building has to be self-financed, so the builders often find themselves a little short of cash towards the end (or even towards the start) and you can get a very cheap apartment for next to nothing, and then flip it when it is finalized. I have 2 of those I am working on. The government tries to promote business but they do so grudgingly, and only towards larger businesses who are not really that interested in Georgia. A partner and I are going to start a tourist development business focusing on the mid-range projects. If you want to spend $500 a night on a 7 star hotel there are lots of options. If you want to spend $10 a night with 12 guys from Kazhakhstan in a single room hostel there are lots of options. Not much in between though. If you have a viable plan for a tourist related project out in the countryside, the government will give you the land, build out the roads, utilities, etc. But they only want larger projects. $5 million or more. Soooo… we will need to be raising money.

          • Croatian Capitalist says:

            The reason I asked is that since one of the major banks (the largest one (ZABA) in fact) in Croatia recently finally launched an application which allows you to buy foreign stocks, I have decided to start investing a significant portion of my savings into foreign stocks (and some Croatian ones, probably exclusively in the tourism sector, since it is the one sector which is almost assured to have constant growth in Croatia) starting next year, so I am now researching which foreign companies to invest in (I have already decided which domestic ones to invest in, namely two tourism sector companies called Valamar Riviera and Arenaturist).

            As for the the project you mentioned, that is a “bit” out of my league financially speaking.

          • fafc says:

            Well we are looking to get investors who are looking to invest $150,000 as part of the Georgian Investor Visa Program. If you invest 300,000 laris in some aspect of Georgia, you and your family get an unrestricted and unlimited visa that never needs to be renewed and which can lead to a citizenship in 6 to 12 months. Ideal for the potential immigrant who just wants a visa for him and his family without a lot of trouble. Of course we will take smaller amounts from pure investors ($50,000) but to get the visa you need to invest between $100,000 and $150,000 depending upon the exchange rate. Sooooooo….

            It would be nice if we could post such a venture on the Georgian Stock Exchange but the system is simply not open to anything other than big transactions that seem highly suspect to me. Again, the few transactions that take place on the Exchange seem to be pre-arranged and did not involve the Exchange in any way whatsoever.

  3. Croatian Capitalist says:

    Well, if I ever decide to move to Georgia, I will probably take advantage of that program, but as things stand now, I will invest most of the money I have available for investments into stocks, especially since some high potential stocks probably won’t be as cheap as they are now for a very long time (if ever).

  4. fafc says:

    Well here is a very simple proposal I put together which I think is quite doable. In fact a padded the numbers a bit to make it more conservative. http://www.alexander-hay.com/3_story_apt_proposal/

    • Croatian Capitalist says:

      Yes. the ROI looks great even in the least favorable scenario.

      • fafc says:

        That was the idea. 30% on your money guaranteed per contract could be worse.

        • fafc says:

          But I am also working on coming up with another investment idea: setting up a JSC that will issue non-voting preferred shares paying a flat 6% per annum on a quarterly basis. With that investment, $150,000, we will pay for the legal fees to get your immigration work done.

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