Countries listed by ranking/score
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Countries Listed By Score/Rank

RANK COUNTRY FINAL WEIGHTED AVERAGE ECONOMIC FREEDOM AVG EF RANK GOVT AND TAX AVG G&T RANK INDIV FREEDOM AVG IF RANK
1 Estonia 85.25 79.63 8 76.26 6 99.86 5
2 Ireland 83.34 82.25 3 67.81 16 99.95 2
3 Canada 82.34 79.38 9 68.06 15 99.59 9
4 Switzerland 82.33 79.88 7 67.16 18 99.95 2
5 Iceland 82.27 79.25 10 67.61 17 99.95 2
6 Bahamas 82.12 67.75 31 81.17 2 100.00* 1
7 United Kingdom 81.96 81.25 5 65.10 22 99.53 11
8 United States 81.96 80.50 6 66.24 20 99.13 19
9 Cyprus 81.65 73.25 19 72.20 10 99.50 12
10 New Zealand 81.24 80.50 6 63.41 27 99.82 6
11 Luxembourg 80.09 81.50 4 61.63 36 100.00* 1
12 Chile 79.97 76.00 16 64.98 23 98.92 21
13 Australia 79.46 78.50 12 60.47 43 99.40 15
14 Hong Kong 79.25 90.00 1 86.01 1 61.74 71
15 Finland 78.96 77.38 13 59.56 49 99.95 2
16 Lithuania 77.49 69.75 25 63.13 28 99.59 9
17 Austria 77.27 76.63 15 55.42 69 99.77 7
18 Uruguay 77.14 62.88 42 69.44 13 99.11 20
19 Netherlands 76.72 77.25 14 52.96 82 99.95 2
20 Latvia 76.55 66.13 33 63.77 26 99.77 7
21 Germany 76.52 75.50 17 54.43 73 99.63 8
22 Denmark 76.48 78.75 11 50.75 94 99.95 2
23 Czech Rep., The 76.34 70.25 23 58.86 53 99.91 4
24 Hungary 76.19 69.00 29 59.76 46 99.82 6
25 Taiwan 75.73 69.25 27 59.07 51 98.88 22
26 Costa Rica 75.60 65.88 34 61.69 34 99.22 17
27 Slovak Rep., The 75.55 66.13 33 60.60 42 99.93 3
28 Portugal 74.92 69.38 26 55.82 65 99.56 10
29 Belgium 74.61 73.13 20 51.08 93 99.63 8
30 Malta 74.54 69.00 29 58.24 55 100.00* 1
31 Norway 74.04 70.38 22 51.78 89 99.95 2
32 Cape Verde 74.01 57.75* 53 57.93* 57 99.45 13
33 Sweden 73.55 74.50 18 46.32 114 99.82 6
34 Spain 73.29 69.38 26 51.26 90 99.24 16
35 Japan 73.18 70.25 23 57.53 59 91.77 27
36 Panama 73.12 65.25 36 63.00 29 91.12 31
37 South Korea 72.85 64.63 39 54.08* 74 91.81 26
38 Poland 72.81 61.88 46 57.71 58 98.85 23
39 El Salvador 72.53 69.13 28 71.50 11 76.97 44
40 Botswana 71.42 69.88 24 60.66 41 83.72 38
41 Italy 71.22 64.25 40 50.21 97 99.20 18
42 Barbados 70.84 64.88 37 51.82 88 100.00* 1
43 Mauritius 70.77 59.63 49 60.88 40 91.81 26
44 Slovenia 69.90 63.88 41 45.92 119 99.91 4
45 Belize 69.38 60.75 48 58.91 52 91.66* 28
46 Greece 69.18 62.00 45 53.41 80 92.13 24
47 South Africa 69.14 62.75 43 52.76 83 91.90 25
48 France 69.11 65.63 35 42.28 135 99.43 14
49 Singapore 68.72 85.50 2 77.82 4 42.85 95
50 Bulgaria 68.61 58.00 52 56.27 63 91.56 30
51 Trinidad & Tobago 68.08 65.25 36 61.66 35 77.32 43
52 Mexico 67.79 59.63 49 62.91 30 80.83 42
53 Jamaica 67.30 62.50 44 62.58 31 76.81 45
54 Israel 66.80 66.50 32 42.33 134 91.58 29
55 Mongolia 65.68 54.25* 62 53.87* 76 83.85 35
56 Dominican Rep., The 65.55 51.63 70 61.16 39 83.88 34
57 Peru 65.34 61.25 47 60.33 44 74.44 51
58 Georgia 65.27 57.25 55 70.88 12 67.69 62
59 Brazil 64.87 53.50 65 57.44 60 83.67 39
60 Ghana 64.75 52.38 69 50.75 94 91.12 31
61 Bolivia 63.98 58.00 52 64.82 24 69.11 54
62 Croatia 63.44 57.75 53 48.75 105 83.82 36
63 Romania 63.26 51.13 72 55.15 70 83.52 40
64 Argentina 63.02 50.25 77 55.08 71 83.75 37
65 Paraguay 62.77 53.13 66 66.60 19 68.58 58
66 Namibia 62.70 57.63 54 45.99 118 84.50 32
67 Macedonia 62.36 55.50 59 62.41* 33 69.20 53
68 Bahrain 62.00 71.13 21 78.42 3 36.44 99
69 Madagascar 61.76 57.63 54 59.91 45 67.75 60
70 Papua New Guinea 61.61 56.00* 56 59.21* 50 66.66* 67
71 Albania 61.35 58.63 50 56.73 62 68.70 56
72 Kuwait 61.16 64.75 38 73.17 9 45.55 88
73 Ecuador 61.11 50.75 74 64.58 25 68.00 59
74 Mali 60.66 51.25 71 46.46 113 84.27 33
75 Honduras 60.64 54.00 63 58.11 56 69.82 52
76 Thailand 60.11 58.13 51 54.78 72 67.43 63
77 Benin 60.06 47.50 87 48.18 109 84.50 32
78 India 59.48 50.88 73 52.53 85 75.02 49
79 Armenia 59.46 68.50* 30 68.75* 14 45.11 90
80 Nicaragua 59.41 55.88 57 53.75 78 68.60 57
81 Kenya 59.36 55.00 61 55.83 64 67.25 64
82 Senegal 59.31 52.75 68 49.42 102 75.76 46
83 Sri Lanka 59.17 53.63 64 56.93 61 66.95 65
84 Turkey 58.82 53.13 66 55.63 66 67.71 61
85 Philippines, The 58.10 55.13 60 53.76 77 65.41 69
86 Suriname 57.91 35.00* 111 38.82* 144 83.33* 41
87 Ukraine 57.72 49.50 80 49.16 104 74.52 50
88 Indonesia 57.23 46.63 90 49.96 99 75.11 48
89 Bosnia & Herzegovina 57.01 49.75* 79 61.23* 38 61.86 70
90 Lesotho 56.52 44.00* 98 44.87* 127 75.71 47
91 Fiji 56.05 53.63 64 53.32 81 61.22 73
92 Guatemala 55.40 50.63 75 62.56 32 53.03 79
93 Moldova 55.10 47.50* 87 58.26* 54 60.89 75
94 Tanzania 54.69 54.00 63 49.16 103 60.89 76
95 United Arab Emirates 54.48 64.88 37 75.92 7 22.64 120
96 Malaysia 54.47 57.75 53 53.70 79 51.97 83
97 Guyana 53.90 55.63 58 39.16 141 66.93 66
98 Colombia 53.75 50.50 76 44.44 128 66.31 68
99 Jordan 53.31 62.50 44 52.14 86 45.30 89
100 Uganda 53.15 58.13 51 55.58 67 45.73 86
101 Niger 52.92 46.75 89 43.21 131 68.81 55
102 Mozambique 52.83 48.13 85 45.82* 122 61.54 72
103 Oman 52.65 62.88 42 66.13 21 25.00* 117
104 Zambia 52.30 54.25 62 49.77 100 52.89 82
105 Lebanon 50.56 50.00* 78 61.45* 37 44.91 91
106 Kyrgyzstan 50.12 50.25* 77 59.62* 48 44.56 92
107 Guinea-Bissau 49.80 46.13 92 42.34 133 60.94 74
108 Bangladesh 49.11 42.50 101 55.44 68 49.38 85
109 Sierra Leone 49.09 42.50 101 45.88 120 58.88 77
110 Morocco 47.75 52.88 67 46.19 117 44.18 93
111 Burkina Faso 47.72 43.00* 100 46.28* 115 53.26 78
112 Qatar 47.43 49.00* 82 74.50* 8 30.39 104
113 Nigeria 47.30 42.00 103 48.44 107 51.44 84
114 Burundi 46.31 38.88 107 47.16 112 52.89 81
115 Malawi 45.74 44.63 95 39.68 140 52.91 80
116 Cambodia 44.73 50.50* 76 59.75* 47 30.39 104
117 Mauritania 44.51 48.00* 86 52.73* 84 36.33 100
118 Venezuela 43.44 32.00 114 45.43 124 52.89 82
119 Djibouti 43.11 45.00* 93 51.16* 92 36.61 98
120 Tunisia 42.77 53.50 65 47.58 110 27.22 115
121 Pakistan 42.64 48.88 83 52.12 87 26.93 116
122 Saudi Arabia 42.56 54.00* 63 77.00* 5 11.44 130
123 Central African Rep. 42.14 44.38 96 36.35 151 45.69 87
124 Russia 42.07 44.25 97 53.92 75 28.03 112
125 Egypt 41.50 49.38 81 47.41 111 27.73 114
126 Gabon 41.28 46.50 91 39.73 139 37.61 97
127 Gambia, The 40.72 37.25* 109 41.49* 138 43.74 94
128 Chad 39.88 48.38 84 41.53 137 29.75 107
129 Ivory Coast 39.76 50.75 74 48.33 108 20.21 122
130 Nepal 39.69 44.88 94 49.66 101 24.54 118
131 Rwanda 39.57 43.88 99 45.83 121 29.01 110
132 Kazakhstan 38.77 41.25* 106 51.21* 91 29.18 109
133 Swaziland 38.66 49.00* 82 50.09* 98 21.79 121
134 Cameroon 38.10 47.25 88 43.94 129 23.12 119
135 Algeria 37.60 42.25 102 41.76 136 28.80 111
136 Congo, Republic of 36.55 37.75 108 33.45 154 38.44 96
137 Azerbaijan 35.48 37.25* 109 45.79* 123 27.82 113
138 Ethiopia 35.40 32.50* 113 39.15* 142 36.15 101
139 Togo 35.39 41.63 104 34.23 152 30.32 105
140 Haiti 35.36 41.63 104 48.61 106 15.85 126
141 Tajikistan 34.79 31.00* 116 50.73* 95 29.47 108
142 Congo, Democratic Republic of 33.99 43.00* 100 43.14* 132 19.74 123
143 Guinea 33.52 33.75* 112 39.07* 143 30.11 106
144 Yemen 33.49 29.00* 117 37.37* 149 35.76 102
145 Angola 33.29 29.00* 117 45.06* 125 30.85 103
146 China 32.93 50.75 74 38.15 146 9.89 132
147 Iran 32.35 36.63 110 43.60 130 16.82 125
148 Vietnam 31.54 41.38 105 37.55* 148 18.28 124
149 Syria 29.95 39.88 107 45.01 126 4.95 133
150 Equatorial Guinea 26.07 31.50* 115 38.61* 145 13.46 127
151 Zimbabwe 24.85 26.13 119 36.81 150 11.61 129
152 Uzbekistan 22.39 27.25* 118 46.22* 116 3.90 134
153 Belarus 21.69 22.25* 123 37.86* 147 11.87 128
154 Turkmenistan 21.07 24.00* 120 50.34* 96 1.42 138
155 Laos 20.59 23.00* 121 32.44* 155 11.40 131
156 Myanmar 18.87 20.75 125 34.00 153 1.85 137
157 Cuba 15.83 22.50* 122 28.34* 157 2.02 135
158 Libya 13.53 21.00* 124 20.88* 158 1.86 136
159 North Korea 6.80 0.00* 126 30.61* 156 0.00 139

WORLD AVG = 56.85

* - does not have full information for this category / was not included in one of the indices. View Methodology for more details on how final scores were weighted.

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