2016 Index of Economic Freedom

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nameindex yearoverall scoreproperty rightsfreedom from corruptionfiscal freedomgovernment spendingbusiness freedomlabor freedommonetary freedomtrade freedominvestment freedomfinancial freedom
Afghanistan 2016 N/A N/A 12.0 91.6 81.2 56.6 63.2 N/A N/A 55.0 N/A
Albania 2016 65.9 35.0 33.0 87.8 75.0 67.6 51.5 81.7 87.6 70.0 70.0
Algeria 2016 50.1 25.0 36.0 81.0 59.4 62.1 48.2 68.1 60.8 30.0 30.0
Angola 2016 48.9 15.0 19.0 87.8 50.1 50.3 44.8 72.2 70.2 40.0 40.0
Argentina 2016 43.8 15.0 34.0 66.1 51.3 56.0 43.9 44.0 67.4 30.0 30.0
Armenia 2016 67.0 20.0 37.0 83.8 80.7 77.5 62.2 72.8 85.6 80.0 70.0
Australia 2016 80.3 90.0 80.0 63.2 62.0 89.4 77.2 85.2 86.4 80.0 90.0
Austria 2016 71.7 90.0 72.0 50.7 22.4 79.4 72.5 81.7 88.0 90.0 70.0
Azerbaijan 2016 60.2 20.0 29.0 88.0 56.7 70.3 75.2 77.0 75.8 60.0 50.0
Bahrain 2016 74.3 60.0 49.0 99.9 75.4 71.9 79.1 74.6 82.6 70.0 80.0
Bangladesh 2016 53.3 20.0 25.0 72.7 93.6 52.6 62.5 68.2 63.6 45.0 30.0
Barbados 2016 68.3 80.0 74.0 75.8 37.6 70.2 67.3 80.8 62.2 75.0 60.0
Belarus 2016 48.8 20.0 31.0 88.6 44.8 69.0 74.9 50.4 79.0 20.0 10.0
Belgium 2016 68.4 80.0 76.0 44.2 11.0 85.4 60.5 84.0 88.0 85.0 70.0
Belize 2016 57.4 35.0 6.7 82.1 71.9 63.3 60.3 79.2 70.0 55.0 50.0
Benin 2016 59.3 30.0 39.0 68.1 84.9 51.3 53.8 82.2 58.8 75.0 50.0
Bhutan 2016 59.5 60.0 65.0 83.1 67.5 65.2 77.6 66.9 60.0 20.0 30.0
Bolivia 2016 47.4 10.0 35.0 86.4 55.5 58.8 31.7 65.0 76.6 15.0 40.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016 58.6 20.0 39.0 83.9 33.1 54.6 59.4 84.3 87.0 65.0 60.0
Botswana 2016 71.1 70.0 63.0 79.1 68.4 66.4 68.5 76.3 84.0 65.0 70.0
Brazil 2016 56.5 45.0 43.0 69.7 55.2 61.4 52.5 64.2 69.4 55.0 50.0
Brunei Darussalam 2016 67.3 30.0 60.0 87.0 57.3 71.3 90.2 76.8 85.2 65.0 50.0
Bulgaria 2016 65.9 30.0 43.0 91.1 60.4 66.9 71.6 82.6 88.0 65.0 60.0
Burkina Faso 2016 59.1 30.0 38.0 82.8 76.8 46.3 58.9 84.9 68.2 65.0 40.0
Burma 2016 48.7 10.0 21.0 86.6 75.3 32.6 76.8 70.0 74.2 20.0 20.0
Burundi 2016 53.9 20.0 20.0 73.8 70.5 54.2 67.6 73.8 74.2 55.0 30.0
Cabo Verde 2016 66.5 75.0 57.0 78.1 66.9 61.3 43.6 84.5 68.2 70.0 60.0
Cambodia 2016 57.9 25.0 21.0 90.5 87.4 32.3 62.5 78.1 72.2 60.0 50.0
Cameroon 2016 54.2 25.0 27.0 75.6 85.6 46.9 48.9 81.2 61.6 40.0 50.0
Canada 2016 78.0 90.0 81.0 80.0 50.4 81.8 72.6 76.9 87.0 80.0 80.0
Central African Republic 2016 45.2 10.0 24.0 65.7 93.6 28.0 40.9 62.9 52.2 45.0 30.0
Chad 2016 46.3 20.0 22.0 46.0 84.3 30.9 48.9 71.4 49.8 50.0 40.0
Chile 2016 77.7 85.0 73.0 74.8 83.1 72.1 64.3 82.9 86.4 85.0 70.0
China 2016 52.0 20.0 36.0 69.7 74.3 54.2 62.0 70.6 72.8 30.0 30.0
Colombia 2016 70.8 50.0 37.0 80.1 74.4 78.2 77.6 79.6 81.0 80.0 70.0
Comoros 2016 52.4 30.0 26.0 64.5 81.0 49.6 51.0 79.4 72.0 40.0 30.0
Costa Rica 2016 67.4 50.0 54.0 79.4 88.7 68.6 53.8 77.6 81.6 70.0 50.0
Côte d'Ivoire 2016 60.0 30.0 32.0 78.3 85.4 62.2 46.9 73.5 71.8 70.0 50.0
Croatia 2016 59.1 35.0 48.0 70.8 33.7 60.3 42.4 78.7 87.4 75.0 60.0
Cuba 2016 29.8 10.0 46.0 52.1 0.0 20.0 20.0 65.2 64.6 10.0 10.0
Cyprus 2016 68.7 70.0 63.0 76.1 47.3 74.5 58.2 85.3 88.0 75.0 50.0
Czech Republic 2016 73.2 75.0 51.0 82.5 47.3 66.6 77.7 84.1 88.0 80.0 80.0
Democratic Republic of Congo 2016 46.4 10.0 22.0 73.3 95.2 42.8 41.0 78.5 61.0 20.0 20.0
Denmark 2016 75.3 95.0 92.0 39.5 2.3 95.4 86.0 84.4 88.0 90.0 80.0
Djibouti 2016 56.0 25.0 34.0 80.6 57.4 50.8 62.9 74.3 54.6 70.0 50.0
Dominica 2016 67.0 60.0 58.0 74.0 68.5 73.3 68.7 90.1 72.6 75.0 30.0
Dominican Republic 2016 61.0 25.0 32.0 84.5 90.2 56.6 56.5 73.1 77.2 75.0 40.0
Ecuador 2016 48.6 15.0 33.0 79.2 41.8 55.5 51.6 68.1 71.4 30.0 40.0
Egypt 2016 56.0 20.0 37.0 85.6 65.9 68.3 51.4 65.8 70.6 55.0 40.0
El Salvador 2016 65.1 35.0 39.0 79.1 85.3 56.0 52.6 83.4 85.8 75.0 60.0
Equatorial Guinea 2016 43.7 10.0 19.0 75.4 45.6 45.6 38.4 78.9 53.8 40.0 30.0
Eritrea 2016 42.7 10.0 18.0 80.9 73.4 32.1 65.6 57.8 69.2 0.0 20.0
Estonia 2016 77.2 90.0 69.0 81.9 54.9 79.0 57.2 82.2 88.0 90.0 80.0
Ethiopia 2016 51.5 30.0 33.0 77.2 90.5 55.8 57.7 66.0 65.0 20.0 20.0
Fiji 2016 58.8 30.0 22.3 81.2 75.3 62.0 70.6 77.6 68.8 50.0 50.0
Finland 2016 72.6 90.0 89.0 66.5 0.8 90.7 53.7 81.9 88.0 85.0 80.0
France 2016 62.3 80.0 69.0 47.7 2.5 78.4 43.5 79.1 83.0 70.0 70.0
Gabon 2016 59.0 40.0 37.0 77.6 74.5 58.4 61.9 78.4 61.8 60.0 40.0
Georgia 2016 72.6 40.0 52.0 87.6 75.3 86.5 75.7 80.5 88.6 80.0 60.0
Germany 2016 74.4 90.0 79.0 61.5 41.3 90.0 50.6 83.3 88.0 90.0 70.0
Ghana 2016 63.0 50.0 48.0 84.9 77.6 61.5 56.5 66.5 65.0 60.0 60.0
Greece 2016 53.2 40.0 43.0 64.4 0.0 73.8 50.2 77.7 83.0 60.0 40.0
Guatemala 2016 61.8 20.0 32.0 79.1 94.3 62.5 50.9 77.9 86.4 65.0 50.0
Guinea 2016 53.3 20.0 25.0 68.5 81.2 51.4 71.8 69.2 61.2 45.0 40.0
Guinea-Bissau 2016 51.8 20.0 19.0 89.3 94.1 36.7 61.1 78.5 59.4 30.0 30.0
Guyana 2016 55.4 30.0 30.0 68.7 73.1 63.0 70.7 77.4 70.8 40.0 30.0
Haiti 2016 51.3 10.0 19.0 80.5 76.4 47.1 62.0 76.0 72.0 40.0 30.0
Honduras 2016 57.7 30.0 29.0 84.2 72.0 58.0 31.0 74.8 78.4 60.0 60.0
Hong Kong 2016 88.6 90.0 74.0 92.6 90.7 97.4 89.0 81.8 90.0 90.0 90.0
Hungary 2016 66.0 45.0 54.0 78.7 26.7 70.6 63.8 88.3 88.0 75.0 70.0
Iceland 2016 73.3 90.0 79.0 73.3 42.1 90.1 61.6 79.5 87.8 70.0 60.0
India 2016 56.2 55.0 38.0 77.1 78.1 47.6 47.8 72.8 71.0 35.0 40.0
Indonesia 2016 59.4 30.0 34.0 83.4 89.0 54.0 49.3 74.3 80.4 40.0 60.0
Iran 2016 43.5 10.0 27.0 81.2 93.2 59.3 49.0 50.6 54.6 0.0 10.0
Iraq 2016 N/A N/A 16.0 N/A 29.7 63.2 68.5 75.0 N/A N/A N/A
Ireland 2016 77.3 90.0 74.0 73.6 50.3 79.6 72.1 85.5 88.0 90.0 70.0
Israel 2016 70.7 75.0 60.0 60.6 48.8 70.6 64.6 84.2 88.2 85.0 70.0
Italy 2016 61.2 50.0 43.0 55.8 22.1 70.3 53.0 84.5 88.0 85.0 60.0
Jamaica 2016 67.5 40.0 38.0 81.7 78.0 81.3 72.7 77.5 75.4 80.0 50.0
Japan 2016 73.1 80.0 76.0 68.5 46.2 82.5 83.9 81.2 82.6 70.0 60.0
Jordan 2016 68.3 60.0 49.0 91.7 62.0 64.9 68.4 83.1 73.4 70.0 60.0
Kazakhstan 2016 63.6 30.0 29.0 93.0 87.7 72.3 82.7 74.0 77.4 40.0 50.0
Kenya 2016 57.5 30.0 25.0 79.4 80.8 48.6 62.2 73.5 65.6 60.0 50.0
Kiribati 2016 46.2 30.0 29.2 73.3 0.0 51.6 83.9 81.0 58.2 25.0 30.0
Kosovo 2016 61.4 30.0 33.0 93.6 76.8 69.3 66.3 78.9 70.8 65.0 30.0
Kuwait 2016 62.7 45.0 44.0 97.7 57.7 63.4 62.7 74.2 77.2 55.0 50.0
Kyrgyz Republic 2016 59.6 20.0 27.0 93.7 56.3 65.3 80.4 68.4 75.0 60.0 50.0
Laos 2016 49.8 15.0 25.0 86.1 73.8 55.9 57.6 71.3 58.6 35.0 20.0
Latvia 2016 70.4 50.0 55.0 84.8 58.4 78.6 59.5 84.8 88.0 85.0 60.0
Lebanon 2016 59.5 20.0 27.0 91.3 75.7 59.1 57.3 79.0 75.8 60.0 50.0
Lesotho 2016 50.6 30.0 49.0 59.1 0.0 53.3 62.1 76.9 85.8 50.0 40.0
Liberia 2016 52.2 25.0 37.0 83.8 67.7 55.1 44.5 71.0 72.8 45.0 20.0
Libya 2016 N/A 10.0 18.0 95.0 0.0 55.5 63.1 74.0 N/A 5.0 N/A
Liechtenstein 2016 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90.0 85.0 80.0
Lithuania 2016 75.2 65.0 58.0 92.9 63.8 80.0 60.0 84.6 88.0 80.0 80.0
Luxembourg 2016 73.9 90.0 82.0 61.1 43.0 73.7 42.6 83.2 88.0 95.0 80.0
Macau 2016 70.1 60.0 49.7 73.1 93.9 60.0 50.0 69.6 90.0 85.0 70.0
Macedonia 2016 67.5 35.0 45.0 92.1 69.6 76.4 66.7 83.5 86.4 60.0 60.0
Madagascar 2016 61.1 45.0 28.0 91.1 93.4 52.9 48.5 74.5 77.2 50.0 50.0
Malawi 2016 51.8 40.0 33.0 79.0 27.1 44.5 63.4 53.6 72.4 55.0 50.0
Malaysia 2016 71.5 55.0 52.0 85.0 74.3 91.4 71.5 84.5 81.4 60.0 60.0
Maldives 2016 53.9 25.0 21.9 94.0 60.8 81.5 70.4 73.0 47.8 35.0 30.0
Mali 2016 56.5 25.0 32.0 70.3 82.8 46.3 50.8 83.0 70.2 65.0 40.0
Malta 2016 66.7 70.0 55.0 63.9 46.5 61.6 53.5 83.5 88.0 85.0 60.0
Mauritania 2016 54.8 25.0 30.0 81.6 75.3 48.7 50.7 77.7 69.0 50.0 40.0
Mauritius 2016 74.7 60.0 54.0 92.0 81.5 77.5 65.0 78.7 88.6 80.0 70.0
Mexico 2016 65.2 50.0 35.0 74.9 76.4 70.7 58.2 77.4 79.2 70.0 60.0
Micronesia 2016 51.8 30.0 30.0 93.2 0.0 57.5 79.1 82.1 85.6 30.0 30.0
Moldova 2016 57.4 40.0 35.0 85.4 55.6 64.6 39.3 76.0 73.6 55.0 50.0
Mongolia 2016 59.4 30.0 39.0 84.4 51.5 67.7 77.9 68.0 70.0 45.0 60.0
Montenegro 2016 64.9 40.0 42.0 91.6 39.8 76.6 72.0 82.6 84.8 70.0 50.0
Morocco 2016 61.3 40.0 39.0 71.5 65.6 66.4 34.3 84.1 81.8 70.0 60.0
Mozambique 2016 53.2 30.0 31.0 74.3 63.5 55.9 41.9 79.5 70.8 35.0 50.0
Namibia 2016 61.9 30.0 49.0 64.4 63.9 68.2 84.5 75.1 83.4 60.0 40.0
Nepal 2016 50.9 30.0 29.0 85.1 91.1 64.9 47.3 70.8 55.6 5.0 30.0
New Zealand 2016 81.6 95.0 91.0 71.0 46.0 91.4 85.9 88.1 87.2 80.0 80.0
Nicaragua 2016 58.6 10.0 28.0 78.0 82.8 61.2 55.7 69.0 86.2 65.0 50.0
Niger 2016 54.3 30.0 35.0 76.3 76.8 39.6 42.3 83.0 64.6 55.0 40.0
Nigeria 2016 57.5 30.0 27.0 85.1 94.6 48.7 72.9 71.5 64.8 40.0 40.0
North Korea 2016 2.3 5.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 5.0 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Norway 2016 70.8 90.0 86.0 53.2 41.8 89.6 48.5 76.2 87.8 75.0 60.0
Oman 2016 67.1 55.0 45.0 98.5 36.8 70.1 72.5 77.9 85.0 70.0 60.0
Pakistan 2016 55.9 30.0 29.0 79.0 86.2 61.2 42.1 71.5 65.0 55.0 40.0
Panama 2016 64.8 30.0 37.0 84.4 77.9 74.4 42.9 78.6 77.8 75.0 70.0
Papua New Guinea 2016 53.2 20.0 25.0 67.3 76.2 59.9 71.9 70.6 85.6 25.0 30.0
Paraguay 2016 61.5 30.0 24.0 96.3 83.3 62.6 30.4 76.8 76.2 75.0 60.0
Peru 2016 67.4 40.0 38.0 78.5 86.1 67.8 62.9 83.7 87.0 70.0 60.0
Philippines 2016 63.1 30.0 38.0 79.0 89.6 63.0 57.1 77.7 76.4 60.0 60.0
Poland 2016 69.3 65.0 61.0 75.5 46.5 68.7 58.0 85.2 88.0 75.0 70.0
Portugal 2016 65.1 70.0 63.0 60.5 24.8 85.3 43.5 85.7 88.0 70.0 60.0
Qatar 2016 70.7 65.0 69.0 99.7 70.4 71.4 70.7 74.1 81.8 45.0 60.0
Republic of Congo 2016 42.8 10.0 23.0 66.9 55.8 35.9 38.8 75.6 52.0 40.0 30.0
Romania 2016 65.6 35.0 43.0 87.5 65.6 66.1 65.1 81.1 88.0 75.0 50.0
Russia 2016 50.6 20.0 27.0 82.2 56.2 72.2 57.6 62.9 72.4 25.0 30.0
Rwanda 2016 63.1 30.0 49.0 80.1 77.1 60.5 82.0 79.4 67.6 65.0 40.0
Saint Lucia 2016 70.0 70.0 71.0 76.9 70.6 77.6 76.2 80.3 72.0 65.0 40.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2016 68.8 70.0 67.0 73.8 69.7 77.6 74.5 85.3 65.4 65.0 40.0
Samoa 2016 63.5 60.0 52.0 78.9 57.5 77.1 71.8 82.5 70.6 55.0 30.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 2016 56.7 25.0 42.0 87.4 70.1 65.9 46.1 67.6 73.0 60.0 30.0
Saudi Arabia 2016 62.1 40.0 49.0 99.7 56.8 69.9 68.5 69.2 77.8 40.0 50.0
Senegal 2016 58.1 40.0 43.0 71.6 76.1 49.1 42.4 84.9 73.8 60.0 40.0
Serbia 2016 62.1 50.0 41.0 84.3 44.1 60.2 66.2 77.5 77.8 70.0 50.0
Seychelles 2016 62.2 50.0 55.0 79.3 62.0 66.0 62.1 79.7 83.4 55.0 30.0
Sierra Leone 2016 52.3 10.0 31.0 81.2 92.6 49.9 43.2 70.8 69.4 55.0 20.0
Singapore 2016 87.8 90.0 84.0 91.2 90.1 95.0 90.7 81.8 90.0 85.0 80.0
Slovakia 2016 66.6 50.0 50.0 80.1 49.5 68.4 55.0 79.5 88.0 75.0 70.0
Slovenia 2016 60.6 60.0 58.0 58.6 0.0 82.0 55.4 84.3 88.0 70.0 50.0
Solomon Islands 2016 47.0 30.0 25.0 61.4 25.2 68.5 66.2 75.5 73.0 15.0 30.0
Somalia 2016 N/A N/A 8.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
South Africa 2016 61.9 50.0 44.0 70.1 69.9 69.7 58.7 74.6 77.0 45.0 60.0
South Korea 2016 71.7 70.0 55.0 73.8 69.7 91.1 50.6 82.6 74.6 70.0 80.0
Spain 2016 68.5 70.0 60.0 58.3 41.1 76.0 51.7 84.7 88.0 85.0 70.0
Sri Lanka 2016 59.9 40.0 38.0 85.1 90.0 70.3 56.5 71.5 72.4 35.0 40.0
Sudan 2016 N/A N/A 11.0 86.4 94.8 48.8 43.5 46.7 50.6 10.0 N/A
Suriname 2016 53.8 30.0 36.0 69.4 70.3 48.8 76.3 78.7 68.4 30.0 30.0
Swaziland 2016 59.7 40.0 43.0 70.9 64.9 58.6 65.8 74.5 88.8 50.0 40.0
Sweden 2016 72.0 90.0 87.0 44.4 14.9 89.7 53.5 87.1 88.0 85.0 80.0
Switzerland 2016 81.0 90.0 86.0 70.9 66.3 82.2 72.1 87.8 90.0 85.0 80.0
Syria 2016 N/A 10.0 20.0 N/A N/A 62.4 46.9 42.7 56.6 0.0 20.0
Taiwan 2016 74.7 70.0 61.0 76.1 88.7 93.2 53.8 83.2 86.4 75.0 60.0
Tajikistan 2016 51.3 20.0 23.0 91.6 76.9 61.1 47.3 69.8 68.6 25.0 30.0
Tanzania 2016 58.5 25.0 31.0 79.2 88.4 47.5 62.6 67.7 73.2 60.0 50.0
Thailand 2016 63.9 40.0 38.0 81.1 82.2 76.3 62.5 70.9 77.6 50.0 60.0
The Bahamas 2016 70.9 70.0 71.0 97.9 84.3 70.7 72.8 78.5 64.0 40.0 60.0
The Gambia 2016 57.1 25.0 29.0 75.5 78.0 53.4 65.8 64.7 65.0 65.0 50.0
The Netherlands 2016 74.6 90.0 83.0 52.7 34.4 80.0 64.0 83.4 88.0 90.0 80.0
Timor-Leste 2016 45.8 20.0 28.0 64.7 0.0 68.0 66.0 70.9 80.0 40.0 20.0
Togo 2016 53.6 30.0 29.0 68.7 80.4 51.4 46.2 79.5 71.2 50.0 30.0
Tonga 2016 59.6 25.0 28.6 86.9 76.3 76.4 86.1 77.4 79.6 40.0 20.0
Trinidad and Tobago 2016 62.9 50.0 38.0 79.4 62.3 69.5 72.8 68.5 78.6 60.0 50.0
Tunisia 2016 57.6 40.0 40.0 74.0 73.4 81.3 64.0 75.6 62.2 35.0 30.0
Turkey 2016 62.1 40.0 45.0 75.2 55.6 65.4 48.6 71.5 84.4 75.0 60.0
Turkmenistan 2016 41.9 5.0 17.0 95.3 92.2 30.0 20.0 69.4 80.0 0.0 10.0
Uganda 2016 59.3 25.0 26.0 73.2 91.5 40.3 83.7 80.1 72.8 60.0 40.0
Ukraine 2016 46.8 25.0 26.0 78.6 30.6 56.8 47.9 66.9 85.8 20.0 30.0
United Arab Emirates 2016 72.6 55.0 70.0 95.0 76.1 79.6 80.7 81.3 82.8 45.0 60.0
United Kingdom 2016 76.4 90.0 78.0 64.9 39.0 86.0 71.8 76.4 88.0 90.0 80.0
United States 2016 75.4 80.0 74.0 65.6 54.7 84.7 91.4 77.0 87.0 70.0 70.0
Uruguay 2016 68.8 70.0 73.0 77.2 67.6 75.3 62.5 71.3 80.6 80.0 30.0
Uzbekistan 2016 46.0 15.0 18.0 90.4 66.6 67.1 61.9 65.6 65.6 0.0 10.0
Vanuatu 2016 60.8 40.0 33.5 97.0 86.1 51.8 47.7 78.3 74.0 60.0 40.0
Venezuela 2016 33.7 5.0 19.0 74.9 56.7 45.3 29.5 33.8 63.2 0.0 10.0
Vietnam 2016 54.0 15.0 31.0 79.3 75.1 58.3 62.6 70.6 83.0 25.0 40.0
Yemen 2016 N/A 30.0 19.0 N/A N/A 51.9 54.4 71.0 N/A N/A 30.0
Zambia 2016 58.8 30.0 38.0 73.3 81.1 66.4 48.3 72.6 78.2 50.0 50.0
Zimbabwe 2016 38.2 10.0 21.0 60.8 73.6 37.6 30.0 79.1 50.2 10.0 10.0

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