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This article is about the index published by the Wall Street Journal and the Heritage Foundation. For other indices, see Indices of economic freedom.
The 2015 Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom. [1]
  80–100
  70.0–79.9
  60.0-69.9
  50.0-59.9
  0-49.9
  
Not ranked

The Index of Economic Freedom is an annual index and ranking created by The Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal in 1995 to measure the degree of economic freedom in the world's nations. The creators of the index took an approach similar to Adam Smith's in The Wealth of Nations, that "basic institutions that protect the liberty of individuals to pursue their own economic interests result in greater prosperity for the larger society".[2][3]

2015[edit]

Key: ██ Free (80-100), ██ Mostly Free (70.0-79.9), ██ Moderately Free (60.0-69.9), ██ Mostly Unfree (50.0-59.9), ██ Repressed (0-49.9).

  2015 [4] 2014 [5] 2013 [6]
Country Rank Score Change in Yearly Score from 2014 Rank Score Change in Yearly Score from 2013 Rank Score Change in Yearly Score from 2012
 Hong Kong 1 89.6 Decrease -0.5 1 90.1 Increase 0.8 1 89.3 Decrease -0.6
 Singapore 2 89.4 Steady 0 2 89.4 Increase 1.4 2 88 Increase 0.5
 New Zealand 3 82.1 Increase 0.9 5 81.2 Decrease -0.2 4 81.4 Decrease -0.7
 Australia 4 81.4 Decrease -0.6 3 82 Decrease -0.6 3 82.6 Decrease -0.5
  Switzerland 5 80.5 Decrease -1.1 4 81.6 Increase 0.6 5 81 Decrease -0.1
 Canada 6 79.1 Decrease -1.1 6 80.2 Increase 0.8 6 79.4 Decrease -0.5
 Chile 7 78.5 Decrease -0.2 7 78.7 Decrease -0.3 7 79 Increase 0.7
 Estonia 8 76.8 Increase 0.9 11 75.9 Increase 0.6 13 75.3 Increase 2.1
 Ireland 9 76.6 Increase 0.4 9 76.2 Increase 0.5 11 75.7 Decrease -1.2
 Mauritius 10 76.4 Decrease -0.1 8 76.5 Decrease -0.4 8 76.9 Decrease -0.1
 Denmark 11 76.3 Increase 0.2 10 76.1 Steady 0 9 76.1 Decrease -0.1
 United States 12 76.2 Increase 0.7 12 75.5 Decrease -0.5 10 76 Decrease -0.3
 United Kingdom 13 75.8 Increase 0.9 14 74.9 Increase 0.1 14 74.8 Increase 0.7
 Taiwan 14 75.1 Increase 1.2 17 73.9 Increase 1.2 20 72.7 Increase 0.8
 Lithuania 15 74.7 Increase 1.7 21 73 Increase 0.9 22 72.1 Increase 0.6
 Germany 16 73.8 Increase 0.4 18 73.4 Increase 0.6 19 72.8 Increase 1.8
 Netherlands 17 73.7 Decrease -0.5 15 74.2 Increase 0.7 17 73.5 Increase 0.2
 Bahrain 18 73.4 Decrease -1.7 13 75.1 Decrease -0.4 12 75.5 Increase 0.3
 Finland 19 73.4 Steady 0 19 73.4 Decrease -0.6 16 74 Increase 1.7
 Japan 20 73.3 Increase 0.9 25 72.4 Increase 0.6 24 71.8 Increase 0.2
 Luxembourg 21 73.2 Decrease -1 16 74.2 Steady 0 15 74.2 Decrease -0.3
 Georgia 22 73 Increase 0.4 22 72.6 Increase 0.4 21 72.2 Increase 2.8
 Sweden 23 72.7 Decrease -0.4 20 73.1 Increase 0.2 18 72.9 Increase 1.2
 Czech Republic 24 72.5 Increase 0.3 26 72.2 Increase 1.3 29 70.9 Increase 1
 United Arab Emirates 25 72.4 Increase 1 28 71.4 Increase 0.3 28 71.1 Increase 1.8
 Iceland 26 72 Decrease -0.4 23 72.4 Increase 0.3 23 72.1 Increase 1.2
 Norway 27 71.8 Increase 0.9 32 70.9 Increase 0.4 31 70.5 Increase 1.7
 Colombia 28 71.7 Increase 1 34 70.7 Increase 1.1 37 69.6 Increase 1.6
 South Korea 29 71.5 Increase 0.3 31 71.2 Increase 0.9 34 70.3 Increase 0.4
 Austria 30 71.2 Decrease -1.2 24 72.4 Increase 0.6 25 71.8 Increase 1.5
 Malaysia 31 70.8 Increase 1.2 37 69.6 Increase 3.5 56 66.1 Decrease -0.3
 Qatar 32 70.8 Decrease -0.4 30 71.2 Decrease -0.1 27 71.3 Steady 0
 Israel 33 70.5 Increase 2.1 44 68.4 Increase 1.5 51 66.9 Decrease -0.9
 Macau 34 70.3 Decrease -1 29 71.3 Decrease -0.4 26 71.7 Decrease -0.1
 Saint Lucia 35 70.2 Decrease -0.5 33 70.7 Increase 0.3 32 70.4 Decrease -0.9
 Botswana 36 69.8 Decrease -2.2 27 72 Increase 1.4 30 70.6 Increase 1
 Latvia 37 69.7 Increase 1 42 68.7 Increase 2.2 55 66.5 Increase 1.3
 Jordan 38 69.3 Increase 0.1 39 69.2 Decrease -1.2 33 70.4 Increase 0.5
 Brunei 39 68.9 Decrease -0.1 40 69 -
 Belgium 40 68.8 Decrease -1.1 35 69.9 Increase 0.7 40 69.2 Increase 0.2
 Bahamas 41 68.7 Decrease -1.1 36 69.8 Decrease -0.3 35 70.1 Increase 2.1
 Poland 42 68.6 Increase 1.6 50 67 Increase 1 57 66 Increase 1.8
 Uruguay 43 68.6 Decrease -0.7 38 69.3 Decrease -0.4 36 69.7 Decrease -0.2
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 44 68 Increase 1 52 67 Increase 0.3 54 66.7 Increase 0.2
 Cyprus 45 67.9 Increase 0.3 46 67.6 Decrease -1.4 41 69 Decrease -2.8
 Barbados 46 67.9 Decrease -0.4 45 68.3 Decrease -1 39 69.3 Increase 0.3
 Peru 47 67.7 Increase 0.3 47 67.4 Decrease -0.8 44 68.2 Decrease -0.5
 Jamaica 48 67.7 Increase 1 56 66.7 Decrease -0.1 52 66.8 Increase 1.7
 Spain 49 67.6 Increase 0.4 49 67.2 Decrease -0.8 46 68 Decrease -1.1
 Slovakia 50 67.2 Increase 0.8 57 66.4 Decrease -2.3 42 68.7 Increase 1.7
 Costa Rica 51 67.2 Increase 0.3 53 66.9 Decrease -0.1 49 67 Decrease -1
 Armenia 52 67.1 Decrease -1.8 41 68.9 Decrease -0.5 38 69.4 Increase 0.6
 Macedonia 53 67.1 Decrease -1.5 43 68.6 Increase 0.4 43 68.2 Decrease -0.3
 Hungary 54 66.8 Decrease -0.2 51 67 Decrease -0.3 48 67.3 Increase 0.2
 Bulgaria 55 66.8 Increase 1.1 61 65.7 Increase 0.7 60 65 Increase 0.3
 Oman 56 66.7 Decrease -0.7 48 67.4 Decrease -0.7 45 68.1 Increase 0.2
 Romania 57 66.6 Increase 1.1 62 65.5 Increase 0.4 59 65.1 Increase 0.7
 Malta 58 66.5 Increase 0.1 58 66.4 Decrease -1.1 47 67.5 Increase 0.5
 Mexico 59 66.4 Decrease -0.4 55 66.8 Decrease -0.2 50 67 Increase 1.7
 Cape Verde 60 66.4 Increase 0.3 60 66.1 Increase 2.4 65 63.7 Increase 0.2
 Dominica 61 66.1 Increase 0.9 63 65.2 Increase 1.3 64 63.9 Increase 2.3
 El Salvador 62 65.7 Decrease -0.5 59 66.2 Decrease -0.5 53 66.7 Decrease -2
 Albania 63 65.7 Decrease -1.2 54 66.9 Increase 1.7 58 65.2 Increase 0.1
 Portugal 64 65.3 Increase 1.8 69 63.5 Increase 0.4 67 63.1 Increase 0.1
 Rwanda 65 64.8 Increase 0.1 65 64.7 Increase 0.6 63 64.1 Decrease -0.8
 Montenegro 66 64.7 Increase 1.1 68 63.6 Increase 1 70 62.6 Increase 0.1
 Trinidad and Tobago 67 64.1 Increase 1.4 73 62.7 Increase 0.4 72 62.3 Decrease -2.1
 Panama 68 64.1 Increase 0.7 71 63.4 Increase 0.9 71 62.5 Decrease -2.7
 Kazakhstan 69 63.3 Decrease -0.4 67 63.7 Increase 0.7 68 63 Decrease -0.6
 Turkey 70 63.2 Decrease -1.7 64 64.9 Increase 2 69 62.9 Increase 0.4
 Ghana 71 63 Decrease -1.2 66 64.2 Increase 2.9 77 61.3 Increase 0.6
 South Africa 72 62.6 Increase 0.1 75 62.5 Increase 0.7 74 61.8 Decrease -0.9
 France 73 62.5 Decrease -1 70 63.5 Decrease -0.6 62 64.1 Increase 0.9
 Kuwait 74 62.5 Increase 0.2 76 62.3 Decrease -0.8 66 63.1 Increase 0.6
 Thailand 75 62.4 Decrease -0.9 72 63.3 Decrease -0.8 61 64.1 Decrease -0.8
 Philippines 76 62.2 Increase 2.1 89 60.1 Increase 1.9 97 58.2 Increase 1.1
 Saudi Arabia 77 62.1 Decrease -0.1 77 62.2 Increase 1.6 82 60.6 Decrease -1.9
 Samoa 78 61.9 Increase 0.8 84 61.1 Increase 4 106 57.1 Decrease -3.4
 Madagascar 79 61.7 Steady 0 79 61.7 Decrease -0.3 73 62 Decrease -0.4
 Italy 80 61.7 Increase 0.8 86 60.9 Increase 0.3 83 60.6 Increase 1.8
 Croatia 81 61.5 Increase 1.1 87 60.4 Decrease -0.9 78 61.3 Increase 0.4
 Kyrgyzstan 82 61.3 Increase 0.2 85 61.1 Increase 1.5 89 59.6 Decrease -0.6
 Paraguay 83 61.1 Decrease -0.9 78 62 Increase 0.9 80 61.1 Decrease -0.7
 Vanuatu 84 61.1 Increase 1.6 93 59.5 Increase 2.9 109 56.6 Steady 0
 Azerbaijan 85 61 Decrease -0.3 81 61.3 Increase 1.6 88 59.7 Increase 0.8
 Dominican Republic 86 61 Decrease -0.3 80 61.3 Increase 1.6 87 59.7 Decrease -0.5
 Guatemala 87 60.4 Decrease -0.8 83 61.2 Increase 1.2 85 60 Decrease -0.9
 Slovenia 88 60.3 Decrease -2.4 74 62.7 Increase 1 76 61.7 Decrease -1.2
 Morocco 89 60.1 Increase 1.8 103 58.3 Decrease -1.3 90 59.6 Decrease -0.6
 Serbia 90 60 Increase 0.6 95 59.4 Increase 0.8 94 58.6 Increase 0.6
 Swaziland 91 59.9 Decrease -1.3 82 61.2 Increase 4 104 57.2 Steady 0
 Uganda 92 59.7 Decrease -0.2 91 59.9 Decrease -1.2 79 61.1 Decrease -0.8
 Namibia 93 59.6 Increase 0.2 94 59.4 Decrease -0.9 84 60.3 Decrease -1.6
 Lebanon 94 59.3 Decrease -0.1 96 59.4 Decrease -0.1 91 59.5 Decrease -0.6
 Tonga 95 59.3 Increase 1.1 104 58.2 Increase 2.2 112 56 Decrease -1
 Mongolia 96 59.2 Increase 0.3 97 58.9 Decrease -2.8 75 61.7 Increase 0.2
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 97 59 Increase 0.6 101 58.4 Increase 1.1 103 57.3 Steady 0
 Fiji 98 59 Increase 0.3 99 58.7 Increase 1.5 105 57.2 Decrease -0.1
 Benin 99 58.8 Increase 1.7 113 57.1 Decrease -0.5 101 57.6 Increase 1.9
 Zambia 100 58.7 Decrease -1.7 88 60.4 Increase 1.7 93 58.7 Increase 0.4
 Sri Lanka 101 58.6 Decrease -1.4 90 60 Decrease -0.7 81 60.7 Increase 2.4
 Burkina Faso 102 58.6 Decrease -0.3 98 58.9 Decrease -1 86 59.9 Decrease -0.7
 Ivory Coast 103 58.5 Increase 0.8 107 57.7 Increase 3.6 126 54.1 Decrease -0.2
 Gabon 104 58.3 Increase 0.5 105 57.8 Steady 0 99 57.8 Increase 1.4
 Indonesia 105 58.1 Decrease -0.4 100 58.5 Increase 1.6 108 56.9 Increase 0.5
 Senegal 106 57.8 Increase 2.4 125 55.4 Decrease -0.1 116 55.5 Increase 0.1
 Tunisia 107 57.7 Increase 0.4 109 57.3 Increase 0.3 107 57 Decrease -1.6
 Nicaragua 108 57.6 Decrease -0.8 102 58.4 Increase 1.8 110 56.6 Decrease -1.3
 Tanzania 109 57.5 Decrease -0.3 106 57.8 Decrease -0.1 98 57.9 Increase 0.9
 Cambodia 110 57.5 Increase 0.1 108 57.4 Decrease -1.1 95 58.5 Increase 0.9
 Moldova 111 57.5 Increase 0.2 110 57.3 Increase 1.8 115 55.5 Increase 1.1
 Djibouti 112 57.5 Increase 1.6 118 55.9 Increase 2 127 53.9 Steady 0
 Gambia 113 57.5 Decrease -2 92 59.5 Increase 0.7 92 58.8 Steady 0
 Seychelles 114 57.5 Increase 1.3 117 56.2 Increase 1.3 124 54.9 Increase 1.9
 Bhutan 115 57.4 Increase 0.7 116 56.7 Increase 1.7 122 55 Decrease -1.6
 Honduras 116 57.4 Increase 0.3 112 57.1 Decrease -1.3 96 58.4 Decrease -0.4
 Belize 117 56.8 Increase 0.1 115 56.7 Decrease -0.6 102 57.3 Decrease -4.6
 Brazil 118 56.6 Decrease -0.3 114 56.9 Decrease -0.8 100 57.7 Decrease -0.2
 Mali 119 56.4 Increase 0.9 122 55.5 Decrease -0.9 111 56.4 Increase 0.6
 Nigeria 120 55.6 Increase 1.3 129 54.3 Decrease -0.8 120 55.1 Decrease -1.2
 Pakistan 121 55.6 Increase 0.4 126 55.2 Increase 0.1 121 55.1 Increase 0.4
 Kenya 122 55.6 Decrease -1.5 111 57.1 Increase 1.2 114 55.9 Decrease -1.6
 Guyana 123 55.5 Decrease -0.2 121 55.7 Increase 1.9 129 53.8 Increase 2.5
 Egypt 124 55.2 Increase 2.3 135 52.9 Decrease -1.9 125 54.8 Decrease -3.1
 Mozambique 125 54.8 Decrease -0.2 128 55 Steady 0 123 55 Decrease -2.1
 Malawi 126 54.8 Decrease -0.6 124 55.4 Increase 0.1 118 55.3 Decrease -1.1
 Niger 127 54.6 Decrease -0.5 127 55.1 Increase 1.2 128 53.9 Decrease -0.4
 India 128 54.6 Decrease -1.1 120 55.7 Increase 0.5 119 55.2 Increase 0.6
 Suriname 129 54.2 Steady 0 130 54.2 Increase 2.2 135 52 Decrease -0.6
 Greece 130 54 Decrease -1.7 119 55.7 Increase 0.3 117 55.4 Steady 0
 Bangladesh 131 53.9 Decrease -0.2 131 54.1 Increase 1.5 132 52.6 Decrease -0.6
 Burundi 132 53.7 Increase 2.3 141 51.4 Increase 2.4 148 49 Increase 0.9
 Yemen 133 53.7 Decrease -1.8 123 55.5 Decrease -0.4 113 55.9 Increase 0.6
 Maldives 134 53.4 Increase 2.4 145 51 Increase 2 149 49 Decrease -0.2
 Mauritania 135 53.3 Increase 0.1 134 53.2 Increase 0.9 134 52.3 Decrease -0.7
 São Tomé and Príncipe 136 53.3 Increase 4.5 157 48.8 Increase 0.8 153 48 Decrease -2.2
 Papua New Guinea 137 53.1 Decrease -0.8 132 53.9 Increase 0.3 130 53.6 Decrease -0.2
 Togo 138 53 Increase 3.1 152 49.9 Increase 1.1 150 48.8 Increase 0.5
 China 139 52.7 Increase 0.2 137 52.5 Increase 0.6 136 51.9 Increase 0.7
 Tajikistan 140 52.7 Increase 0.7 139 52 Decrease -1.4 131 53.4 Steady 0
 Liberia 141 52.7 Increase 0.3 138 52.4 Increase 3.1 147 49.3 Increase 0.7
 Comoros 142 52.1 Increase 0.7 142 51.4 Increase 3.9 157 47.5 Increase 1.8
 Russia 143 52.1 Increase 0.2 140 51.9 Increase 0.8 139 51.1 Increase 0.6
 Guinea 144 52.1 Decrease -1.4 133 53.5 Increase 2.3 137 51.2 Increase 0.4
 Guinea-Bissau 145 52 Increase 0.7 143 51.3 Increase 0.2 138 51.1 Increase 1
 Cameroon 146 51.9 Decrease -0.7 136 52.6 Increase 0.3 133 52.3 Increase 0.5
 Sierra Leone 147 51.7 Increase 1.2 148 50.5 Increase 2.2 151 48.3 Decrease -0.8
 Vietnam 148 51.7 Increase 0.9 147 50.8 Decrease -0.2 140 51 Decrease -0.3
 Ethiopia 149 51.5 Increase 1.5 151 50 Increase 0.6 146 49.4 Decrease -2.6
 Laos 150 51.4 Increase 0.2 144 51.2 Increase 1.1 144 50.1 Increase 0.1
 Haiti 151 51.3 Increase 2.4 156 48.9 Increase 0.8 152 48.1 Decrease -2.6
   Nepal 152 51.3 Increase 1.2 149 50.1 Decrease -0.3 141 50.4 Increase 0.2
 Belarus 153 49.8 Decrease -0.3 150 50.1 Increase 2.1 154 48 Decrease -1
 Federated States of Micronesia 154 49.6 Decrease -0.2 153 49.8 Decrease -0.3 143 50.1 Decrease -0.6
 Lesotho 155 49.6 Increase 0.1 154 49.5 Increase 1.6 155 47.9 Increase 1.3
 Ecuador 156 49.2 Increase 1.2 159 48 Increase 1.1 159 46.9 Decrease -1.4
 Algeria 157 48.9 Decrease -1.9 146 50.8 Increase 1.2 145 49.6 Decrease -1.4
 Angola 158 47.9 Increase 0.2 160 47.7 Increase 0.4 158 47.3 Increase 0.6
 Solomon Islands 159 47 Increase 0.8 165 46.2 Increase 1.2 165 45 Decrease -1.2
 Uzbekistan 160 47 Increase 0.5 163 46.5 Increase 0.5 162 46 Increase 0.2
 Burma 161 46.9 Increase 0.4 162 46.5 Increase 7.3 172 39.2 Increase 0.5
 Ukraine 162 46.9 Decrease -2.4 155 49.3 Increase 3 161 46.3 Increase 0.2
 Bolivia 163 46.8 Decrease -1.6 158 48.4 Increase 0.5 156 47.9 Decrease -2.3
 Kiribati 164 46.4 Increase 0.1 164 46.3 Increase 0.4 163 45.9 Decrease -1
 Chad 165 45.9 Increase 1.4 167 44.5 Decrease -0.7 164 45.2 Increase 0.4
 Central African Republic 166 45.9 Decrease -0.8 161 46.7 Decrease -3.7 142 50.4 Increase 0.1
 Timor-Leste 167 45.5 Increase 2.3 170 43.2 Decrease -0.5 166 43.7 Increase 0.4
 Republic of the Congo 168 45 Increase 4.4 172 40.6 Increase 1 171 39.6 Decrease -1.5
 Argentina 169 44.1 Decrease -0.5 166 44.6 Decrease -2.1 160 46.7 Decrease -1.3
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 170 42.7 Decrease -1 169 43.7 Increase 0.2 167 43.5 Decrease -0.3
 Iran 171 41.8 Increase 1.5 173 40.3 Decrease -2.9 168 43.2 Increase 0.9
 Turkmenistan 172 41.4 Decrease -0.8 171 42.2 Decrease -0.4 169 42.6 Decrease -1.2
 Equatorial Guinea 173 40.4 Decrease -4 168 44.4 Increase 2.1 170 42.3 Decrease -0.5
 Eritrea 174 38.9 Increase 0.4 174 38.5 Increase 2.2 173 36.3 Increase 0.1
 Zimbabwe 175 37.6 Increase 2.1 176 35.5 Increase 6.9 175 28.6 Increase 2.3
 Venezuela 176 34.3 Decrease -2 175 36.3 Increase 0.2 174 36.1 Decrease -2
 Cuba 177 29.6 Increase 0.9 177 28.7 Increase 0.2 176 28.5 Increase 0.2
 North Korea 178 1.3 Increase 0.3 178 1 Decrease -0.5 177 1.5 Increase 0.5

2014[edit]

The 2014 Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom

Key: ██ Free (80-100), ██ Mostly Free (70.0-79.9), ██ Moderately Free (60.0-69.9), ██ Mostly Unfree (50.0-59.9), ██ Repressed (0-49.9).

Country Rank Score Change
 Hong Kong[a] 1 90.1 Increase 0.8
 Singapore 2 89.4 Increase 1.4
 Australia 3 82.0 Decrease 0.6
  Switzerland 4 81.6 Increase 0.6
 New Zealand 5 81.2 Decrease 0.2
 Canada 6 80.2 Increase 0.8
 Chile 7 78.7 Decrease 0.3
 Mauritius 8 76.5 Decrease 0.4
 Ireland 9 76.2 Increase 0.5
 Denmark 10 76.1 Steady 0.0
 Estonia 11 75.9 Increase 0.6
 United States 12 75.5 Decrease 0.5
 Bahrain 13 75.1 Decrease 0.4
 United Kingdom 14 74.9 Increase 0.1
 Netherlands 15 74.2 Increase 0.7
 Luxembourg 16 74.2 Steady 0.0
 Taiwan 17 73.9 Increase 1.2
 Germany 18 73.4 Increase 0.6
 Finland 19 73.4 Increase 1.7
 Sweden 20 73.1 Increase 0.2
 Lithuania 21 73.0 Increase 0.9
 Georgia 22 72.6 Increase 0.4
 Iceland 23 72.4 Increase 0.3
 Austria 24 72.4 Increase 0.6
 Japan 25 72.4 Increase 0.6
 Czech Republic 26 72.2 Increase 1.3
 Botswana 27 72.0 Increase 1.4
 United Arab Emirates 28 71.4 Increase 0.3
 Macau 29 71.3 Decrease 0.4
 Qatar 30 71.2 Decrease 0.1
 South Korea 31 71.2 Increase 0.9
 Norway 32 70.9 Increase 0.4
 Saint Lucia 33 70.7 Increase 0.3
 Colombia 34 70.7 Increase 1.1
 Belgium 35 69.9 Increase 0.7
 The Bahamas 36 69.8 Decrease 0.3
 Malaysia 37 69.6 Increase 3.5
 Uruguay 38 69.3 Decrease 0.4
 Jordan 39 69.2 Decrease 1.2
 Brunei 40 69.0
 Armenia 41 68.9 Increase 0.5
 Latvia 42 68.7 Increase 2.2
 Macedonia 43 68.6 Increase 0.4
 Israel 44 68.4 Increase 1.5
 Barbados 45 68.3 Decrease 0.1
 Cyprus 46 67.6 Decrease 1.4
 Peru 47 67.4 Decrease 0.4
 Oman 48 67.4 Decrease 0.7
 Spain 49 67.2 Decrease 0.8
 Poland 50 67.0 Increase 1.0
 Hungary 51 67.0 Decrease 0.3
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 52 67.0 Increase 0.3
 Costa Rica 53 66.9 Increase 0.1
 Albania 54 66.9 Increase 1.7
 Mexico 55 66.8 Decrease 0.2
 Jamaica 56 66.7 Decrease 0.1
 Slovakia 57 66.4 Decrease 2.3
 Malta 58 66.4 Decrease 1.1
 El Salvador 59 66.2 Decrease 0.5
 Cape Verde 60 66.1 Increase 2.4
 Bulgaria 61 65.7 Increase 0.7
 Romania 62 65.5 Increase 0.4
 Dominica 63 65.2 Increase 1.3
 Turkey 64 64.9 Increase 2.0
 Rwanda 65 64.7 Increase 0.6
 Ghana 66 64.2 Increase 2.9
 Kazakhstan 67 63.7 Increase 0.7
 Montenegro 68 63.6 Decrease 1.0
 Portugal 69 63.5 Increase 0.4
 France 70 63.5 Decrease 0.6
 Panama 71 63.4 Increase 0.9
 Thailand 72 63.3 Decrease 0.8
 Trinidad and Tobago 73 62.7 Increase 0.4
 Slovenia 74 62.7 Increase 0.1
 South Africa 75 62.5 Increase 0.7
 Kuwait 76 62.3 Decrease 0.8
 Saudi Arabia 77 62.2 Increase 1.6
 Paraguay 78 62.0 Increase 0.9
 Madagascar 79 61.7 Decrease 0.3
 Dominican Republic 80 61.3 Increase 1.6
 Azerbaijan 81 61.3 Decrease 1.6
 Swaziland 82 61.2 Increase 4.0
 Guatemala 83 61.2 Increase 1.2
 Samoa 84 61.1 Increase 4.0
 Kyrgyzstan 85 61.1 Increase 1.5
 Italy 86 60.9 Decrease 0.3
 Croatia 87 60.4 Decrease 0.9
 Zambia 88 60.4 Increase 1.7
 Philippines 89 60.1 Increase 1.9
 Sri Lanka 90 60.0 Decrease 0.7
 Uganda 91 59.9 Decrease 1.2
 Gambia 92 59.5 Increase 0.7
 Vanuatu 93 59.5 Increase 2.9
 Namibia 94 59.4 Decrease 0.9
 Serbia 95 59.4 Increase 0.8
 Lebanon 96 59.4 Decrease 0.1
 Mongolia 97 58.9 Decrease 2.8
 Burkina Faso 98 58.9 Decrease 1.0
 Fiji 99 58.7 Increase 1.5
 Indonesia 100 58.5 Increase 1.6
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 101 58.4 Increase 1.1
 Nicaragua 102 58.4 Increase 1.8
 Morocco 103 58.3 Decrease 1.3
 Tonga 104 58.2 Increase 2.2
 Gabon 105 57.8 Steady 0.0
 Tanzania 106 57.8 Decrease 0.1
 Ivory Coast 107 57.7 Increase 3.6
 Cambodia 108 57.4 Decrease 1.1
 Tunisia 109 57.3 Increase 0.3
 Moldova 110 57.3 Increase 1.8
 Kenya 111 57.1 Increase 1.2
 Honduras 112 57.1 Decrease 1.3
 Benin 113 57.1 Decrease 0.5
 Brazil 114 56.9 Decrease 0.8
 Belize 115 56.7 Decrease 0.6
 Bhutan 116 56.7 Increase 1.7
 Seychelles 117 56.2 Increase 1.3
 Djibouti 118 55.9 Increase 2.0
 Greece 119 55.9 Increase 0.3
 India 120 55.7 Increase 0.5
 Guyana 121 55.7 Increase 1.9
 Mali 122 55.5 Decrease 0.9
 Yemen 123 55.5 Decrease 0.4
 Malawi 124 55.4 Increase 0.1
 Senegal 125 55.4 Decrease 0.1
 Pakistan 126 55.2 Increase 0.1
 Niger 127 55.1 Increase 1.2
 Mozambique 128 55.0 Steady 0.0
 Nigeria 129 54.3 Decrease 0.8
 Suriname 130 54.2 Increase 2.2
 Bangladesh 131 54.1 Increase 1.5
 Papua New Guinea 132 53.9 Increase 0.3
 Guinea 133 53.5 Increase 2.3
 Mauritania 134 53.2 Increase 0.9
 Egypt 135 52.9 Decrease 1.9
 Cameroon 136 52.6 Increase 0.3
 China 137 52.5 Increase 0.6
 Liberia 138 52.4 Increase 3.1
 Tajikistan 139 52.0 Decrease 1.4
 Russia 140 51.9 Increase 0.8
 Burundi 141 51.4 Increase 2.4
 Comoros 142 51.4 Increase 3.9
 Guinea-Bissau 143 51.3 Increase 0.2
 Laos 144 51.2 Increase 1.1
 Maldives 145 51.0 Increase 2.0
 Algeria 146 50.8 Increase 1.2
 Vietnam 147 50.8 Decrease 0.2
 Sierra Leone 148 50.5 Increase 2.2
   Nepal 149 50.1 Decrease 0.3
 Belarus 150 50.1 Increase 2.1
 Ethiopia 151 50.0 Increase 0.6
 Togo 152 49.9 Increase 1.1
 Micronesia 153 49.8 Decrease 0.3
 Lesotho 154 49.5 Increase 1.6
 Ukraine 155 49.3 Increase 3.0
 Haiti 156 48.9 Increase 0.8
 São Tomé and Príncipe 157 48.8 Increase 0.8
 Bolivia 158 48.4 Increase 0.5
 Ecuador 159 48.0 Increase 1.1
 Angola 160 47.7 Increase 0.4
 Central African Republic 161 46.7 Decrease 3.7
 Burma 162 46.5 Increase 7.3
 Uzbekistan 163 46.5 Increase 0.5
 Kiribati 164 46.3 Increase 0.4
 Solomon Islands 165 46.2 Increase 1.2
 Argentina 166 46.6 Decrease 2.1
 Chad 167 44.5 Decrease 0.7
 Equatorial Guinea 168 44.4 Increase 2.1
 Republic of Congo 169 43.7 Increase 0.2
 East Timor 170 43.2 Decrease 0.5
 Turkmenistan 171 42.2 Decrease 1.1
 Democratic Republic of Congo 172 40.6 Increase 1.0
 Iran 173 40.3 Decrease 2.9
 Eritrea 174 38.5 Increase 2.2
 Venezuela 175 36.3 Increase 0.2
 Zimbabwe 176 35.5 Increase 6.9
 Cuba 177 28.7 Increase 0.2
 North Korea 178 1.0 Decrease 0.5

2014 ranking with more attributes[edit]

The following table contains more attributes. The whole table is available in XLS format at the Heritage Foundation web site.[7]

Country Name World Rank 2014 Score Property Rights Freedom from Corruption Fiscal Freedom Gov't Spending Business Freedom Labor Freedom Monetary Freedom Trade Freedom Investment Freedom Financial Freedom Gov't Expenditure % of GDP
 Albania 54 66.9 30 30.4 92.7 75.6 78.1 49.7 80.0 87.5 75 70 28.5
 Algeria 146 50.8 30 28.7 80.5 51.0 66.3 48.3 67.8 60.8 45 30 40.4
 Angola 160 47.7 15 17.7 87.7 55.3 47.5 40.1 63.6 70.1 40 40 38.6
 Argentina 166 44.6 15 29.5 63.5 49.9 53.9 44.9 60.0 68.9 30 30 40.9
 Armenia 41 68.9 30 26.7 86.5 81.3 83.1 78.5 77.0 85.5 70 70 25.0
 Australia 3 82.0 90 87.7 64.2 62.6 94.6 79.2 80.5 86.4 85 90 35.3
 Austria 24 72.4 90 75.5 51.0 23.5 76.3 80.5 79.5 87.8 90 70 50.5
 Azerbaijan 81 61.3 20 22.7 88.1 64.8 73.5 77.9 78.8 77.2 60 50 34.2
 Bahamas 36 69.8 70 66.6 97.3 84.1 70.7 81.5 75.1 52.2 30 70 23.0
 Bahrain 13 75.1 60 49.4 99.9 71.4 76.3 82.0 78.4 78.6 75 80 30.9
 Bangladesh 131 54.1 20 23.3 72.5 92.3 70.8 51.9 65.9 59.0 55 30 16.0
 Barbados 45 68.3 80 77.9 74.0 49.8 72.8 78.4 74.6 60.6 55 60 40.9
 Belarus 150 50.1 20 24.6 89.2 61.2 73.4 77.7 33.9 81.4 30 10 36.0
 Belgium 35 69.9 80 74.2 44.8 14.8 89.9 72.7 79.5 87.8 85 70 53.3
 Belize 115 56.7 30 6.7 82.1 74.2 71.6 67.2 77.6 67.8 40 50 29.3
 Benin 113 57.1 30 29.5 68.3 86.1 51.0 50.5 75.4 60.0 70 50 21.5
 Bhutan 116 56.7 60 58.8 82.9 57.2 59.4 83.6 65.8 49.4 20 30 37.8
 Bolivia 158 48.4 10 28.1 87.1 62.5 53.4 29.9 70.0 77.6 15 50 35.4
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 101 58.4 20 33.9 82.9 27.4 55.5 62.4 80.1 86.9 75 60 49.2
 Botswana 27 72.0 70 61.2 81.0 69.8 68.5 69.7 72.4 82.7 75 70 31.8
 Brazil 114 56.9 50 37.9 68.8 54.1 53.8 49.8 69.9 69.3 55 60 39.1
 Bulgaria 61 65.7 30 35.2 91.2 64.5 73.5 80.2 79.6 87.8 55 60 34.4
 Burkina Faso 98 58.9 30 31.3 83.0 82.3 60.7 55.0 78.8 67.8 60 40 24.3
 Burma 162 46.5 10 11.6 86.9 89.2 28.3 75.7 64.8 73.6 15 10 19.0
 Burundi 141 51.4 20 15.9 73.5 51.9 59.8 63.1 68.2 71.8 60 30 40.0
 Cambodia 108 57.4 30 18.7 90.8 88.4 36.6 50.2 77.9 71.0 60 50 19.6
 Cameroon 136 52.6 30 21.9 71.7 86.0 45.0 56.1 69.4 61.2 35 50 21.6
 Canada 6 80.2 90 87.7 79.7 47.3 89.3 83.1 76.3 88.3 80 80 41.9
 Cape Verde 60 66.1 70 54.9 77.4 68.6 63.8 48.0 79.1 69.6 70 60 32.3
 Central African Republic 161 46.7 10 20.6 65.1 92.6 33.9 40.4 72.5 51.8 50 30 15.7
 Chad 167 44.5 20 15.9 46.2 80.0 24.9 43.3 69.8 55.2 50 40 25.8
 Chile 7 78.7 90 72.3 76.5 83.8 69.3 69.3 84.1 82.0 90 70 23.2
 China 137 52.5 20 35.0 69.9 82.9 49.7 61.9 73.3 71.8 30 30 23.9
 Colombia 34 70.7 50 33.2 80.6 74.9 85.2 80.5 78.8 78.8 75 70 28.9
 Comoros 142 51.4 30 22.1 64.5 85.3 49.4 50.1 74.5 72.7 35 30 22.1
 Democratic Republic of the Congo 172 40.6 10 17.6 69.4 74.6 30.0 38.5 63.0 63.0 20 20 29.1
 Republic of the Congo 169 43.7 10 20.6 67.5 79.6 35.1 47.0 72.0 55.6 20 30 26.1
 Costa Rica 53 66.9 50 50.9 80.0 90.0 64.9 53.3 76.3 83.8 70 50 18.2
 Côte d'Ivoire 107 57.7 30 22.1 79.1 79.8 55.1 59.0 80.6 71.4 50 50 25.9
 Croatia 87 60.4 40 41.1 69.4 45.8 61.4 39.4 79.2 87.4 80 60 42.5
 Cuba 177 28.7 10 41.2 60.0 0.0 20.0 20.0 65.8 60.0 0 10 66.7
 Cyprus 46 67.6 70 64.0 79.7 36.2 79.7 70.2 78.8 82.8 65 50 46.1
 Czech Republic 26 72.2 70 45.3 81.7 43.8 70.1 84.0 79.4 87.8 80 80 43.3
 Denmark 10 76.1 90 93.7 39.3 0.5 98.1 91.2 80.0 87.8 90 90 57.6
 Djibouti 118 55.9 30 30.9 80.6 62.8 42.7 65.1 77.2 54.8 65 50 35.2
 Dominica 63 65.2 60 53.5 72.9 61.7 75.0 70.7 85.8 72.7 70 30 35.7
 Dominican Republic 80 61.3 30 27.3 83.7 92.3 56.1 55.2 75.7 77.8 75 40 16.1
 Ecuador 159 48.0 20 26.0 79.8 41.8 52.8 52.0 66.1 71.8 30 40 44.0
 Egypt 135 52.9 20 28.6 85.6 69.6 62.7 45.7 60.5 71.4 45 40 31.8
 El Salvador 59 66.2 40 34.3 79.6 85.8 59.6 63.3 80.0 79.0 70 70 21.7
 Equatorial Guinea 168 44.4 10 16.6 75.5 62.6 43.4 41.5 75.4 53.8 35 30 35.3
 Eritrea 174 38.5 10 22.9 57.0 66.1 18.6 63.6 57.6 69.1 0 20 33.6
 Estonia 11 75.9 90 64.2 80.4 56.0 77.6 55.9 76.9 87.8 90 80 38.3
 Ethiopia 151 50.0 30 27.0 77.5 89.9 57.8 54.7 59.0 64.2 20 20 18.4
 Fiji 99 58.7 25 20.0 82.3 76.2 64.9 73.1 75.2 70.2 50 50 28.2
 Finland 19 73.4 90 93.4 65.1 8.9 93.6 46.5 78.9 87.8 90 80 55.1
 France 70 63.5 80 69.9 48.4 5.6 79.9 51.8 76.1 82.8 70 70 56.1
 Gabon 105 57.8 40 29.1 74.5 81.7 58.9 63.0 75.1 61.0 55 40 24.7
 Gambia 92 59.5 30 31.7 79.0 79.8 57.4 65.8 71.3 65.0 65 50 26.0
 Georgia 22 72.6 40 42.8 87.3 69.7 87.8 91.2 78.4 88.6 80 60 31.8
 Germany 18 73.4 90 80.1 61.2 38.2 89.9 46.4 80.8 87.8 90 70 45.4
 Ghana 66 64.2 50 40.4 85.4 83.3 62.6 60.2 65.8 64.8 70 60 23.6
 Greece 119 55.7 40 33.2 65.9 19.2 75.8 53.9 76.3 82.8 60 50 51.9
 Guatemala 83 61.2 25 28.7 79.6 93.6 58.4 49.3 76.7 85.4 65 50 14.6
 Guinea 133 53.5 20 19.2 69.3 86.2 51.8 73.4 64.1 61.2 50 40 21.5
 Guinea-Bissau 143 51.3 20 20.2 89.0 86.6 40.5 61.4 74.4 61.4 30 30 21.2
 Guyana 121 55.7 30 24.4 68.4 71.8 64.3 72.6 78.1 72.0 45 30 30.6
 Haiti 156 48.9 10 16.9 80.3 66.3 33.3 68.5 73.6 70.4 40 30 33.5
 Honduras 112 57.1 30 23.7 84.9 79.8 55.4 26.5 75.1 75.4 60 60 25.9
 Hong Kong 1 90.1 90 82.3 93.0 89.7 98.9 95.5 82.0 90.0 90 90 18.5
 Hungary 51 67.0 60 48.6 81.1 26.8 79.3 65.7 75.6 87.8 75 70 49.4
 Iceland 23 72.4 90 84.2 72.9 32.9 91.2 59.1 76.0 87.9 70 60 47.3
 India 120 55.7 50 31.5 79.4 77.8 37.7 74.0 65.5 65.6 35 40 27.2
 Indonesia 100 58.5 30 28.0 83.4 89.8 54.8 47.8 76.4 74.8 40 60 18.5
 Iran 173 40.3 10 23.4 80.6 85.9 62.3 41.7 47.3 41.4 0 10 21.7
 Ireland 9 76.2 90 74.8 74.0 30.6 83.4 79.5 81.7 87.8 90 70 48.1
 Israel 44 68.4 75 59.3 60.1 40.3 73.2 63.0 80.6 82.9 80 70 44.6
 Italy 86 60.9 50 38.5 55.5 25.6 75.5 52.5 78.9 87.8 85 60 49.8
 Jamaica 56 66.7 40 33.0 77.2 69.4 84.6 75.6 77.3 75.1 85 50 31.9
 Japan 25 72.4 80 77.8 69.2 47.1 80.0 79.8 87.5 82.4 70 50 42.0
 Jordan 39 69.2 60 45.6 94.0 66.9 62.0 72.9 81.3 79.6 70 60 33.2
 Kazakhstan 67 63.7 30 25.7 92.9 85.0 74.4 86.7 74.4 78.2 40 50 22.3
 Kenya 111 57.1 30 21.0 78.0 74.6 55.8 64.0 74.9 72.8 50 50 29.1
 Kiribati 164 46.3 30 29.2 71.4 0.0 57.0 83.6 81.3 55.4 25 30 91.8
 Korea, North 178 1.0 5 5.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 N/A
 Korea, South 31 71.2 70 54.0 72.6 72.6 92.8 47.8 79.6 72.6 70 80 30.2
 Kuwait 76 62.3 50 43.7 97.7 55.6 57.7 63.6 73.2 76.7 55 50 38.5
 Kyrgyzstan 85 61.1 20 19.2 94.6 60.2 74.2 83.8 73.7 75.2 60 50 36.4
 Laos 144 51.2 15 18.6 86.6 86.7 60.7 54.9 75.5 58.6 35 20 21.0
 Latvia 42 68.7 50 43.6 84.6 54.9 82.5 68.5 79.7 87.8 85 50 38.8
 Lebanon 96 59.4 20 24.5 90.9 73.7 55.6 58.7 74.5 75.8 60 60 29.6
 Lesotho 154 49.5 40 37.1 67.4 0.0 54.0 62.4 75.5 68.6 50 40 63.1
 Liberia 138 52.4 30 33.8 83.6 70.5 62.3 47.0 72.9 64.1 40 20 31.4
 Lithuania 21 73.0 60 49.9 92.9 55.9 85.7 59.0 78.6 87.8 80 80 38.3
 Luxembourg 16 74.2 90 84.1 62.8 47.6 72.6 43.1 78.9 87.8 95 80 41.8
 Macau 29 71.3 60 49.7 71.4 91.7 60.0 55.0 79.8 90.0 85 70 16.6
 Macedonia 43 68.6 35 39.6 91.4 70.7 81.0 78.8 83.5 85.9 60 60 31.3
 Madagascar 79 61.7 40 27.3 90.8 92.3 62.8 43.9 77.6 77.8 55 50 16.0
 Malawi 124 55.4 45 31.9 78.0 63.0 38.9 60.3 64.1 72.7 50 50 35.1
 Malaysia 37 69.6 55 44.3 84.6 75.6 85.6 78.5 81.0 76.4 55 60 28.5
 Maldives 145 51.0 20 21.9 97.4 43.8 87.4 71.7 69.4 43.8 25 30 43.3
 Mali 122 55.5 20 27.7 69.8 81.7 48.0 63.2 76.7 73.2 55 40 24.7
 Malta 58 66.4 75 55.8 63.7 47.2 62.4 53.2 79.1 87.8 80 60 42.0
 Mauritania 134 53.2 25 23.9 81.7 75.8 38.0 53.1 75.5 69.0 50 40 28.4
 Mauritius 8 76.5 65 53.4 92.2 81.8 74.4 78.0 76.7 88.6 85 70 24.7
 Mexico 55 66.8 50 29.7 80.9 78.9 76.8 58.3 77.4 85.6 70 60 26.6
 Micronesia 153 49.8 30 30.0 97.5 0.0 51.7 77.9 75.2 81.0 25 30 65.3
 Moldova 110 57.3 40 29.5 85.8 54.4 70.1 37.9 75.0 80.1 50 50 39.0
 Mongolia 97 58.9 30 28.2 81.8 39.1 71.8 81.1 72.4 74.7 50 60 45.1
 Montenegro 68 63.6 40 37.8 92.5 42.6 77.6 68.6 78.6 83.1 65 50 43.8
 Morocco 103 58.3 40 33.3 71.3 64.1 76.2 31.5 78.1 58.8 70 60 34.6
 Mozambique 128 55.0 30 26.2 75.7 64.6 65.2 36.7 80.8 75.5 45 50 34.4
 Namibia 94 59.4 30 44.2 66.9 58.8 64.4 81.9 75.0 82.9 50 40 37.0
   Nepal 149 50.1 30 21.3 85.9 89.6 58.5 43.8 76.3 61.0 5 30 18.6
 Netherlands 15 74.2 90 88.0 51.7 25.6 89.7 59.6 79.9 87.8 90 80 49.8
 New Zealand 5 81.2 95 94.0 71.2 32.3 96.1 90.2 86.3 86.8 80 80 47.5
 Nicaragua 102 58.4 15 24.1 78.6 80.0 52.6 60.3 72.8 85.4 65 50 25.8
 Niger 127 55.1 30 26.0 76.8 88.4 35.2 45.4 88.3 65.6 55 40 19.6
 Nigeria 129 54.3 30 22.7 85.0 74.5 48.0 66.4 73.1 63.8 40 40 29.2
 Norway 32 70.9 90 88.1 50.6 42.2 90.9 44.6 78.7 89.1 75 60 43.9
 Oman 48 67.4 50 48.2 98.5 56.0 68.3 75.5 73.6 78.7 65 60 38.3
 Pakistan 126 55.2 30 22.7 80.6 88.3 69.4 47.3 68.5 64.8 40 40 19.8
 Panama 71 63.4 30 34.0 84.3 78.7 73.0 39.4 75.1 74.2 75 70 26.6
 Papua New Guinea 132 53.9 20 20.2 66.7 75.4 57.0 73.7 75.5 85.1 35 30 28.6
 Paraguay 78 62.0 30 20.5 96.2 89.0 58.0 28.9 80.9 81.1 75 60 19.1
 Peru 47 67.4 40 34.0 79.1 89.1 70.6 61.4 83.3 87.0 70 60 19.1
 Philippines 89 60.1 30 26.1 79.2 92.3 59.9 49.7 78.0 75.5 60 50 16.0
 Poland 50 67.0 60 54.8 76.1 43.2 70.1 60.4 77.8 87.8 70 70 43.5
 Portugal 69 63.5 70 61.1 60.1 26.8 84.9 34.6 79.3 87.8 70 60 49.4
 Qatar 30 71.2 70 72.4 99.9 72.1 71.7 70.0 81.2 79.8 45 50 30.5
 Romania 62 65.5 40 37.7 87.0 59.2 71.0 65.2 77.1 87.8 80 50 36.9
 Russia 140 51.9 25 22.1 85.6 61.5 70.0 55.8 69.4 74.6 25 30 35.8
 Rwanda 65 64.7 30 46.9 80.3 78.2 69.6 84.1 74.8 77.7 65 40 27.0
 Saint Lucia 33 70.7 70 70.6 75.7 63.6 83.1 84.5 82.7 71.9 65 40 34.8
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 52 67.0 70 61.1 73.7 72.4 76.3 78.7 79.8 67.6 50 40 30.3
 Samoa 84 61.1 60 38.0 79.9 42.2 73.7 80.3 76.1 75.8 55 30 43.9
 São Tomé and Príncipe 157 48.8 20 32.5 86.9 27.9 52.6 44.7 68.3 75.3 50 30 49.0
 Saudi Arabia 77 62.2 40 43.7 99.7 63.1 67.3 75.8 68.7 74.0 40 50 35.1
 Senegal 125 55.4 40 29.5 65.1 75.4 47.5 41.5 81.8 73.2 60 40 28.6
 Serbia 95 59.4 40 34.0 83.1 38.6 59.3 70.1 66.9 77.0 75 50 45.2
 Seychelles 117 56.2 50 48.5 76.8 61.8 67.6 68.5 75.1 33.4 50 30 35.7
 Sierra Leone 148 50.5 15 24.6 80.7 85.7 55.3 28.7 70.2 70.2 55 20 21.9
 Singapore 2 89.4 90 91.9 91.2 91.2 96.8 96.5 81.5 90.0 85 80 17.1
 Slovakia 57 66.4 50 41.8 80.2 56.0 67.0 53.6 78.1 87.8 80 70 38.3
 Slovenia 74 62.7 60 61.0 58.9 22.6 85.4 51.0 80.3 87.8 70 50 50.8
 Solomon Islands 165 46.2 30 25.0 61.4 21.3 65.2 65.2 75.4 73.0 15 30 51.2
 South Africa 75 62.5 50 41.6 68.7 69.1 74.5 54.4 75.3 76.1 55 60 32.1
 Spain 49 67.2 70 62.6 54.0 38.7 77.3 52.2 79.9 87.8 80 70 45.2
 Sri Lanka 90 60.0 40 33.4 84.9 86.3 74.4 59.2 68.0 73.6 40 40 21.4
 Suriname 130 54.2 40 32.9 69.0 78.3 41.8 81.8 71.8 66.2 30 30 26.9
 Swaziland 82 61.2 40 31.6 74.7 70.9 64.2 71.7 72.3 81.5 65 40 31.2
 Sweden 20 73.1 90 92.3 42.9 21.4 91.1 52.9 82.5 87.8 90 80 51.2
  Switzerland 4 81.6 90 88.1 68.9 65.7 75.4 87.4 85.2 90.0 85 80 33.8
 Taiwan 17 73.9 70 59.7 80.3 84.7 93.9 53.1 81.7 85.8 70 60 22.6
 Tajikistan 139 52.0 20 19.4 92.3 78.1 58.4 45.5 67.7 73.2 25 40 27.0
 Tanzania 106 57.8 30 28.8 79.7 78.3 47.0 61.1 66.0 76.8 60 50 26.9
 Thailand 72 63.3 45 33.6 79.7 83.6 71.4 61.6 68.6 75.0 45 70 23.4
 Timor-Leste 170 43.2 20 25.4 64.7 0.0 45.4 79.2 68.3 64.4 45 20 139.7
 Togo 152 49.9 30 23.8 69.7 82.4 43.3 42.8 79.3 62.8 35 30 24.2
 Tonga 104 58.2 20 28.6 86.7 74.8 74.6 91.2 71.3 79.5 35 20 29.0
 Trinidad and Tobago 73 62.7 50 34.0 84.8 62.5 59.4 76.4 71.7 78.6 60 50 35.4
 Tunisia 109 57.3 40 39.2 74.3 63.8 80.7 72.6 75.9 61.8 35 30 34.8
 Turkey 64 64.9 50 44.0 77.5 63.5 67.6 59.7 71.8 84.5 70 60 34.9
 Turkmenistan 171 42.2 5 13.4 95.2 93.0 30.0 30.0 65.9 79.2 0 10 15.2
 Uganda 91 59.9 30 23.8 79.1 87.3 45.1 87.4 71.0 75.4 60 40 20.6
 Ukraine 155 49.3 30 21.9 79.1 37.5 59.8 49.8 78.7 86.2 20 30 45.6
 United Arab Emirates 28 71.4 55 66.4 99.6 83.1 74.4 82.9 84.6 82.5 35 50 23.7
 United Kingdom 14 74.9 90 76.4 56.6 29.5 92.0 73.1 73.5 87.8 90 80 48.5
 United States 12 75.5 80 72.0 65.8 48.1 89.2 97.2 75.4 86.8 70 70 41.6
 Uruguay 38 69.3 70 70.6 77.4 68.0 74.5 68.1 72.1 82.5 80 30 32.6
 Uzbekistan 163 46.5 15 13.4 90.3 70.4 75.7 60.8 63.1 66.1 0 10 31.4
 Vanuatu 93 59.5 40 33.5 97.3 81.7 54.8 56.8 82.7 48.0 60 40 24.7
 Venezuela 175 36.3 5 16.5 75.3 51.8 43.4 33.7 49.7 62.7 5 20 40.1
 Vietnam 147 50.8 15 26.9 77.0 71.4 62.0 68.3 63.6 78.7 15 30 30.9
 Yemen 123 55.5 30 19.4 91.7 74.9 59.2 54.9 62.1 82.4 50 30 28.9
 Zambia 88 60.4 30 31.3 71.8 82.9 74.9 50.1 68.0 84.6 60 50 23.9
 Zimbabwe 176 35.5 10 19.3 63.3 64.0 34.5 22.2 73.0 54.2 5 10 34.6
 Brunei Darussalam 40 69.0 40 53.3 90.2 66.1 68.2 96.5 74.2 81.8 70 50 33.6

2012 and 2013 rankings[edit]

Key: ██ Free (80-100), ██ Mostly Free (70.0-79.9), ██ Moderately Free (60.0-69.9), ██ Mostly Unfree (50.0-59.9), ██ Repressed (0-49.9).

  2013 2012
Country Rank Score[8] Change Rank Score[9] Change
 Hong Kong[a] 1 89.3 Decrease 0.6 1 89.9 Increase 0.2
 Singapore 2 88.0 Increase 0.5 2 87.5 Increase 0.3
 Australia 3 82.6 Decrease 0.5 3 83.1 Increase 0.6
 New Zealand 4 81.4 Decrease 0.7 4 82.1 Decrease 0.2
  Switzerland 5 81.0 Decrease 0.1 5 81.1 Decrease 0.8
 Canada 6 79.4 Decrease 0.5 6 79.9 Decrease 0.9
 Chile 7 79.0 Increase 0.7 7 78.3 Increase 0.9
 Mauritius 8 76.9 Decrease 0.1 8 77.0 Increase 0.8
 Denmark 9 76.1 Decrease 0.1 11 76.2 Decrease 2.4
 United States 10 76.0 Decrease 0.3 10 76.3 Decrease 1.5
 Ireland 11 75.7 Decrease 1.2 9 76.9 Decrease 1.8
 Bahrain 12 75.5 Increase 0.3 12 75.2 Decrease 2.5
 Estonia 13 75.3 Increase 2.1 16 73.2 Decrease 0.2
 United Kingdom 14 74.8 Increase 0.7 14 74.1 Decrease 0.4
 Luxembourg 15 74.2 Decrease 0.3 13 74.5 Decrease 1.7
 Finland 16 74.0 Increase 1.7 17 72.3 Decrease 1.7
 Netherlands 17 73.5 Increase 0.2 15 73.3 Decrease 1.4
 Sweden 18 72.9 Increase 1.2 21 71.7 Decrease 0.2
 Germany 19 72.8 Increase 1.8 26 71.0 Decrease 0.8
 Taiwan 20 72.7 Increase 0.8 18 71.9 Increase 1.1
 Georgia 21 72.2 Increase 2.8 34 69.4 Decrease 0.1
 Lithuania 22 72.1 Increase 0.6 23 71.5 Increase 0.2
 Iceland 23 72.1 Increase 1.2 27 70.9 Increase 2.7
 Japan 24 71.8 Increase 0.2 22 71.6 Decrease 1.2
 Austria 25 71.8 Increase 1.5 28 70.3 Decrease 1.6
 Macau[a] 26 71.7 Decrease 0.1 19 71.8 Decrease 1.3
 Qatar 27 71.3 Steady 0.0 25 71.3 Increase 0.8
 United Arab Emirates 28 71.1 Increase 1.8 35 69.3 Increase 1.5
 Czech Republic 29 70.9 Increase 1.0 30 69.9 Decrease 0.5
 Botswana 30 70.6 Increase 1.0 33 69.6 Increase 0.8
 Norway 31 70.5 Increase 1.7 40 68.8 Decrease 1.5
 Saint Lucia 32 70.4 Decrease 0.9 24 71.3 Increase 0.5
 Jordan 33 70.4 Increase 0.5 32 69.9 Increase 1.0
 South Korea 34 70.3 Increase 0.4 31 69.9 Increase 0.1
 Bahamas 35 70.1 Increase 2.1 46 68.0 Steady 0.0
 Uruguay 36 69.7 Decrease 0.2 29 69.9 Decrease 0.1
 Colombia 37 69.6 Increase 1.6 45 68.0 Steady 0.0
 Armenia 38 69.4 Increase 0.6 39 68.8 Decrease 0.9
 Barbados 39 69.3 Increase 0.3 37 69.0 Increase 0.5
 Belgium 40 69.2 Increase 0.2 38 69.0 Decrease 1.2
 Cyprus 41 69.0 Decrease 2.8 20 71.8 Decrease 1.5
 Slovakia 42 68.7 Increase 1.7 51 67.0 Decrease 2.5
 Macedonia 43 68.2 Decrease 0.3 43 68.5 Increase 2.5
 Peru 44 68.2 Decrease 0.5 42 68.7 Increase 0.1
 Oman 45 68.1 Increase 0.2 47 67.9 Decrease 1.9
 Spain 46 68.0 Decrease 1.1 36 69.1 Decrease 1.1
 Malta 47 67.5 Increase 0.5 50 67.0 Increase 1.3
 Hungary 48 67.3 Increase 0.2 49 67.1 Increase 0.5
 Costa Rica 49 67.0 Decrease 1.0 44 68.0 Increase 0.7
 Mexico 50 67.0 Increase 1.7 54 65.3 Decrease 2.5
 Israel 51 66.9 Decrease 0.9 48 67.8 Decrease 0.7
 Jamaica 52 66.8 Increase 1.7 58 65.1 Decrease 0.6
 El Salvador 53 66.7 Decrease 2.0 41 68.7 Decrease 0.1
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 54 66.7 Increase 0.2 52 66.5 Decrease 0.4
 Latvia 55 66.5 Increase 1.3 56 65.2 Decrease 0.6
 Malaysia 56 66.1 Decrease 0.3 53 66.4 Increase 0.1
 Poland 57 66.0 Increase 1.8 64 64.2 Increase 0.1
 Albania 58 65.2 Increase 0.1 57 65.1 Increase 1.1
 Romania 59 65.1 Increase 0.7 62 64.4 Decrease 0.3
 Bulgaria 60 65.0 Increase 0.3 61 64.7 Decrease 0.2
 Thailand 61 64.1 Decrease 0.8 60 64.9 Increase 0.2
 France 62 64.1 Increase 0.9 67 63.2 Decrease 1.4
 Rwanda 63 64.1 Decrease 0.8 59 64.9 Increase 2.2
 Dominica 64 63.9 Increase 2.3 80 61.6 Decrease 1.7
 Cape Verde 65 63.7 Increase 0.2 66 63.5 Decrease 1.1
 Kuwait 66 63.1 Increase 0.6 71 62.5 Decrease 2.4
 Portugal 67 63.1 Increase 0.1 68 63.0 Decrease 1.0
 Kazakhstan 68 63.0 Decrease 0.6 65 63.6 Increase 1.5
 Turkey 69 62.9 Increase 0.4 73 62.5 Decrease 1.7
 Montenegro 70 62.6 Increase 0.1 72 62.5 Steady 0.0
 Panama 71 62.5 Decrease 2.7 55 65.2 Increase 0.3
 Trinidad and Tobago 72 62.3 Decrease 2.1 63 64.4 Decrease 2.1
 Madagascar 73 62.0 Decrease 0.4 75 62.4 Increase 1.2
 South Africa 74 61.8 Decrease 0.9 70 62.7 Steady 0.0
 Mongolia 75 61.7 Increase 0.2 81 61.5 Increase 2.0
 Slovenia 76 61.7 Decrease 1.2 69 62.9 Decrease 1.7
 Ghana 77 61.3 Increase 0.6 84 60.7 Increase 1.3
 Croatia 78 61.3 Increase 0.4 83 60.9 Decrease 0.2
 Uganda 79 61.1 Decrease 0.8 78 61.9 Increase 0.2
 Paraguay 80 61.1 Decrease 0.7 79 61.8 Decrease 0.5
 Sri Lanka 81 60.7 Increase 2.4 97 58.3 Increase 1.2
 Saudi Arabia 82 60.6 Decrease 1.9 74 62.5 Decrease 3.7
 Italy 83 60.6 Increase 1.8 92 58.8 Decrease 1.5
 Namibia 84 60.3 Decrease 1.6 76 61.9 Decrease 0.8
 Guatemala 85 60.0 Decrease 0.9 82 60.9 Decrease 1.0
 Burkina Faso 86 59.9 Decrease 0.7 85 60.6 Steady 0.0
 Dominican Republic 87 59.7 Decrease 0.5 89 60.2 Increase 0.2
 Azerbaijan 88 59.7 Increase 0.8 91 58.9 Decrease 0.8
 Kyrgyz Republic 89 59.6 Decrease 0.6 88 60.2 Decrease 0.9
 Morocco 90 59.6 Decrease 0.6 87 60.2 Increase 0.6
 Lebanon 91 59.5 Decrease 0.6 90 60.1 Steady 0.0
 The Gambia 92 58.8 Steady 0.0 94 58.8 Increase 1.4
 Zambia 93 58.7 Increase 0.4 96 58.3 Decrease 1.4
 Serbia 94 58.6 Increase 0.6 98 58.0 Steady 0.0
 Cambodia 95 58.5 Increase 0.9 102 57.6 Decrease 0.3
 Honduras 96 58.4 Decrease 0.4 93 58.8 Increase 0.2
 Philippines 97 58.2 Increase 1.1 107 57.1 Increase 0.9
 Tanzania 98 57.9 Increase 0.9 110 57.0 Steady 0.0
 Gabon 99 57.8 Increase 1.4 113 56.4 Decrease 0.3
 Brazil 100 57.7 Decrease 0.2 99 57.9 Increase 1.6
 Benin 101 57.6 Increase 1.9 118 55.7 Decrease 0.3
 Belize 102 57.3 Decrease 4.6 77 61.9 Decrease 1.9
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 103 57.3 Steady 0.0 104 57.3 Decrease 0.2
 Swaziland 104 57.2 Steady 0.0 106 57.2 Decrease 1.9
 Fiji 105 57.2 Decrease 0.1 105 57.3 Decrease 3.1
 Samoa 106 57.1 Decrease 3.4 86 60.5 Decrease 0.1
 Tunisia 107 57.0 Decrease 1.6 95 58.6 Increase 0.1
 Indonesia 108 56.9 Increase 0.5 115 56.4 Increase 0.4
 Vanuatu 109 56.6 Steady 0.0 112 56.6 Decrease 0.1
 Nicaragua 110 56.6 Decrease 1.3 101 57.9 Decrease 0.9
 Mali 111 56.4 Increase 0.6 117 55.8 Decrease 0.5
 Tonga 112 56.0 Decrease 1.0 109 57.0 Increase 1.2
 Yemen 113 55.9 Increase 0.6 121 55.3 Increase 1.1
 Kenya 114 55.9 Decrease 1.6 103 57.5 Increase 0.1
 Moldova 115 55.5 Increase 1.1 124 54.4 Decrease 1.3
 Senegal 116 55.5 Increase 0.1 120 55.4 Decrease 0.3
 Greece 117 55.4 Steady 0.0 119 55.4 Decrease 4.9
 Malawi 118 55.3 Decrease 1.1 114 56.4 Increase 0.6
 India 119 55.2 Increase 0.6 123 54.6 Steady 0.0
 Nigeria 120 55.1 Decrease 1.2 116 56.3 Decrease 0.4
 Pakistan 121 55.1 Increase 0.4 122 54.7 Decrease 0.4
 Bhutan 122 55.0 Decrease 1.6 111 56.6 Decrease 1.0
 Mozambique 123 55.0 Decrease 2.1 108 57.1 Decrease 0.3
 Seychelles 124 54.9 Increase 1.9 132 53.0 Increase 1.8
 Egypt 125 54.8 Decrease 3.1 100 57.9 Decrease 1.2
 Ivory Coast 126 54.1 Decrease 0.2 126 54.3 Decrease 1.1
 Djibouti 127 53.9 Steady 0.0 127 53.9 Decrease 0.6
 Niger 128 53.9 Decrease 0.4 125 54.3 Steady 0.0
 Guyana 129 53.8 Increase 2.5 137 51.3 Increase 0.9
 Papua New Guinea 130 53.6 Decrease 0.2 128 53.8 Increase 1.2
 Tajikistan 131 53.4 Steady 0.0 129 53.4 Decrease 0.1
 Bangladesh 132 52.6 Decrease 0.6 130 53.2 Increase 0.2
 Cameroon 133 52.3 Increase 0.5 135 51.8 Steady 0.0
 Mauritania 134 52.3 Decrease 0.7 131 53.0 Increase 0.9
 Suriname 135 52.0 Decrease 0.6 133 52.6 Decrease 0.5
 China 136 51.9 Increase 0.7 138 51.2 Decrease 0.8
 Guinea 137 51.2 Increase 0.4 141 50.8 Decrease 0.9
 Syria 139 51.2 Decrease 0.1
 Guinea-Bissau 138 51.1 Increase 1.0 149 50.1 Increase 3.6
 Russia 139 51.1 Increase 0.6 144 50.5 Steady 0.0
 Vietnam 140 51.0 Decrease 0.3 136 51.3 Decrease 0.3
   Nepal 141 50.4 Increase 0.2 147 50.2 Increase 0.1
 Central African Republic 142 50.4 Increase 0.1 145 50.3 Increase 1.0
 Micronesia 143 50.1 Decrease 0.6 143 50.7 Increase 0.4
 Laos 144 50.1 Increase 0.1 150 50.0 Decrease 1.3
 Algeria 145 49.6 Decrease 1.4 140 51.0 Decrease 1.4
 Ethiopia 146 49.4 Decrease 2.6 134 52.0 Increase 1.5
 Liberia 147 49.3 Increase 0.7 154 48.6 Increase 2.1
 Burundi 148 49.0 Increase 0.9 157 48.1 Decrease 1.5
 Maldives 149 49.0 Decrease 0.2 151 49.2 Increase 0.9
 Togo 150 48.8 Increase 0.5 155 48.3 Decrease 0.8
 Sierra Leone 151 48.3 Decrease 0.8 152 49.1 Decrease 0.5
 Haiti 152 48.1 Decrease 2.6 142 50.7 Decrease 1.4
 São Tomé and Príncipe 153 48.0 Decrease 2.2 148 50.2 Increase 0.7
 Belarus 154 48.0 Decrease 1.0 153 49.0 Increase 1.1
 Lesotho 155 47.9 Increase 1.3 161 46.6 Decrease 0.9
 Bolivia 156 47.9 Decrease 2.3 146 50.2