List of countries by economic freedom

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This article includes a partial list of countries by economic freedom that shows the top 50 highest ranking countries and regions from two reports on economic freedom.

List[edit]

2019 Economic Freedom of the World Index[4] 2021 Top Index of Economic Freedom[5]
Rank Country Score Change
1  Hong Kong 90.2 Steady 0
2  Singapore 89.4 Increase 0.6
3  New Zealand 84.4 Increase 0.2
4   Switzerland 81.9 Increase 0.2
5  Australia 80.9 Steady 0
6  Ireland 80.5 Increase 0.1
7  United Kingdom 78.9 Increase 0.9
8  Canada 77.7 Steady 0
9  United Arab Emirates 77.1 Steady 0
10  Taiwan 77.3 Increase 0.7
11  Iceland 77.1 Increase 0.1
12  United States 76.8 Increase 1.1
13  Netherlands 76.8 Increase 0.6
14  Denmark 76.7 Increase 0.1
15  Estonia 76.6 Decrease 2.2
16  Georgia 75.9 Decrease 0.3
17  Luxembourg 75.9 Decrease 0.5
18  Chile 75.4 Increase 0.2
19  Sweden 75.2 Decrease 1.1
20  Finland 74.9 Increase 0.8
21  Lithuania 74.2 Decrease 1.1
22  Malaysia 74 Decrease 0.5
23  Czech Republic 73.7 Decrease 0.5
24  Germany 73.5 Decrease 0.7
25  Mauritius 73 Decrease 2.1
26  Norway 73 Decrease 1.3
27  Israel 72.8 Increase 0.6
28  Qatar 72.6 Steady 0
29  South Korea 72.3 Decrease 1.5
30  Japan 72.1 Decrease 0.2
31  Austria 72 Increase 0.2
32  Rwanda 71.1 Increase 2
33  North Macedonia 71.1 Decrease 0.2
34  Macau 71 Increase 0.1
35  Latvia 70.4 Decrease 3.2
36  Botswana 69.5 Decrease 0.4
37  Bulgaria 69 Increase 0.7
38  Saint Lucia 68.7 Increase 1.1
39  Jamaica 68.6 Decrease 0.5
40  Uruguay 68.6 Decrease 0.6
41  Malta 68.6 Increase 0.1
42  Romania 68.6 Decrease 0.8
43  Thailand 68.3 Increase 1.2
44  Cyprus 68.1 Increase 0.3
45  Peru 67.8 Decrease 0.9
46  Poland 67.8 Decrease 0.7
47  Armenia 67.7 Decrease 1
48  Belgium 67.3 Decrease 0.2
49  Colombia 67.3 Decrease 1.6
50  Panama 67.2 Increase 0.2
51  Kosovo 67 Increase 0.4
52  Albania 66.5 Increase 2
53  Jordan 66.5 Increase 1.6
54  Bahrain 66.4 Decrease 1.3
55  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 65.8 Decrease 1.9
56  Indonesia 65.8 Increase 1.6
57  Spain 65.7 Increase 0.6
58  Slovenia 65.5 Increase 0.7
59  Kazakhstan 65.4 Decrease 3.7
60  Azerbaijan 65.4 Increase 1.1
61  Costa Rica 65.3 Decrease 0.3
62  Portugal 65.3 Increase 1.9
63  Brunei Darussalam 65.1 Increase 0.9
64  Hungary 65 Decrease 1.7
65  Slovakia 65 Decrease 0.3
66  Mexico 64.7 Decrease 0.1
67  Barbados 64.7 Increase 7.7
68  Turkey 64.6 Decrease 0.8
69  Serbia 63.9 Increase 1.4
70  Philippines 63.8 Decrease 1.2
71  France 63.8 Decrease 0.1
72  Dominica 63.6 Decrease 0.9
73  Cabo Verde 63.1 Increase 3.1
74  Bhutan 62.9 Increase 1.1
75  Morocco 62.9 Increase 1
76  The Bahamas 62.9 Decrease 0.4
77  Guatemala 62.6 Decrease 0.8
78  Côte d'Ivoire 62.4 Increase 0.4
79  Kyrgyz Republic 62.3 Decrease 0.5
80  Italy 62.2 Decrease 0.3
81  Fiji 62.2 Increase 0.2
82  Samoa 62.2 Increase 0.7
83  Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.9 Increase 0.5
84  El Salvador 61.8 Decrease 1.4
85  Paraguay 61.8 Decrease 0.3
86  Croatia 61.4 Increase 0.4
87  Seychelles 61.4 Decrease 0.2
88  Oman 61 Steady 0
89  Dominican Republic 61 Decrease 0.6
90  Kuwait 60.8 Decrease 1.4
91  Saudi Arabia 60.7 Increase 1.1
92  Montenegro 60.5 Decrease 3.8
93  Honduras 60.2 Decrease 0.4
94  Tanzania 60.2 Increase 0.3
95  Uganda 59.7 Decrease 2.3
96  Burkina Faso 59.4 Decrease 0.6
97  Moldova 59.1 Increase 0.7
98  Russia 58.9 Increase 0.7
99  Namibia 58.7 Increase 0.2
100  China 58.4 Increase 0.6
101  Papua New Guinea 58.4 Increase 2.7
102  South Africa 58.3 Decrease 4.7
103  Mali 58.1 Increase 0.5
104  Belarus 57.9 Decrease 0.2
105  Cambodia 57.8 Decrease 0.9
106  Greece 57.7 Increase 0.4
107  Nicaragua 57.7 Decrease 1.2
108  Tonga 57.7 Decrease 5.4
109  Ghana 57.5 Increase 1.5
110  Laos 57.4 Increase 3.8
111  Nigeria 57.3 Decrease 1.2
112  Trinidad and Tobago 57 Decrease 0.7
113  Guyana 56.8 Decrease 1.9
114  Madagascar 56.6 Decrease 0.2
115  Sri Lanka 56.4 Decrease 1.4
116  Vanuatu 56.4 Decrease 13.1
117  Senegal 56.3 Increase 0.6
118  Gabon 56.3 Decrease 1.7
119  Mauritania 55.7 Increase 1.7
120  Guinea 55.7 Increase 3.5
121  Bangladesh 55.6 Increase 0.5
122  Tajikistan 55.6 Decrease 2.7
123  Belize 55.4 Decrease 1.7
124  Comoros 55.4 Decrease 0.8
125  Tunisia 55.4 Decrease 3.5
126  Mongolia 55.4 Decrease 0.3
127  Benin 55.3 Decrease 1.4
128  Vietnam 55.3 Increase 2.2
129  India 55.2 Increase 0.7
130  Kenya 55.1 Increase 0.4
131  Pakistan 55 Increase 0.6
132  Eswatini 54.7 Decrease 1.2
133  Solomon Islands 54.6 Decrease 2.9
134  São Tomé and Príncipe 54 Increase 0.4
135  Guinea-Bissau 54 Decrease 2.9
136    Nepal 53.8 Decrease 0.3
137  Ethiopia 53.6 Increase 0.8
138  Zambia 53.6 Decrease 0.7
139  Myanmar 53.6 Decrease 0.3
140  Uzbekistan 53.3 Increase 1.8
141  Maldives 53.2 Increase 2.1
142  Lesotho 53.1 Decrease 0.8
143  Haiti 52.7 Decrease 3.1
144  Egypt 52.5 Decrease 0.9
145  Cameroon 52.4 Increase 0.5
146  The Gambia 52.4 Increase 0.1
147  Ukraine 52.3 Increase 0.4
148  Argentina 52.2 Decrease 0.1
149  Micronesia 51.9 Decrease 0.4
150  Brazil 51.9 Increase 0.5
151  Niger 51.6 Increase 2.1
152  Afghanistan 51.5 Increase 0.2
153  Malawi 51.4 Decrease 0.6
154  Lebanon 51.1 Decrease 2.1
155  Iran 51.1 Increase 0.2
156  Angola 50.6 Increase 2
157  Democratic Republic of Congo 50.3 Decrease 1.8
158  Togo 50.3 Increase 2.5
159  Chad 49.9 Increase 0.6
160  Liberia 49.7 Decrease 1.2
161  Central African Republic 49.1 Decrease 0.1
162  Burundi 48.9 Decrease 2
163  Mozambique 48.6 Increase 2.3
164  Turkmenistan 48.4 Increase 1.3
165  Suriname 48.1 Steady 0
166  Sudan 47.7 Decrease 1.7
167  Sierra Leone 47.5 Decrease 4.3
168  Kiribati 47.3 Decrease 3.5
169  Djibouti 47.1 Increase 2
170  Ecuador 46.9 Decrease 1.6
171  Algeria 46.2 Increase 1.5
172  Timor-Leste 44.2 Decrease 3.9
173  Bolivia 42.3 Decrease 1.8
174  Equatorial Guinea 41 Decrease 1
175  Zimbabwe 40.4 Decrease 3.6
176  Republic of Congo 39.7 Increase 0.8
177  Eritrea 38.9 Decrease 2.8
178  Cuba 27.8 Decrease 4.1
179  Venezuela 25.9 Increase 0.7
180  North Korea 5.9 Increase 0.1
Key: ██ Free (80–100) ██ Mostly Free (70–79.9) ██ Moderately Free (65–69.9) ██ Moderately Unfree (60–64.9) ██ Mostly Unfree (55–59.9) ██ Mostly Unfree (50–54.9) ██ Repressed (0–49.9)
Country[6] Rank Score Change
 Singapore 1 89.7 Increase 0.3
 New Zealand 2 83.9 Decrease 0.2
 Australia 3 82.4 Decrease 0.2
  Switzerland 4 81.9 Decrease 0.1
 Ireland 5 81.4 Increase 0.5
 Taiwan 6 78.6 Increase 1.5
 United Kingdom 7 78.4 Decrease 0.9
 Estonia 8 78.2 Increase 0.5
 Canada 9 77.9 Decrease 0.3
 Denmark 10 77.8 Decrease 0.5
 Iceland 11 77.4 Increase 0.3
 Georgia 12 77.2 Increase 0.1
 Mauritius 13 77.0 Increase 2.1
 United Arab Emirates 14 76.9 Increase 0.7
 Lithuania 15 76.9 Increase 0.2
 Netherlands 16 76.8 Decrease 0.2
 Finland 17 76.1 Increase 0.4
 Luxembourg 18 76.0 Increase 0.2
 Chile 19 75.2 Decrease 1.6
 United States 20 74.8 Decrease 1.8
 Sweden 21 74.7 Decrease 0.2
 Malaysia 22 74.4 Decrease 0.3
 Japan 23 74.1 Increase 0.8
 South Korea 24 74.0 Steady 0.0
 Austria 25 73.9 Increase 0.6
 Israel 26 73.8 Decrease 0.2
 Czech Republic 27 73.8 Decrease 1.0
 Norway 28 73.4 Steady 0.0
 Germany 29 72.5 Decrease 1.0
 Latvia 30 72.3 Increase 0.4
 Qatar 31 72.0 Decrease 0.3
 Armenia 32 71.9 Increase 1.3
 Cyprus 33 71.4 Increase 1.3
 Kazakhstan 34 71.1 Increase 1.5
 Bulgaria 35 70.4 Increase 0.2
 Malta 36 70.2 Increase 0.7
 Belgium 37 70.1 Increase 1.2
 Azerbaijan 38 70.1 Increase 0.8
 Spain 39 69.9 Increase 3.0
 Bahrain 40 69.9 Increase 3.6
 Poland 41 69.7 Increase 0.6
 Thailand 42 69.7 Increase 0.3
 Romania 43 69.5 Decrease 0.2
 Uruguay 44 69.3 Increase 0.2
 Jamaica 45 69.0 Increase 0.5
 North Macedonia 46 68.6 Decrease 0.9
 Rwanda 47 68.3 Decrease 2.6
 Slovenia 48 68.3 Increase 0.5
 Colombia 49 68.1 Decrease 1.1
 Peru 50 67.7 Decrease 0.2
 Botswana 51 67.6 Decrease 2.0
 Portugal 52 67.5 Increase 0.5
 Saint Lucia 53 67.5 Decrease 0.7
 Serbia 54 67.2 Increase 1.2
 Hungary 55 67.2 Increase 0.8
 Indonesia 56 66.9 Decrease 0.3
 Brunei Darussalam 57 66.6 Steady 0.0
 Kosovo 58 66.5 Decrease 0.9
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 59 66.3 Decrease 0.5
 Seychelles 60 66.3 Increase 2.0
 Slovakia 61 66.3 Decrease 0.5
 Panama 62 66.2 Decrease 1.0
 Saudi Arabia 63 66.0 Increase 3.6
 France 64 65.7 Decrease 0.3
 Mexico 65 65.5 Decrease 0.5
 Albania 66 65.2 Decrease 1.7
 Barbados 67 65.0 Increase 3.6
 Italy 68 64.9 Increase 1.1
 Jordan 69 64.6 Decrease 1.4
 The Bahamas 70 64.4 Increase 0.1
 Oman 71 64.6 Increase 1.0
 Costa Rica 72 64.2 Decrease 1.6
 Philippines 73 64.1 Decrease 0.4
 Kuwait 74 64.1 Increase 0.9
 Guatemala 75 64.0 Increase 0.0
 Turkey 76 64.0 Decrease 0.4
 Cabo Verde 77 63.8 Increase 0.2
 Kyrgyzstan 78 63.7 Increase 0.8
 Croatia 79 63.6 Increase 1.4
 Montenegro 80 63.4 Increase 1.9
 Morocco 81 63.3 Steady 0.0
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 82 62.9 Increase 0.3
 Namibia 83 62.6 Increase 1.7
 Paraguay 84 62.6 Decrease 0.4
 Moldova 85 62.5 Increase 0.5
 Mongolia 86 62.4 Increase 6.5
 Fiji 87 62.2 Decrease 1.2
 Dominican Republic 88 62.1 Increase 1.2
 Samoa 89 61.9 Decrease 0.2
 Vietnam 90 61.7 Increase 2.9
 Ivory Coast 91 61.7 Increase 2.0
 Russia 92 61.5 Increase 0.5
 Tanzania 93 61.3 Decrease 0.4
 El Salvador 94 61.0 Decrease 0.6
 Belarus 95 61.0 Decrease 0.7
 Greece 96 60.9 Increase 1.0
 Vanuatu 97 60.5 Decrease 0.2
 Honduras 98 59.8 Decrease 1.3
 South Africa 99 59.7 Increase 0.9
 Benin 100 59.6 Increase 4.4
 Ghana 101 59.2 Decrease 0.2
 Trinidad and Tobago 102 59.0 Increase 0.7
 Papua New Guinea 103 58.9 Increase 0.5
 The Gambia 104 58.8 Increase 2.5
 Nigeria 105 58.7 Increase 1.5
 Uganda 106 58.6 Decrease 0.9
 China 107 58.4 Decrease 1.1
 Uzbekistan 108 58.3 Increase 1.1
 Bhutan 109 58.3 Decrease 3.8
 Gabon 110 58.1 Increase 1.4
 Senegal 111 58.0 Steady 0.0
 Madagascar 112 57.7 Decrease 2.8
 Togo 113 57.5 Increase 3.4
 Belize 114 57.5 Increase 0.1
 Tonga 115 57.5 Decrease 1.3
 Guyana 116 57.4 Increase 1.2
 Niger 117 57.3 Increase 2.6
 Cambodia 118 57.3 Steady 0.0
 Tunisia 119 56.6 Increase 0.8
 Bangladesh 120 56.5 Increase 0.1
 India 121 56.5 Steady 0.0
 Solomon Islands 122 56.5 Increase 3.6
 Guinea 123 56.5 Steady 0.0
 Burkina Faso 124 56.5 Decrease 0.2
 Nicaragua 125 56.3 Decrease 0.9
 Djibouti 126 56.2 Increase 3.3
 Ukraine 127 56.2 Increase 1.3
 Mauritania 128 56.1 Increase 0.8
 São Tomé and Príncipe 129 55.9 Decrease 0.3
 Egypt 130 55.7 Increase 1.7
 Sri Lanka 131 55.7 Decrease 1.7
 Comoros 132 55.7 Increase 2.0
 Mali 133 55.6 Decrease 0.3
 Tajikistan 134 55.2 Increase 3.0
 Myanmar 135 55.2 Increase 1.2
 Maldives 136 55.2 Decrease 1.3
 Eswatini 137 55.1 Decrease 0.2
 Kenya 138 54.9 Decrease 0.4
 Guinea-Bissau 139 54.9 Increase 1.6
 Angola 140 54.2 Increase 2.0
 Laos 141 53.9 Decrease 1.6
 Lesotho 142 53.5 Decrease 1.0
 Brazil 143 53.4 Decrease 0.3
 Cameroon 144 53.4 Decrease 0.2
 Malawi 145 53.0 Increase 0.2
 Afghanistan 146 53.0 Decrease 1.7
 Dominica 147 53.0 Decrease 7.8
 Argentina 148 52.7 Decrease 0.4
 Ecuador 149 52.4 Increase 1.1
 Sierra Leone 150 51.7 Increase 3.7
 Ethiopia 151 51.7 Decrease 1.9
 Pakistan 152 51.7 Decrease 3.1
 Mozambique 153 51.6 Increase 1.1
 Lebanon 154 51.4 Decrease 0.3
 Haiti 155 50.8 Decrease 1.5
 Republic of the Congo 156 50.7 Increase 8.9
   Nepal 157 50.7 Decrease 3.5
 Chad 158 50.4 Increase 0.2
 Zambia 159 50.4 Decrease 3.1
 Micronesia 160 50.4 Decrease 1.6
 Burundi 161 49.9 Increase 0.9
 Algeria 162 49.7 Increase 2.8
 Equatorial Guinea 163 49.2 Increase 0.9
 Liberia 164 49.2 Increase 0.2
 Congo-Kinshasa 165 49.0 Decrease 0.5
 Central African Republic 166 48.8 Decrease 1.9
 Turkmenistan 167 47.4 Increase 0.9
 Iran 168 47.2 Decrease 2.0
 Suriname 169 46.4 Decrease 3.1
 Timor-Leste 170 44.7 Decrease 1.2
 Kiribati 171 44.4 Decrease 0.8
 Bolivia 172 42.7 Decrease 0.1
 Eritrea 173 42.3 Increase 3.8
 Zimbabwe 174 39.5 Decrease 3.6
 Sudan 175 39.1 Decrease 5.9
 Cuba 176 28.1 Increase 1.2
 Venezuela 177 24.7 Decrease 0.5
 North Korea 178 5.2 Increase 1.0

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Economic Freedom of the World: 2017 Annual Report
  2. ^ Heritage - Country/Region Rankings
  3. ^ 2021 Index of Economic Freedom of the World
  4. ^ "Country Rankings: World & Global Economy Rankings on Economic Freedom". www.heritage.org. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  5. ^ "Country Rankings: World & Global Economy Rankings on Economic Freedom". www.heritage.org. Retrieved 2021-03-15.
  6. ^ Heritage - Country Rankings

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