List of countries by economic freedom

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.

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2019 Economic Freedom of the World Index[4] 2017 Top Index of Economic Freedom[5]
Rank Country/ Region Score Change
1  Hong Kong, China 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, China 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  Macedonia 71.1 Decrease 0.2
34  Macau, China 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  Burma 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
Rank Country/ Region Score
1  Hong Kong, China 90.1
2  Singapore 89.4
3  Australia 82.0
4  New Zealand 81.4
5   Switzerland 81.0
6  Canada 80.2
7  Chile 78.7
8  Mauritius 76.5
9  Denmark 76.1
10  United States 76.0
11  Ireland 75.7
12  Bahrain 75.5
13  Estonia 75.3
14  United Kingdom 74.8
15  Luxembourg 74.2
16  Finland 74.0
17  Netherlands 73.5
18  Sweden 72.9
19  Germany 72.8
20  Taiwan, China 72.7
21  Georgia 72.2
22  Lithuania 72.1
23  Iceland 72.1
24  Japan 71.8
25  Austria 71.8
26  Macau, China 71.7
27  Qatar 71.3
28  United Arab Emirates 71.1
29  Czech Republic 70.9
30  Botswana 70.6
31  Norway 70.5
32  Saint Lucia 70.4
33  Jordan 70.4
34  South Korea 70.3
35  The Bahamas 70.1
36  Uruguay 69.7
37  Colombia 69.6
38  Armenia 69.4
39  Barbados 69.3
40  Belgium 69.2
41  Cyprus 69.0
42  Slovakia 68.7
43  North Macedonia 68.2
44  Peru 68.2
45  Oman 68.1
46  Spain 68.0
47  Malta 67.5
48  Hungary 67.3
49  Costa Rica 67.0
50  Mexico 67.0

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