2013 Index of Economic Freedom

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nameindex yearoverall scoreproperty rightsfreedom from corruptionfiscal freedomgovernment spendingbusiness freedomlabor freedommonetary freedomtrade freedominvestment freedomfinancial freedom
Afghanistan 2013 N/A N/A 15.0 N/A 83.2 59.7 75.8 69.5 N/A 65.0 N/A
Albania 2013 65.2 30.0 31.0 92.6 75.1 81.0 49.0 78.4 79.8 65.0 70.0
Algeria 2013 49.6 30.0 29.0 80.4 44.1 65.2 52.6 76.6 67.8 20.0 30.0
Angola 2013 47.3 15.0 20.0 82.6 60.6 43.1 44.8 61.5 70.2 35.0 40.0
Argentina 2013 46.7 15.0 30.0 64.3 52.1 60.1 47.4 60.4 67.6 40.0 30.0
Armenia 2013 69.4 30.0 26.0 88.0 82.1 87.6 77.1 73.0 85.4 75.0 70.0
Australia 2013 82.6 90.0 88.0 66.4 62.8 95.5 83.5 83.8 86.2 80.0 90.0
Austria 2013 71.8 90.0 78.0 51.1 23.5 73.6 80.4 79.3 86.8 85.0 70.0
Azerbaijan 2013 59.7 25.0 24.0 85.5 67.8 69.2 79.4 73.5 77.2 55.0 40.0
Bahrain 2013 75.5 55.0 51.0 99.9 72.4 75.8 90.4 72.5 82.8 75.0 80.0
Bangladesh 2013 52.6 20.0 27.0 72.7 92.1 68.0 51.9 65.4 54.0 55.0 20.0
Barbados 2013 69.3 80.0 78.0 74.5 54.2 74.8 84.4 72.1 60.5 55.0 60.0
Belarus 2013 48.0 20.0 24.0 88.8 43.5 75.2 76.9 40.7 80.8 20.0 10.0
Belgium 2013 69.2 80.0 75.0 45.0 14.5 91.6 69.8 79.3 86.8 80.0 70.0
Belize 2013 57.3 30.0 0.0 82.2 72.6 72.6 71.4 77.3 77.2 40.0 50.0
Benin 2013 57.6 30.0 30.0 76.1 86.1 45.4 49.7 79.9 59.3 70.0 50.0
Bhutan 2013 55.0 60.0 57.0 82.7 38.8 60.5 84.4 67.3 49.5 20.0 30.0
Bolivia 2013 47.9 10.0 28.0 88.8 64.1 55.8 30.8 67.4 74.3 10.0 50.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2013 57.3 20.0 32.0 83.2 26.9 54.3 61.2 79.0 86.4 70.0 60.0
Botswana 2013 70.6 70.0 61.0 79.5 65.1 69.0 69.8 72.0 79.7 70.0 70.0
Brazil 2013 57.7 50.0 38.0 70.3 54.8 53.0 57.2 74.4 69.7 50.0 60.0
Bulgaria 2013 65.0 30.0 33.0 94.0 64.2 73.6 74.8 78.6 86.8 55.0 60.0
Burkina Faso 2013 59.9 30.0 30.0 81.4 82.0 61.2 56.4 80.6 72.5 55.0 50.0
Burma 2013 39.2 10.0 15.0 81.9 96.8 20.0 20.0 65.1 73.6 0.0 10.0
Burundi 2013 49.0 20.0 19.0 71.5 22.6 58.4 66.4 68.7 78.9 55.0 30.0
Cambodia 2013 58.5 30.0 21.0 90.9 88.4 39.4 54.2 81.3 70.2 60.0 50.0
Cameroon 2013 52.3 30.0 25.0 69.3 87.1 46.8 55.5 69.9 54.9 35.0 50.0
Canada 2013 79.4 90.0 87.0 79.8 44.8 91.7 82.3 75.2 88.2 75.0 80.0
Cape Verde 2013 63.7 70.0 55.0 77.9 65.4 58.9 40.3 78.0 66.9 65.0 60.0
Central African Republic 2013 50.4 20.0 22.0 65.1 92.4 35.2 47.9 78.1 57.8 55.0 30.0
Chad 2013 45.2 20.0 20.0 50.4 75.5 25.2 40.5 74.6 55.6 50.0 40.0
Chile 2013 79.0 90.0 72.0 77.6 83.7 70.5 74.2 84.6 82.0 85.0 70.0
China 2013 51.9 20.0 36.0 70.2 83.3 48.0 62.6 71.6 72.0 25.0 30.0
Colombia 2013 69.6 50.0 34.0 76.1 75.2 90.2 79.3 78.7 72.2 70.0 70.0
Comoros 2013 47.5 30.0 24.0 64.7 82.4 44.7 51.2 74.6 68.8 15.0 20.0
Costa Rica 2013 67.0 50.0 48.0 82.9 90.1 58.3 60.4 75.4 85.1 70.0 50.0
Côte d'Ivoire 2013 54.1 25.0 22.0 77.9 79.8 43.3 54.6 77.8 70.3 40.0 50.0
Croatia 2013 61.3 40.0 40.0 75.4 48.7 63.0 42.4 81.1 87.5 75.0 60.0
Cuba 2013 28.5 10.0 42.0 62.7 0.0 10.0 20.0 67.4 62.7 0.0 10.0
Cyprus 2013 69.0 70.0 63.0 79.8 32.7 80.7 62.8 84.1 81.8 75.0 60.0
Czech Republic 2013 70.9 70.0 44.0 82.0 43.5 65.8 85.5 81.7 86.8 70.0 80.0
Democratic Republic of Congo 2013 39.6 10.0 20.0 71.4 60.1 38.7 36.3 56.5 63.0 20.0 20.0
Denmark 2013 76.1 90.0 94.0 39.8 5.9 98.4 91.1 80.0 86.8 85.0 90.0
Djibouti 2013 53.9 30.0 30.0 79.4 48.8 30.0 59.6 76.6 59.6 65.0 60.0
Dominica 2013 63.9 60.0 52.0 72.0 50.1 77.0 68.8 85.3 74.3 70.0 30.0
Dominican Republic 2013 59.7 30.0 26.0 83.7 92.6 53.7 55.6 72.9 77.8 65.0 40.0
Ecuador 2013 46.9 20.0 27.0 80.1 47.3 51.5 48.0 66.9 68.1 20.0 40.0
Egypt 2013 54.8 35.0 29.0 85.6 69.4 63.3 43.3 58.4 73.8 50.0 40.0
El Salvador 2013 66.7 40.0 34.0 85.7 85.4 61.8 62.0 79.6 79.0 70.0 70.0
Equatorial Guinea 2013 42.3 15.0 19.0 75.4 39.3 44.4 43.1 72.8 58.8 25.0 30.0
Eritrea 2013 36.3 10.0 25.0 57.0 54.6 17.3 54.6 55.5 69.1 0.0 20.0
Estonia 2013 75.3 85.0 64.0 79.7 56.2 78.2 56.0 77.1 86.8 90.0 80.0
Ethiopia 2013 49.4 30.0 27.0 74.2 89.6 52.4 46.9 64.7 64.0 25.0 20.0
Fiji 2013 57.2 25.0 20.0 78.0 78.0 65.7 74.9 72.8 68.0 40.0 50.0
Finland 2013 74.0 90.0 94.0 66.9 12.2 94.8 45.3 79.5 86.8 90.0 80.0
France 2013 64.1 80.0 70.0 53.0 5.6 84.0 50.5 81.1 81.8 65.0 70.0
Gabon 2013 57.8 40.0 30.0 74.2 80.1 56.5 63.1 77.5 61.1 55.0 40.0
Georgia 2013 72.2 45.0 41.0 88.2 68.9 90.6 91.1 72.6 89.2 75.0 60.0
Germany 2013 72.8 90.0 80.0 61.8 37.3 92.1 43.8 81.2 86.8 85.0 70.0
Ghana 2013 61.3 50.0 39.0 86.0 52.5 61.5 61.6 64.8 67.8 70.0 60.0
Greece 2013 55.4 40.0 34.0 66.2 24.7 77.1 42.1 73.4 81.8 65.0 50.0
Guatemala 2013 60.0 30.0 27.0 79.6 93.6 50.8 48.7 75.5 85.2 60.0 50.0
Guinea 2013 51.2 20.0 21.0 69.6 82.6 46.1 63.8 62.8 61.2 45.0 40.0
Guinea-Bissau 2013 51.1 20.0 22.0 89.1 82.0 41.3 54.0 72.7 65.3 35.0 30.0
Guyana 2013 53.8 30.0 25.0 67.9 61.1 66.3 75.4 75.9 71.2 35.0 30.0
Haiti 2013 48.1 10.0 18.0 80.7 66.3 33.4 63.6 74.2 74.8 30.0 30.0
Honduras 2013 58.4 30.0 26.0 85.3 79.2 61.0 26.8 73.9 77.1 65.0 60.0
Hong Kong 2013 89.3 90.0 84.0 92.9 88.9 98.9 86.2 82.1 90.0 90.0 90.0
Hungary 2013 67.3 65.0 46.0 79.7 29.7 79.1 64.4 77.1 86.8 75.0 70.0
Iceland 2013 72.1 90.0 83.0 72.7 36.2 91.5 58.9 75.8 87.8 65.0 60.0
India 2013 55.2 50.0 31.0 78.3 77.9 37.3 73.6 65.3 63.6 35.0 40.0
Indonesia 2013 56.9 30.0 30.0 83.4 89.2 50.2 50.8 75.5 75.0 35.0 50.0
Iran 2013 43.2 10.0 27.0 80.8 80.5 65.3 55.0 58.0 45.7 0.0 10.0
Iraq 2013 N/A N/A 18.0 N/A N/A 47.0 70.1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Ireland 2013 75.7 90.0 75.0 73.8 28.8 83.4 76.6 82.8 86.8 90.0 70.0
Israel 2013 66.9 70.0 58.0 60.2 39.3 66.1 63.7 78.6 83.0 80.0 70.0
Italy 2013 60.6 50.0 39.0 55.5 25.3 76.9 52.0 80.2 86.8 80.0 60.0
Jamaica 2013 66.8 40.0 33.0 77.5 67.7 84.3 69.3 76.1 75.0 85.0 60.0
Japan 2013 71.8 80.0 80.0 69.2 45.0 81.3 80.3 90.6 81.8 60.0 50.0
Jordan 2013 70.4 60.0 45.0 93.6 68.8 69.2 75.5 82.0 79.6 70.0 60.0
Kazakhstan 2013 63.0 35.0 27.0 93.2 84.5 71.8 88.4 72.2 78.2 30.0 50.0
Kenya 2013 55.9 30.0 22.0 77.5 73.5 58.0 57.1 73.8 66.7 50.0 50.0
Kiribati 2013 45.9 30.0 31.0 71.2 0.0 59.2 78.5 78.4 55.4 25.0 30.0
Kosovo 2013 N/A 30.0 29.0 93.5 73.0 52.4 77.7 N/A N/A 65.0 N/A
Kuwait 2013 63.1 50.0 46.0 99.9 61.5 57.7 62.8 71.6 76.8 55.0 50.0
Kyrgyz Republic 2013 59.6 20.0 21.0 94.8 56.4 73.2 88.6 66.7 75.4 50.0 50.0
Laos 2013 50.1 15.0 22.0 79.7 85.8 62.1 54.7 73.0 58.7 30.0 20.0
Latvia 2013 66.5 50.0 42.0 84.4 53.6 75.7 64.4 78.3 86.8 80.0 50.0
Lebanon 2013 59.5 20.0 25.0 90.8 74.6 50.3 57.2 76.5 80.4 60.0 60.0
Lesotho 2013 47.9 40.0 35.0 48.2 0.0 63.7 62.8 75.7 69.1 45.0 40.0
Liberia 2013 49.3 30.0 32.0 76.6 77.8 56.5 47.2 72.0 61.4 20.0 20.0
Libya 2013 N/A 10.0 20.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A 64.8 85.0 10.0 20.0
Liechtenstein 2013 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 70.0 N/A N/A 90.0 N/A 80.0
Lithuania 2013 72.1 60.0 48.0 92.8 53.6 77.6 64.1 78.3 86.8 80.0 80.0
Luxembourg 2013 74.2 90.0 85.0 65.0 47.1 74.8 39.0 79.3 86.8 95.0 80.0
Macau 2013 71.7 60.0 51.0 73.5 91.5 60.0 55.0 81.3 90.0 85.0 70.0
Macedonia 2013 68.2 35.0 39.0 91.4 69.1 80.3 78.4 84.0 84.6 60.0 60.0
Madagascar 2013 62.0 40.0 30.0 90.0 94.6 63.5 47.4 74.9 74.6 55.0 50.0
Malawi 2013 55.3 40.0 30.0 78.4 60.0 41.1 58.8 72.5 71.8 50.0 50.0
Malaysia 2013 66.1 55.0 43.0 85.1 73.5 79.9 72.3 79.8 77.0 45.0 50.0
Maldives 2013 49.0 25.0 25.0 98.8 14.5 88.7 64.0 70.4 43.7 30.0 30.0
Mali 2013 56.4 30.0 28.0 69.6 83.9 50.1 64.6 79.9 73.2 45.0 40.0
Malta 2013 67.5 75.0 56.0 61.2 44.1 61.1 65.4 80.4 86.8 85.0 60.0
Mauritania 2013 52.3 25.0 24.0 80.3 74.7 43.3 51.1 75.1 64.8 45.0 40.0
Mauritius 2013 76.9 70.0 51.0 92.1 81.9 78.2 72.3 75.4 87.9 90.0 70.0
Mexico 2013 67.0 50.0 30.0 81.1 79.4 81.4 59.7 77.7 80.6 70.0 60.0
Micronesia 2013 50.1 30.0 30.0 97.5 0.0 54.1 82.5 76.1 81.0 20.0 30.0
Moldova 2013 55.5 40.0 29.0 87.2 50.1 69.7 40.9 73.4 80.0 35.0 50.0
Mongolia 2013 61.7 30.0 27.0 82.5 62.6 70.4 79.2 75.6 79.8 50.0 60.0
Montenegro 2013 62.6 40.0 40.0 92.4 41.5 72.7 71.4 79.9 83.0 55.0 50.0
Morocco 2013 59.6 40.0 34.0 71.4 64.3 76.4 30.1 78.9 70.8 70.0 60.0
Mozambique 2013 55.0 30.0 27.0 76.2 64.5 63.9 37.9 74.7 75.4 50.0 50.0
Namibia 2013 60.3 30.0 44.0 66.4 71.5 68.4 76.7 74.9 81.5 50.0 40.0
Nepal 2013 50.4 30.0 22.0 85.8 89.2 57.2 44.3 75.1 60.8 10.0 30.0
New Zealand 2013 81.4 95.0 95.0 71.5 33.2 99.9 89.5 83.3 86.8 80.0 80.0
Nicaragua 2013 56.6 15.0 25.0 78.7 65.1 51.2 62.2 73.2 85.4 60.0 50.0
Niger 2013 53.9 30.0 25.0 77.0 80.1 35.2 39.3 85.4 71.7 55.0 40.0
Nigeria 2013 55.1 30.0 24.0 82.6 74.6 55.7 67.2 73.3 63.9 40.0 40.0
North Korea 2013 1.5 5.0 10.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Norway 2013 70.5 90.0 90.0 51.0 40.3 92.6 44.7 76.9 89.3 70.0 60.0
Oman 2013 68.1 50.0 48.0 98.5 69.1 68.1 80.9 72.7 78.7 55.0 60.0
Pakistan 2013 55.1 30.0 25.0 80.5 89.0 70.7 47.9 67.0 66.0 35.0 40.0
Panama 2013 62.5 30.0 33.0 86.2 77.8 72.5 40.1 75.9 74.8 65.0 70.0
Papua New Guinea 2013 53.6 20.0 22.0 67.4 72.3 58.3 73.4 72.4 85.0 35.0 30.0
Paraguay 2013 61.1 30.0 22.0 95.9 85.4 59.1 25.6 79.8 82.7 70.0 60.0
Peru 2013 68.2 40.0 34.0 79.9 89.1 72.3 67.1 84.3 85.0 70.0 60.0
Poland 2013 66.0 60.0 55.0 76.0 43.0 64.0 62.9 77.7 86.8 65.0 70.0
Portugal 2013 63.1 70.0 61.0 61.6 28.3 82.8 31.0 79.4 86.8 70.0 60.0
Qatar 2013 71.3 70.0 72.0 99.8 81.2 69.4 63.4 80.3 82.5 45.0 50.0
Republic of Congo 2013 43.5 10.0 22.0 61.4 80.3 31.5 44.8 74.3 60.7 20.0 30.0
Romania 2013 65.1 40.0 36.0 87.9 62.2 70.4 63.5 74.7 86.8 80.0 50.0
Russia 2013 51.1 25.0 24.0 86.9 54.4 69.2 52.6 66.7 77.4 25.0 30.0
Rwanda 2013 64.1 30.0 50.0 80.4 75.9 65.6 80.3 75.5 78.0 65.0 40.0
Saint Lucia 2013 70.4 70.0 70.0 76.9 63.6 85.3 76.4 84.7 71.9 65.0 40.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2013 66.7 70.0 58.0 74.2 67.1 77.6 76.6 80.3 73.3 50.0 40.0
Samoa 2013 57.1 60.0 39.0 80.6 34.3 72.4 80.4 78.5 66.0 30.0 30.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 2013 48.0 20.0 30.0 86.9 45.3 53.5 38.6 66.0 60.0 50.0 30.0
Saudi Arabia 2013 60.6 40.0 44.0 99.6 52.2 68.2 69.2 65.7 77.3 40.0 50.0
Senegal 2013 55.5 40.0 29.0 65.2 75.6 56.7 41.3 79.6 72.2 55.0 40.0
Serbia 2013 58.6 40.0 33.0 84.2 40.3 60.2 70.4 65.3 77.9 65.0 50.0
Seychelles 2013 54.9 50.0 48.0 77.6 56.9 69.2 63.5 75.6 33.4 45.0 30.0
Sierra Leone 2013 48.3 10.0 25.0 80.7 75.9 51.5 26.3 68.5 70.2 55.0 20.0
Singapore 2013 88.0 90.0 92.0 91.1 91.3 97.1 91.4 82.0 90.0 75.0 80.0
Slovakia 2013 68.7 50.0 40.0 84.7 58.0 71.0 72.2 79.1 86.8 75.0 70.0
Slovenia 2013 61.7 60.0 59.0 65.7 22.3 80.7 40.4 81.6 86.8 70.0 50.0
Solomon Islands 2013 45.0 30.0 27.0 66.2 6.1 66.6 66.4 75.4 72.6 10.0 30.0
Somalia 2013 N/A N/A 10.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
South Africa 2013 61.8 50.0 41.0 70.5 69.2 74.7 55.6 75.8 76.3 45.0 60.0
South Korea 2013 70.3 70.0 54.0 73.0 72.8 93.6 48.7 77.9 72.6 70.0 70.0
Spain 2013 68.0 70.0 62.0 53.9 43.0 80.3 54.3 79.9 86.8 80.0 70.0
Sri Lanka 2013 60.7 40.0 33.0 84.7 86.5 77.0 60.8 69.1 76.2 40.0 40.0
Sudan 2013 N/A N/A 16.0 N/A 89.9 57.4 65.4 64.5 N/A 15.0 N/A
Suriname 2013 52.0 40.0 30.0 71.6 72.5 40.2 77.5 66.7 66.3 25.0 30.0
Swaziland 2013 57.2 40.0 31.0 74.4 51.3 66.0 70.3 74.7 69.7 55.0 40.0
Sweden 2013 72.9 90.0 93.0 39.6 21.0 93.2 53.6 82.1 86.8 90.0 80.0
Switzerland 2013 81.0 90.0 88.0 68.1 63.8 75.8 87.9 86.2 90.0 80.0 80.0
Syria 2013 N/A 20.0 26.0 86.2 N/A 59.3 48.9 71.5 72.8 10.0 20.0
Taiwan 2013 72.7 70.0 61.0 80.5 84.9 94.3 53.3 82.9 85.0 65.0 50.0
Tajikistan 2013 53.4 20.0 23.0 92.8 78.1 61.7 55.5 64.6 78.2 20.0 40.0
Tanzania 2013 57.9 30.0 30.0 79.9 77.9 48.6 61.9 71.8 73.5 55.0 50.0
Thailand 2013 64.1 45.0 34.0 78.9 83.7 73.2 72.9 68.3 75.2 40.0 70.0
The Bahamas 2013 70.1 70.0 73.0 97.0 84.9 71.3 81.6 75.8 47.0 30.0 70.0
The Gambia 2013 58.8 30.0 35.0 75.1 82.7 59.5 59.3 71.1 60.5 65.0 50.0
The Netherlands 2013 73.5 90.0 89.0 52.1 24.7 83.0 58.6 81.1 86.8 90.0 80.0
The Philippines 2013 58.2 30.0 26.0 79.3 90.2 53.1 51.0 76.6 75.5 50.0 50.0
Timor-Leste 2013 43.7 20.0 24.0 64.7 0.0 44.8 81.2 69.3 73.0 40.0 20.0
Togo 2013 48.8 30.0 24.0 68.5 81.6 39.9 44.2 78.5 56.7 35.0 30.0
Tonga 2013 56.0 20.0 31.0 87.1 64.7 76.6 84.4 71.1 75.6 30.0 20.0
Trinidad and Tobago 2013 62.3 50.0 32.0 84.9 60.4 55.1 76.7 73.7 69.9 60.0 60.0
Tunisia 2013 57.0 40.0 38.0 74.5 63.7 82.8 70.1 77.8 58.1 35.0 30.0
Turkey 2013 62.9 50.0 42.0 77.0 64.9 68.2 43.1 73.3 85.2 65.0 60.0
Turkmenistan 2013 42.6 5.0 16.0 94.0 91.7 30.0 30.0 70.6 79.2 0.0 10.0
Uganda 2013 61.1 30.0 24.0 80.6 84.3 48.4 87.9 77.2 73.6 55.0 50.0
Ukraine 2013 46.3 30.0 23.0 78.2 29.4 47.6 49.9 71.0 84.4 20.0 30.0
United Arab Emirates 2013 71.1 55.0 68.0 99.9 85.1 74.0 77.6 83.9 82.6 35.0 50.0
United Kingdom 2013 74.8 90.0 78.0 57.0 27.7 94.1 71.6 72.4 86.8 90.0 80.0
United States 2013 76.0 85.0 71.0 69.3 47.8 90.5 95.5 75.0 86.4 70.0 70.0
Uruguay 2013 69.7 70.0 70.0 84.2 68.3 73.4 70.7 72.5 82.9 75.0 30.0
Uzbekistan 2013 46.0 15.0 16.0 90.2 67.8 71.2 61.0 63.0 66.1 0.0 10.0
Vanuatu 2013 56.6 40.0 35.0 97.3 80.5 56.4 57.7 81.4 48.0 30.0 40.0
Venezuela 2013 36.1 5.0 19.0 75.6 50.6 45.6 34.5 47.3 58.8 5.0 20.0
Vietnam 2013 51.0 15.0 29.0 75.6 72.4 63.8 65.5 65.3 78.6 15.0 30.0
Yemen 2013 55.9 30.0 21.0 91.5 72.8 61.3 55.3 65.7 81.5 50.0 30.0
Zambia 2013 58.7 30.0 32.0 72.9 80.3 60.4 58.4 66.0 82.3 55.0 50.0
Zimbabwe 2013 28.6 10.0 22.0 71.8 66.4 33.4 21.9 0.0 50.4 0.0 10.0

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