2015 Index of Economic Freedom

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nameindex yearoverall scoreproperty rightsfreedom from corruptionfiscal freedomgovernment spendingbusiness freedomlabor freedommonetary freedomtrade freedominvestment freedomfinancial freedom
Afghanistan 2015 N/A N/A 8.0 91.7 81.2 61.4 67.5 72.6 N/A 55.0 N/A
Albania 2015 65.7 30.0 31.0 87.2 76.1 70.6 52.9 80.8 87.8 70.0 70.0
Algeria 2015 48.9 30.0 36.0 80.0 38.7 66.6 50.5 71.2 60.8 25.0 30.0
Angola 2015 47.9 15.0 23.0 84.5 50.1 47.4 43.2 65.4 70.2 40.0 40.0
Argentina 2015 44.1 15.0 34.0 66.8 41.2 52.8 43.3 59.6 68.8 30.0 30.0
Armenia 2015 67.1 20.0 36.0 84.4 82.8 82.7 64.3 70.6 85.4 75.0 70.0
Australia 2015 81.4 90.0 81.0 63.7 61.8 94.1 81.6 85.3 86.4 80.0 90.0
Austria 2015 71.2 90.0 69.0 50.1 19.8 78.0 76.7 80.3 88.0 90.0 70.0
Azerbaijan 2015 61.0 20.0 28.0 88.1 59.7 74.5 79.1 79.8 76.0 55.0 50.0
Bahrain 2015 73.4 60.0 48.0 99.9 73.1 72.5 83.1 74.2 78.6 65.0 80.0
Bangladesh 2015 53.9 20.0 27.0 72.7 92.0 62.2 63.7 67.7 59.0 45.0 30.0
Barbados 2015 67.9 80.0 75.0 73.8 42.1 71.6 69.2 78.2 63.8 65.0 60.0
Belarus 2015 49.8 20.0 29.0 86.4 54.7 72.0 80.1 44.5 81.0 20.0 10.0
Belgium 2015 68.8 80.0 75.0 43.6 10.2 90.7 63.7 81.7 88.0 85.0 70.0
Belize 2015 56.8 30.0 6.7 82.4 78.3 59.1 61.8 79.3 70.4 50.0 50.0
Benin 2015 58.8 30.0 36.0 68.3 86.7 55.2 53.2 79.9 58.4 70.0 50.0
Bhutan 2015 57.4 60.0 63.0 82.6 60.1 61.9 81.1 66.0 49.4 20.0 30.0
Bolivia 2015 46.8 10.0 34.0 86.8 60.9 53.7 25.5 69.7 77.6 10.0 40.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2015 59.0 20.0 42.0 82.9 27.3 53.5 63.4 84.0 87.2 70.0 60.0
Botswana 2015 69.8 70.0 64.0 79.5 61.9 66.8 70.0 73.9 72.2 70.0 70.0
Brazil 2015 56.6 50.0 42.0 68.4 50.9 53.6 52.1 69.4 69.6 50.0 60.0
Brunei Darussalam 2015 68.9 35.0 60.0 87.0 63.6 68.3 96.9 76.6 81.8 70.0 50.0
Bulgaria 2015 66.8 30.0 41.0 91.0 64.5 68.5 76.6 83.2 88.0 65.0 60.0
Burkina Faso 2015 58.6 25.0 38.0 82.4 79.8 49.6 57.8 80.0 68.2 65.0 40.0
Burma 2015 46.9 10.0 21.0 86.9 77.9 28.7 79.3 66.1 74.2 15.0 10.0
Burundi 2015 53.7 20.0 21.0 73.5 61.3 61.4 68.1 69.8 72.2 60.0 30.0
Cabo Verde 2015 66.4 75.0 58.0 78.3 67.9 61.8 42.1 81.0 69.6 70.0 60.0
Cambodia 2015 57.5 25.0 20.0 90.5 87.5 29.2 62.2 78.7 72.2 60.0 50.0
Cameroon 2015 51.9 25.0 25.0 71.7 87.8 41.6 47.8 75.6 59.6 35.0 50.0
Canada 2015 79.1 90.0 81.0 79.9 48.3 89.0 76.1 77.9 88.4 80.0 80.0
Central African Republic 2015 45.9 15.0 25.0 65.0 92.0 27.2 37.5 69.6 52.4 45.0 30.0
Chad 2015 45.9 20.0 19.0 46.2 83.6 27.1 47.7 75.6 55.2 45.0 40.0
Chile 2015 78.5 90.0 71.0 76.5 83.3 69.3 67.0 85.6 82.0 90.0 70.0
China 2015 52.7 20.0 40.0 69.7 81.5 52.1 63.0 74.2 71.8 25.0 30.0
Colombia 2015 71.7 50.0 36.0 80.3 76.0 81.5 81.7 80.1 81.2 80.0 70.0
Comoros 2015 52.1 30.0 28.0 64.5 78.8 47.3 52.0 77.9 73.0 40.0 30.0
Costa Rica 2015 67.2 50.0 53.0 80.0 89.9 64.5 54.6 75.8 83.8 70.0 50.0
Côte d'Ivoire 2015 58.5 35.0 27.0 77.7 82.4 65.4 46.0 75.0 71.4 55.0 50.0
Croatia 2015 61.5 40.0 48.0 74.9 46.5 55.8 42.8 80.0 87.2 80.0 60.0
Cuba 2015 29.6 10.0 46.0 61.8 0.0 20.0 20.0 64.8 63.8 0.0 10.0
Cyprus 2015 67.9 70.0 63.0 79.5 36.7 79.5 59.6 82.7 88.0 70.0 50.0
Czech Republic 2015 72.5 75.0 48.0 81.5 40.6 68.2 82.9 81.2 88.0 80.0 80.0
Democratic Republic of Congo 2015 45.0 10.0 22.0 72.9 85.7 42.8 38.4 75.1 63.0 20.0 20.0
Denmark 2015 76.3 95.0 91.0 39.6 1.8 97.4 92.1 87.6 88.0 90.0 80.0
Djibouti 2015 57.5 25.0 36.0 81.2 57.1 55.4 66.6 78.9 54.8 70.0 50.0
Dominica 2015 66.1 60.0 58.0 73.6 61.5 71.6 68.7 89.5 72.8 75.0 30.0
Dominican Republic 2015 61.0 30.0 29.0 84.1 87.1 53.5 57.5 76.0 77.8 75.0 40.0
Ecuador 2015 49.2 15.0 35.0 79.1 51.0 51.4 51.3 68.2 71.4 30.0 40.0
Egypt 2015 55.2 20.0 32.0 85.8 68.0 65.4 53.6 67.4 70.0 50.0 40.0
El Salvador 2015 65.7 35.0 38.0 79.4 85.5 53.3 53.3 82.5 85.2 75.0 70.0
Equatorial Guinea 2015 40.4 10.0 19.0 75.4 31.4 37.5 33.5 78.3 53.8 35.0 30.0
Eritrea 2015 38.9 10.0 20.0 57.0 71.8 18.2 65.5 57.8 69.2 0.0 20.0
Estonia 2015 76.8 90.0 68.0 80.6 53.2 81.5 58.7 77.6 88.0 90.0 80.0
Ethiopia 2015 51.5 30.0 33.0 77.4 91.4 55.9 56.4 66.1 64.4 20.0 20.0
Fiji 2015 59.0 25.0 22.3 81.3 74.6 63.2 75.2 78.3 70.2 50.0 50.0
Finland 2015 73.4 90.0 89.0 66.4 3.6 92.6 54.8 79.9 88.0 90.0 80.0
France 2015 62.5 80.0 71.0 47.5 2.5 80.2 43.5 77.5 83.0 70.0 70.0
Gabon 2015 58.3 40.0 34.0 77.5 74.6 57.9 64.3 78.4 61.0 55.0 40.0
Georgia 2015 73.0 40.0 49.0 87.2 73.8 88.6 79.9 82.7 88.6 80.0 60.0
Germany 2015 73.8 90.0 78.0 60.8 40.1 88.2 51.2 81.5 88.0 90.0 70.0
Ghana 2015 63.0 50.0 46.0 84.6 70.8 62.5 56.9 69.2 64.8 65.0 60.0
Greece 2015 54.0 40.0 40.0 64.2 0.0 73.3 51.6 77.8 83.0 60.0 50.0
Guatemala 2015 60.4 20.0 29.0 79.6 94.1 54.7 50.6 76.8 84.6 65.0 50.0
Guinea 2015 52.1 15.0 24.0 68.1 79.5 51.6 74.4 66.7 61.2 40.0 40.0
Guinea-Bissau 2015 52.0 20.0 19.0 89.1 88.0 39.6 61.7 77.5 65.4 30.0 30.0
Guyana 2015 55.5 25.0 27.0 68.7 70.8 63.8 74.5 78.4 72.0 45.0 30.0
Haiti 2015 51.3 10.0 19.0 80.3 76.2 43.1 63.7 73.5 77.6 40.0 30.0
Honduras 2015 57.4 30.0 26.0 84.9 78.7 53.2 28.0 75.4 77.6 60.0 60.0
Hong Kong 2015 89.6 90.0 75.0 93.2 89.7 100.0 95.9 81.8 90.0 90.0 90.0
Hungary 2015 66.8 55.0 54.0 78.7 25.9 74.5 67.7 79.2 88.0 75.0 70.0
Iceland 2015 72.0 90.0 78.0 72.0 32.6 90.5 62.2 77.0 88.0 70.0 60.0
India 2015 54.6 55.0 36.0 79.4 78.3 43.3 48.7 65.3 64.6 35.0 40.0
Indonesia 2015 58.1 30.0 32.0 83.3 88.3 49.3 48.7 74.9 74.8 40.0 60.0
Iran 2015 41.8 10.0 25.0 81.2 93.0 57.0 51.3 48.7 41.4 0.0 10.0
Iraq 2015 N/A N/A 16.0 N/A 43.8 57.7 74.4 73.6 N/A N/A N/A
Ireland 2015 76.6 85.0 72.0 73.6 45.6 82.1 76.2 83.9 88.0 90.0 70.0
Israel 2015 70.5 75.0 61.0 61.9 47.8 72.4 67.1 81.6 88.6 80.0 70.0
Italy 2015 61.7 55.0 43.0 54.2 23.2 71.9 55.4 81.2 88.0 85.0 60.0
Jamaica 2015 67.7 40.0 38.0 81.5 73.2 85.9 76.5 71.4 75.0 85.0 50.0
Japan 2015 73.3 80.0 74.0 68.7 47.1 84.1 90.2 86.7 82.6 70.0 50.0
Jordan 2015 69.3 60.0 45.0 93.7 70.7 59.1 74.4 80.6 79.6 70.0 60.0
Kazakhstan 2015 63.3 25.0 26.0 93.2 85.0 73.7 87.0 74.6 79.0 40.0 50.0
Kenya 2015 55.6 30.0 27.0 78.0 72.1 47.9 63.8 72.8 64.0 50.0 50.0
Kiribati 2015 46.4 30.0 29.2 73.0 0.0 56.8 83.9 80.6 55.4 25.0 30.0
Kosovo 2015 N/A 30.0 33.0 N/A 73.9 66.8 72.1 74.9 N/A 65.0 N/A
Kuwait 2015 62.5 45.0 43.0 97.7 61.1 58.6 64.2 74.0 76.2 55.0 50.0
Kyrgyz Republic 2015 61.3 20.0 24.0 93.6 53.2 73.7 85.0 73.8 80.2 60.0 50.0
Laos 2015 51.4 15.0 26.0 86.2 86.8 59.5 57.1 74.5 58.6 30.0 20.0
Latvia 2015 69.7 50.0 53.0 84.4 59.2 82.1 61.5 83.8 88.0 85.0 50.0
Lebanon 2015 59.3 20.0 28.0 91.3 70.6 54.7 60.7 72.0 75.8 60.0 60.0
Lesotho 2015 49.6 35.0 49.0 68.5 0.0 54.7 63.9 75.2 64.6 45.0 40.0
Liberia 2015 52.7 25.0 38.0 83.0 69.9 60.1 43.9 72.7 74.4 40.0 20.0
Libya 2015 N/A 10.0 15.0 95.0 37.5 46.8 66.7 71.4 80.0 5.0 N/A
Liechtenstein 2015 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 90.0 85.0 80.0
Lithuania 2015 74.7 60.0 57.0 92.9 61.3 84.9 62.0 81.2 88.0 80.0 80.0
Luxembourg 2015 73.2 90.0 80.0 62.3 42.2 71.3 42.1 80.7 88.0 95.0 80.0
Macau 2015 70.3 60.0 49.7 71.8 91.8 60.0 50.0 74.9 90.0 85.0 70.0
Macedonia 2015 67.1 35.0 44.0 91.4 65.6 79.2 70.7 79.0 86.2 60.0 60.0
Madagascar 2015 61.7 45.0 28.0 90.9 94.7 62.3 45.1 79.2 71.8 50.0 50.0
Malawi 2015 54.8 40.0 37.0 78.5 49.0 49.1 63.1 53.8 72.2 55.0 50.0
Malaysia 2015 70.8 55.0 50.0 84.4 74.0 93.5 75.7 80.8 80.0 55.0 60.0
Maldives 2015 53.4 25.0 21.9 95.5 50.6 85.8 73.4 74.1 47.8 30.0 30.0
Mali 2015 56.4 25.0 28.0 69.6 89.2 47.2 50.7 81.1 73.2 60.0 40.0
Malta 2015 66.5 75.0 56.0 63.1 44.4 61.0 55.6 81.8 88.0 80.0 60.0
Mauritania 2015 53.3 25.0 30.0 80.2 59.8 50.5 52.1 76.6 69.0 50.0 40.0
Mauritius 2015 76.4 65.0 52.0 91.9 87.4 78.0 68.2 77.6 88.4 85.0 70.0
Mexico 2015 66.4 50.0 34.0 77.8 78.0 71.5 59.9 77.6 85.6 70.0 60.0
Micronesia 2015 49.6 30.0 30.0 93.2 0.0 51.0 79.1 76.9 81.0 25.0 30.0
Moldova 2015 57.5 40.0 35.0 85.1 51.8 66.8 40.6 76.1 79.8 50.0 50.0
Mongolia 2015 59.2 30.0 38.0 83.9 35.6 68.2 82.7 69.2 74.8 50.0 60.0
Montenegro 2015 64.7 40.0 44.0 92.6 36.7 77.1 77.5 79.7 84.8 65.0 50.0
Morocco 2015 60.1 40.0 37.0 70.9 61.0 68.8 33.4 81.9 78.2 70.0 60.0
Mozambique 2015 54.8 30.0 30.0 75.2 66.5 60.9 37.9 82.0 75.4 40.0 50.0
Namibia 2015 59.6 30.0 48.0 66.7 56.0 64.3 90.9 74.3 71.2 55.0 40.0
Nepal 2015 51.3 30.0 31.0 85.6 88.9 65.7 44.3 70.5 61.8 5.0 30.0
New Zealand 2015 82.1 95.0 91.0 70.4 43.0 95.5 91.4 87.6 86.8 80.0 80.0
Nicaragua 2015 57.6 10.0 28.0 78.4 76.6 58.0 56.7 67.8 85.4 65.0 50.0
Niger 2015 54.6 30.0 34.0 76.6 83.6 39.2 40.9 81.3 65.6 55.0 40.0
Nigeria 2015 55.6 30.0 25.0 85.2 76.1 48.3 77.7 70.4 63.8 40.0 40.0
North Korea 2015 1.3 5.0 8.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Norway 2015 71.8 90.0 86.0 52.1 43.8 92.1 48.2 81.7 89.4 75.0 60.0
Oman 2015 66.7 55.0 47.0 98.5 44.2 68.4 76.1 76.2 76.8 65.0 60.0
Pakistan 2015 55.6 30.0 28.0 77.7 86.1 65.6 42.1 71.2 65.6 50.0 40.0
Panama 2015 64.1 30.0 35.0 84.5 78.8 71.5 41.5 76.4 78.4 75.0 70.0
Papua New Guinea 2015 53.1 20.0 25.0 66.9 68.7 53.5 74.5 72.7 85.0 35.0 30.0
Paraguay 2015 61.1 30.0 24.0 96.0 81.9 58.4 26.3 78.3 81.4 75.0 60.0
Peru 2015 67.7 40.0 38.0 78.6 88.5 67.7 63.4 83.9 87.0 70.0 60.0
Philippines 2015 62.2 30.0 36.0 79.1 89.3 55.3 58.2 78.8 75.4 60.0 60.0
Poland 2015 68.6 60.0 60.0 82.1 47.1 67.3 60.4 81.3 88.0 70.0 70.0
Portugal 2015 65.3 70.0 62.0 61.1 28.8 87.5 42.9 82.8 88.0 70.0 60.0
Qatar 2015 70.8 70.0 68.0 99.7 71.9 70.5 71.2 79.7 81.8 45.0 50.0
Republic of Congo 2015 42.7 10.0 22.0 67.4 60.7 36.8 36.0 71.6 62.4 30.0 30.0
Romania 2015 66.6 40.0 43.0 86.9 62.3 69.8 68.6 77.3 88.0 80.0 50.0
Russia 2015 52.1 20.0 28.0 86.1 57.8 76.3 58.9 63.9 75.0 25.0 30.0
Rwanda 2015 64.8 30.0 53.0 80.2 79.2 59.5 84.5 76.0 80.8 65.0 40.0
Saint Lucia 2015 70.2 70.0 71.0 77.7 65.8 75.6 79.8 85.5 72.0 65.0 40.0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2015 68.0 70.0 62.0 73.3 75.3 70.8 78.2 82.3 68.4 60.0 40.0
Samoa 2015 61.9 60.0 38.0 80.2 46.5 73.6 78.4 81.2 75.8 55.0 30.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 2015 53.3 25.0 42.0 87.8 41.4 65.1 45.8 70.7 75.2 50.0 30.0
Saudi Arabia 2015 62.1 40.0 46.0 99.7 61.9 65.8 72.7 68.4 76.4 40.0 50.0
Senegal 2015 57.8 40.0 41.0 71.3 74.6 54.6 39.5 83.0 74.0 60.0 40.0
Serbia 2015 60.0 45.0 42.0 82.4 27.1 57.8 70.4 72.2 78.2 75.0 50.0
Seychelles 2015 57.5 50.0 54.0 79.8 59.4 67.7 63.9 76.0 44.0 50.0 30.0
Sierra Leone 2015 51.7 10.0 30.0 80.8 87.5 53.4 41.6 68.5 70.2 55.0 20.0
Singapore 2015 89.4 90.0 86.0 91.2 93.8 96.9 96.9 83.7 90.0 85.0 80.0
Slovakia 2015 67.2 50.0 47.0 80.8 55.1 69.6 56.5 75.5 88.0 80.0 70.0
Slovenia 2015 60.3 60.0 57.0 58.1 0.0 81.2 57.1 81.3 88.0 70.0 50.0
Solomon Islands 2015 47.0 30.0 25.0 61.1 25.7 67.7 68.6 74.3 73.0 15.0 30.0
Somalia 2015 N/A N/A 8.0 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
South Africa 2015 62.6 50.0 42.0 69.5 68.2 73.0 61.6 74.9 76.6 50.0 60.0
South Korea 2015 71.5 75.0 55.0 72.5 67.9 89.7 51.1 81.6 72.6 70.0 80.0
Spain 2015 67.6 70.0 59.0 53.1 39.8 77.5 52.6 81.3 88.0 85.0 70.0
Sri Lanka 2015 58.6 35.0 37.0 85.0 88.4 72.5 58.7 68.2 71.6 30.0 40.0
Sudan 2015 N/A N/A 11.0 86.4 94.5 49.0 43.8 52.8 55.6 15.0 N/A
Suriname 2015 54.2 35.0 36.0 69.3 73.8 42.2 81.9 77.2 66.2 30.0 30.0
Swaziland 2015 59.9 40.0 39.0 76.4 68.6 60.5 69.3 73.9 76.0 55.0 40.0
Sweden 2015 72.7 90.0 89.0 43.0 19.2 87.9 54.0 85.5 88.0 90.0 80.0
Switzerland 2015 80.5 90.0 85.0 70.3 65.1 78.1 75.3 86.3 90.0 85.0 80.0
Syria 2015 N/A 10.0 17.0 N/A N/A 57.3 49.1 N/A N/A 0.0 20.0
Taiwan 2015 75.1 70.0 61.0 80.4 87.1 92.4 55.2 83.3 86.4 75.0 60.0
Tajikistan 2015 52.7 20.0 22.0 92.1 81.9 65.4 46.4 69.6 74.6 25.0 30.0
Tanzania 2015 57.5 30.0 33.0 79.9 79.3 45.0 61.4 69.7 67.0 60.0 50.0
Thailand 2015 62.4 40.0 35.0 81.5 81.4 72.5 63.5 69.9 75.4 45.0 60.0
The Bahamas 2015 68.7 70.0 71.0 97.8 83.2 68.9 75.3 78.8 52.2 30.0 60.0
The Gambia 2015 57.5 25.0 28.0 75.4 73.4 55.7 66.7 70.8 65.0 65.0 50.0
The Netherlands 2015 73.7 90.0 83.0 51.8 23.8 84.3 66.3 79.8 88.0 90.0 80.0
Timor-Leste 2015 45.5 20.0 30.0 64.7 0.0 59.8 72.0 68.7 79.6 40.0 20.0
Togo 2015 53.0 30.0 29.0 69.7 78.1 51.9 43.4 80.4 67.8 50.0 30.0
Tonga 2015 59.3 20.0 28.6 87.2 79.0 74.1 92.1 73.5 78.4 40.0 20.0
Trinidad and Tobago 2015 64.1 50.0 38.0 79.0 69.3 65.3 76.6 74.3 78.6 60.0 50.0
Tunisia 2015 57.7 40.0 41.0 74.3 70.8 81.2 69.1 74.8 61.2 35.0 30.0
Turkey 2015 63.2 45.0 50.0 76.1 57.6 61.0 50.2 72.4 84.6 75.0 60.0
Turkmenistan 2015 41.4 5.0 17.0 94.0 93.5 30.0 20.0 64.2 80.0 0.0 10.0
Uganda 2015 59.7 25.0 26.0 73.3 89.0 43.3 87.5 76.3 76.6 60.0 40.0
Ukraine 2015 46.9 20.0 25.0 78.7 28.0 59.3 48.2 78.6 85.8 15.0 30.0
United Arab Emirates 2015 72.4 55.0 69.0 99.5 85.8 74.7 83.8 83.8 82.4 40.0 50.0
United Kingdom 2015 75.8 90.0 76.0 62.9 30.3 91.1 75.6 74.4 88.0 90.0 80.0
United States 2015 76.2 80.0 73.0 66.2 51.8 88.8 98.5 76.6 87.0 70.0 70.0
Uruguay 2015 68.6 70.0 73.0 77.1 65.1 72.6 64.3 71.6 81.8 80.0 30.0
Uzbekistan 2015 47.0 15.0 17.0 90.2 67.3 73.1 64.2 63.5 69.8 0.0 10.0
Vanuatu 2015 61.1 40.0 33.5 97.2 83.8 51.5 46.4 82.9 75.4 60.0 40.0
Venezuela 2015 34.3 5.0 20.0 75.0 52.0 41.6 24.2 42.8 62.8 0.0 20.0
Vietnam 2015 51.7 15.0 31.0 79.1 77.1 61.5 62.9 66.8 78.6 15.0 30.0
Yemen 2015 53.7 30.0 18.0 91.5 59.9 54.0 57.1 68.5 77.6 50.0 30.0
Zambia 2015 58.7 30.0 38.0 71.9 78.0 68.2 46.0 73.2 76.8 55.0 50.0
Zimbabwe 2015 37.6 10.0 21.0 66.6 74.2 37.1 23.7 75.4 58.4 0.0 10.0

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