2016 Index of Economic Freedom

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nameoverall scoretariff rateincome tax ratecorporate tax ratepopulation (millions)gdp (billions)gdp per capitaunemployment rateinflation ratefdi inflow (millions)tax burden % gdpgovt. expenditure % gdp
Afghanistan N/A N/A 20.0 20.0 31.3 60.6 1937 9.1 4.6 53.6 6.6 25.0
Albania 65.9 1.2 23.0 15.0 2.8 31.6 11377 16.1 1.6 1093.5 21.7 28.9
Algeria 50.1 12.1 35.0 23.0 38.7 551.8 14259 9.5 2.9 1488 12.2 38.0
Angola 48.9 4.9 17.0 30.0 24.4 175.6 7203 6.8 7.3 -3881 6.0 40.8
Argentina 43.8 6.3 35.0 35.0 42 947.6 22582 8.2 37.6 6612 30.6 40.3
Armenia 67.0 2.2 26.0 20.0 3.3 24.3 7374 17.1 3.1 382.8 23.4 25.4
Australia 80.3 1.8 45.0 30.0 23.6 1095.4 46433 6.0 2.5 51854.2 27.5 35.6
Austria 71.7 1.0 50.0 25.0 8.5 395.5 46420 5.0 1.5 4674.9 42.5 50.9
Azerbaijan 60.2 4.6 25.0 20.0 9.4 165.3 17618 5.2 1.4 4430.4 13.3 38.0
Bahrain 74.3 3.7 0.0 0.0 1.2 61.9 51714 4.1 2.5 957.4 3.1 28.6
Bangladesh 53.3 10.7 25.0 45.0 158.2 533.7 3373 4.3 7.0 1526.7 9.0 14.6
Barbados 68.3 13.9 35.0 25.0 0.3 4.5 16183 12.0 1.9 275.1 23.9 45.6
Belarus 48.8 3.0 13.0 18.0 9.5 172 18161 5.9 18.1 1798.2 25.4 42.9
Belgium 68.4 1.0 50.0 33.0 11.2 481.5 42973 8.5 0.5 -4956.7 44.6 54.5
Belize 57.4 10.0 25.0 25.0 0.4 2.9 8248 11.5 0.9 141.1 23.2 30.6
Benin 59.3 15.6 45.0 30.0 10.6 19.8 1870 1.0 -1.0 377.4 16.3 22.4
Bhutan 59.5 10.0 25.0 30.0 0.8 5.9 7641 2.8 7.7 5.8 13.0 32.9
Bolivia 47.4 4.2 13.0 25.0 11.2 70 6221 2.7 5.8 647.8 23.8 38.5
Bosnia and Herzegovina 58.6 1.5 10.0 10.0 3.9 38.1 9833 27.9 -0.9 564 37.6 47.2
Botswana 71.1 0.5 25.0 22.0 2.1 33.7 16036 18.2 3.9 393.2 31.3 32.4
Brazil 56.5 7.8 27.5 34.0 202.8 3263.8 16096 6.8 6.3 62494.8 33.4 38.6
Brunei Darussalam 67.3 2.4 0.0 20.0 0.4 30.2 73233 3.8 -0.2 567.9 30.0 37.7
Bulgaria 65.9 1.0 10.0 10.0 7.2 128.6 17860 11.6 -1.6 1710.3 26.3 36.3
Burkina Faso 59.1 8.4 27.5 27.5 17.4 29.3 1682 3.1 -0.3 341.9 14.5 27.8
Burma 48.7 2.9 20.0 30.0 51.4 242 4706 3.3 5.9 946.2 6.1 28.7
Burundi 53.9 5.4 35.0 35.0 9.2 8.4 911 6.9 4.4 32 13.1 31.4
Cabo Verde 66.5 10.9 35.0 25.0 0.5 3.3 6324 9.2 -0.2 78.1 18.5 33.2
Cambodia 57.9 8.9 20.0 20.0 15.3 50 3263 0.4 3.9 1730.4 12.4 20.5
Cameroon 54.2 11.7 35.0 33.0 22.5 67.2 2981 4.3 1.9 501.2 11.3 21.9
Canada 78.0 1.5 29.0 15.0 35.5 1591.6 44843 6.9 1.9 53864 30.6 40.7
Central African Republic 45.2 16.4 50.0 30.0 4.7 2.9 607 7.4 15.0 3.5 5.2 14.7
Chad 46.3 15.1 60.0 45.0 11.3 29.5 2617 7.0 1.7 760.5 6.6 22.9
Chile 77.7 1.8 40.0 22.5 17.8 409.3 22971 6.4 4.4 22949.2 20.2 23.7
China 52.0 3.6 45.0 25.0 1367.8 17617.3 12880 4.7 2.0 128500 19.4 29.3
Colombia 70.8 4.5 33.0 25.0 47.7 640.1 13430 10.1 2.9 16053.8 16.5 29.2
Comoros 52.4 6.5 30.0 50.0 0.8 1.2 1548 6.5 2.9 14 12.1 25.2
Costa Rica 67.4 4.2 25.0 30.0 4.8 71 14864 8.3 3.2 2105.9 23.2 19.4
Côte d'Ivoire 60.0 6.6 36.0 25.0 22.7 71.1 3131 4.0 0.4 462 15.7 22.1
Croatia 59.1 1.3 40.0 20.0 4.2 88.5 20889 16.7 -0.2 3451.2 30.4 47.0
Cuba 29.8 7.7 50.0 30.0 11.2 134.3 11950 N/A 5.3 N/A 37.3 64.6
Cyprus 68.7 1.0 35.0 12.5 0.9 27.4 30769 15.6 -0.3 679 31.8 41.9
Czech Republic 73.2 1.0 15.0 19.0 10.5 314.6 29925 6.2 0.4 5908.5 34.1 41.9
Democratic Republic of Congo 46.4 12.0 30.0 40.0 79.3 55.8 704 8.0 1.0 2063.2 13.0 12.7
Denmark 75.3 1.0 56.0 23.5 5.6 249.5 44343 6.6 0.6 3651.9 48.6 57.1
Djibouti 56.0 17.7 30.0 25.0 0.9 2.9 3051 60.0 2.9 153 20.3 37.7
Dominica 67.0 8.7 35.0 30.0 0.1 0.8 10800 N/A 0.7 41.1 21.7 32.4
Dominican Republic 61.0 6.4 25.0 27.0 10.6 138 13012 15.0 3.0 2208.3 13.9 18.1
Ecuador 48.6 4.3 35.0 22.0 16 180.2 11244 4.6 3.6 773.9 19.3 44.0
Egypt 56.0 9.7 25.0 25.0 86.7 943.1 10877 13.2 10.1 4783.2 13.9 33.7
El Salvador 65.1 2.1 30.0 30.0 6.4 50.9 8021 6.2 1.1 275 17.1 22.1
Equatorial Guinea 43.7 15.6 35.0 35.0 0.8 25.1 32266 7.9 3.0 1933 2.3 42.6
Eritrea 42.7 5.4 30.0 30.0 6.5 7.8 1195 7.2 12.3 46.5 10.7 29.8
Estonia 77.2 1.0 20.0 20.0 1.3 35.6 26999 7.7 0.5 982.9 31.8 38.8
Ethiopia 51.5 10.0 35.0 30.0 91 144.6 1589 5.2 7.4 1200 12.4 17.8
Fiji 58.8 10.6 29.0 20.0 0.9 7.3 8236 7.9 0.5 278.9 25.3 28.7
Finland 72.6 1.0 31.8 20.0 5.5 221 40347 8.6 1.2 18624.7 44.0 57.5
France 62.3 1.0 45.0 34.3 63.9 2580.8 40375 9.9 0.6 15191.1 45.0 57.0
Gabon 59.0 14.1 35.0 30.0 1.6 36.3 22924 19.7 4.5 972.9 10.6 29.2
Georgia 72.6 0.7 20.0 15.0 4.5 34.2 7653 13.4 3.1 1279.1 24.8 28.7
Germany 74.4 1.0 47.5 15.8 81.1 3721.6 45888 5.0 0.8 1830.9 36.7 44.3
Ghana 63.0 10.0 25.0 25.0 26.2 108.3 4129 2.4 15.5 3357 16.1 27.3
Greece 53.2 1.0 42.0 26.0 11 284.3 25859 26.3 -1.4 2171.6 33.5 60.1
Guatemala 61.8 1.8 31.0 31.0 15.9 119.1 7503 2.9 3.4 1395.8 13.0 13.8
Guinea 53.3 11.9 40.0 35.0 11.4 15 1313 1.8 9.7 566 17.9 25.1
Guinea-Bissau 51.8 12.8 20.0 25.0 1.7 2.5 1436 6.9 -1.0 21.5 6.5 14.0
Guyana 55.4 7.1 33.3 40.0 0.8 5.5 6895 11.1 1.0 255.2 20.6 29.9
Haiti 51.3 6.5 30.0 30.0 10.5 18.3 1750 6.8 3.9 99 12.2 28.0
Honduras 57.7 5.8 25.0 25.0 8.3 39.1 4729 3.9 6.1 1144.1 18.1 30.6
Hong Kong 88.6 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.3 397.5 54722 3.2 4.4 103254.2 15.7 17.6
Hungary 66.0 1.0 16.0 19.0 9.9 246.4 24942 7.8 -0.3 4039.4 38.9 49.4
Iceland 73.3 1.1 31.8 20.0 0.3 14.2 43637 5.0 2.0 436.1 35.5 43.9
India 56.2 7.0 30.9 32.4 1259.7 7375.9 5855 3.6 6.0 34416.8 16.7 27.0
Indonesia 59.4 2.3 30.0 25.0 251.5 2676.1 10641 6.2 6.4 22579.6 11.8 19.1
Iran 43.5 15.2 35.0 25.0 78 1334.3 17114 12.8 15.5 2105.5 5.8 15.0
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 35.9 522.7 14571 16.4 2.2 4781.8 N/A 48.4
Ireland 77.3 1.0 41.0 12.5 4.6 226.8 49195 11.6 0.3 7697.7 28.3 40.7
Israel 70.7 0.9 48.0 26.5 8.2 268.5 32691 6.1 0.5 6431.6 30.5 41.3
Italy 61.2 1.0 43.0 27.5 60 2127.7 35486 12.5 0.2 11450.8 42.6 51.0
Jamaica 67.5 7.3 25.0 25.0 2.8 24.1 8609 13.2 7.1 550.8 24.0 27.1
Japan 73.1 1.2 40.8 23.9 127.1 4750.8 37390 3.7 2.7 2089.8 30.3 42.3
Jordan 68.3 8.3 14.0 20.0 6.7 79.6 11927 11.1 2.9 1760.4 15.3 35.6
Kazakhstan 63.6 3.8 10.0 20.0 17.4 418.5 24020 4.1 6.7 9562 14.0 20.2
Kenya 57.5 9.7 30.0 30.0 42.9 132.4 3084 9.2 6.9 989 16.2 25.3
Kiribati 46.2 15.9 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.2 1713 N/A 2.1 1.2 14.9 96.6
Kosovo 61.4 7.1 10.0 10.0 1.9 16.9 9037 30.0 0.4 N/A 21.0 27.8
Kuwait 62.7 3.9 0.0 15.0 4 284 71020 3.0 2.9 485.8 0.7 37.5
Kyrgyz Republic 59.6 2.5 10.0 10.0 5.7 19.2 3361 8.1 7.5 210.5 20.8 38.1
Laos 49.8 13.2 24.0 24.0 6.9 34.4 4987 1.4 4.1 720.8 15.3 29.6
Latvia 70.4 1.0 23.0 15.0 2 48.2 23707 10.0 0.7 473.5 27.7 37.2
Lebanon 59.5 7.1 20.0 15.0 4.5 81.1 17986 6.4 1.9 3070.1 15.5 28.5
Lesotho 50.6 2.1 35.0 25.0 1.9 5.3 2764 26.2 3.9 46.4 47.3 62.6
Liberia 52.2 6.1 25.0 25.0 4.2 3.7 882 3.8 9.9 302 19.2 32.8
Libya N/A N/A 10.0 20.0 6.2 97.6 15706 19.2 2.8 50 0.7 69.8
Liechtenstein N/A 0.0 7.0 12.5 0.4 5.8 158976 2.3 -0.7 N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 75.2 1.0 15.0 15.0 2.9 79.6 27051 11.3 0.2 217.1 16.0 34.7
Luxembourg 73.9 1.0 43.6 21.0 0.6 51.4 92049 6.1 0.7 7087 39.3 43.6
Macau 70.1 0.0 12.0 39.0 0.6 80.8 139220 N/A 6.0 3046.1 32.0 14.3
Macedonia 67.5 1.8 10.0 10.0 2.1 27.6 13349 27.9 -0.1 348 24.2 31.8
Madagascar 61.1 6.4 20.0 20.0 23.6 33.9 1437 3.6 6.1 350.7 9.3 14.9
Malawi 51.8 3.8 30.0 30.0 17.6 13.7 780 7.5 23.8 130 17.4 49.3
Malaysia 71.5 4.3 25.0 25.0 30.3 746.1 24654 2.0 3.1 10799.2 15.8 29.3
Maldives 53.9 21.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 4.9 14383 11.6 2.5 363.3 24.5 36.1
Mali 56.5 7.4 40.0 35.0 15.8 27.3 1729 8.1 0.9 198.9 12.2 23.9
Malta 66.7 1.0 35.0 35.0 0.4 14.1 33216 5.9 0.8 9278.9 34.0 42.2
Mauritania 54.8 8.0 30.0 25.0 3.6 15.5 4288 31.0 3.5 492.5 17.7 28.7
Mauritius 74.7 0.7 15.0 15.0 1.3 23.4 18553 7.7 3.0 418.4 18.6 24.9
Mexico 65.2 5.4 35.0 30.0 119.7 2140.6 17881 4.9 4.0 22794.7 19.7 28.1
Micronesia 51.8 2.2 10.0 21.0 0.1 0.3 3015 N/A 0.7 0.8 11.6 59.6
Moldova 57.4 5.7 18.0 12.0 3.6 17.7 4979 3.4 5.1 207.4 31.5 38.5
Mongolia 59.4 5.0 10.0 25.0 2.9 34.8 11882 4.8 12.9 507.6 28.8 40.2
Montenegro 64.9 2.6 9.0 9.0 0.6 9.4 14996 19.1 -0.7 497 26.0 44.8
Morocco 61.3 4.1 38.0 30.0 33.2 252.4 7606 10.2 0.4 3582.3 22.4 33.9
Mozambique 53.2 7.1 32.0 32.0 26.5 31.1 1174 22.6 2.3 4901.8 22.9 34.9
Namibia 61.9 0.8 37.0 34.0 2.2 23.6 10765 18.6 5.3 413.7 32.1 34.7
Nepal 50.9 14.7 25.0 25.0 28.1 66.8 2376 2.7 9.0 29.6 15.3 17.2
New Zealand 81.6 1.4 33.0 28.0 4.5 158.9 35152 5.6 1.2 3391.3 32.1 42.4
Nicaragua 58.6 1.9 30.0 30.0 6.2 29.5 4736 5.3 6.0 840 20.0 24.0
Niger 54.3 10.2 35.0 30.0 17.1 17.9 1048 5.1 -0.9 769 15.8 27.8
Nigeria 57.5 10.1 24.0 30.0 173.9 1049.1 6031 7.5 8.1 4693.8 3.1 13.4
North Korea 2.3 N/A 100.0 100.0 24.7 15.5 N/A N/A N/A 134.3 100.0 100.0
Norway 70.8 1.1 47.8 27.0 5.2 345.2 66937 3.4 2.0 8682.5 40.8 44.0
Oman 67.1 2.5 0.0 12.0 4.1 162.4 39681 7.2 1.0 1179.9 2.6 45.9
Pakistan 55.9 10.0 30.0 33.0 186.3 882.3 4736 5.2 8.6 1747 10.5 21.4
Panama 64.8 6.1 25.0 25.0 3.9 76.4 19455 4.3 2.6 4718.9 17.7 27.2
Papua New Guinea 53.2 2.2 42.0 30.0 7.5 18.1 2399 2.5 5.3 -30.4 24.7 28.2
Paraguay 61.5 4.4 10.0 10.0 6.9 58.3 8449 4.5 5.0 236.3 13.1 23.6
Peru 67.4 1.5 30.0 30.0 31.4 371.3 11817 4.2 3.2 7606.6 18.6 21.5
Philippines 63.1 4.3 32.0 30.0 99.4 692.2 6962 7.1 4.2 6200.5 13.3 18.6
Poland 69.3 1.0 32.0 19.0 38 954.5 25105 9.2 0.0 13882.8 32.7 42.2
Portugal 65.1 1.0 48.0 23.0 10.4 280.4 26975 14.2 -0.2 8807.1 33.4 50.1
Qatar 70.7 4.1 0.0 0.0 2.2 320.5 143427 0.3 3.0 1040.4 5.2 31.4
Republic of Congo 42.8 16.5 45.0 34.0 4.3 28 6559 6.5 0.9 5502.3 11.2 38.4
Romania 65.6 1.0 16.0 16.0 19.9 392.8 19712 7.0 1.1 3234 27.2 33.8
Russia 50.6 6.3 13.0 20.0 143.7 3564.5 24805 5.1 7.8 20957.7 34.8 38.2
Rwanda 63.1 8.7 30.0 30.0 11.1 18.8 1698 0.6 1.8 267.7 13.9 27.6
Saint Lucia 70.0 9.0 30.0 30.0 0.2 2 11594 N/A 2.5 75.2 22.6 31.3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 68.8 12.3 32.5 33.0 0.1 1.2 10778 N/A 0.2 138.6 21.7 31.8
Samoa 63.5 9.7 27.0 27.0 0.2 1 5180 N/A -1.2 22.9 25.6 37.6
São Tomé and Príncipe 56.7 8.5 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.6 3153 N/A 7.0 19.9 15.2 31.6
Saudi Arabia 62.1 3.6 2.5 2.5 30.8 1605.7 52183 5.6 2.7 8012 4.3 38.0
Senegal 58.1 8.1 40.0 30.0 14.5 33.6 2311 10.0 -0.5 342.7 18.4 28.2
Serbia 62.1 6.1 15.0 15.0 7.2 95.5 13329 22.2 2.1 1996.1 33.4 43.2
Seychelles 62.2 3.3 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.4 25607 N/A 1.4 228.7 27.5 35.6
Sierra Leone 52.3 10.3 30.0 30.0 6.2 12.6 2027 3.3 8.3 439.9 8.8 15.7
Singapore 87.8 0.0 20.0 17.0 5.5 452.7 82762 3.0 1.0 67523 13.8 18.2
Slovakia 66.6 1.0 25.0 22.0 5.4 152.6 28175 13.3 -0.1 478.7 29.6 41.0
Slovenia 60.6 1.0 50.0 17.0 2.1 61.1 29658 9.5 0.2 1564.3 36.8 59.9
Solomon Islands 47.0 8.5 40.0 30.0 0.6 1.1 1895 3.9 5.1 23.7 36.9 49.9
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A 10.5 N/A 600 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
South Africa 61.9 4.0 40.0 28.0 54 704.5 13046 25.1 6.1 5712.3 24.7 31.7
South Korea 71.7 7.7 38.0 24.2 50.4 1778.8 35277 3.5 1.3 9898.5 24.3 31.8
Spain 68.5 1.0 47.0 30.0 46.5 1566.4 33711 24.7 -0.2 22904.1 32.6 44.3
Sri Lanka 59.9 6.3 24.0 28.0 21 217.4 10372 4.6 3.3 944.2 11.6 18.3
Sudan N/A 14.7 10.0 35.0 37.3 159.1 4267 14.8 36.9 1277.4 6.1 13.1
Suriname 53.8 10.8 38.0 36.0 0.6 9.2 16623 5.6 3.4 4.2 17.9 31.5
Swaziland 59.7 0.6 33.0 27.5 1.1 8.6 7797 22.3 5.8 12.7 32.6 34.2
Sweden 72.0 1.0 57.0 22.0 9.7 448.2 45986 8.0 -0.2 10036.2 42.8 53.2
Switzerland 81.0 0.0 40.0 24.0 8.1 472.8 58087 4.5 0.0 21914.3 27.1 33.5
Syria N/A 14.2 22.0 28.0 18.1 73 4020 N/A 29.2 N/A N/A N/A
Taiwan 74.7 1.8 45.0 17.0 23.4 1074.5 45854 4.0 1.2 2839 8.7 19.4
Tajikistan 51.3 5.7 13.0 15.0 8.3 22.3 2688 10.9 6.1 262.7 21.0 27.7
Tanzania 58.5 8.4 30.0 30.0 47.7 127.1 2667 3.1 6.1 2141.6 16.8 19.7
Thailand 63.9 6.2 35.0 20.0 68.7 985.5 14354 0.9 1.9 12565.7 16.2 24.3
The Bahamas 70.9 13.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 9 25049 15.4 1.2 1595.9 14.4 22.8
The Gambia 57.1 12.5 35.0 32.0 1.9 3.1 1599 7.0 6.3 28.4 14.3 27.1
The Netherlands 74.6 1.0 52.0 25.0 16.9 798.6 47355 6.9 0.3 30253.3 37.4 46.8
Timor-Leste 45.8 2.5 10.0 10.0 1.2 6.1 4928 4.7 2.5 33.9 318.1 110.5
Togo 53.6 9.4 45.0 27.0 7 10.1 1450 6.9 0.1 292.1 19.5 25.5
Tonga 59.6 5.2 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.5 4883 N/A 1.3 56 17.0 28.1
Trinidad and Tobago 62.9 5.7 25.0 25.0 1.4 43.4 32139 4.0 7.0 2423 28.4 35.5
Tunisia 57.6 13.9 35.0 30.0 11 124.3 11300 13.3 4.9 1060.3 21.7 29.8
Turkey 62.1 2.8 35.0 20.0 76.9 1508.1 19610 9.2 8.9 12146 29.3 38.5
Turkmenistan 41.9 0.0 10.0 8.0 5.8 82.1 14165 10.5 6.0 3163.5 17.4 16.1
Uganda 59.3 8.6 40.0 30.0 38 76.9 2023 3.8 4.7 1146.6 13.4 16.8
Ukraine 46.8 2.1 20.0 18.0 42.8 370.8 8668 7.7 12.1 410 37.6 48.1
United Arab Emirates 72.6 3.6 0.0 0.0 9.3 599.8 64479 3.6 2.3 10065.8 22.4 28.2
United Kingdom 76.4 1.0 45.0 20.0 64.5 2548.9 39511 6.3 1.5 72241 32.9 45.1
United States 75.4 1.5 39.6 35.0 319 17418.9 54597 6.2 1.6 92397 25.4 38.9
Uruguay 68.8 4.7 30.0 25.0 3.4 70 20556 7.0 8.9 2754.5 27.4 32.9
Uzbekistan 46.0 7.2 22.0 9.0 30.6 171.7 5609 10.6 8.4 751.4 19.9 33.4
Vanuatu 60.8 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 2608 N/A 1.0 -22.3 17.2 21.5
Venezuela 33.7 8.4 34.0 34.0 30.5 538.9 17695 8.6 62.2 320 13.9 38.0
Vietnam 54.0 3.5 35.0 22.0 90.6 510.7 5635 2.3 4.1 9200 18.9 28.8
Yemen N/A N/A 20.0 20.0 27.5 103.6 3774 17.4 8.2 -577.6 N/A 30.8
Zambia 58.8 3.4 35.0 35.0 15 61 4064 13.3 7.9 2483.8 14.7 25.1
Zimbabwe 38.2 14.9 51.5 25.0 13.3 27.1 2046 5.4 -0.2 544.8 25.3 29.7

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