2017 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 48.9 N/A 20.0 20.0 32 62.3 1947 9.6 -1.5 58 6.5 27.1
Albania 64.4 1.1 23.0 15.0 2.8 32.7 11301 17.3 1.9 1003.3 23.6 30.0
Algeria 46.5 8.4 35.0 23.0 39.5 578.7 14504 10.5 4.8 -587.3 11.7 44.4
Angola 48.5 11.7 17.0 30.0 25.1 184.4 7344 7.6 10.3 8680.9 6.5 28.9
Argentina 50.4 6.6 35.0 35.0 42.4 972 22554 6.7 26.5 11654.9 35.9 43.9
Armenia 70.3 2.4 26.0 20.0 3.3 25.3 8468 16.3 3.7 180.5 23.5 26.4
Australia 81.0 1.9 45.0 30.0 23.9 1138.1 47389 6.3 1.5 22264.5 27.5 37.2
Austria 72.3 1.5 50.0 25.0 8.6 404.3 47250 5.7 0.8 3837.4 43.0 51.9
Azerbaijan 63.6 5.3 25.0 20.0 9.5 169.4 17993 4.7 4.0 4047.7 14.2 38.5
Bahrain 68.5 3.6 0.0 0.0 1.2 64.8 50095 1.2 1.8 -1462.8 3.8 34.7
Bangladesh 55.0 10.7 25.0 45.0 159.9 576.5 3607 4.4 6.4 2235.4 8.6 13.8
Barbados 54.5 13.9 35.0 25.0 0.3 4.6 16575 12.3 0.5 254.4 27.4 44.2
Belarus 58.6 2.2 13.0 18.0 9.4 167.7 17654 6.1 13.5 1583.9 23.0 42.6
Belgium 67.8 1.5 50.0 33.0 11.2 494.1 43585 8.7 0.6 31029.5 44.7 53.9
Belize 58.6 10.0 25.0 25.0 0.4 3 8373 11.8 -0.6 64.6 24.8 32.8
Benin 59.2 10.6 45.0 30.0 10.9 22.9 2113 1.1 0.3 229.3 14.8 24.9
Bhutan 58.4 10.0 25.0 30.0 0.8 6.4 8201 2.6 7.2 12.1 13.0 25.1
Bolivia 47.7 4.5 13.0 25.0 11.5 74.4 6465 3.6 4.1 503.4 24.4 41.9
Bosnia and Herzegovina 60.2 1.7 10.0 10.0 3.9 40.5 10492 30.3 -1.0 249.5 38.1 46.8
Botswana 70.1 0.6 25.0 22.0 2.1 34.8 16368 18.6 3.0 393.6 34.4 39.7
Brazil 52.9 7.8 27.5 34.0 204.5 3192.4 15615 7.2 9.0 64647.9 32.8 41.9
Brunei Darussalam 69.8 0.5 0.0 18.5 0.4 33.2 79587 1.9 -0.4 173.2 33.1 40.4
Bulgaria 67.9 1.5 10.0 10.0 7.2 136.9 19097 9.8 -1.1 1773.9 26.5 38.8
Burkina Faso 59.6 7.9 27.5 27.5 17.9 30.9 1724 2.9 0.9 167.4 15.2 21.3
Burma 52.5 2.9 20.0 30.0 51.8 283.5 5469 4.7 11.5 2824 9.2 25.9
Burundi 53.2 5.4 35.0 35.0 9.4 7.7 819 1.5 5.6 7.4 12.9 29.9
Cabo Verde 56.9 0.8 35.0 25.0 35.9 1631.9 45553 6.9 1.1 48642.8 18.0 29.9
Cambodia 59.5 10.9 20.0 20.0 0.5 3.4 6522 10.8 0.1 94.9 13.4 18.2
Cameroon 51.8 4.9 35.0 33.0 15.5 54.2 3488 0.5 1.2 1701 12.2 23.5
Canada 78.5 15.8 33.0 15.0 23.1 72.6 3144 4.6 2.8 620.1 30.8 40.3
Central African Republic 51.8 14.9 50.0 30.0 4.8 3 630 7.6 5.4 3 4.4 14.6
Chad 49.0 15.1 60.0 45.0 11.6 30.5 2634 5.6 3.6 600.2 6.8 17.1
Chile 76.5 1.8 35.0 25.0 18 422.4 23460 6.4 4.3 20176.2 19.8 25.8
China 57.4 3.2 45.0 25.0 1375 19392.4 14107 4.6 1.4 135610 18.7 31.9
Colombia 69.7 4.2 33.0 25.0 48.2 667.4 13847 10.0 5.0 12107.6 16.7 29.6
Comoros 55.8 7.4 30.0 50.0 0.8 1.2 1519 19.6 2.0 5.1 11.8 25.5
Costa Rica 65.0 2.7 25.0 30.0 4.8 74.9 15482 8.6 0.8 2849.6 23.1 20.0
Côte d'Ivoire 63.0 6.3 36.0 25.0 23.3 78.6 3316 9.5 1.2 430.2 15.5 22.7
Croatia 59.4 1.3 40.0 20.0 4.2 91.1 21581 16.1 -0.5 173.9 36.4 47.6
Cuba 33.9 7.7 50.0 30.0 11.2 141.5 12580 N/A 4.6 N/A 38.3 64.6
Cyprus 67.9 1.5 35.0 12.5 0.9 28.1 32786 15.6 -1.5 4534.1 36.3 41.2
Czech Republic 73.3 1.5 15.0 19.0 10.5 332.5 31550 5.2 0.3 1223.1 33.5 42.9
Democratic Republic of Congo 56.4 10.2 30.0 40.0 81.7 62.9 770 3.8 1.0 1673.5 12.5 14.2
Denmark 75.1 1.5 56.0 23.5 5.6 258.7 45709 6.3 0.5 3641.5 50.9 55.7
Djibouti 46.7 17.6 30.0 25.0 1 3.1 3204 53.9 2.1 124 19.6 53.9
Dominica 63.7 8.7 35.0 30.0 0.1 0.8 10788 N/A -0.8 36 23.6 33.1
Dominican Republic 62.9 6.5 25.0 27.0 10.8 149.7 14984 14.4 0.8 2221.5 13.8 18.0
Ecuador 49.3 5.2 35.0 22.0 16.3 183.4 11264 4.3 4.0 1060.1 19.6 39.3
Egypt 52.6 7.4 25.0 25.0 88.4 1047.9 11850 12.1 11.0 6885 11.9 33.4
El Salvador 64.1 1.8 30.0 30.0 6.4 52.9 8303 6.4 -0.7 428.7 17.3 21.7
Equatorial Guinea 45.0 15.6 35.0 35.0 0.8 25.4 31758 9.4 3.2 316.2 2.8 38.2
Eritrea 42.2 5.4 30.0 30.0 6.8 8.7 1297 8.4 9.0 49.3 8.4 28.5
Estonia 79.1 1.5 20.0 20.0 1.3 37.5 28592 5.9 0.1 207.7 32.9 38.9
Ethiopia 52.7 10.0 35.0 30.0 93 161.6 1801 5.5 10.1 2167.6 12.7 18.6
Fiji 63.4 10.6 29.0 20.0 0.9 8 9044 7.7 2.8 332.4 26.3 31.4
Finland 74.0 1.5 31.8 20.0 5.5 225 41120 9.6 -0.2 8289.6 43.9 58.5
France 63.3 1.5 45.0 34.3 64.2 2646.9 41181 10.6 0.1 42882.6 45.2 56.9
Gabon 58.6 14.1 35.0 30.0 1.6 34.6 18639 20.5 0.1 623.9 13.1 23.7
Georgia 76.0 0.7 20.0 15.0 4.5 35.6 9630 12.3 4.0 1350.2 25.3 29.1
Germany 73.8 1.5 47.5 15.8 81.4 3840.6 46893 4.6 0.1 31719.3 36.1 44.0
Ghana 56.2 10.0 25.0 25.0 26.9 114.7 4266 6.3 17.2 3192.3 17.2 24.4
Greece 55.0 1.5 42.0 29.0 11 286 26449 24.9 -1.1 -289.5 35.9 55.5
Guatemala 63.0 1.5 31.0 31.0 16.3 125.9 7738 2.7 2.4 1208.4 12.5 12.2
Guinea 47.6 11.9 40.0 35.0 11.7 15 1214 1.8 8.2 85 16.2 28.5
Guinea-Bissau 56.1 9.9 20.0 25.0 1.8 2.7 1508 7.6 1.5 18.3 8.7 25.5
Guyana 58.5 7.1 33.3 40.0 0.8 5.8 7509 11.2 -0.3 121.7 22.1 29.6
Haiti 49.6 7.2 30.0 30.0 10.6 18.7 1750 6.9 7.5 104.2 13.2 22.0
Honduras 58.8 5.8 25.0 25.0 8.4 41.1 4869 3.9 3.2 1203.5 20.6 28.0
Hong Kong 89.8 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.3 414.6 56701 3.3 3.0 174892.1 14.4 17.6
Hungary 65.8 1.5 15.0 19.0 9.9 258.4 26222 7.0 -0.1 1269.9 38.5 50.2
Iceland 74.4 1.0 31.8 20.0 0.3 15.2 46097 4.4 1.6 -76.2 38.7 43.6
India 52.6 6.2 30.9 32.4 1276.3 7965.2 6162 3.5 4.9 44208 16.6 27.9
Indonesia 61.9 2.3 30.0 25.0 255.1 2842.2 11126 5.8 6.4 15508.2 10.9 17.4
Iran 50.5 15.2 35.0 25.0 79 1371.1 17251 10.5 12.0 2050 6.4 15.9
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 37 544.1 15474 16.9 1.4 3468.5 N/A 44.4
Ireland 76.7 1.5 41.0 12.5 4.6 257.4 55533 9.5 0.0 100542.4 29.9 35.2
Israel 69.7 1.0 48.0 25.0 8.4 281.9 33656 5.0 -0.6 11566 31.1 40.3
Italy 62.5 1.5 43.0 27.5 60.2 2170.9 35708 12.1 0.1 20278.7 43.6 50.4
Jamaica 69.5 7.3 25.0 25.0 2.8 24.6 8759 13.7 4.7 794.5 25.5 28.2
Japan 69.6 1.2 40.8 23.9 126.7 4830.1 38054 3.3 0.8 -2250 30.3 39.3
Jordan 66.7 4.0 14.0 20.0 6.8 82.7 12123 12.9 -0.9 1274.8 16.7 29.0
Kazakhstan 69.0 3.3 10.0 20.0 17.7 429.1 24268 5.6 6.5 4020.7 13.2 23.0
Kenya 53.5 8.9 30.0 30.0 44.1 141.9 3208 9.2 6.6 1437 18.7 28.6
Kiribati 50.9 15.9 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.2 1787 N/A 1.4 1.7 13.8 103.2
Kosovo 67.9 7.1 10.0 10.0 1.9 17.4 9255 N/A -0.5 359.8 21.1 27.4
Kuwait 65.1 3.2 0.0 15.0 4.1 288.4 70166 3.5 3.4 293.5 0.9 53.6
Kyrgyz Republic 61.1 2.3 10.0 10.0 5.8 20.1 3363 8.2 6.5 404.5 20.8 39.1
Laos 54.0 5.2 24.0 24.0 7 37.3 5309 1.6 5.3 1219.8 15.5 26.2
Latvia 74.8 1.5 23.0 15.0 2 49.1 24712 9.8 0.2 643.5 27.8 37.7
Lebanon 53.3 2.8 20.0 15.0 4.6 83.1 18240 7.1 -3.7 2341 13.8 28.5
Lesotho 53.9 2.4 35.0 25.0 1.9 5.8 2987 27.5 4.8 169 50.8 59.3
Liberia 49.1 6.1 25.0 25.0 4.3 3.7 873 4.2 7.7 512.3 19.7 44.5
Libya N/A 0.0 10.0 20.0 6.3 92.6 14650 20.6 8.0 725.7 N/A 76.7
Liechtenstein N/A 0.0 7.0 12.5 38000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 75.8 1.5 15.0 15.0 2.9 82.4 28359 9.5 -0.7 863.4 29.3 34.9
Luxembourg 75.9 1.5 42.0 19.0 0.6 55.7 98987 5.9 0.1 24595.8 37.8 41.5
Macau 70.7 0.0 12.0 39.0 0.6 65.4 98135 1.8 4.6 3907.1 33.2 18.8
Macedonia 70.7 2.0 10.0 10.0 2.1 29 14009 26.9 -0.2 174.2 24.6 33.1
Madagascar 57.4 6.0 20.0 20.0 24.2 35.4 1462 2.2 7.4 517.5 9.9 15.5
Malawi 52.2 4.8 30.0 30.0 18.1 20.4 1124 6.7 21.9 142.5 16.9 30.7
Malaysia 73.8 4.4 25.0 25.0 30.8 815.6 26315 2.9 2.1 11121.5 14.8 25.2
Maldives 50.3 21.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 5.2 14923 11.8 1.4 323.9 26.4 44.4
Mali 58.6 7.4 40.0 35.0 16.3 35.8 2199 8.5 1.4 152.9 15.3 20.3
Malta 67.7 1.5 35.0 35.0 0.4 15.5 36005 5.4 1.2 9532 35.6 43.3
Mauritania 54.4 11.4 30.0 25.0 3.7 16.3 4395 31.1 0.5 495 18.9 33.4
Mauritius 74.7 0.6 15.0 15.0 1.3 24.6 19509 7.9 1.3 208.3 18.6 25.9
Mexico 63.6 5.0 35.0 30.0 121.1 2227.2 17534 4.3 2.7 30284.6 19.7 27.6
Micronesia 54.1 2.2 10.0 21.0 0.1 0.3 2955 N/A -1.0 0.8 19.7 59.8
Moldova 58.0 2.5 18.0 12.0 3.6 17.8 5006 5.0 9.6 228.5 30.4 38.3
Mongolia 54.8 5.0 10.0 25.0 3 36.1 12147 7.1 5.9 195.1 23.7 33.8
Montenegro 62.0 2.6 9.0 9.0 0.6 10 16123 18.2 1.6 699.1 39.1 48.0
Morocco 61.5 3.0 38.0 30.0 33.5 273.5 8164 9.6 1.6 3162.3 22.0 29.9
Mozambique 49.9 4.2 32.0 32.0 27.1 33.2 1186 22.3 2.4 3710.8 25.1 35.4
Namibia 62.5 0.8 37.0 34.0 2.2 25.3 11408 25.5 3.4 1077.8 30.9 39.6
Nepal 55.1 10.9 25.0 25.0 28.4 70.1 2465 3.1 7.2 51.4 16.1 19.9
New Zealand 83.7 1.3 33.0 28.0 4.6 168.2 36172 5.9 0.3 -985.8 32.4 41.9
Nicaragua 59.2 2.0 30.0 30.0 6.3 31.3 4997 6.0 4.0 835 21.9 26.4
Niger 50.8 9.3 35.0 30.0 17.6 19.1 1080 2.8 1.0 525 15.5 31.1
Nigeria 57.1 11.3 24.0 30.0 178.7 1091.7 6108 5.8 9.0 3064.2 2.8 11.8
North Korea 4.9 N/A N/A N/A 24.8 N/A N/A N/A N/A 82.9 N/A N/A
Norway 74.0 1.2 47.8 25.0 5.2 356.2 68430 4.2 2.2 -4238.6 39.1 47.7
Oman 62.1 2.4 0.0 12.0 4.2 171.4 44628 6.3 0.2 821.8 2.6 59.7
Pakistan 52.8 8.9 30.0 33.0 190 931 5000 5.4 4.5 864.7 11.0 19.8
Panama 66.3 6.1 25.0 25.0 4 87.2 21765 5.2 0.1 5038.6 15.2 23.2
Papua New Guinea 50.9 2.3 42.0 30.0 7.7 20.5 2652 3.1 6.0 -27.8 23.5 32.6
Paraguay 62.4 4.2 10.0 10.0 7 61 8708 4.9 2.9 282.7 13.5 24.4
Peru 68.9 1.4 30.0 28.0 31.9 389.1 12195 3.5 3.5 6861.2 16.8 22.6
Philippines 65.6 4.3 32.0 30.0 101.4 741 7254 6.7 1.4 5234 13.6 19.4
Poland 68.3 1.5 32.0 19.0 38 1005.4 26455 7.4 -0.9 7489.4 31.9 41.6
Portugal 62.6 1.5 48.0 23.0 10.4 289.8 27835 12.1 0.5 6030.6 34.4 48.2
Qatar 73.1 3.4 0.0 0.0 2.4 319.8 132099 0.2 1.7 1070.9 6.3 33.1
Republic of Congo 40.0 16.4 45.0 34.0 4.4 29.4 6722 7.2 2.0 1486.2 11.7 39.6
Romania 69.7 1.5 16.0 16.0 19.8 413.8 20787 6.9 -0.6 3388.9 27.4 34.3
Russia 57.1 4.9 13.0 20.0 143.7 3717.6 25411 5.8 15.5 9824.9 35.3 36.4
Rwanda 67.6 7.4 30.0 30.0 11.4 20.4 1807 2.4 2.5 471.2 14.9 27.2
Saint Lucia 65.0 9.2 30.0 30.0 0.2 2 11739 20.1 -0.7 95 23.7 31.8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 65.2 12.4 32.5 33.0 0.1 1.2 10956 20.0 -1.7 120.7 23.9 28.7
Samoa 58.4 9.7 27.0 27.0 0.2 1 5174 5.8 0.9 15.6 22.4 39.2
São Tomé and Príncipe 55.4 9.1 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.7 3244 14.0 5.3 28.5 14.1 35.2
Saudi Arabia 64.4 3.4 2.5 2.5 31.4 1683 53624 5.8 2.2 8141 4.6 40.9
Senegal 55.9 8.5 40.0 30.0 15 36.7 2451 9.3 0.1 345.2 20.2 29.9
Serbia 58.9 6.1 15.0 15.0 7.2 97.5 13671 19.0 1.4 2346.6 35.0 44.7
Seychelles 61.8 3.3 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.4 26277 N/A 4.0 194.5 28.4 32.3
Sierra Leone 52.6 10.3 30.0 30.0 6.3 10 1577 3.4 9.0 518.7 8.3 20.3
Singapore 88.6 0.0 22.0 17.0 5.5 471.9 85253 3.3 -0.5 65262.4 13.4 20.3
Slovakia 65.7 1.5 25.0 21.0 5.4 161 29720 11.3 -0.3 802.5 31.0 43.2
Slovenia 59.2 1.5 50.0 17.0 2.1 64 31007 9.3 -0.5 993.3 36.6 44.1
Solomon Islands 55.0 8.5 40.0 30.0 0.6 1.1 1950 34.8 -0.4 21.1 35.0 46.4
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A 10.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 516 N/A N/A
South Africa 62.3 3.9 41.0 28.0 54.9 723.5 13165 25.1 4.6 1772.4 22.6 33.7
South Korea 74.3 5.2 38.0 24.2 50.6 1848.5 36511 3.7 0.7 5042 24.6 32.9
Spain 63.6 1.5 45.0 25.0 46.4 1615.1 34820 21.9 -0.5 9243 33.2 43.0
Sri Lanka 57.4 5.3 24.0 28.0 21.1 223 10566 4.7 0.9 681.2 10.7 18.3
Sudan 48.8 14.7 10.0 35.0 38.4 167 4344 13.6 16.9 1736.8 5.2 12.5
Suriname 48.0 10.8 38.0 36.0 0.6 9.1 16292 7.8 6.9 276.4 15.7 29.7
Swaziland 61.1 0.6 33.0 27.5 1.1 10.8 8453 25.6 5.0 -120.9 26.0 33.1
Sweden 74.9 1.5 57.0 22.0 9.8 473.4 47922 7.4 0.7 12579.4 42.7 49.3
Switzerland 81.5 0.0 40.0 24.0 8.2 482.3 58552 4.3 -1.1 68838 27.1 33.0
Syria N/A 14.2 22.0 28.0 16.8 68 N/A N/A 29.6 N/A N/A N/A
Taiwan 76.5 1.9 45.0 17.0 23.5 1099 46783 3.8 -0.3 2415 12.3 18.3
Tajikistan 58.2 5.6 13.0 15.0 8.5 23.3 2749 10.9 5.8 226.8 22.8 32.0
Tanzania 58.6 7.0 30.0 30.0 49.1 138.5 2904 3.2 5.6 1531.5 13.2 18.8
Thailand 66.2 3.6 35.0 20.0 68.8 1108.1 16097 1.1 -0.9 10844.6 16.5 22.3
The Bahamas 61.1 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.4 9.2 25167 14.4 1.9 384.9 16.9 24.2
The Gambia 53.4 12.5 35.0 32.0 2 3.3 1646 30.1 6.8 10.6 16.1 28.2
The Netherlands 75.8 1.5 52.0 25.0 16.9 832.6 49166 6.1 0.2 72648.8 36.7 44.9
Timor-Leste 46.3 2.5 10.0 10.0 1.3 6.6 5629 N/A 0.6 43 61.5 51.2
Togo 53.2 9.4 45.0 27.0 7.2 10.8 1483 7.7 1.8 52.7 20.7 27.4
Tonga 63.0 5.2 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.5 5045 5.2 -0.1 12.6 17.0 32.9
Trinidad and Tobago 61.2 5.7 25.0 25.0 1.4 44.3 32636 3.8 4.7 1618.6 24.7 39.8
Tunisia 55.7 13.1 35.0 30.0 11.1 127 11428 14.8 4.9 1001.7 22.5 27.7
Turkey 65.2 2.8 35.0 20.0 77.7 1588.8 20438 10.3 7.7 16508 28.7 37.0
Turkmenistan 47.4 0.0 10.0 8.0 5.9 88.6 16445 10.0 5.5 4258.8 17.4 16.2
Uganda 60.9 5.9 40.0 30.0 39.2 79.9 2003 3.6 5.8 1057.3 11.4 18.0
Ukraine 48.1 2.1 20.0 18.0 42.7 339.5 7971 9.9 48.7 2961 37.6 43.2
United Arab Emirates 76.9 3.2 0.0 0.0 9.6 647.8 67617 3.7 4.1 10975.8 19.0 35.9
United Kingdom 76.4 1.5 45.0 20.0 64.9 2679.3 41159 5.5 0.1 39532.8 32.6 43.2
United States 75.1 1.4 39.6 35.0 321.2 17947 55805 5.3 0.1 379894 26.0 37.8
Uruguay 69.7 4.7 30.0 25.0 3.4 73.5 21507 7.3 8.7 1647.2 26.9 31.8
Uzbekistan 52.3 6.6 22.0 7.5 31 187.9 6068 10.1 8.5 1068.4 19.7 34.4
Vanuatu 67.4 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 2550 4.3 3.3 29.1 17.2 32.9
Venezuela 27.0 9.7 34.0 34.0 30.9 515.7 16673 8.0 121.7 1591 20.9 41.0
Vietnam 52.4 3.4 35.0 22.0 91.6 552.3 6024 2.1 0.6 11800 18.2 28.7
Yemen N/A N/A 20.0 20.0 28.3 75.5 2671 15.9 30.0 -1191 N/A 24.0
Zambia 55.8 3.4 35.0 35.0 15.5 62.7 3868 10.7 10.1 1653 15.5 25.6
Zimbabwe 44.0 13.6 51.5 25.0 13.4 28.1 2096 9.3 -2.4 421 24.8 28.5

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