2014 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 32 33.7 1054 35.0 4.4 93.8 8.7 23.0
Albania 66.9 1.3 10.0 10.0 3.2 26.1 8052 15.0 2.0 957 23.0 28.5
Algeria 50.8 12.1 35.0 25.0 36.5 272.9 7477 9.7 8.9 1484 10.0 40.4
Angola 47.7 7.4 17.0 30.0 20.2 128.3 6347 N/A 10.3 -6897.8 6.1 38.6
Argentina 44.6 5.6 35.0 35.0 41 743.1 18112 7.2 10.0 12551.1 34.6 40.9
Armenia 68.9 2.3 26.0 20.0 3.4 19.6 5838 19.0 2.5 489.1 16.7 25.0
Australia 82.0 1.8 45.0 30.0 22.8 970.8 42640 5.2 1.8 56958.9 25.6 35.3
Austria 72.4 1.1 50.0 25.0 8.5 359 42409 4.4 2.6 6315.1 42.1 50.5
Azerbaijan 61.3 3.9 25.0 20.0 9.2 96.8 10478 6.0 1.1 2004.6 12.8 34.2
Bahrain 75.1 5.7 0.0 0.0 1.2 33.1 28744 3.4 1.2 891.2 3.1 30.9
Bangladesh 54.1 13.0 25.0 45.0 150 306 2039 5.0 8.7 990 9.9 16.0
Barbados 68.3 14.7 35.0 25.0 0.3 7.1 25373 11.0 4.6 356.4 27.4 40.9
Belarus 50.1 1.8 12.0 18.0 9.4 146.7 15634 0.6 59.2 1441.8 24.7 36.0
Belgium 69.9 1.1 50.0 33.0 11.1 420.3 37883 7.3 2.6 -1613.8 44.0 53.3
Belize 56.7 11.1 25.0 25.0 0.3 3 8754 16.1 1.4 197.9 23.3 29.3
Benin 57.1 15.0 45.0 30.0 9.4 15.6 1667 N/A 6.7 158.6 15.5 21.5
Bhutan 56.7 17.8 25.0 30.0 0.7 5 6665 3.2 9.7 15.9 13.5 37.8
Bolivia 48.4 3.7 13.0 25.0 10.8 55.2 5099 5.4 4.5 1060 22.2 35.4
Bosnia and Herzegovina 58.4 1.5 10.0 10.0 3.9 31.9 8216 28.0 2.0 632.9 38.9 49.2
Botswana 72.0 3.6 25.0 22.0 1.9 31.5 16820 17.8 7.5 292.5 28.1 31.8
Brazil 56.9 7.9 27.5 34.0 198.4 2355.6 11875 5.5 5.4 65271.9 34.8 39.1
Brunei Darussalam 69.0 4.1 0.0 20.0 0.4 21.7 54389 2.7 0.5 850 24.0 33.6
Bulgaria 65.7 1.1 10.0 10.0 7.3 103.8 14312 12.4 2.4 1899.4 26.1 34.4
Burkina Faso 58.9 8.6 27.5 27.5 17.4 24.3 1399 77.0 3.6 40.1 13.7 24.3
Burma 46.5 3.2 20.0 30.0 63.7 89.5 1405 4.0 6.1 2243 3.7 19.0
Burundi 51.4 6.6 35.0 35.0 8.8 5.5 625 N/A 11.8 0.6 14.3 40.0
Cambodia 57.4 9.5 20.0 20.0 15.3 36.6 2402 0.0 2.9 1557.1 10.9 19.6
Cameroon 52.6 11.9 35.0 38.5 21.5 50.8 2366 30.0 3.0 507 11.0 21.6
Canada 80.2 0.9 29.0 15.0 34.8 1488.3 42734 7.3 1.5 45374.8 31.0 41.9
Cape Verde 66.1 10.2 35.0 25.0 0.5 2.2 4133 10.0 2.5 70.9 20.2 32.3
Central African Republic 46.7 16.6 50.0 30.0 4.9 3.9 800 8.0 5.2 71.2 9.4 15.7
Chad 44.5 14.9 60.0 45.0 10.7 20.7 1924 N/A 7.7 323.5 5.1 25.8
Chile 78.7 4.0 40.0 20.0 17.4 320.5 18419 6.5 3.0 30323 18.7 23.2
China 52.5 4.1 45.0 25.0 1354 12405.7 9162 4.1 2.7 121080 19.0 23.9
Colombia 70.7 5.6 33.0 25.0 46.6 502.9 10792 10.4 3.2 15822.9 15.1 28.9
Comoros 51.4 6.2 30.0 50.0 0.7 0.9 1258 20.0 6.0 17 12.4 22.1
Costa Rica 66.9 3.1 25.0 30.0 4.7 58.8 12606 7.5 4.5 2265.4 21.9 18.2
Côte d'Ivoire 57.7 6.8 36.0 25.0 23.4 40.3 1727 N/A 1.3 478.4 13.1 25.9
Croatia 60.4 1.3 40.0 20.0 4.4 78.4 17810 15.0 3.4 1250.6 32.6 42.5
Cuba 28.7 10.0 50.0 30.0 N/A N/A N/A 3.8 N/A N/A 24.4 66.7
Cyprus 67.6 1.1 35.0 10.0 0.9 23.6 27086 12.1 3.1 848.6 26.5 46.1
Czech Republic 72.2 1.1 15.0 19.0 10.6 287 27191 7.0 3.3 10592.5 35.3 43.3
Democratic Republic of Congo 40.6 11.0 30.0 40.0 74.7 27.6 369 N/A 9.3 3312.1 23.6 29.1
Denmark 76.1 1.1 56.0 25.0 5.6 210.1 37657 7.6 2.4 2883 48.1 57.6
Djibouti 55.9 17.6 30.0 25.0 0.9 2.4 2677 59.0 3.7 100 20.3 35.2
Dominica 65.2 8.6 35.0 30.0 0.1 1 14166 23.0 2.3 19.7 24.2 35.7
Dominican Republic 61.3 6.1 25.0 29.0 10.2 98.7 9646 13.0 3.7 3609.6 12.9 16.1
Ecuador 48.0 4.1 35.0 22.0 15.2 153.2 10056 5.3 5.1 586.5 17.6 44.0
Egypt 52.9 9.3 25.0 25.0 82.5 540 6545 12.3 8.6 2797.7 13.8 31.8
El Salvador 66.2 5.5 30.0 30.0 6.2 46.3 7438 5.7 1.7 515.8 15.4 21.7
Equatorial Guinea 44.4 15.6 35.0 35.0 0.7 19.3 25929 22.3 5.5 2115.1 1.5 35.3
Eritrea 38.5 5.4 30.0 30.0 5.7 4.4 777 N/A 12.3 73.7 50.0 33.6
Estonia 75.9 1.1 21.0 21.0 1.3 29.1 21713 9.8 4.2 1470.4 32.8 38.3
Ethiopia 50.0 10.4 35.0 30.0 86.8 103.3 1191 N/A 22.8 970.4 11.3 18.4
Fiji 58.7 9.9 29.0 20.0 0.9 4.3 4786 7.0 4.3 267.9 23.0 28.2
Finland 73.4 1.1 31.8 24.5 5.4 197.5 36395 7.7 3.2 -1805.6 43.4 55.1
France 63.5 1.1 45.0 34.3 63.4 2254.1 35548 10.2 2.0 25093.3 44.2 56.1
Gabon 57.8 14.5 35.0 35.0 1.5 25.5 16548 21.0 3.0 702.4 10.1 24.7
Georgia 72.6 0.7 20.0 15.0 4.5 26.7 5930 14.6 -0.9 866.1 25.4 31.8
Germany 73.4 1.1 47.5 15.8 81.9 3197.1 39028 5.5 2.1 6564.5 37.1 45.4
Ghana 64.2 10.1 25.0 25.0 24.9 82.4 3305 11.0 9.2 3294.5 14.6 23.6
Greece 55.7 1.1 42.0 26.0 11.3 276.9 24505 24.2 1.0 2944.9 31.2 51.9
Guatemala 61.2 2.3 31.0 31.0 15.1 78.7 5209 4.1 3.8 1206.6 10.9 14.6
Guinea 53.5 11.9 40.0 35.0 10.9 12.2 1121 N/A 15.2 743.8 15.6 21.5
Guinea-Bissau 51.3 11.8 20.0 25.0 1.6 1.9 1223 N/A 2.2 16.2 8.6 21.2
Guyana 55.7 6.5 33.3 40.0 0.8 6.2 7939 11.0 3.0 230.9 21.2 30.6
Haiti 48.9 7.3 30.0 30.0 10.4 12.9 1243 40.6 6.8 178.8 13.1 33.5
Honduras 57.1 7.3 25.0 25.0 8.2 37.8 4610 4.4 5.2 1058.5 16.1 25.9
Hong Kong 90.1 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.2 369.4 51494 3.3 4.1 74584.2 14.2 18.5
Hungary 67.0 1.1 16.0 19.0 10 195.6 19638 11.0 5.7 13469 35.7 49.4
Iceland 72.4 1.0 31.8 20.0 0.3 12.8 39224 5.8 5.2 510.7 36.0 47.3
India 55.7 7.2 30.9 32.4 1223.2 4684.4 3830 8.5 9.3 25542.8 7.0 27.2
Indonesia 58.5 2.6 30.0 25.0 244.5 1216.7 4977 6.2 4.3 19852.6 11.8 18.5
Iran 40.3 21.8 35.0 25.0 76.1 999.2 13127 12.5 30.6 4869.9 9.3 21.7
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 33.7 238.6 7080 16.0 6.1 2549 1.9 44.6
Ireland 76.2 1.1 41.0 12.5 4.6 192.2 41921 14.7 1.9 29318 27.6 48.1
Israel 68.4 3.5 48.0 25.0 7.7 248.7 32312 6.9 1.7 10414.1 32.6 44.6
Italy 60.9 1.1 43.0 27.5 60.8 1832.9 30136 10.6 3.3 9624.9 42.9 49.8
Jamaica 66.7 7.5 25.0 33.3 2.8 25.2 9159 13.0 7.3 362.2 23.4 31.9
Japan 72.4 1.3 40.8 25.5 127.6 4627.9 36266 4.4 0.0 1730.8 27.6 42.0
Jordan 69.2 5.2 14.0 14.0 6.4 38.7 6042 12.2 4.8 1403 14.4 33.2
Kazakhstan 63.7 3.4 10.0 20.0 16.7 231.8 13893 5.4 5.1 14022.1 14.6 22.3
Kenya 57.1 6.1 30.0 30.0 42.1 75.9 1802 40.0 9.4 258.6 20.1 29.1
Kiribati 46.3 17.3 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.6 5973 2.0 2.0 -1.7 20.2 91.8
Kosovo N/A N/A 10.0 10.0 1.8 13.4 3453 45.3 2.5 293.2 23.1 30.0
Kuwait 62.3 4.1 0.0 15.0 3.8 151 39889 2.1 2.9 1851.1 0.8 38.5
Kyrgyz Republic 61.1 2.4 10.0 10.0 5.6 13.3 2376 7.7 2.8 372.2 18.5 36.4
Laos 51.2 13.2 24.0 24.0 6.4 19.2 3011 2.5 4.3 294.4 13.7 21.0
Latvia 68.7 1.1 24.0 15.0 2 37.3 18255 14.9 2.3 987.6 27.2 38.8
Lebanon 59.4 7.1 20.0 15.0 4 63.2 15757 N/A 6.6 3787.5 17.0 29.6
Lesotho 49.5 10.7 35.0 25.0 1.9 4.1 2138 25.0 5.3 172.3 37.6 63.1
Liberia 52.4 10.4 25.0 25.0 4 2.7 673 85.0 6.8 1354.1 19.8 31.4
Libya N/A N/A 10.0 20.0 6.4 77.4 12066 30.0 6.1 N/A 1.0 66.6
Liechtenstein N/A 0.0 7.0 12.5 37009 3.2 89400 2.5 0.2 N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 73.0 1.1 15.0 15.0 3 65 21615 13.2 3.2 835.1 16.0 38.3
Luxembourg 74.2 1.1 43.6 21.0 0.5 42.2 79785 6.0 2.9 27877.7 37.1 41.8
Macau 71.3 0.0 12.0 39.0 0.6 43.6 78275 1.9 6.1 1500 34.5 16.6
Macedonia 68.6 2.0 10.0 10.0 2.1 21.9 10579 31.3 3.3 134.6 25.6 31.3
Madagascar 61.7 6.1 20.0 20.0 22.4 21.4 955 N/A 6.5 894.7 11.1 16.0
Malawi 55.4 6.2 30.0 30.0 16.6 14.3 858 N/A 21.3 129.5 19.9 35.1
Malaysia 69.6 4.3 26.0 25.0 29.5 498.5 16922 3.0 1.7 10073.9 15.3 28.5
Maldives 51.0 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.1 9235 28.0 10.9 284 16.2 43.3
Mali 55.5 8.4 40.0 35.0 16.3 18 1100 30.0 5.3 310.5 14.0 24.7
Malta 66.4 1.1 35.0 35.0 0.4 11.3 27022 6.3 3.2 157.2 34.4 42.0
Mauritania 53.2 8.0 30.0 25.0 3.6 7.7 2122 30.0 4.9 1204.4 17.5 28.4
Mauritius 76.5 0.7 15.0 15.0 1.3 20.2 15592 8.0 3.9 360.9 18.3 24.7
Mexico 66.8 2.2 30.0 30.0 114.9 1758.9 15312 4.8 4.1 12659.4 10.6 26.6
Micronesia 49.8 4.5 10.0 3.0 0.1 0.8 7346 22.0 5.6 0.8 12.0 65.3
Moldova 57.3 2.5 18.0 12.0 3.6 12.2 3415 5.5 4.7 159.2 30.8 39.0
Mongolia 58.9 5.1 10.0 25.0 2.8 15.2 5372 6.8 15.0 4451.8 33.1 45.1
Montenegro 63.6 3.5 9.0 9.0 0.6 7.3 11800 19.1 3.6 609.5 24.2 43.8
Morocco 58.3 13.1 38.0 30.0 32.5 171.2 5265 8.8 1.3 2835.6 23.0 34.6
Mozambique 55.0 4.8 32.0 32.0 22.5 26.3 1169 17.0 2.1 5218.1 19.6 34.4
Namibia 59.4 1.1 37.0 34.0 2.2 16.8 7772 51.2 6.7 357.5 28.0 37.0
Nepal 50.1 12.0 25.0 25.0 31 40.6 1308 46.0 8.3 92 12.6 18.6
New Zealand 81.2 1.6 33.0 28.0 4.4 132 29730 6.9 1.1 2911.1 31.7 47.5
Nicaragua 58.4 2.3 30.0 30.0 6 26.7 4458 7.8 7.9 810 18.4 25.8
Niger 55.1 9.7 35.0 30.0 16.1 13.1 815 N/A 0.5 793.4 14.1 19.6
Nigeria 54.3 10.6 24.0 30.0 164.8 448.1 2720 23.9 12.2 7028.9 4.7 29.2
North Korea 1.0 N/A N/A N/A 24.7 40 1800 N/A N/A 79 N/A N/A
Norway 70.9 0.5 47.8 28.0 5 277.1 55009 3.2 0.7 12774.6 43.2 43.9
Oman 67.4 3.2 0.0 12.0 3.1 90.1 29166 15.0 2.9 1514 2.2 38.3
Pakistan 55.2 10.1 25.0 35.0 178.9 515.4 2881 7.7 11.0 846.7 9.3 19.8
Panama 63.4 7.9 25.0 25.0 3.7 57.1 15617 4.2 5.7 3019.8 17.8 26.6
Papua New Guinea 53.9 2.5 42.0 30.0 6.8 19.1 2797 1.9 4.0 28.8 25.8 28.6
Paraguay 62.0 4.5 10.0 10.0 6.7 40.9 6136 5.8 3.8 319.9 13.4 19.1
Peru 67.4 1.5 30.0 30.0 30.5 326.7 10719 6.8 3.7 12239.7 17.0 19.1
Poland 67.0 1.1 32.0 19.0 38.9 800.9 20592 10.3 3.7 3355.7 31.7 43.5
Portugal 63.5 1.1 48.0 26.5 10.5 246.5 23385 15.7 2.8 8915.5 31.3 49.4
Qatar 71.2 5.1 0.0 0.0 1.8 187.9 102211 0.5 1.9 326.9 2.9 30.5
Republic of Congo 43.7 14.7 45.0 34.0 4.1 19.1 4667 53.0 5.0 2757.9 8.4 26.1
Romania 65.5 1.1 16.0 16.0 21.3 273.4 12808 7.0 3.3 2242.1 28.0 36.9
Russia 51.9 5.2 13.0 20.0 141.9 2513.3 17709 6.0 5.1 51416 29.5 35.8
Rwanda 64.7 6.1 30.0 30.0 10.4 15.5 1486 N/A 6.3 159.8 13.1 27.0
Saint Lucia 70.7 9.0 30.0 30.0 0.2 2.2 13104 20.0 4.3 112.8 25.1 34.8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 67.0 11.2 32.5 33.0 0.1 1.3 11776 15.0 2.6 125.5 22.1 30.3
Samoa 61.1 7.1 27.0 27.0 0.2 1.1 6149 N/A 6.2 21.5 23.4 43.9
São Tomé and Príncipe 48.8 7.4 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.4 2337 14.2 10.6 49.5 16.8 49.0
Saudi Arabia 62.2 5.5 2.5 2.5 29 906.8 31275 10.6 2.9 12182 3.7 35.1
Senegal 55.4 8.4 50.0 25.0 13.1 26.6 2027 48.0 1.1 337.7 19.0 28.6
Serbia 59.4 6.5 15.0 15.0 7.6 78.7 10405 23.1 7.3 650.4 35.2 45.2
Seychelles 56.2 28.3 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.3 25229 3.7 7.1 114 31.7 35.7
Sierra Leone 50.5 9.9 30.0 30.0 6.2 8.3 1344 N/A 13.8 740.1 11.5 21.9
Singapore 89.4 0.0 20.0 17.0 5.4 326.5 60410 2.0 4.6 56650.9 13.8 17.1
Slovakia 66.4 1.1 25.0 23.0 5.4 131.9 24249 14.0 3.7 2825.9 28.8 38.3
Slovenia 62.7 1.1 50.0 16.0 2.1 58 28195 9.0 2.6 144.8 36.8 50.8
Solomon Islands 46.2 8.5 40.0 30.0 0.6 1.9 3345 N/A 5.1 69.3 36.9 51.2
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 107.3 N/A N/A
South Africa 62.5 4.5 40.0 28.0 51.2 582.4 11375 25.2 5.7 4572.5 27.3 32.1
South Korea 71.2 8.7 38.5 24.2 50 1613.9 32272 3.3 2.2 9904 25.9 30.2
Spain 67.2 1.1 52.0 30.0 46.2 1410.6 30557 25.0 2.4 27749.9 31.6 45.2
Sri Lanka 60.0 5.7 24.0 28.0 20.7 126.3 6107 4.9 7.5 775.5 12.4 21.4
Sudan N/A 14.7 15.0 35.0 33.5 85.3 2545 10.8 35.6 2466.4 6.7 17.9
Suriname 54.2 11.9 38.0 36.0 0.5 6.8 12398 9.0 5.0 70.1 19.0 26.9
Swaziland 61.2 4.2 33.0 30.0 1.1 6.2 5782 40.0 8.9 89.6 23.3 31.2
Sweden 73.1 1.1 57.0 22.0 9.5 393 41191 7.9 0.9 13711.4 44.5 51.2
Switzerland 81.6 0.0 41.5 24.0 8 363.4 45418 2.9 -0.7 3613 28.5 33.8
Syria N/A N/A 22.0 28.0 N/A 107.6 N/A 18.0 40.2 N/A 10.4 N/A
Taiwan 73.9 2.1 40.0 17.0 23.3 903.5 38749 4.2 1.9 3205 8.8 22.6
Tajikistan 52.0 5.9 13.0 15.0 8 17.7 2229 2.5 5.8 289.9 19.5 27.0
Tanzania 57.8 6.6 30.0 30.0 47.1 73.9 1567 N/A 16.0 1706 15.2 26.9
Thailand 63.3 5.0 37.0 20.0 64.4 651.9 10126 0.5 3.0 8607.5 16.2 23.4
The Bahamas 69.8 18.9 0.0 0.0 0.4 11.1 31382 11.0 2.3 1093.9 16.4 23.0
The Gambia 59.5 12.5 30.0 32.0 1.8 3.4 1864 N/A 4.6 78.8 13.2 26.0
The Netherlands 74.2 1.1 52.0 25.0 16.8 707 42194 5.3 2.8 -244.1 38.7 49.8
The Philippines 60.1 4.8 32.0 30.0 95.8 424.4 4430 7.0 3.1 2797 12.3 16.0
Timor-Leste 43.2 10.3 10.0 10.0 1.1 11 9873 18.4 11.8 42 276.7 139.7
Togo 49.9 11.1 45.0 27.0 6.3 6.9 1096 N/A 2.6 166.3 16.7 24.2
Tonga 58.2 5.3 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.8 7548 13.0 4.5 6.6 17.5 29.0
Trinidad and Tobago 62.7 5.7 25.0 25.0 1.3 26.7 20087 5.5 9.3 2527.1 16.5 35.4
Tunisia 57.3 14.1 35.0 30.0 10.8 105.3 9775 18.9 5.6 1918.2 21.1 34.8
Turkey 64.9 2.7 35.0 20.0 74.9 1123.4 15001 9.2 8.9 12419 25.0 34.9
Turkmenistan 42.2 2.9 10.0 8.0 5.6 48.9 8718 60.0 4.9 3159 17.8 15.2
Uganda 59.9 7.3 30.0 30.0 35.6 50.4 1415 N/A 14.1 1721.2 17.0 20.6
Ukraine 49.3 1.9 17.0 19.0 45.5 335.2 7374 8.0 0.6 7833 38.0 45.6
United Arab Emirates 71.4 3.7 0.0 0.0 5.5 271.3 49012 2.4 0.7 9602 6.1 23.7
United Kingdom 74.9 1.1 50.0 24.0 63.2 2336.3 36941 8.0 2.8 62350.8 35.5 48.5
United States 75.5 1.6 39.6 35.0 314.2 15684.8 49922 8.1 2.1 167620 25.1 41.6
Uruguay 69.3 3.8 30.0 25.0 3.4 53.8 15911 6.1 8.1 2710.1 27.2 32.6
Uzbekistan 46.5 6.9 22.0 9.0 29.4 104.7 3555 0.2 12.1 1094 20.2 31.4
Vanuatu 59.5 18.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.2 4916 1.7 1.4 37.7 16.4 24.7
Venezuela 36.3 8.6 34.0 34.0 29.5 401.9 13616 7.8 21.1 3216 12.5 40.1
Vietnam 50.8 5.7 35.0 25.0 90.4 320.7 3548 4.5 9.1 8368 21.1 30.9
Yemen 55.5 3.8 20.0 20.0 25.9 59.1 2283 35.0 11.0 348.8 5.3 28.9
Zambia 60.4 2.7 35.0 35.0 13.9 24 1722 14.0 6.6 1066 19.3 23.9
Zimbabwe 35.5 15.4 46.4 25.0 13 7.2 559 95.0 3.7 399.5 30.0 34.6

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