2015 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 30.6 35.1 1150 8.5 7.4 69.3 5.5 25.0
Albania 65.7 1.1 23.0 15.0 2.8 26.5 9506 16.1 1.9 1225.5 22.9 28.2
Algeria 48.9 12.1 35.0 25.0 37.9 285.5 7534 9.8 3.3 1691 12.2 45.2
Angola 47.9 7.4 17.0 35.0 20.8 130.1 6247 8.4 8.8 -4284.8 5.6 40.8
Argentina 44.1 5.6 35.0 35.0 41.5 777.9 18749 7.3 10.6 9082 29.5 44.3
Armenia 67.1 2.3 26.0 20.0 3.3 20.4 6191 16.0 5.8 370 22.0 23.9
Australia 81.4 1.8 45.0 30.0 23.2 999.6 43073 5.6 2.5 49826.2 26.5 35.7
Austria 71.2 1.0 50.0 25.0 8.5 361.4 42597 4.8 2.1 11082.7 43.2 51.7
Azerbaijan 61.0 4.5 25.0 20.0 9.3 102.8 11044 5.5 2.4 2632 12.7 36.7
Bahrain 73.4 5.7 0.0 0.0 1.2 40.6 34584 7.4 3.3 988.8 3.4 29.9
Bangladesh 53.9 13.0 25.0 45.0 156.3 325.1 2080 4.3 7.5 1599.1 9.0 16.3
Barbados 67.9 13.1 35.0 25.0 0.3 7 25181 12.2 2.3 376.4 27.8 43.9
Belarus 49.8 2.0 12.0 18.0 9.5 149.1 15753 5.9 18.3 2232.7 29.8 38.9
Belgium 68.8 1.0 50.0 33.0 11.2 422.8 37881 8.6 1.2 -2405.9 45.3 54.7
Belize 56.8 9.8 25.0 25.0 0.3 3 8716 8.2 0.5 89.3 22.5 26.9
Benin 58.8 15.8 45.0 30.0 10.3 16.7 1623 1.0 1.0 320.1 15.5 21.0
Bhutan 57.4 17.8 25.0 30.0 0.7 4.7 6370 2.1 8.7 21.3 14.8 36.5
Bolivia 46.8 3.7 13.0 25.0 11 59.2 5364 3.2 5.7 1749.6 22.9 36.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 59.0 1.4 10.0 10.0 3.9 32.1 8280 28.6 -0.1 331.7 38.8 49.2
Botswana 69.8 6.4 25.0 22.0 2.1 34.1 16377 18.4 5.8 188.2 30.7 35.7
Brazil 56.6 7.7 27.5 34.0 198.3 2423.3 12221 6.6 6.2 64045.3 35.3 40.4
Brunei Darussalam 68.9 4.1 0.0 20.0 0.4 21.7 53431 3.7 0.4 895 30.0 34.8
Bulgaria 66.8 1.0 10.0 10.0 7.2 105 14499 13.1 0.4 1450.4 26.5 34.4
Burkina Faso 58.6 8.4 27.5 27.5 16.8 26.6 1585 3.1 2.0 374.3 15.8 25.9
Burma 46.9 2.9 20.0 30.0 64.9 113 1740 3.5 5.8 2621 3.8 27.2
Burundi 53.7 6.4 35.0 35.0 9 5.8 642 8.5 8.8 6.8 14.1 35.9
Cabo Verde 66.4 10.2 35.0 25.0 0.5 2.2 4338 8.6 1.5 18.7 18.0 32.7
Cambodia 57.5 8.9 20.0 20.0 15.4 39.7 2576 0.3 3.0 1396 12.2 20.4
Cameroon 51.9 12.7 35.0 38.5 22 53.3 2423 4.0 2.1 572 11.0 20.2
Canada 79.1 0.8 29.0 15.0 35.1 1526.1 43472 7.1 1.0 62324.7 30.7 41.5
Central African Republic 45.9 16.3 50.0 30.0 4.6 2.5 542 8.8 6.6 0.8 9.8 16.3
Chad 45.9 14.9 60.0 45.0 11 28 2539 8.6 0.2 538.4 5.1 23.4
Chile 78.5 4.0 40.0 20.0 17.6 334.8 19067 5.9 1.8 20258.2 18.8 23.6
China 52.7 4.1 45.0 25.0 1360.8 13395.4 9844 4.6 2.6 123911 19.4 24.8
Colombia 71.7 4.4 33.0 25.0 47.2 527.6 11189 10.5 2.0 16771.7 16.1 28.3
Comoros 52.1 6.0 30.0 50.0 0.7 0.9 1287 7.9 2.3 13.9 12.3 26.6
Costa Rica 67.2 3.1 25.0 30.0 4.8 61.6 12942 7.7 5.2 2652 21.9 18.3
Côte d'Ivoire 58.5 6.8 36.0 25.0 24.1 43.8 1818 3.9 2.6 371 17.6 24.2
Croatia 61.5 1.4 40.0 20.0 4.3 77.9 18191 17.2 2.2 580.1 22.6 42.2
Cuba 29.6 8.1 50.0 30.0 N/A N/A N/A 3.2 N/A N/A 20.5 60.2
Cyprus 67.9 1.0 35.0 12.5 0.9 22.3 25265 15.7 0.4 533.3 25.9 45.9
Czech Republic 72.5 1.0 15.0 19.0 10.5 286 27200 7.0 1.4 4990.4 35.5 44.5
Democratic Republic of Congo 45.0 11.0 30.0 40.0 77 49.9 648 7.9 0.8 2098.2 14.5 21.8
Denmark 76.3 1.0 56.0 24.5 5.6 211.9 37900 7.1 0.8 2083.2 48.0 57.2
Djibouti 57.5 17.6 30.0 25.0 0.9 2.5 2746 N/A 2.5 286 18.9 37.8
Dominica 66.1 8.6 35.0 30.0 0.1 1 14283 N/A -0.4 17.9 22.6 35.8
Dominican Republic 61.0 6.1 25.0 28.0 10.4 103.2 9911 15.0 4.8 1990.5 13.5 20.7
Ecuador 49.2 4.3 35.0 22.0 15.8 159 10080 4.5 2.7 702.8 19.4 40.4
Egypt 55.2 10.0 25.0 25.0 84.2 553.6 6579 12.7 6.9 5553 12.9 32.7
El Salvador 65.7 2.4 30.0 30.0 6.3 47.5 7515 6.3 0.8 140.1 16.0 22.0
Equatorial Guinea 40.4 15.6 35.0 35.0 0.8 17.7 23370 9.1 3.2 1914 2.4 47.8
Eritrea 38.9 5.4 30.0 30.0 6.3 4.5 707 8.9 12.3 43.9 50.0 30.7
Estonia 76.8 1.0 21.0 21.0 1.3 29.8 23144 8.5 3.5 949.8 32.5 39.5
Ethiopia 51.5 10.3 35.0 30.0 88.9 121.4 1366 5.7 8.0 953 11.6 16.9
Fiji 59.0 9.9 29.0 20.0 0.9 4.5 5085 8.0 2.9 272.1 25.0 29.1
Finland 73.4 1.0 31.8 20.0 5.5 194.2 35617 8.1 2.2 -1064.8 44.1 56.7
France 62.5 1.0 45.0 34.3 63.7 2278 35784 10.5 1.0 4875.5 45.3 57.0
Gabon 58.3 14.5 35.0 30.0 1.6 30.4 19478 19.2 0.5 856 11.2 29.1
Georgia 73.0 0.7 20.0 15.0 4.5 27.6 6145 14.3 -0.5 1009.7 25.5 29.6
Germany 73.8 1.0 47.5 15.8 80.8 3232.5 40007 5.3 1.6 26720.8 37.6 44.7
Ghana 63.0 10.1 25.0 25.0 25.6 88.5 3461 4.5 11.7 3226.3 17.1 31.2
Greece 54.0 1.0 42.0 26.0 11.1 265.6 24012 27.6 -0.9 2566.5 33.8 58.5
Guatemala 60.4 2.7 31.0 31.0 15.5 81.8 5282 2.8 4.3 1308.9 10.9 14.1
Guinea 52.1 11.9 40.0 35.0 11.1 12.5 1125 3.1 12.0 24.8 19.0 26.1
Guinea-Bissau 52.0 9.8 20.0 25.0 1.6 1.9 1206 8.5 0.6 14.5 8.3 20.0
Guyana 55.5 6.5 33.3 40.0 0.8 6.6 8250 11.2 3.5 240.3 20.5 31.2
Haiti 51.3 3.7 30.0 30.0 10.3 13.6 1315 7.1 6.8 190 12.9 28.2
Honduras 57.4 6.2 25.0 25.0 8.1 39.2 4839 4.2 5.2 1059.7 16.1 26.6
Hong Kong 89.6 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.2 381.9 52722 3.3 4.3 76632.8 13.7 18.5
Hungary 66.8 1.0 16.0 19.0 9.9 198.2 20065 10.5 1.7 3091.1 38.9 49.7
Iceland 72.0 1.0 31.8 20.0 0.3 13.2 41000 5.6 3.9 347.1 37.2 47.4
India 54.6 7.7 30.9 32.4 1243.3 5069.2 4077 3.7 9.5 28199.4 7.3 26.9
Indonesia 58.1 2.6 30.0 25.0 248 1292.8 5214 6.0 6.4 18444 11.9 19.7
Iran 41.8 21.8 35.0 25.0 77.1 945.5 12264 13.2 35.2 3049.9 5.9 15.3
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 34.8 257 7391 16.1 1.9 2852 N/A 43.3
Ireland 76.6 1.0 41.0 12.5 4.8 188.9 39547 13.6 0.5 35519.7 28.3 42.6
Israel 70.5 0.7 48.0 26.5 7.9 273.7 34770 6.7 1.5 11803.8 28.3 41.7
Italy 61.7 1.0 43.0 27.5 59.7 1807.8 30289 12.2 1.3 16507.8 44.4 50.6
Jamaica 67.7 7.5 25.0 25.0 2.8 25.2 9048 15.0 9.4 567.1 24.4 29.9
Japan 73.3 1.2 40.8 25.5 127.3 4698.8 36899 4.1 0.4 2303.7 28.6 42.0
Jordan 69.3 5.2 14.0 14.0 6.5 40 6115 12.6 5.5 1798.5 15.3 31.2
Kazakhstan 63.3 3.0 10.0 20.0 17.2 246.9 14391 5.2 5.8 9738.5 13.5 22.4
Kenya 55.6 10.5 30.0 30.0 44.4 80.4 1812 9.2 5.7 514.4 20.1 30.5
Kiribati 46.4 17.3 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.7 6391 N/A 2.0 9 15.7 109.2
Kosovo N/A N/A 10.0 10.0 N/A 14 N/A N/A 1.9 N/A N/A 29.5
Kuwait 62.5 4.4 0.0 15.0 3.9 154.5 39706 3.1 2.7 2329 0.7 36.0
Kyrgyz Republic 61.3 2.4 10.0 10.0 5.6 14.7 2611 7.9 6.6 757.6 21.0 39.5
Laos 51.4 13.2 24.0 24.0 6.8 20.8 3068 1.4 6.4 296 15.0 21.0
Latvia 69.7 1.0 24.0 15.0 2 38.9 19120 10.9 0.0 808.3 27.6 36.9
Lebanon 59.3 7.1 20.0 15.0 4.5 66.3 14845 6.6 3.2 2832.7 15.7 31.3
Lesotho 49.6 12.7 35.0 25.0 1.9 4.3 2255 27.0 5.3 44.1 36.1 61.1
Liberia 52.7 5.3 25.0 25.0 4.1 2.9 703 3.8 7.6 1061.3 21.1 31.7
Libya N/A 0.0 10.0 20.0 6.1 70.4 11498 9.0 2.6 702 0.7 45.7
Liechtenstein N/A 0.0 7.0 12.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 74.7 1.0 15.0 15.0 3 67.6 22747 12.1 1.2 531.1 16.0 35.9
Luxembourg 73.2 1.0 43.6 21.0 0.5 42.6 78670 5.7 1.7 30075.4 37.8 43.9
Macau 70.3 0.0 12.0 39.0 N/A N/A N/A 1.8 N/A 2331.3 34.0 16.5
Macedonia 67.1 1.9 10.0 10.0 2.1 22.6 10904 29.7 2.8 333.9 25.6 33.8
Madagascar 61.7 9.1 20.0 20.0 23 22.3 970 3.8 5.8 837.5 10.3 13.3
Malawi 54.8 6.4 30.0 30.0 17.1 15 879 7.6 27.7 118.4 18.8 41.2
Malaysia 70.8 5.0 26.0 25.0 29.6 525.7 17748 3.2 2.1 12305.7 16.1 29.5
Maldives 53.4 21.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 3.1 9173 11.7 4.0 325.3 21.2 40.6
Mali 56.4 8.4 40.0 35.0 16.9 18.6 1103 8.5 -0.6 410.3 14.5 19.0
Malta 66.5 1.0 35.0 35.0 0.4 11.6 27840 6.5 1.0 -2099.8 35.2 43.1
Mauritania 53.3 8.0 30.0 25.0 3.7 8.2 2218 30.9 4.1 1154.1 21.3 36.6
Mauritius 76.4 0.8 15.0 15.0 1.3 20.9 16056 8.1 3.5 258.6 18.9 20.5
Mexico 66.4 2.2 35.0 30.0 118.4 1842.6 15563 5.0 3.8 38285.7 10.0 27.1
Micronesia 49.6 4.5 10.0 21.0 0.1 0.8 7288 N/A 4.0 0.8 11.6 65.2
Moldova 57.5 2.6 18.0 12.0 3.6 13.3 3736 5.9 4.6 231.3 32.0 40.1
Mongolia 59.2 5.1 10.0 25.0 2.9 17.1 5885 4.9 9.6 2046.8 29.8 46.3
Montenegro 64.7 2.6 9.0 9.0 0.6 7.4 11913 19.7 2.2 447.4 24.0 45.9
Morocco 60.1 3.4 38.0 30.0 32.9 179.2 5456 9.2 1.9 3358.4 23.7 36.1
Mozambique 54.8 4.8 32.0 32.0 25.9 28.2 1090 8.5 4.2 5935.1 20.8 33.4
Namibia 59.6 6.9 37.0 34.0 2.2 17.8 8191 17.7 6.2 699.1 28.4 38.3
Nepal 51.3 11.6 25.0 25.0 27.9 42.1 1508 2.7 9.9 73.6 13.9 19.2
New Zealand 82.1 1.6 33.0 28.0 4.5 136.6 30493 6.4 1.1 986.5 32.9 43.6
Nicaragua 57.6 2.3 30.0 30.0 6.1 27.9 4554 7.2 7.4 848.7 18.9 28.0
Niger 54.6 9.7 35.0 30.0 16.6 13.8 829 5.0 2.3 631.4 14.5 23.4
Nigeria 55.6 10.6 24.0 30.0 169.3 479.3 2831 7.5 8.5 5609 3.0 28.2
North Korea 1.3 0.0 N/A 25.0 N/A N/A N/A 4.6 N/A 227 100.0 100.0
Norway 71.8 0.3 47.8 27.0 5.1 280 54947 3.5 2.1 9329.7 42.2 43.3
Oman 66.7 4.1 0.0 12.0 3.2 95 29813 8.0 1.3 1625.5 2.5 43.1
Pakistan 55.6 9.7 30.0 35.0 182.6 575 3149 5.2 7.4 1307 10.4 21.5
Panama 64.1 5.8 25.0 25.0 3.7 62 16658 4.0 4.0 4651.3 17.4 26.6
Papua New Guinea 53.1 2.5 42.0 30.0 7 19.8 2834 2.4 3.8 18.2 25.4 32.3
Paraguay 61.1 4.3 10.0 10.0 6.8 46.4 6823 5.2 2.7 382.4 14.3 24.6
Peru 67.7 1.5 30.0 30.0 30.9 344.2 11124 3.8 2.8 10172.3 18.5 19.6
Philippines 62.2 4.8 32.0 30.0 97.5 456.4 4682 7.3 2.9 3859.8 12.9 18.9
Poland 68.6 1.0 32.0 19.0 38.5 817.5 21214 10.4 0.9 -6037.7 20.1 42.0
Portugal 65.3 1.0 48.0 23.0 10.6 244.8 23068 16.9 0.4 3114 32.5 48.7
Qatar 70.8 4.1 0.0 0.0 2 199.6 98814 0.6 3.1 -840.4 5.1 30.6
Republic of Congo 42.7 11.3 45.0 34.0 4.2 20 4791 7.8 4.6 2038.3 8.7 36.2
Romania 66.6 1.0 16.0 16.0 21.3 285.1 13396 7.4 4.0 3616.8 28.2 35.4
Russia 52.1 5.0 13.0 20.0 142.9 2556.2 17884 5.8 6.8 79262 28.7 37.5
Rwanda 64.8 4.6 30.0 30.0 10.6 16.4 1538 0.6 4.2 110.8 13.6 26.3
Saint Lucia 70.2 9.0 30.0 30.0 0.2 2.1 12730 N/A 1.5 87.9 20.8 33.8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 68.0 10.8 32.5 33.0 0.1 1.3 12207 N/A 0.9 126.8 23.0 28.7
Samoa 61.9 7.1 27.0 27.0 0.2 1.1 6210 N/A -0.2 28 22.9 42.2
São Tomé and Príncipe 53.3 7.4 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.4 2194 N/A 8.1 30 14.0 44.2
Saudi Arabia 62.1 4.3 2.5 2.5 30 937.2 31245 5.5 3.5 9298 3.7 35.7
Senegal 57.8 8.0 40.0 30.0 14.1 27.7 1958 9.9 0.8 298.3 19.2 29.1
Serbia 60.0 5.9 15.0 15.0 7.2 81.1 11269 22.6 7.7 1377.4 36.2 49.3
Seychelles 57.5 23.0 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.5 26492 N/A 4.3 177.6 26.6 36.8
Sierra Leone 51.7 9.9 30.0 30.0 6.1 9.4 1542 3.2 9.8 579.1 11.1 20.4
Singapore 89.4 0.0 20.0 17.0 5.4 348.7 64584 3.1 2.4 63772.3 14.0 14.4
Slovakia 67.2 1.0 25.0 22.0 5.4 133.1 24605 14.0 1.5 591 28.5 38.7
Slovenia 60.3 1.0 50.0 17.0 2.1 57.4 27900 10.6 1.6 -678.6 37.4 59.4
Solomon Islands 47.0 8.5 40.0 30.0 0.6 1.9 3455 3.9 6.1 105.3 37.3 49.8
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.5 N/A 107.1 N/A N/A
South Africa 62.6 4.2 40.0 28.0 53 596.5 11259 25.3 5.8 8187.9 25.8 32.6
South Korea 71.5 8.7 38.0 24.2 50.2 1666.8 33189 3.2 1.3 12220.7 26.8 32.7
Spain 67.6 1.0 52.0 30.0 46.6 1391.3 29851 26.7 1.5 39166.6 32.9 44.8
Sri Lanka 58.6 6.7 24.0 28.0 20.8 136 6531 4.2 6.9 915.6 12.0 19.7
Sudan N/A 14.7 10.0 35.0 34.4 90.5 2631 15.3 36.5 3094.4 5.7 13.6
Suriname 54.2 11.9 38.0 36.0 0.5 7.2 13116 12.4 1.9 112.8 18.3 29.5
Swaziland 59.9 7.0 33.0 27.5 1.1 6.8 6218 22.9 5.6 67 22.7 32.4
Sweden 72.7 1.0 57.0 22.0 9.6 396.8 41188 8.0 0.0 8149.5 44.3 51.9
Switzerland 80.5 0.0 40.0 24.0 8 371.6 46430 4.4 -0.2 -5252.1 28.2 34.1
Syria N/A N/A 22.0 28.0 N/A N/A N/A 8.4 N/A 0 N/A N/A
Taiwan 75.1 1.8 40.0 17.0 23.4 929.5 39767 4.1 0.8 3688 8.7 20.7
Tajikistan 52.7 5.2 13.0 15.0 8.1 19.1 2354 10.8 5.0 107.8 19.9 24.6
Tanzania 57.5 11.5 30.0 30.0 46.3 79.4 1715 3.5 7.9 1872.4 14.4 26.3
Thailand 62.4 4.8 35.0 20.0 68.2 673.7 9875 0.8 2.2 12945.6 15.0 24.9
The Bahamas 68.7 18.9 0.0 0.0 0.4 11.4 32036 13.6 0.3 1110.8 15.0 23.7
The Gambia 57.5 12.5 35.0 32.0 1.9 3.7 1962 8.6 5.2 25.3 14.4 29.8
The Netherlands 73.7 1.0 52.0 25.0 16.8 700.5 41711 6.7 2.6 24388.9 38.6 50.4
Timor-Leste 45.5 2.7 10.0 10.0 1.2 25.8 21705 4.5 10.6 19.8 227.3 86.4
Togo 53.0 11.1 45.0 27.0 6.8 7.4 1084 8.5 2.0 84.2 16.5 27.0
Tonga 59.3 5.8 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.8 8168 N/A 3.2 11.6 15.9 26.4
Trinidad and Tobago 64.1 5.7 25.0 25.0 1.3 27.5 20438 6.6 5.2 1712.6 29.2 32.0
Tunisia 57.7 14.4 35.0 30.0 10.9 108.4 9932 17.5 6.1 1095.6 21.0 31.2
Turkey 63.2 2.7 35.0 20.0 76.5 1174.2 15353 9.9 7.5 12866 27.7 37.6
Turkmenistan 41.4 0.0 10.0 8.0 5.7 54.2 9510 10.7 6.6 3061 21.0 14.7
Uganda 59.7 6.7 40.0 30.0 36.8 54.6 1484 3.8 5.4 1145.9 13.1 19.1
Ukraine 46.9 2.1 17.0 18.0 45.4 336.8 7423 7.9 -0.3 3771 38.9 49.0
United Arab Emirates 72.4 3.8 0.0 0.0 9 272 30122 3.8 1.1 10488 7.2 21.8
United Kingdom 75.8 1.0 45.0 21.0 64.1 2390.9 37307 7.5 2.6 37100.9 35.2 48.2
United States 76.2 1.5 39.6 35.0 316.4 16799.7 53101 7.5 1.5 187528 24.3 40.1
Uruguay 68.6 4.1 30.0 25.0 3.4 56.7 16723 6.3 8.6 2796.1 27.6 34.1
Uzbekistan 47.0 5.1 22.0 9.0 30.2 113.8 3762 10.8 11.2 1077 20.3 33.0
Vanuatu 61.1 4.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.3 4718 N/A 1.3 34.8 16.6 23.2
Venezuela 34.3 8.6 34.0 34.0 30 407.9 13605 7.6 40.7 7040 13.6 40.0
Vietnam 51.7 5.7 35.0 22.0 89.7 359.8 4012 1.9 6.6 8900 19.6 27.6
Yemen 53.7 6.2 20.0 20.0 26.7 61.8 2316 17.2 11.1 -133.6 7.0 36.6
Zambia 58.7 4.1 35.0 35.0 14.5 25.5 1754 13.2 7.0 1810.9 19.1 27.1
Zimbabwe 37.6 13.3 45.0 25.0 13.1 10.3 788 5.5 1.6 400 26.3 29.3

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