2013 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 31.1 29.7 956 N/A 11.2 83.4 9.2 23.7
Albania 65.2 5.1 10.0 10.0 3.2 24.9 7741 13.5 3.4 1031.4 23.3 28.8
Algeria 49.6 8.6 35.0 25.0 36 263.7 7333 10.0 4.5 2571 10.4 43.1
Angola 47.3 7.4 17.0 35.0 19.6 115.7 5895 N/A 13.5 -5585.5 14.9 36.3
Argentina 46.7 6.2 35.0 35.0 40.9 716.4 17516 7.2 9.8 7243.1 33.5 40.0
Armenia 69.4 2.3 20.0 20.0 3.3 17.9 5384 5.9 7.7 524.6 20.0 24.4
Australia 82.6 1.9 45.0 30.0 22.7 914.5 40234 5.1 3.4 41316.7 20.9 35.2
Austria 71.8 1.6 50.0 25.0 8.4 352 41822 4.5 3.6 14127.9 42.0 50.5
Azerbaijan 59.7 3.9 30.0 20.0 9.1 93.1 10202 1.0 7.9 1465 12.4 32.8
Bahrain 75.5 3.6 0.0 0.0 1.1 31.1 27556 4.0 1.0 780.9 3.9 30.3
Bangladesh 52.6 13.0 25.0 45.0 166.7 282.2 1693 5.0 10.7 1136.4 9.0 16.2
Barbados 69.3 14.8 35.0 25.0 0.3 6.5 23417 11.2 9.4 333.6 26.5 39.1
Belarus 48.0 2.1 12.0 18.0 9.4 141.8 15028 N/A 53.2 3985.8 25.6 43.4
Belgium 69.2 1.6 50.0 33.0 11 413.3 37737 7.4 3.5 89142.4 43.8 53.4
Belize 57.3 6.4 25.0 25.0 0.3 2.8 8264 13.1 1.9 93.8 23.1 30.2
Benin 57.6 15.4 35.0 30.0 9.9 14.7 1481 N/A 2.7 118.5 16.2 21.6
Bhutan 55.0 17.8 25.0 30.0 0.7 4.3 6112 4.0 8.6 13.9 14.4 45.2
Bolivia 47.9 5.4 13.0 25.0 10.6 50.9 4789 5.8 9.9 858.9 18.0 34.6
Bosnia and Herzegovina 57.3 1.8 10.0 10.0 3.9 31.6 8133 43.3 3.7 435.1 38.5 49.4
Botswana 70.6 5.2 25.0 22.0 1.9 29.7 16030 7.5 8.5 587.1 30.7 34.1
Brazil 57.7 7.6 27.5 34.0 194.9 2294.2 11769 6.0 6.6 66660.1 32.5 38.8
Bulgaria 65.0 1.6 10.0 10.0 7.4 101 13597 9.6 3.4 1864.5 19.9 34.6
Burkina Faso 59.9 8.8 30.0 30.0 15 22 1466 N/A 2.8 7.4 7.8 24.5
Burma 39.2 3.2 30.0 30.0 62.4 82.7 1325 5.5 4.2 850 3.2 10.4
Burundi 49.0 5.5 35.0 35.0 8.4 5.2 615 N/A 14.9 1.7 20.1 50.8
Cambodia 58.5 9.9 20.0 20.0 15.1 33.5 2216 3.5 5.5 891.7 10.7 19.7
Cameroon 52.3 15.0 38.5 38.5 20.9 47.3 2257 N/A 2.9 360 10.3 20.7
Canada 79.4 0.9 29.0 15.0 34.4 1396.1 40541 7.4 2.9 40931.5 31.0 42.9
Cape Verde 63.7 11.6 35.0 25.0 0.5 2.1 3947 10.7 4.5 93.1 19.1 33.9
Central African Republic 50.4 13.6 50.0 30.0 4.7 3.6 768 N/A 0.7 109.2 9.3 15.9
Chad 45.2 14.7 60.0 40.0 10.5 19.5 1865 N/A 1.9 1855 5.2 28.6
Chile 79.0 4.0 40.0 18.5 17.4 299.6 17222 6.1 3.3 17299 17.3 23.3
China 51.9 4.0 45.0 25.0 1348.1 11300 8382 6.5 5.4 123985 18.2 23.6
Colombia 69.6 8.9 33.0 33.0 46.1 472 10249 10.9 3.4 13234.2 14.4 28.7
Comoros 47.5 8.1 30.0 50.0 0.7 0.8 1232 N/A 6.8 6.8 11.4 24.3
Costa Rica 67.0 2.4 25.0 30.0 4.6 55 11927 7.7 4.9 2104.1 13.5 18.2
Côte d'Ivoire 54.1 7.3 36.0 25.0 22.7 36.1 1590 N/A 4.9 344.2 17.0 25.9
Croatia 61.3 1.2 40.0 20.0 4.4 80.3 18192 17.7 2.3 1494.1 21.4 41.4
Cuba 28.5 8.7 50.0 30.0 11.2 120.3 10704 N/A 4.7 110 18.2 75.2
Cyprus 69.0 1.6 35.0 10.0 0.8 23.7 29074 5.6 3.5 276.3 26.3 47.4
Czech Republic 70.9 1.6 15.0 19.0 10.5 285 27062 6.7 1.9 5404.5 34.9 43.4
Democratic Republic of Congo 39.6 11.0 30.0 40.0 72.6 25.3 348 N/A 15.5 1686.9 18.9 36.5
Denmark 76.1 1.6 55.4 25.0 5.6 206.6 37152 8.0 2.8 14770.8 48.2 56.0
Djibouti 53.9 15.2 30.0 25.0 0.8 2.2 2642 N/A 5.1 78 23.2 41.3
Dominica 63.9 7.9 35.0 30.0 0.1 1 13816 23.0 2.3 24.9 26.0 40.8
Dominican Republic 59.7 6.1 25.0 29.0 10.1 93.4 9287 14.6 8.5 2371.1 12.8 15.7
Ecuador 46.9 6.0 35.0 23.0 15 127.4 8492 4.9 4.5 567.8 15.2 41.9
Egypt 54.8 8.1 25.0 25.0 79.4 519 6540 12.2 11.1 -482.7 13.9 32.0
El Salvador 66.7 5.5 25.0 25.0 5.9 44.6 7550 7.0 3.6 385.5 13.6 22.1
Equatorial Guinea 42.3 15.6 35.0 35.0 1.4 26.1 19356 22.3 7.3 737.1 2.4 45.0
Eritrea 36.3 5.4 30.0 30.0 5.5 4 735 N/A 13.3 18.5 50.0 38.9
Estonia 75.3 1.6 21.0 21.0 1.3 27.3 20380 10.1 5.1 257.1 34.0 38.2
Ethiopia 49.4 10.5 35.0 35.0 86.8 94.9 1093 N/A 18.1 206.1 11.2 18.6
Fiji 57.2 11.0 31.0 28.0 0.9 4.1 4620 N/A 8.6 204.3 21.4 27.1
Finland 74.0 1.6 30.5 24.5 5.4 195.7 36236 7.9 3.3 53.8 42.1 54.1
France 64.1 1.6 41.0 34.4 63.1 2217.9 35156 10.6 2.3 40945 42.9 56.1
Gabon 57.8 14.5 35.0 35.0 1.5 24.6 16183 N/A 1.3 728 11.2 25.8
Georgia 72.2 0.4 20.0 15.0 4.5 24.5 5491 16.3 8.5 974.6 23.5 32.2
Germany 72.8 1.6 47.5 15.8 81.8 3099.1 37897 5.5 2.5 40402.1 36.3 45.7
Ghana 61.3 8.6 25.0 25.0 24.3 74.9 3083 N/A 8.7 3222.3 12.1 39.8
Greece 55.4 1.6 45.0 20.0 11.2 294.3 26294 24.4 3.1 1822.9 30.9 50.1
Guatemala 60.0 2.4 31.0 31.0 14.7 74.7 5070 4.1 6.2 984.6 10.8 14.7
Guinea 51.2 11.9 40.0 35.0 10.6 11.5 1083 N/A 21.5 1210.8 14.7 24.1
Guinea-Bissau 51.1 9.9 20.0 25.0 1.7 1.9 1144 N/A 5.0 19.4 7.9 24.5
Guyana 53.8 6.9 33.3 40.0 0.8 5.8 7466 11.0 5.7 165.3 22.3 36.0
Haiti 48.1 5.1 30.0 30.0 10 12.4 1235 40.6 7.4 181 11.5 33.5
Honduras 58.4 6.5 25.0 25.0 8.2 35.7 4345 5.1 6.8 1014.4 14.8 26.3
Hong Kong 89.3 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.1 351.1 49137 3.4 5.3 83155.6 14.5 19.2
Hungary 67.3 1.6 16.0 19.0 10 195.6 19591 10.7 3.9 4697.6 37.6 48.4
Iceland 72.1 1.1 31.8 20.0 0.3 12.4 38061 6.7 4.0 1013.2 36.3 46.1
India 55.2 8.2 30.9 34.0 1206.9 4457.8 3694 9.8 8.6 31554 7.4 27.1
Indonesia 56.9 2.5 30.0 25.0 241 1124.6 4666 6.6 5.4 18906 11.6 19.0
Iran 43.2 19.6 35.0 25.0 75.9 990.2 13053 15.3 21.3 4150 8.4 25.5
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 32.8 127.6 3886 15.0 6.0 1616.7 N/A 69.8
Ireland 75.7 1.6 41.0 12.5 4.6 181.6 39639 15.0 1.1 13102 28.0 48.7
Israel 66.9 3.5 48.0 25.0 7.6 235.2 30975 6.9 3.5 11374.1 32.4 45.0
Italy 60.6 1.6 43.0 27.5 60.6 1847 30464 10.7 2.9 29059.4 43.0 49.9
Jamaica 66.8 7.5 25.0 33.3 2.7 24.8 9029 12.6 7.5 242.2 22.7 32.8
Japan 71.8 1.6 40.0 25.5 127.8 4440.4 34740 4.2 -0.3 -1758.3 28.8 42.8
Jordan 70.4 5.2 14.0 14.0 6.3 36.9 5900 12.3 4.4 1469 15.9 32.3
Kazakhstan 63.0 3.4 10.0 20.0 16.7 216.8 13001 5.4 8.3 12910.5 13.4 22.8
Kenya 55.9 9.2 30.0 30.0 40.9 71.4 1746 40.0 14.0 335.2 21.3 29.7
Kiribati 45.9 17.3 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.6 5722 N/A 2.8 3.9 20.7 85.9
Kosovo N/A N/A 10.0 10.0 1.7 12 7052 45.1 7.3 473 21.3 30.0
Kuwait 63.1 4.1 0.0 0.0 3.7 153.5 41691 N/A 4.7 398.6 2.0 35.8
Kyrgyz Republic 59.6 2.3 10.0 10.0 5.5 13.1 2372 8.6 16.6 693.5 17.9 38.1
Laos 50.1 13.2 25.0 35.0 6.6 17.4 2659 2.5 8.7 450 13.3 21.8
Latvia 66.5 1.6 25.0 15.0 2.2 34.9 15662 15.4 4.2 1562.1 26.7 39.3
Lebanon 59.5 4.8 20.0 15.0 4 61.4 15523 N/A 5.0 3200 17.2 29.1
Lesotho 47.9 10.5 35.0 25.0 1.9 3.8 1960 N/A 5.6 52 57.7 62.1
Liberia 49.3 11.8 35.0 25.0 3.9 1.8 456 N/A 8.5 508 22.2 27.2
Libya N/A 0.0 15.0 20.0 6.5 37.5 5787 N/A 14.1 0 4.8 N/A
Liechtenstein N/A 0.0 N/A 12.5 0 4.5 124485 2.2 0.7 N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 72.1 1.6 15.0 15.0 3.3 61.6 18856 15.4 4.1 1217.1 16.5 39.3
Luxembourg 74.2 1.6 41.0 21.8 0.5 41.2 80119 5.2 3.4 17530.1 36.7 42.0
Macau 71.7 0.0 12.0 39.0 0.6 28.7 48923 2.9 5.8 4365 31.4 16.8
Macedonia 68.2 2.7 10.0 10.0 2.1 21.3 10367 31.4 3.9 421.9 25.7 32.1
Madagascar 62.0 7.7 21.0 21.0 21.9 20.4 934 N/A 10.6 907.4 10.8 13.5
Malawi 55.3 6.6 30.0 30.0 16.2 13.9 860 N/A 7.6 56.3 19.1 36.5
Malaysia 66.1 4.0 26.0 25.0 28.7 447.3 15568 3.1 3.2 11966 13.8 29.7
Maldives 49.0 20.6 0.0 0.0 0.3 2.8 8731 14.5 12.1 281.6 11.0 53.4
Mali 56.4 8.4 40.0 35.0 15.9 17.9 1128 N/A 3.1 177.8 14.6 23.2
Malta 67.5 1.6 35.0 35.0 0.4 10.8 25428 6.4 2.4 538.5 37.8 43.2
Mauritania 52.3 10.1 33.0 25.0 3.3 7.1 2179 35.0 5.7 45.2 16.0 29.1
Mauritius 76.9 1.1 15.0 15.0 1.3 19.3 14954 7.8 6.5 273.4 18.5 24.6
Mexico 67.0 2.2 30.0 30.0 113.7 1661.6 14610 5.3 3.4 19554.4 9.6 26.2
Micronesia 50.1 4.5 10.0 3.0 0.1 0.2 2237 N/A 7.9 7.8 11.9 66.9
Moldova 55.5 2.5 18.0 0.0 3.6 12 3373 6.7 7.7 274 31.0 40.8
Mongolia 61.7 5.1 10.0 25.0 2.8 13.3 4744 9.9 9.5 4714.6 31.9 35.3
Montenegro 62.6 3.5 9.0 9.0 0.6 7.2 11545 11.5 3.1 558.1 24.4 44.2
Morocco 59.6 7.1 38.0 30.0 32.2 162.6 5052 8.9 0.9 2519.1 22.8 34.5
Mozambique 55.0 4.8 32.0 32.0 22 23.9 1085 N/A 10.4 2093.5 18.1 34.4
Namibia 60.3 1.8 37.0 34.0 2.1 15.7 7363 51.2 5.8 899.7 28.9 30.8
Nepal 50.4 12.1 25.0 25.0 28.5 37.8 1328 46.0 9.6 95.5 13.2 18.9
New Zealand 81.4 1.6 33.0 28.0 4.4 122.2 27668 6.6 4.0 3369.2 31.3 47.2
Nicaragua 56.6 2.3 30.0 30.0 5.9 18.9 3206 8.0 8.1 967.9 18.3 34.1
Niger 53.9 9.1 35.0 30.0 15.1 11.6 771 N/A 2.9 1013.6 13.3 25.8
Nigeria 55.1 10.6 24.0 30.0 160.3 413.4 2578 21.0 10.8 8915 16.3 29.1
North Korea 1.5 N/A N/A N/A 24.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A 55 N/A N/A
Norway 70.5 0.4 47.8 28.0 5 265.9 53471 3.0 1.3 3568.8 42.8 44.6
Oman 68.1 3.2 0.0 12.0 3.1 81.8 26519 N/A 4.0 788 3.1 32.1
Pakistan 55.1 9.5 25.0 35.0 175.3 488.6 2787 5.6 13.7 1327 10.1 19.1
Panama 62.5 7.6 25.0 25.0 3.6 50.6 14097 4.5 5.9 2789.8 11.4 27.2
Papua New Guinea 53.6 2.5 42.0 30.0 6.7 16.9 2532 1.9 8.4 -309.2 24.4 30.4
Paraguay 61.1 3.7 10.0 10.0 6.5 35.3 5413 6.6 6.6 303 14.5 22.1
Peru 68.2 2.5 30.0 30.0 30 302 10062 7.9 3.4 8232.6 14.5 19.1
Poland 66.0 1.6 32.0 19.0 37.9 771.7 20334 10.1 4.3 15138.8 31.8 43.6
Portugal 63.1 1.6 46.5 26.5 10.7 249 23361 15.9 3.6 10344 31.3 48.9
Qatar 71.3 3.8 0.0 0.0 1.8 182 102943 0.4 2.0 -86.8 4.9 25.1
Republic of Congo 43.5 14.7 50.0 36.0 4 18.3 4589 N/A 1.9 2930.9 7.9 25.6
Romania 65.1 1.6 16.0 16.0 21.4 267.2 12476 5.1 5.8 2670.4 26.5 35.5
Russia 51.1 3.8 13.0 20.0 142.4 2383.4 16736 6.6 8.4 52878 27.2 39.0
Rwanda 64.1 6.0 30.0 30.0 10.2 13.7 1341 N/A 5.7 106 12.6 28.3
Saint Lucia 70.4 9.0 30.0 30.0 0.2 2.1 12607 N/A 2.8 75.8 22.5 34.8
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 66.7 8.4 32.5 32.5 0.1 1.3 11491 N/A 3.2 135.1 21.6 33.1
Samoa 57.1 12.0 27.0 27.0 0.2 1.1 5965 N/A 2.9 12 21.9 46.8
São Tomé and Príncipe 48.0 15.0 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.4 2252 N/A 14.3 18 17.0 42.7
Saudi Arabia 60.6 3.9 2.5 2.5 28.2 682.8 24237 10.9 5.0 16400 5.4 39.9
Senegal 55.5 8.9 50.0 25.0 13.4 25.2 1871 48.0 3.4 286.1 18.8 28.5
Serbia 58.6 6.0 15.0 10.0 7.4 78.9 10642 23.4 11.2 2709.3 35.4 44.6
Seychelles 54.9 28.3 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.2 24726 2.0 2.6 143.9 30.4 37.9
Sierra Leone 48.3 13.6 30.0 30.0 6 5.1 849 N/A 18.5 48.7 11.6 28.3
Singapore 88.0 0.0 20.0 17.0 5.3 314.9 59711 2.0 5.2 64003.2 14.1 17.0
Slovakia 68.7 1.6 19.0 19.0 5.4 126.9 23304 14.4 4.1 2142.9 28.4 37.4
Slovenia 61.7 1.6 41.0 18.0 2 57.9 28642 8.4 1.8 999.2 37.7 50.9
Solomon Islands 45.0 8.7 40.0 30.0 0.5 1.7 3192 N/A 6.7 146.4 29.6 55.9
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A 9.1 6.1 600 N/A N/A 102 N/A N/A
South Africa 61.8 4.4 40.0 28.0 50.6 555.1 10973 24.9 5.0 5807.4 23.8 32.0
South Korea 70.3 8.7 38.5 24.2 49 1554.1 31714 3.4 4.0 4660.9 25.1 30.1
Spain 68.0 1.6 52.0 30.0 46.2 1413.5 30626 25.1 3.1 29476.3 31.7 43.6
Sri Lanka 60.7 6.9 24.0 28.0 20.5 116.5 5674 4.2 6.7 300 12.9 21.2
Sudan N/A 14.8 10.0 35.0 32.7 89 2726 N/A 18.1 1936 6.5 18.4
Suriname 52.0 11.9 38.0 36.0 0.5 5.1 9475 9.0 17.7 -585.2 10.0 30.3
Swaziland 57.2 10.2 33.0 30.0 1.2 6.2 5302 40.0 6.1 94.8 23.8 40.3
Sweden 72.9 1.6 57.0 26.3 9.5 381.7 40394 7.8 1.4 12090.6 45.8 51.3
Switzerland 81.0 0.0 41.5 24.0 7.8 339.9 43370 4.2 0.2 -196.5 29.8 34.7
Syria N/A 6.1 22.0 28.0 20.5 106 4630 N/A 4.8 1059.5 10.4 N/A
Taiwan 72.7 2.5 40.0 17.0 23.2 876 37720 4.4 1.4 -1962 7.9 22.4
Tajikistan 53.4 5.9 13.0 15.0 7.8 16.2 2067 2.2 12.4 11.1 18.0 27.0
Tanzania 57.9 8.2 30.0 30.0 42.2 63.9 1515 N/A 7.0 1095.4 14.6 27.1
Thailand 64.1 4.9 37.0 23.0 64.1 602.1 9396 0.7 3.8 9572 14.5 23.3
The Bahamas 70.1 21.5 0.0 0.0 0.3 10.8 30959 13.7 2.5 1533.3 17.4 22.4
The Gambia 58.8 14.8 35.0 33.0 1.8 3.5 1943 N/A 4.8 36 13.2 24.0
The Netherlands 73.5 1.6 52.0 25.0 16.7 704 42183 5.3 2.5 17129.4 38.2 50.1
The Philippines 58.2 4.8 32.0 30.0 95.9 390.4 4073 7.0 4.8 1262 12.1 18.1
Timor-Leste 43.7 6.0 10.0 10.0 1.1 9.5 8701 18.4 13.5 20 342.0 156.4
Togo 48.8 14.2 45.0 30.0 7.1 6.4 899 N/A 3.6 53.8 15.1 24.8
Tonga 56.0 7.2 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.8 7344 N/A 5.3 10.4 16.3 34.3
Trinidad and Tobago 62.3 10.0 25.0 25.0 1.3 26.5 20053 6.4 5.1 574 16.0 36.3
Tunisia 57.0 16.0 35.0 30.0 10.7 101 9478 18.0 3.5 1142.9 20.5 34.8
Turkey 62.9 2.4 35.0 20.0 74 1073.6 14517 11.7 6.5 15876 26.0 34.2
Turkmenistan 42.6 2.9 10.0 8.0 5.5 43.4 7846 N/A 5.8 3186 20.9 16.7
Uganda 61.1 8.2 30.0 30.0 35.2 46.4 1317 N/A 6.5 792.3 11.7 22.9
Ukraine 46.3 2.8 17.0 21.0 45.6 329.5 7233 8.4 8.0 7207 38.1 48.5
United Arab Emirates 71.1 3.7 0.0 0.0 5.4 258.8 48158 12.9 0.9 7679 7.1 22.3
United Kingdom 74.8 1.6 50.0 24.0 62.6 2260.8 36090 8.0 4.5 53949.3 35.0 49.1
United States 76.0 1.8 35.0 35.0 311.9 15094 48387 7.9 3.1 226937 24.8 41.7
Uruguay 69.7 3.6 25.0 25.0 3.4 50.9 15113 6.0 8.1 2191.2 18.1 32.5
Uzbekistan 46.0 6.9 22.0 9.0 28.8 95.2 3302 1.0 12.8 1403 20.4 32.8
Vanuatu 56.6 18.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.2 4916 N/A 1.2 58.2 16.5 25.5
Venezuela 36.1 10.6 34.0 34.0 29.8 374.1 12568 8.2 26.1 5302 11.3 40.6
Vietnam 51.0 5.7 35.0 25.0 89.3 300 3359 2.3 18.7 7430 24.3 30.3
Yemen 55.9 4.2 20.0 20.0 25.1 58 2307 N/A 17.6 -712.8 7.1 30.1
Zambia 58.7 3.8 35.0 35.0 13.6 21.9 1611 14.0 8.7 1981.7 16.0 25.6
Zimbabwe 28.6 17.3 45.0 25.0 12.6 6.1 487 95.0 3.5 387 12.9 33.5

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