2019 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 51.5 7.0 20.0 20.0 35.5 69.6 1958 8.8 5.0 53.9 5.0 25.6
Albania 66.5 1.1 23.0 15.0 2.9 36 12507 13.9 2.0 1119.1 24.9 29.5
Algeria 46.2 8.8 35.0 23.0 41.5 632.9 15237 10.0 5.6 1203 24.5 41.4
Angola 50.6 9.4 17.0 30.0 28.2 190.3 6753 8.2 31.7 -2254.5 20.6 25.3
Argentina 52.2 7.5 35.0 30.0 44.1 920.2 20876 8.7 25.7 11857 30.8 41.0
Armenia 67.7 2.1 26.0 20.0 3 28.3 9456 18.2 0.9 245.7 21.3 26.4
Australia 80.9 1.2 45.0 30.0 24.8 1246.5 50334 5.6 2.0 46368 28.2 36.5
Austria 72.0 2.0 50.0 25.0 8.8 439.6 49869 5.5 2.2 9629.6 42.7 50.2
Azerbaijan 65.4 5.2 25.0 20.0 9.8 171.8 17492 5.0 13.0 2867 15.0 36.7
Bahrain 66.4 3.1 0.0 0.0 1.5 70.4 48505 1.2 1.4 518.9 5.6 35.3
Bangladesh 55.6 10.7 25.0 45.0 163.2 687.1 4211 4.4 5.7 2151.6 8.8 13.6
Barbados 64.7 14.2 35.0 25.0 0.3 5.2 18664 9.7 4.4 286.2 33.7 34.1
Belarus 57.9 1.8 13.0 18.0 9.5 178.9 18931 0.5 6.0 1276.4 23.8 44.2
Belgium 67.3 2.0 50.0 29.0 11.4 528.5 46553 7.4 2.2 740.4 44.2 53.2
Belize 55.4 10.5 25.0 25.0 0.4 3.2 8324 9.3 1.1 77 27.6 33.7
Benin 55.3 11.6 45.0 30.0 11.1 25.3 2277 2.5 0.1 184.4 11.9 23.5
Bhutan 62.9 2.8 25.0 30.0 0.8 7 8744 2.4 3.4 10.3 13.4 30.7
Bolivia 42.3 4.8 13.0 25.0 11.1 83.6 7547 3.1 2.8 724.7 31.1 41.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.9 1.2 10.0 10.0 3.5 44.6 12724 25.6 1.3 425.2 37.0 42.4
Botswana 69.5 0.6 25.0 22.0 2.2 38.9 17828 17.4 3.3 400.6 24.9 33.7
Brazil 51.9 8.0 27.5 34.0 207.7 3240.3 15603 13.3 3.4 62712.6 32.2 38.6
Brunei Darussalam 65.1 0.5 0.0 18.5 0.4 33.5 78196 7.1 -0.1 -46.3 24.2 36.6
Bulgaria 69.0 2.0 10.0 10.0 7.1 153.1 21687 6.2 1.2 1070.7 28.0 34.7
Burkina Faso 59.4 7.4 27.5 28.0 18.9 35.8 1889 6.3 0.4 485.9 16.3 25.8
Burma 53.6 4.6 20.0 30.0 52.6 328.7 6244 0.8 5.1 4341 6.5 22.1
Burundi 48.9 5.9 35.0 35.0 10.9 8 735 1.6 16.6 0.3 12.3 23.6
Cabo Verde 63.1 10.9 35.0 24.0 0.5 3.7 6944 10.3 0.8 108.6 23.7 31.0
Cambodia 57.8 9.8 20.0 20.0 16 64.3 4012 0.2 2.9 2784.4 15.0 21.7
Cameroon 52.4 15.8 35.0 33.0 24.3 88.9 3660 4.2 0.6 672.5 15.6 20.4
Canada 77.7 1.6 33.0 15.0 36.7 1769.3 48265 6.3 1.6 24243.8 31.7 40.3
Central African Republic 49.1 14.5 50.0 30.0 5 3.4 677 6.0 3.8 17.2 9.0 13.9
Chad 49.9 16.4 60.0 45.0 12.2 28.6 2344 5.9 -0.9 335 5.3 15.9
Chile 75.4 0.6 35.0 25.0 18.4 451.1 24537 7.0 2.2 6729.6 20.4 25.2
China 58.4 3.5 45.0 25.0 1390.1 23159.1 16660 4.7 1.6 136320 17.5 31.6
Colombia 67.3 7.0 33.0 33.0 49.3 714 14485 8.9 4.3 14518 19.9 28.9
Comoros 55.4 5.0 30.0 50.0 0.8 1.3 1588 4.3 1.0 8.6 14.5 29.8
Costa Rica 65.3 1.8 25.0 30.0 5 83.9 16877 8.1 1.6 3007.1 23.6 19.6
Côte d'Ivoire 62.4 8.2 36.0 25.0 25 96.9 3883 2.6 0.8 674.7 18.2 23.1
Croatia 61.4 2.0 40.0 18.0 4.1 101.3 24424 11.2 1.1 2104.2 37.9 47.1
Cuba 27.8 8.0 50.0 30.0 11.5 148 12920 2.6 5.5 N/A 41.5 64.2
Cyprus 68.1 2.0 35.0 12.5 0.9 31.6 37023 11.0 0.7 6343.3 33.6 38.7
Czech Republic 73.7 2.0 15.0 19.0 10.6 375.7 35512 2.9 2.4 7412.2 34.0 40.0
Democratic Republic of Congo 50.3 11.2 30.0 40.0 86.7 68.5 790 3.7 41.5 1340.2 10.8 14.2
Denmark 76.7 2.0 56.0 23.5 5.7 286.8 49883 5.7 1.1 -3114.7 45.9 53.4
Djibouti 47.1 17.3 30.0 25.0 1 3.6 3559 5.8 0.7 165 29.2 49.2
Dominica 63.6 8.4 35.0 30.0 0.1 0.8 11102 N/A 0.6 18.9 25.8 39.4
Dominican Republic 61.0 4.6 25.0 27.0 10.2 172.4 16944 5.5 3.3 3570 13.6 17.9
Ecuador 46.9 6.8 35.0 25.0 16.8 192.6 11482 3.8 0.4 606.4 21.2 38.5
Egypt 52.5 6.6 25.0 23.0 94.8 1201.2 12671 12.1 23.5 7391.7 18.0 32.6
El Salvador 61.8 1.8 30.0 30.0 6.4 57 8948 4.5 1.0 791.9 19.7 21.4
Equatorial Guinea 41.0 15.6 35.0 35.0 0.8 30.4 36017 6.9 0.7 304.1 20.4 32.8
Eritrea 38.9 5.4 30.0 30.0 5.9 9.4 1581 6.4 9.0 55.5 8.0 29.5
Estonia 76.6 2.0 20.0 20.0 1.3 41.6 31750 5.8 3.7 784.4 34.7 40.4
Eswatini 54.7 1.2 33.0 28.0 1.1 11.3 9884 26.4 6.3 -136.8 25.5 33.9
Ethiopia 53.6 12.1 35.0 30.0 92.7 200.2 2161 5.2 9.9 3586.4 12.4 17.9
Fiji 62.2 11.1 29.0 20.0 0.9 8.7 9777 6.3 3.4 299 25.5 30.7
Finland 74.9 2.0 31.3 20.0 5.5 244 44333 8.6 0.8 1327.9 44.1 55.6
France 63.8 2.0 45.0 33.0 64.8 2835.8 43761 9.4 1.2 49794.9 45.3 56.6
Gabon 56.3 16.9 35.0 30.0 1.9 36.7 19254 19.7 3.0 1498 17.3 21.1
Georgia 75.9 0.7 20.0 15.0 3.7 39.7 10747 11.6 6.0 1861.9 25.8 29.6
Germany 73.5 2.0 47.5 15.8 82.7 4170.8 50425 3.8 1.7 34726.3 37.6 43.9
Ghana 57.5 10.8 35.0 25.0 28.3 133.7 4729 2.4 12.4 3255 16.5 24.5
Greece 57.7 2.0 42.0 29.0 10.8 298.7 27737 21.5 1.1 4046 38.6 50.6
Guatemala 62.6 1.4 31.0 31.0 16.9 137.8 8145 2.7 4.4 1146.7 12.6 12.1
Guinea 55.7 10.9 40.0 35.0 13 26.5 2041 4.5 8.9 576.5 15.3 18.4
Guinea-Bissau 54.0 12.2 20.0 25.0 1.7 3.1 1845 6.1 1.1 16.6 9.6 21.0
Guyana 56.8 6.6 33.3 40.0 0.8 6.3 8161 12.0 2.1 212.2 24.4 32.0
Haiti 52.7 6.5 30.0 30.0 11 19.9 1815 14.0 14.7 374.9 14.5 19.7
Honduras 60.2 2.8 25.0 25.0 8.3 46.2 5562 4.5 3.9 1185.7 21.6 27.0
Hong Kong 90.2 0.0 15.0 16.5 7.4 454.9 61393 3.1 1.5 104333 14.0 17.9
Hungary 65.0 2.0 15.0 19.0 9.8 289 29474 4.2 2.4 2491.6 39.4 47.7
Iceland 77.1 1.5 31.8 20.0 0.3 17.6 51842 2.8 1.8 -5.4 36.4 43.2
India 55.2 6.3 30.9 32.4 1316.9 9459 7183 3.5 3.6 39916.1 7.2 27.5
Indonesia 65.8 2.6 30.0 25.0 262 3242.8 12377 4.2 3.8 23063.1 10.4 16.9
Iran 51.1 15.2 35.0 25.0 81.4 1644.7 20200 12.5 9.9 5019 8.0 18.5
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 38.9 658.8 16954 8.2 0.1 -5032.4 N/A 39.7
Ireland 80.5 2.0 41.0 12.5 4.7 357.2 75538 6.4 0.3 28974.6 23.0 27.4
Israel 72.8 2.8 48.0 23.0 8.7 316.5 36340 4.3 0.2 18954 31.2 39.8
Italy 62.2 2.0 43.0 27.5 60.6 2310.9 38140 11.2 1.3 17077.1 42.9 49.5
Jamaica 68.6 10.8 25.0 25.0 2.8 26.1 9163 12.5 4.4 888 27.1 28.3
Japan 72.1 2.5 40.8 23.9 126.7 5428.8 42832 2.8 0.5 10429.8 30.7 38.7
Jordan 66.5 4.3 14.0 20.0 7.1 89.1 12494 14.9 3.3 1664.8 16.3 29.8
Kazakhstan 65.4 2.5 10.0 20.0 18.2 477.6 26252 4.9 7.4 4633.7 12.8 23.3
Kenya 55.1 12.3 30.0 30.0 46.7 163.1 3491 11.5 8.0 671.7 15.7 27.2
Kiribati 47.3 15.9 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.2 1976 N/A 2.2 1.4 15.7 117.9
Kosovo 67.0 7.1 10.0 10.0 1.9 19.6 10515 N/A 1.5 3.6 23.5 27.2
Kuwait 60.8 3.0 0.0 15.0 4.4 291.5 66163 2.1 1.5 300.5 1.6 52.5
Kyrgyz Republic 62.3 3.2 10.0 10.0 6.3 23 3667 7.3 3.2 93.8 19.7 39.1
Laos 57.4 1.6 24.0 24.0 6.7 49.2 7366 0.7 0.8 813 12.8 22.1
Latvia 70.4 2.0 31.4 20.0 2 53.9 27644 8.7 2.9 721.2 30.2 37.8
Lebanon 51.1 3.0 20.0 15.0 4.5 87.7 19439 6.6 4.5 2628 13.8 28.5
Lesotho 53.1 2.0 35.0 25.0 1.9 7 3581 27.3 5.6 135 47.0 47.3
Liberia 49.7 12.4 25.0 25.0 4.5 6.1 1354 2.4 12.4 247.8 21.8 35.5
Libya N/A N/A 10.0 20.0 6.4 64.4 9986 17.7 28.0 N/A N/A 139.2
Liechtenstein N/A N/A 7.0 12.5 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 74.2 2.0 15.0 15.0 2.8 91.2 32299 7.1 3.7 595.4 30.2 34.1
Luxembourg 75.9 2.0 42.0 18.0 0.6 62.7 106374 5.5 2.1 6622.7 37.1 42.2
Macau 71.0 0.0 12.0 39.0 0.6 71.8 111629 2.0 1.2 1996.8 25.0 17.9
Macedonia 71.1 4.0 10.0 10.0 2.1 31 14914 22.4 1.4 256.3 24.8 31.6
Madagascar 56.6 7.9 20.0 20.0 25.6 39.7 1551 1.8 8.1 389.1 10.1 16.6
Malawi 51.4 4.8 30.0 30.0 19.2 22.4 1167 5.9 11.5 277.1 14.8 31.5
Malaysia 74.0 4.0 25.0 25.0 32.1 930.8 29041 3.4 3.8 9543.4 13.8 23.7
Maldives 53.2 11.2 0.0 0.0 0.4 6.9 19151 5.0 2.8 517.5 20.5 36.1
Mali 58.1 7.6 40.0 35.0 18.9 41 2170 7.9 1.8 265.6 17.6 22.1
Malta 68.6 2.0 35.0 35.0 0.5 19.3 41945 4.0 1.3 3185.2 33.6 38.3
Mauritania 55.7 8.7 30.0 25.0 3.9 17.3 4444 9.9 2.3 329.6 25.9 29.3
Mauritius 73.0 0.8 15.0 15.0 1.3 27.5 21640 7.1 3.7 292.7 18.4 25.6
Mexico 64.7 4.3 35.0 30.0 123.5 2458.4 19903 3.4 6.0 29695 17.2 26.9
Micronesia 51.9 2.2 10.0 21.0 0.1 0.3 3393 N/A 0.5 N/A 13.2 59.2
Moldova 59.1 3.5 18.0 12.0 3.5 20.1 5661 4.5 6.6 213.8 31.5 36.9
Mongolia 55.4 4.6 10.0 25.0 3.1 39.7 12979 7.0 4.6 1494.4 20.7 35.1
Montenegro 60.5 2.6 9.0 9.0 0.6 11 17736 16.1 2.4 545.9 36.1 47.4
Morocco 62.9 3.8 38.0 30.0 34.9 298.6 8567 9.3 0.8 2651.4 20.9 30.2
Mozambique 48.6 3.5 32.0 32.0 29.5 36.7 1244 25.0 15.3 2293.1 20.2 33.2
Namibia 58.7 1.0 37.0 34.0 2.3 26.5 11312 23.3 6.1 416 28.6 41.3
Nepal 53.8 12.3 25.0 25.0 29.3 78.6 2679 2.7 4.5 198 18.7 23.3
Netherlands 76.8 2.0 52.0 25.0 17.1 916.1 53635 4.8 1.3 57956.7 38.8 43.6
New Zealand 84.4 1.3 33.0 28.0 4.8 188.6 38934 4.9 1.9 3572 32.1 40.7
Nicaragua 57.7 2.0 30.0 30.0 6.2 36.4 5849 4.4 3.9 896.6 22.6 26.4
Niger 51.6 9.6 35.0 30.0 18.8 21.8 1164 0.4 2.4 334.3 13.5 28.5
Nigeria 57.3 11.3 24.0 30.0 188.7 1118.8 5929 7.0 16.5 3503 5.2 10.8
North Korea 5.9 50.0 N/A N/A 25.4 N/A N/A 4.8 N/A 63.4 N/A 100.0
Norway 73.0 3.4 47.8 23.0 5.3 380 71831 4.2 1.9 -8296.9 38.0 49.9
Oman 61.0 1.5 0.0 12.0 4.1 186.6 45157 3.3 1.6 1867.4 8.5 47.4
Pakistan 55.0 10.1 30.0 30.0 197.3 1057 5358 4.0 4.1 2806 12.4 20.3
Panama 67.2 5.4 25.0 25.0 4.1 103.9 25351 4.5 0.9 5319.2 15.8 22.2
Papua New Guinea 58.4 2.0 42.0 30.0 8.3 30.3 3675 2.7 5.2 -200.5 12.5 19.1
Paraguay 61.8 4.2 10.0 10.0 7 68.3 9826 4.6 3.6 355.8 13.0 26.5
Peru 67.8 1.8 30.0 28.0 31.8 424.4 13334 3.6 2.8 6769.5 16.0 21.5
Philippines 63.8 3.4 35.0 30.0 105.3 875.6 8315 2.4 3.2 9524.3 13.7 19.4
Poland 67.8 2.0 32.0 19.0 38 1121 29521 4.9 2.0 6433.5 33.6 41.3
Portugal 65.3 2.0 48.0 23.0 10.3 313.4 30417 8.9 1.6 6945.6 34.4 46.3
Qatar 72.6 3.4 0.0 0.0 2.7 340.6 124529 0.1 0.4 986 5.7 37.9
Republic of Congo 39.7 11.6 45.0 34.0 4.3 28.9 6642 11.0 0.5 1158.8 29.5 44.5
Romania 68.6 2.0 10.0 16.0 19.6 481.5 24508 4.9 1.3 5160 26.0 32.1
Russia 58.9 3.6 13.0 20.0 144 4007.8 27834 5.2 3.7 25284 22.2 35.4
Rwanda 71.1 7.3 30.0 30.0 11.8 24.6 2080 1.3 4.8 366.2 15.0 26.2
Saint Lucia 68.7 5.9 30.0 30.0 0.2 2.5 14450 21.0 0.1 92.4 24.0 26.3
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 65.8 9.2 32.5 33.0 0.1 1.3 11491 18.3 2.0 87.1 27.1 29.3
Samoa 62.2 10.6 27.0 27.0 0.2 1.1 5740 8.2 1.3 9 23.6 35.5
São Tomé and Príncipe 54.0 10.4 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.7 3180 13.5 5.5 41 15.9 33.2
Saudi Arabia 60.7 4.5 2.5 2.5 32.4 1773.6 54777 5.5 -0.9 1421 3.4 37.6
Senegal 56.3 9.0 40.0 30.0 15.9 43.2 2727 4.9 1.4 532.3 20.4 29.8
Serbia 63.9 6.5 10.0 15.0 7 105.5 15000 14.1 3.1 2866.7 38.4 42.8
Seychelles 61.4 4.3 15.0 33.0 0.1 2.7 28779 N/A 2.9 191.9 32.6 36.4
Sierra Leone 47.5 10.3 15.0 30.0 7.4 11.5 1553 4.5 18.0 560 12.2 22.8
Singapore 89.4 0.1 22.0 17.0 5.6 527 93906 2.0 0.6 62006 13.7 17.6
Slovakia 65.0 2.0 25.0 21.0 5.4 179.4 33025 8.1 1.3 2276.7 32.7 42.4
Slovenia 65.5 2.0 50.0 17.0 2.1 71.1 34407 6.6 1.4 702 37.0 45.4
Solomon Islands 54.6 14.1 40.0 30.0 0.6 1.3 2157 2.1 -0.4 36.5 30.8 46.0
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A 14.3 18.7 N/A 6.0 N/A 384 N/A N/A
South Africa 58.3 4.5 45.0 28.0 56.5 765.6 13545 27.3 5.3 1324.7 31.3 32.8
South Korea 72.3 4.8 46.2 27.5 51.5 2029 39434 3.7 1.9 17052.8 26.3 32.4
Spain 65.7 2.0 45.0 25.0 46.3 1773.9 38286 17.2 2.0 19086.1 33.5 42.3
Sri Lanka 56.4 4.4 24.0 28.0 21.4 274.7 12811 4.1 6.5 1374.9 12.3 19.8
Sudan 47.7 17.5 10.0 35.0 40.8 187 4586 12.7 32.4 1065.3 6.7 10.6
Suriname 48.1 10.2 38.0 36.0 0.6 8.5 14606 8.1 22.0 -87.3 13.2 27.6
Sweden 75.2 2.0 57.0 22.0 10.1 520.9 51475 6.7 1.9 15395.7 44.1 49.4
Switzerland 81.9 1.3 40.0 24.0 8.4 517.2 61422 4.8 0.5 40986.1 27.8 34.3
Syria N/A 16.5 22.0 28.0 18.4 N/A N/A 14.9 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Taiwan 77.3 1.5 45.0 20.0 23.6 1185.5 50294 3.8 0.6 3255 8.9 17.7
Tajikistan 55.6 5.7 13.0 15.0 8.8 28.4 3212 10.3 7.3 141.3 20.6 34.3
Tanzania 60.2 8.6 30.0 30.0 50 162.2 3240 2.2 5.3 1180.4 12.4 18.0
Thailand 68.3 3.5 35.0 20.0 69.1 1233.7 17856 1.1 0.7 7635.2 15.6 21.8
The Bahamas 62.9 18.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 11.6 31139 12.6 1.4 927.7 16.3 21.0
The Gambia 52.4 14.2 35.0 32.0 2.1 3.6 1713 9.5 8.0 87.5 17.9 31.3
Timor-Leste 44.2 2.5 10.0 10.0 1.2 6.8 5444 3.4 0.6 6.7 13.1 57.5
Togo 50.3 10.3 45.0 27.0 7.8 12.9 1659 1.8 -0.7 145.6 21.5 27.7
Tonga 57.7 5.7 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.6 5608 1.1 8.0 13.8 20.7 44.4
Trinidad and Tobago 57.0 8.3 25.0 25.0 1.4 43 31367 4.8 1.9 178.7 22.8 35.7
Tunisia 55.4 9.3 35.0 30.0 11.5 135.4 11755 15.4 5.3 879.5 20.8 29.2
Turkey 64.6 2.7 35.0 22.0 80.8 2173.2 26893 11.3 11.1 10864 25.5 34.1
Turkmenistan 48.4 2.0 10.0 8.0 5.7 103.5 18126 3.4 8.0 2313.5 15.6 16.4
Uganda 59.7 7.3 40.0 30.0 37.7 88.7 2354 2.1 5.6 699.7 12.9 19.4
Ukraine 52.3 2.5 20.0 18.0 42.3 368.8 8713 9.5 14.4 2202 33.1 42.1
United Arab Emirates 77.6 2.8 0.0 0.0 10.1 686.8 67741 1.7 2.0 10354.2 8.9 32.3
United Kingdom 78.9 2.0 45.0 20.0 66.1 2914 44118 4.3 2.7 15090 33.2 41.6
United States 76.8 1.7 37.0 21.0 325.9 19390.6 59501 4.4 2.1 275381 26.0 37.8
Uruguay 68.6 5.7 30.0 25.0 3.5 78.1 22371 7.9 6.2 -124.6 27.4 32.9
Uzbekistan 53.3 8.7 22.0 7.5 32.1 222.6 6929 7.2 12.5 95.8 18.2 33.0
Vanuatu 56.4 7.8 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8 2739 5.2 3.1 24.7 16.3 39.1
Venezuela 25.9 10.0 34.0 34.0 31.4 380.7 12114 7.7 1087.5 -68 14.9 37.4
Vietnam 55.3 2.9 35.0 22.0 93.6 647.4 6913 2.1 3.5 14100 18.0 29.4
Yemen N/A 4.3 N/A N/A 30 38.6 1287 14.0 4.9 -269.9 N/A N/A
Zambia 53.6 6.2 35.0 35.0 17.2 68.9 3996 7.8 6.6 1091.2 17.9 25.8
Zimbabwe 40.4 5.0 51.5 25.0 14.9 34 2283 5.0 1.3 289.4 22.3 29.2

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