2021 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 53.0 5.7 20.0 20.0 38 76.6 2294 11.1 2.3 38.5 9.3 28.2
Albania 65.2 3.6 23.0 15.0 2.9 39.8 14495 12.3 1.4 1281.3 18.6 29.1
Algeria 49.7 13.8 35.0 26.0 43.1 668.8 11820 11.7 2.0 1381.9 37.2 38.5
Angola 54.2 7.4 17.0 30.0 31.8 200.8 6930 6.9 17.1 -4098.5 9.2 20.9
Argentina 52.7 13.7 35.0 30.0 44.9 911.6 22947 9.8 53.5 6244.4 28.9 39.6
Armenia 71.9 5.6 23.0 18.0 3 33.4 14220 17.0 1.4 254.5 20.9 25.0
Australia 82.4 2.6 45.0 30.0 25.4 1362.1 53320 5.3 1.6 36156.2 28.5 37.4
Austria 73.9 3.0 55.0 25.0 8.9 476.8 59111 4.7 1.5 4642.6 42.2 48.6
Azerbaijan 70.1 8.5 25.0 20.0 10 187.3 15001 5.5 2.6 1503.9 13.0 34.1
Bahrain 69.9 5.7 0.0 0.0 1.6 76.9 46892 0.7 1.0 941.8 1.1 33.1
Bangladesh 56.5 10.8 30.0 25.0 163 838.6 4951 4.2 5.7 1596.8 8.8 14.3
Barbados 65.0 13.3 28.5 5.5 0.3 5.4 16287 10.3 4.1 215.4 35.0 29.9
Belarus 61.0 4.5 13.0 18.0 9.5 195.1 19943 4.6 5.6 1293.1 14.7 38.5
Belgium 70.1 3.0 50.0 29.0 11.5 572.9 54545 5.6 1.2 9706.9 44.9 52.1
Belize 57.5 17.5 25.0 25.0 0.4 3.4 7295 6.4 0.6 102.9 29.7 34.3
Benin 59.6 12.3 45.0 30.0 11.8 40.6 3424 2.2 -0.9 230.2 15.4 16.4
Bhutan 58.3 22.1 25.0 30.0 0.8 7.9 12390 2.3 2.6 7.2 16.0 30.7
Bolivia 42.7 9.2 13.0 25.0 11.5 93.4 9086 3.5 1.8 -159.5 26.0 37.3
Bosnia and Herzegovina 62.9 7.9 10.0 10.0 3.3 49.7 15792 18.4 0.7 528.4 20.4 41.0
Botswana 67.6 6.3 25.0 22.0 2.3 43.9 18503 18.2 2.8 260.9 12.2 32.6
Brazil 53.4 10.2 27.5 34.0 211 3480.6 15259 12.1 3.7 71989.3 32.9 38.1
Brunei Darussalam 66.6 0.2 0.0 18.5 0.4 36.6 64673 9.1 -0.5 274.6 20.6 32.9
Bulgaria 70.4 3.0 10.0 10.0 7 170.9 24561 4.3 2.5 1222.9 20.2 34.3
Burkina Faso 56.5 9.5 27.5 28.0 20.3 47.3 2280 6.3 -3.2 208 19.3 24.6
Burma 55.2 5.0 25.0 25.0 54 357.3 5355 1.6 8.6 2766 5.9 20.7
Burundi 49.9 15.1 35.0 30.0 11.5 8.7 783 1.4 -0.7 1 12.9 26.3
Cabo Verde 63.8 11.0 35.0 24.0 0.5 4.3 7469 12.3 1.1 104 20.1 31.2
Cambodia 57.3 9.2 20.0 20.0 16.5 77 4571 0.7 2.4 3706 17.1 22.9
Cameroon 53.4 14.9 35.0 33.0 25.9 100.6 3804 3.4 2.5 781.6 14.4 19.1
Canada 77.9 3.1 33.0 15.0 37.6 1904.4 51342 5.6 1.9 50331.9 33.0 40.9
Central African Republic 48.8 17.4 50.0 30.0 4.7 4.2 984 3.7 2.7 25.6 8.6 16.1
Chad 50.4 14.0 60.0 45.0 15.9 31.9 1645 1.9 -1.0 566.6 13.3 14.2
Chile 75.2 6.0 40.0 27.0 19 495.2 25155 7.1 2.3 11437.4 21.1 25.5
China 58.4 4.4 45.0 25.0 1397.7 27307 16785 4.3 2.9 141225 9.4 32.9
Colombia 68.1 6.5 39.0 32.0 50.3 785.8 15644 9.7 3.5 14493.1 22.0 32.0
Comoros 55.7 6.9 30.0 50.0 0.9 2.5 3209 4.3 3.3 7.9 15.7 16.7
Costa Rica 64.2 5.0 25.0 30.0 5 92.1 20434 11.9 2.1 2535.7 22.0 20.2
Côte d'Ivoire 61.7 8.1 36.0 25.0 25.7 158.3 5455 3.3 0.8 1008.7 17.9 17.8
Croatia 63.6 3.0 36.0 18.0 4.1 112.6 29973 6.9 0.8 1364.6 22.0 46.3
Cuba 28.1 7.9 50.0 30.0 11.3 159.4 14080 1.6 5.6 N/A 43.5 64.6
Cyprus 71.4 3.0 35.0 12.5 1.2 36.9 41254 7.3 0.6 24248 24.5 40.0
Czech Republic 73.8 3.0 22.0 19.0 10.7 413 42576 1.9 2.9 7576.5 35.3 40.2
Democratic Republic of Congo 49.0 10.9 40.0 35.0 86.8 83.2 1143 4.2 4.8 1478.3 6.6 11.5
Denmark 77.8 3.0 56.0 22.0 5.8 319.5 59830 4.9 0.7 930.2 44.9 50.6
Djibouti 56.2 20.9 30.0 25.0 1 6.3 5748 10.3 3.3 181.9 22.7 25.6
Dominica 53.0 14.7 35.0 25.0 0.1 0.8 12659 N/A 1.6 32.6 33.9 55.6
Dominican Republic 62.1 7.8 25.0 27.0 10.7 199.4 19182 5.9 1.8 3012.8 13.8 16.7
Ecuador 52.4 10.1 35.0 25.0 17.4 203.6 11847 4.0 0.3 966.2 20.9 37.2
Egypt 55.7 9.0 22.5 22.5 100.4 1391.3 12251 10.8 13.9 9010 17.1 29.9
El Salvador 61.0 7.1 30.0 30.0 6.5 55.6 9140 4.1 0.1 662.2 20.2 25.1
Equatorial Guinea 49.2 15.6 35.0 35.0 1.4 28.2 19327 6.4 0.6 452.3 5.9 18.3
Eritrea 42.3 5.4 30.0 30.0 3.5 6.6 1710 5.1 -16.4 67.1 28.2 34.5
Estonia 78.2 3.0 20.0 20.0 1.3 47.8 38811 5.1 2.3 3044.5 33.2 39.0
Eswatini 55.1 9.3 33.0 27.5 1.1 12.4 9048 22.1 2.6 130.2 17.0 34.5
Ethiopia 51.7 11.8 35.0 30.0 112.1 243.6 2312 2.1 15.8 2516.2 7.5 16.5
Fiji 62.2 15.0 20.0 20.0 0.9 10.6 14428 4.1 1.9 321.3 24.2 31.0
Finland 76.1 3.0 31.2 20.0 5.5 265.9 51324 6.6 1.1 8169.9 42.7 53.4
France 65.7 3.0 45.0 28.0 67.1 3061.8 49435 8.4 1.3 33964.7 46.1 55.9
Gabon 58.1 14.1 35.0 30.0 2.2 39.8 15486 20.0 2.0 1553.1 10.2 17.5
Georgia 77.2 2.0 20.0 15.0 3.7 47.9 15637 14.4 4.9 1267.7 21.7 27.8
Germany 72.5 3.0 47.5 15.8 83.1 4443.6 56052 3.0 1.3 36358.6 38.2 44.6
Ghana 59.2 11.3 30.0 25.0 30.4 204.8 5637 4.3 7.2 2318.8 14.1 20.2
Greece 60.9 3.0 44.0 24.0 10.7 323.7 31399 17.2 0.5 4631.2 38.7 46.8
Guatemala 64.0 4.7 7.0 25.0 16.6 152.8 8996 2.5 3.7 998.2 12.2 13.2
Guinea 56.5 9.3 40.0 35.0 12.8 33.4 2670 4.3 9.5 44.8 14.3 15.8
Guinea-Bissau 54.9 12.1 20.0 25.0 1.9 3.7 2072 2.5 0.2 30.6 10.3 19.4
Guyana 57.4 6.6 33.3 40.0 0.8 7.1 10105 11.9 2.1 1713.3 28.8 27.5
Haiti 50.8 7.3 30.0 30.0 11.3 20.8 1801 13.8 17.3 75 13.3 17.0
Honduras 59.8 6.6 25.0 25.0 9.7 51.4 5965 5.4 4.4 498.1 23.1 26.3
Hungary 67.2 3.0 15.0 9.0 9.8 335.8 33979 3.4 3.4 5204.5 36.6 46.6
Iceland 77.4 1.6 31.8 20.0 0.4 20 60061 2.8 3.0 -240.9 36.7 42.4
India 56.5 10.3 30.9 32.4 1366.4 11043.2 7034 5.4 4.5 50553 11.2 26.7
Indonesia 66.9 5.4 30.0 25.0 270.6 3735.6 12302 4.7 2.8 23429 10.2 16.5
Iran 47.2 15.4 35.0 25.0 82.9 1491.5 12912 11.4 41.1 1508 8.4 18.1
Iraq N/A N/A 15.0 15.0 39.3 708.3 11332 12.8 -0.2 -3075.6 2.0 34.0
Ireland 81.4 3.0 41.0 12.5 4.9 417.9 88241 4.9 0.9 78234.1 22.3 25.1
Israel 73.8 2.9 50.0 23.0 9.1 354.9 42194 3.9 0.8 18224.2 31.1 39.2
Italy 64.9 3.0 43.0 24.0 60.3 2454.8 44197 9.9 0.6 26569.5 42.1 48.7
Jamaica 69.0 10.4 25.0 25.0 2.9 27.9 10166 8.0 3.9 665.4 27.9 29.2
Japan 74.1 2.3 40.8 23.9 126.3 5711.9 43236 2.3 0.5 14552.4 31.4 37.5
Jordan 64.6 9.5 30.0 20.0 10.1 96.3 10317 14.7 0.3 915.8 15.1 29.8
Kazakhstan 71.1 5.2 10.0 20.0 18.5 541 27444 4.6 5.2 3118.1 11.7 21.1
Kenya 54.9 11.4 30.0 30.0 52.6 191.2 4509 2.6 5.2 1332.4 18.2 25.7
Kiribati 44.4 28.1 35.0 35.0 0.1 0.3 2369 N/A -1.9 0.5 22.0 119.3
Kosovo 66.5 3.9 10.0 10.0 1.8 22.1 11839 25.9 2.7 304.2 23.3 28.9
Kuwait 64.1 4.6 0.0 15.0 4.2 308.7 51912 2.2 1.1 104.4 1.4 51.2
Kyrgyz Republic 63.7 6.1 10.0 10.0 6.5 26.1 5471 6.3 1.1 208.6 18.0 34.8
Laos 53.9 8.6 24.0 24.0 7.2 57.1 8151 0.6 3.3 557.2 11.5 21.0
Latvia 72.3 3.0 31.4 20.0 1.9 59.5 32204 6.5 2.7 789.2 30.7 37.6
Lebanon 51.4 5.3 25.0 17.0 6.9 84.3 15327 6.2 2.9 2128.3 15.3 31.5
Lesotho 53.5 11.4 35.0 25.0 2.1 6.9 2882 23.4 5.2 117.6 31.6 50.9
Liberia 49.2 12.1 25.0 25.0 4.9 6.3 1487 2.8 27.0 137.8 12.9 32.5
Libya N/A N/A 10.0 20.0 6.8 83.5 15803 N/A 4.6 N/A N/A 94.5
Liechtenstein N/A N/A 7.0 12.5 0 N/A N/A 1.7 0.9 N/A N/A N/A
Lithuania 76.9 3.0 20.0 15.0 2.8 103 38214 6.4 2.2 975.2 30.3 33.3
Luxembourg 76.0 3.0 42.0 17.0 0.6 68.8 121293 5.4 1.7 -11420.8 40.1 42.4
Madagascar 57.7 9.8 20.0 20.0 27 52.9 1714 1.8 5.6 227.3 11.9 14.8
Malawi 53.0 8.4 30.0 30.0 18.6 25.2 1104 5.7 9.4 97.9 17.4 30.4
Malaysia 74.4 3.8 30.0 24.0 31.9 1076.4 29526 3.3 0.7 7650.5 12.0 22.8
Maldives 55.2 12.6 0.0 0.0 0.5 8.5 19698 6.1 1.3 564.6 18.7 33.2
Mali 55.6 10.5 40.0 35.0 19.7 47.4 2424 7.2 -0.6 493.8 16.7 22.1
Malta 70.2 3.0 35.0 35.0 0.5 23 45652 3.5 1.5 3572.7 26.2 36.1
Mauritania 56.1 8.1 40.0 25.0 4.5 25.5 5412 9.6 2.3 885.3 18.7 19.7
Mauritius 77.0 1.0 15.0 15.0 1.3 31.6 23942 6.7 0.5 472.3 19.8 27.1
Mexico 65.5 4.2 35.0 30.0 127.6 2616.3 20411 3.4 3.6 32921.2 16.1 25.9
Micronesia 50.4 5.1 10.0 21.0 0.1 0.4 3550 16.2 1.8 20.2 25.2 64.0
Moldova 62.5 4.1 12.0 12.0 2.7 27.3 13574 5.5 4.8 588.6 17.7 31.1
Mongolia 62.4 5.2 10.0 25.0 3.2 46.7 12820 6.0 7.3 2443.3 16.8 30.8
Montenegro 63.4 5.3 9.0 9.0 0.6 12.6 22989 14.9 0.4 452.8 38.4 46.5
Morocco 63.3 9.7 38.0 31.0 36.5 327.3 7826 9.0 0.0 1599.1 27.6 30.0
Mozambique 51.6 7.1 32.0 32.0 30.4 44.7 1334 3.2 2.8 2211.7 21.6 30.9
Namibia 62.6 6.9 37.0 32.0 2.5 26.8 10037 20.3 3.7 -17.4 29.3 37.7
Nepal 50.7 13.7 25.0 25.0 28.6 94.4 3558 1.4 4.6 185 20.7 29.9
Netherlands 76.8 3.0 52.0 25.0 17.3 1005.3 59687 3.2 2.7 84215.6 38.8 41.7
New Zealand 83.9 2.4 33.0 28.0 4.9 208.7 43953 4.1 1.6 5426.6 32.7 37.4
Nicaragua 56.3 5.8 30.0 30.0 6.5 34.9 5631 6.8 5.4 515.2 22.2 27.4
Niger 57.3 12.0 35.0 30.0 23.3 34.7 1270 0.5 -2.5 592.8 13.0 20.7
Nigeria 58.7 8.3 24.0 30.0 201 1215.4 5348 8.1 11.4 3299.1 5.7 12.5
North Korea 5.2 N/A N/A N/A 25.7 40 1700 25.6 N/A 25.8 N/A N/A
North Macedonia 68.6 6.3 10.0 10.0 2.1 34.7 17815 17.8 0.8 365.2 17.7 31.1
Norway 73.4 3.0 47.8 22.0 5.3 407.4 66832 3.4 2.2 4298.3 39.0 49.9
Oman 64.6 5.7 0.0 15.0 5 204.8 29052 2.7 0.1 3124.6 2.6 45.0
Pakistan 51.7 10.2 35.0 35.0 216.6 1201.6 4885 4.5 6.7 2218 13.0 21.6
Panama 66.2 6.4 25.0 25.0 4.2 112 32762 3.9 -0.4 4835.2 15.1 22.2
Papua New Guinea 58.9 2.3 42.0 30.0 8.8 34.6 4569 2.5 3.8 334 13.6 20.0
Paraguay 62.6 6.8 10.0 10.0 7 96.3 13210 4.8 2.8 478.1 13.5 21.1
Peru 67.7 1.8 30.0 29.5 32.5 476 13380 3.3 2.1 8891.9 16.9 21.3
Philippines 64.1 5.4 35.0 30.0 108.1 1027.2 9277 2.2 2.5 4996.4 14.0 20.5
Poland 69.7 3.0 32.0 19.0 38 1287.3 34218 3.5 2.3 13220.5 35.0 41.6
Portugal 67.5 3.0 48.0 21.0 10.3 346.9 36471 6.3 0.3 8234.4 35.4 43.9
Qatar 72.0 4.3 0.0 0.0 2.8 358.9 96491 0.1 -0.6 -2812.6 14.7 32.0
Republic of Congo 50.7 11.8 30.0 30.0 5.4 31.2 3435 9.5 2.2 3366.1 12.5 23.1
Romania 69.5 3.0 10.0 16.0 19.4 549.2 32297 4.0 3.8 5971.2 14.6 32.1
Russia 61.5 5.5 13.0 20.0 144.4 4390 29181 4.6 4.5 31735.1 11.4 33.6
Rwanda 68.3 14.4 30.0 30.0 12.6 31 2318 1.0 2.4 420.2 16.0 26.8
Saint Lucia 67.5 12.2 30.0 30.0 0.2 2.9 16089 20.7 0.7 30.6 22.5 23.7
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 66.3 13.6 30.0 30.0 0.1 1.4 12983 18.9 0.9 113.1 26.7 30.8
Samoa 61.9 9.3 27.0 27.0 0.2 1.2 6787 8.4 2.2 1 25.5 31.0
São Tomé and Príncipe 55.9 9.9 20.0 25.0 0.2 0.7 4128 13.4 8.4 57.4 11.6 26.0
Saudi Arabia 66.0 4.6 2.5 2.5 34.3 1900.9 48908 5.9 -1.2 4562 8.9 35.2
Senegal 58.0 9.3 40.0 30.0 16.3 64.1 3536 6.6 1.0 983.3 16.2 23.0
Serbia 67.2 6.4 10.0 15.0 6.9 130.2 18989 12.7 1.9 4280.7 20.7 41.0
Seychelles 66.3 5.5 15.0 33.0 0.1 3.1 30260 N/A 1.8 125.5 31.5 36.1
Sierra Leone 51.7 12.7 15.0 30.0 7.8 13.1 1790 4.4 14.8 367.7 14.4 21.7
Singapore 89.7 0.0 22.0 17.0 5.7 593.8 101376 4.1 0.6 92080.5 13.1 14.0
Slovak Republic 66.3 3.0 25.0 21.0 5.5 198.4 34178 5.6 2.8 2448.7 33.1 42.0
Slovenia 68.3 3.0 50.0 19.0 2.1 79.2 40657 4.2 1.6 909.8 36.4 43.8
Solomon Islands 56.5 8.2 40.0 30.0 0.7 1.5 2466 0.6 2.2 30.1 29.5 38.6
Somalia N/A N/A N/A N/A 15.4 12.7 N/A 11.4 N/A 447 N/A N/A
South Africa 59.7 6.2 45.0 28.0 58.6 804.7 12999 28.2 4.1 4624.4 28.4 33.7
South Korea 74.0 8.0 42.0 25.0 51.7 2320.5 43029 4.2 0.4 10565.6 28.4 20.9
Spain 69.9 3.0 45.0 25.0 47.1 1923.7 42214 14.0 0.7 12405.5 34.4 41.6
Sri Lanka 55.7 19.0 24.0 28.0 21.8 304.2 13620 4.2 4.3 758.2 11.9 19.6
Sudan 39.1 17.5 15.0 35.0 42.8 175.2 4123 16.5 51.0 825.4 8.0 16.4
Suriname 46.4 12.4 38.0 36.0 0.6 9.4 17005 7.3 4.4 7.2 16.1 32.6
Sweden 74.7 3.0 57.0 21.4 10.3 564.8 55815 6.5 1.7 20568 43.9 48.5
Switzerland 81.9 2.0 11.5 8.5 8.6 566.2 70989 4.6 0.4 -21740 27.9 32.8
Syria N/A 16.5 22.0 28.0 17.1 67.1 4030 43.5 11.2 N/A N/A N/A
Taiwan 78.6 2.0 40.0 20.0 23.6 1339.8 55527 3.7 0.5 8213 8.9 17.3
Tajikistan 55.2 7.7 13.0 15.0 9.3 34.1 3520 11.0 7.8 212.8 20.5 32.3
Tanzania 61.3 10.3 30.0 30.0 58 193.5 2771 2.0 3.4 1112.4 11.5 16.6
Thailand 69.7 5.0 35.0 20.0 69.6 1377.5 19228 0.8 0.7 4145.7 14.9 21.6
The Bahamas 64.6 18.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 12.8 37266 10.4 1.3 636.7 17.0 20.3
The Gambia 58.8 11.7 35.0 31.0 2.3 6.4 2298 9.1 7.1 32.3 11.1 23.0
Timor-Leste 44.7 2.5 10.0 10.0 1.3 2 3253 4.5 0.1 74.6 25.0 86.9
Togo 57.5 12.3 45.0 27.0 8.1 15 1662 2.0 0.7 133.3 21.0 22.5
Tonga 57.5 5.8 20.0 25.0 0.1 0.6 6940 1.1 4.7 12.6 22.3 39.3
Trinidad and Tobago 59.0 8.1 25.0 30.0 1.4 44.9 27261 2.7 1.0 229.9 22.9 31.2
Tunisia 56.6 9.1 35.0 25.0 11.7 148.7 11201 16.0 6.7 844.8 31.2 31.0
Turkey 64.0 4.5 40.0 22.0 83.4 2361.8 27875 13.5 15.2 8434 24.4 34.4
Turkmenistan 47.4 2.9 10.0 20.0 5.9 121.8 18200 3.9 5.1 2165.9 15.6 15.0
Uganda 58.6 11.3 40.0 30.0 44.3 118.7 2272 1.8 2.9 1266 13.5 16.7
Ukraine 56.2 2.9 20.0 18.0 44.4 409.8 13341 8.9 7.9 3070 20.1 41.6
United Arab Emirates 76.9 4.3 0.0 0.0 9.8 744.1 69901 2.4 -1.9 13787.5 0.1 30.0
United Kingdom 78.4 3.0 45.0 19.0 66.8 3162.4 48710 3.9 1.8 59137.1 33.5 38.8
United States 74.8 2.3 37.0 21.0 328.2 21427.7 65118 3.7 1.8 246215 24.3 35.5
Uruguay 69.3 9.6 36.0 25.0 3.5 82.8 22455 8.7 7.9 189.2 28.6 33.2
Uzbekistan 58.3 14.8 22.0 7.5 33.6 303.3 7289 5.9 14.5 2286.3 14.8 25.9
Vanuatu 60.5 9.2 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.9 3274 4.4 2.1 41 18.0 35.7
Venezuela 24.7 12.6 34.0 34.0 28.5 202 5990 24.0 19906.0 934 24.0 35.8
Vietnam 61.7 5.5 35.0 20.0 96.5 1001.5 8374 2.0 2.8 16120 18.5 21.6
Yemen N/A 6.3 15.0 20.0 29.2 72.1 1910 N/A 10.0 -371 12.0 12.2
Zambia 50.4 8.4 37.5 35.0 17.9 75.9 3624 11.4 9.8 753.2 16.2 26.8
Zimbabwe 39.5 12.0 51.5 24.0 14.6 39.7 2953 5.0 255.3 280 20.7 18.8

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