2019 Index of Economic Freedom
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Ranking the Countries

Distribution of Global Economic Freedom
100-80 79.9-70 69.9-60 59.9-50 49.9-0 N/A
free mostly free moderately free mostly unfree repressed not ranked

Index of Economic Freedom World Rankings   (Click on the country name for more details.)

Free

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
1 Hong Kong 90.2 0.0 4 Switzerland 81.9 +0.2
2 Singapore 89.4 +0.6 5 Australia 80.9 0.0
3 New Zealand 84.4 +0.2 6 Ireland 80.5 +0.1

Mostly Free

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
7 United Kingdom 78.9 +0.9 22 Malaysia 74.0 -0.5
8 Canada 77.7 0.0 23 Czech Republic 73.7 -0.5
9 United Arab Emirates 77.6 0.0 24 Germany 73.5 -0.7
10 Taiwan 77.3 +0.7 25 Mauritius 73.0 -2.1
11 Iceland 77.1 +0.1 26 Norway 73.0 -1.3
12 United States 76.8 +1.1 27 Israel 72.8 +0.6
13 Netherlands 76.8 +0.6 28 Qatar 72.6 0.0
14 Denmark 76.7 +0.1 29 South Korea 72.3 -1.5
15 Estonia 76.6 -2.2 30 Japan 72.1 -0.2
16 Georgia 75.9 -0.3 31 Austria 72.0 +0.2
17 Luxembourg 75.9 -0.5 32 Rwanda 71.1 +2.0
18 Chile 75.4 +0.2 33 Macedonia 71.1 -0.2
19 Sweden 75.2 -1.1 34 Macau 71.0 +0.1
20 Finland 74.9 +0.8 35 Latvia 70.4 -3.2
21 Lithuania 74.2 -1.1

Moderately Free

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
36 Botswana 69.5 -0.4 66 Mexico 64.7 -0.1
37 Bulgaria 69.0 +0.7 67 Barbados 64.7 +7.7
38 Saint Lucia 68.7 +1.1 68 Turkey 64.6 -0.8
39 Jamaica 68.6 -0.5 69 Serbia 63.9 +1.4
40 Uruguay 68.6 -0.6 70 Philippines 63.8 -1.2
41 Malta 68.6 +0.1 71 France 63.8 -0.1
42 Romania 68.6 -0.8 72 Dominica 63.6 -0.9
43 Thailand 68.3 +1.2 73 Cabo Verde 63.1 +3.1
44 Cyprus 68.1 +0.3 74 Bhutan 62.9 +1.1
45 Peru 67.8 -0.9 75 Morocco 62.9 +1.0
46 Poland 67.8 -0.7 76 The Bahamas 62.9 -0.4
47 Armenia 67.7 -1.0 77 Guatemala 62.6 -0.8
48 Belgium 67.3 -0.2 78 Côte d'Ivoire 62.4 +0.4
49 Colombia 67.3 -1.6 79 Kyrgyz Republic 62.3 -0.5
50 Panama 67.2 +0.2 80 Italy 62.2 -0.3
51 Kosovo 67.0 +0.4 81 Fiji 62.2 +0.2
52 Albania 66.5 +2.0 82 Samoa 62.2 +0.7
53 Jordan 66.5 +1.6 83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 61.9 +0.5
54 Bahrain 66.4 -1.3 84 El Salvador 61.8 -1.4
55 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 65.8 -1.9 85 Paraguay 61.8 -0.3
56 Indonesia 65.8 +1.6 86 Croatia 61.4 +0.4
57 Spain 65.7 +0.6 87 Seychelles 61.4 -0.2
58 Slovenia 65.5 +0.7 88 Oman 61.0 0.0
59 Kazakhstan 65.4 -3.7 89 Dominican Republic 61.0 -0.6
60 Azerbaijan 65.4 +1.1 90 Kuwait 60.8 -1.4
61 Costa Rica 65.3 -0.3 91 Saudi Arabia 60.7 +1.1
62 Portugal 65.3 +1.9 92 Montenegro 60.5 -3.8
63 Brunei Darussalam 65.1 +0.9 93 Honduras 60.2 -0.4
64 Hungary 65.0 -1.7 94 Tanzania 60.2 +0.3
65 Slovakia 65.0 -0.3

Mostly Unfree

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
95 Uganda 59.7 -2.3 127 Benin 55.3 -1.4
96 Burkina Faso 59.4 -0.6 128 Vietnam 55.3 +2.2
97 Moldova 59.1 +0.7 129 India 55.2 +0.7
98 Russia 58.9 +0.7 130 Kenya 55.1 +0.4
99 Namibia 58.7 +0.2 131 Pakistan 55.0 +0.6
100 China 58.4 +0.6 132 Eswatini 54.7 -1.2
101 Papua New Guinea 58.4 +2.7 133 Solomon Islands 54.6 -2.9
102 South Africa 58.3 -4.7 134 São Tomé and Príncipe 54.0 +0.4
103 Mali 58.1 +0.5 135 Guinea-Bissau 54.0 -2.9
104 Belarus 57.9 -0.2 136 Nepal 53.8 -0.3
105 Cambodia 57.8 -0.9 137 Ethiopia 53.6 +0.8
106 Greece 57.7 +0.4 138 Zambia 53.6 -0.7
107 Nicaragua 57.7 -1.2 139 Burma 53.6 -0.3
108 Tonga 57.7 -5.4 140 Uzbekistan 53.3 +1.8
109 Ghana 57.5 +1.5 141 Maldives 53.2 +2.1
110 Laos 57.4 +3.8 142 Lesotho 53.1 -0.8
111 Nigeria 57.3 -1.2 143 Haiti 52.7 -3.1
112 Trinidad and Tobago 57.0 -0.7 144 Egypt 52.5 -0.9
113 Guyana 56.8 -1.9 145 Cameroon 52.4 +0.5
114 Madagascar 56.6 -0.2 146 The Gambia 52.4 +0.1
115 Sri Lanka 56.4 -1.4 147 Ukraine 52.3 +0.4
116 Vanuatu 56.4 -13.1 148 Argentina 52.2 -0.1
117 Senegal 56.3 +0.6 149 Micronesia 51.9 -0.4
118 Gabon 56.3 -1.7 150 Brazil 51.9 +0.5
119 Mauritania 55.7 +1.7 151 Niger 51.6 +2.1
120 Guinea 55.7 +3.5 152 Afghanistan 51.5 +0.2
121 Bangladesh 55.6 +0.5 153 Malawi 51.4 -0.6
122 Tajikistan 55.6 -2.7 154 Lebanon 51.1 -2.1
123 Belize 55.4 -1.7 155 Iran 51.1 +0.2
124 Comoros 55.4 -0.8 156 Angola 50.6 +2.0
125 Tunisia 55.4 -3.5 157 Democratic Republic of Congo 50.3 -1.8
126 Mongolia 55.4 -0.3 158 Togo 50.3 +2.5

Repressed

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
159 Chad 49.9 +0.6 170 Ecuador 46.9 -1.6
160 Liberia 49.7 -1.2 171 Algeria 46.2 +1.5
161 Central African Republic 49.1 -0.1 172 Timor-Leste 44.2 -3.9
162 Burundi 48.9 -2.0 173 Bolivia 42.3 -1.8
163 Mozambique 48.6 +2.3 174 Equatorial Guinea 41.0 -1.0
164 Turkmenistan 48.4 +1.3 175 Zimbabwe 40.4 -3.6
165 Suriname 48.1 0.0 176 Republic of Congo 39.7 +0.8
166 Sudan 47.7 -1.7 177 Eritrea 38.9 -2.8
167 Sierra Leone 47.5 -4.3 178 Cuba 27.8 -4.1
168 Kiribati 47.3 -3.5 179 Venezuela 25.9 +0.7
169 Djibouti 47.1 +2.0 180 North Korea 5.9 +0.1

Not Ranked

World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous World Rank Country Freedom Score Change from Previous
N/A Iraq N/A N/A N/A Somalia N/A N/A
N/A Libya N/A N/A N/A Syria N/A N/A
N/A Liechtenstein N/A N/A N/A Yemen N/A N/A

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