Affordability of financial services

scale 1-7, 2010–2016

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    2010 Ranking
    1. Switzerland 6.02
    2. Hong Kong 5.83
    3. Panama 5.81
    4. Singapore 5.79
    5. Finland 5.69
    6. Luxembourg 5.67
    7. Qatar 5.60
    8. Norway 5.58
    9. United Kingdom 5.56
    10. Bahrain 5.53
    11. Sweden 5.52
    12. Chile 5.52
    13. Canada 5.47
    14. Malaysia 5.47
    15. France 5.41
    16. Netherlands 5.39
    17. Germany 5.36
    18. Saudi Arabia 5.35
    19. Belgium 5.31
    20. United States 5.29
    21. Puerto Rico 5.28
    22. Spain 5.19
    23. Portugal 5.19
    24. Australia 5.11
    25. Austria 5.09
    26. Guatemala 5.03
    27. Oman 5.02
    28. Thailand 5.02
    29. Malta 5.01
    30. Tunisia 5.01
    31. Peru 4.98
    32. Japan 4.97
    33. United Arab Emirates 4.96
    34. Denmark 4.95
    35. Lebanon 4.86
    36. Philippines 4.83
    37. India 4.82
    38. Kuwait 4.80
    39. Turkey 4.80
    40. Mauritius 4.80
    41. Sri Lanka 4.77
    42. South Africa 4.71
    43. China 4.69
    44. New Zealand 4.64
    45. Cyprus 4.61
    46. Slovakia 4.58
    47. Brunei 4.52
    48. Estonia 4.51
    49. Ireland 4.51
    50. Israel 4.50
    51. Brazil 4.48
    52. Barbados 4.47
    53. Trinidad and Tobago 4.47
    54. Costa Rica 4.46
    55. Morocco 4.45
    56. Paraguay 4.44
    57. Jordan 4.44
    58. Indonesia 4.43
    59. Honduras 4.41
    60. Gambia 4.38
    61. Montenegro 4.35
    62. Poland 4.33
    63. Uruguay 4.29
    64. Lithuania 4.29
    65. Colombia 4.27
    66. Kenya 4.25
    67. Azerbaijan 4.22
    68. Egypt 4.16
    69. El Salvador 4.14
    70. Vietnam 4.13
    71. Cambodia 4.13
    72. Dominican Republic 4.13
    73. Zambia 4.12
    74. Greece 4.09
    75. Latvia 4.09
    76. Slovenia 4.06
    77. Benin 4.06
    78. Namibia 4.01
    79. Rwanda 3.98
    80. Senegal 3.97
    81. South Korea 3.96
    82. Bolivia 3.93
    83. Nigeria 3.92
    84. Pakistan 3.90
    85. Botswana 3.89
    86. Nicaragua 3.88
    87. Bangladesh 3.87
    88. Ghana 3.85
    89. Uganda 3.80
    90. Guyana 3.77
    91. Russia 3.77
    92. Mozambique 3.76
    93. Croatia 3.75
    94. Jamaica 3.75
    95. Czech Republic 3.69
    96. Zimbabwe 3.67
    97. Cape Verde 3.67
    98. Serbia 3.65
    99. Romania 3.63
    100. Ivory Coast 3.61
    101. Kazakhstan 3.60
    102. Swaziland 3.60
    103. Armenia 3.59
    104. Mexico 3.55
    105. Malawi 3.51
    106. Italy 3.51
    107. Georgia 3.50
    108. Venezuela 3.50
    109. Hungary 3.49
    110. Bulgaria 3.49
    111. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.47
    112. Albania 3.46
    113. Ecuador 3.45
    114. Tanzania 3.44
    115. Iceland 3.44
    116. Nepal 3.44
    117. Tajikistan 3.39
    118. Ethiopia 3.29
    119. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.25
    120. Argentina 3.24
    121. Ukraine 3.23
    122. Mali 3.21
    123. Mongolia 3.19
    124. Syria 3.18
    125. Kyrgyzstan 3.14
    126. Cameroon 3.13
    127. Moldova 3.09
    128. Iran 3.09
    129. Lesotho 3.06
    130. Madagascar 2.91
    131. Angola 2.87
    132. Chad 2.83
    133. Burundi 2.76
    134. Burkina Faso 2.72
    135. Algeria 2.69
    136. Timor Leste 2.65
    137. Mauritania 2.60
    138. Libya 2.38
    2016 Ranking
    1. Hong Kong 5.97
    2. South Africa 5.97
    3. Switzerland 5.95
    4. Singapore 5.84
    5. Panama 5.76
    6. United States 5.75
    7. Norway 5.74
    8. Sweden 5.63
    9. Finland 5.56
    10. Luxembourg 5.55
    11. New Zealand 5.54
    12. Belgium 5.47
    13. United Arab Emirates 5.40
    14. Malaysia 5.38
    15. Japan 5.36
    16. Chile 5.35
    17. Qatar 5.28
    18. United Kingdom 5.27
    19. Austria 5.25
    20. Guatemala 5.24
    21. Germany 5.23
    22. Thailand 5.15
    23. Australia 5.13
    24. Bahrain 5.13
    25. Canada 4.98
    26. Czech Republic 4.98
    27. Estonia 4.92
    28. Malta 4.87
    29. Israel 4.86
    30. Denmark 4.83
    31. Peru 4.81
    32. France 4.81
    33. Indonesia 4.81
    34. Netherlands 4.73
    35. Slovakia 4.72
    36. Iceland 4.71
    37. Philippines 4.68
    38. Bolivia 4.67
    39. Lithuania 4.66
    40. Sri Lanka 4.64
    41. Oman 4.62
    42. Mauritius 4.62
    43. Saudi Arabia 4.60
    44. India 4.59
    45. Jordan 4.59
    46. Honduras 4.58
    47. Poland 4.56
    48. Namibia 4.55
    49. El Salvador 4.54
    50. Azerbaijan 4.53
    51. Lebanon 4.50
    52. Portugal 4.49
    53. Egypt 4.49
    54. Latvia 4.49
    55. Dominican Republic 4.47
    56. Bulgaria 4.47
    57. Kuwait 4.46
    58. Kenya 4.46
    59. Turkey 4.44
    60. Colombia 4.41
    61. Paraguay 4.35
    62. Uruguay 4.34
    63. China 4.34
    64. Botswana 4.28
    65. Rwanda 4.26
    66. Jamaica 4.26
    67. Ireland 4.23
    68. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 4.18
    69. Tajikistan 4.17
    70. Laos 4.15
    71. Costa Rica 4.15
    72. Trinidad and Tobago 4.13
    73. Cambodia 4.13
    74. Bhutan 4.11
    75. Barbados 4.10
    76. Nepal 4.09
    77. Mexico 4.09
    78. Georgia 4.09
    79. Kazakhstan 4.07
    80. South Korea 4.07
    81. Vietnam 4.06
    82. Spain 4.03
    83. Uganda 4.03
    84. Gambia 4.02
    85. Bangladesh 4.02
    86. Brunei 4.01
    87. Zambia 4.00
    88. Hungary 3.98
    89. Ghana 3.97
    90. Cameroon 3.96
    91. Brazil 3.89
    92. Ecuador 3.88
    93. Nicaragua 3.87
    94. Morocco 3.85
    95. Tanzania 3.83
    96. Venezuela 3.81
    97. Cyprus 3.80
    98. Armenia 3.78
    99. Liberia 3.75
    100. Nigeria 3.73
    101. Pakistan 3.72
    102. Madagascar 3.67
    103. Ivory Coast 3.67
    104. Benin 3.66
    105. Slovenia 3.66
    106. Serbia 3.66
    107. Senegal 3.66
    108. Tunisia 3.62
    109. Albania 3.61
    110. Russia 3.60
    111. Ukraine 3.59
    112. Ethiopia 3.58
    113. Croatia 3.56
    114. Malawi 3.55
    115. Montenegro 3.53
    116. Iran 3.47
    117. Cape Verde 3.47
    118. Kyrgyzstan 3.47
    119. Italy 3.47
    120. Moldova 3.44
    121. Gabon 3.41
    122. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.39
    123. Mozambique 3.38
    124. Romania 3.38
    125. Zimbabwe 3.37
    126. Sierra Leone 3.34
    127. Mali 3.29
    128. Congo (Kinshasa) 3.17
    129. Mongolia 3.13
    130. Algeria 3.07
    131. Greece 2.99
    132. Argentina 2.95
    133. Burundi 2.72
    134. Chad 2.70
    135. Yemen 2.52
    136. Lesotho 2.44
    137. Mauritania 2.27

    This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent are financial services affordable for businesses?” (1 = not affordable at all, 7 = affordable).

    Source: World Economic Forum