Human Freedom Index, economic freedom

scale 0-10, 2008–2016

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    2008 Ranking
    1. Hong Kong 9.19
    2. Singapore 8.92
    3. New Zealand 8.40
    4. Switzerland 8.24
    5. United States 8.17
    6. Australia 8.08
    7. Canada 8.04
    8. United Kingdom 7.99
    9. Mauritius 7.96
    10. Denmark 7.88
    11. Ireland 7.87
    12. Finland 7.81
    13. Chile 7.80
    14. Estonia 7.77
    15. Cyprus 7.74
    16. Austria 7.70
    17. United Arab Emirates 7.68
    18. Japan 7.65
    19. Norway 7.63
    20. Luxembourg 7.62
    21. Slovakia 7.60
    22. Malta 7.59
    23. Armenia 7.59
    24. Netherlands 7.58
    25. Bahamas 7.58
    26. Georgia 7.57
    27. El Salvador 7.53
    28. Latvia 7.52
    29. Germany 7.50
    30. Peru 7.50
    31. Taiwan 7.49
    32. South Korea 7.46
    33. Lithuania 7.44
    34. Bahrain 7.42
    35. France 7.42
    36. Sweden 7.40
    37. Costa Rica 7.37
    38. Spain 7.37
    39. Iceland 7.34
    40. Romania 7.32
    41. Belize 7.32
    42. Belgium 7.30
    43. Honduras 7.28
    44. Jamaica 7.27
    45. Fiji 7.26
    46. Panama 7.24
    47. Albania 7.22
    48. Uganda 7.21
    49. Guatemala 7.21
    50. Czech Republic 7.21
    51. Portugal 7.21
    52. Hungary 7.20
    53. Israel 7.20
    54. Montenegro 7.19
    55. Jordan 7.17
    56. Bulgaria 7.17
    57. Zambia 7.15
    58. Nicaragua 7.12
    59. Uruguay 7.12
    60. Greece 7.10
    61. Oman 7.08
    62. Italy 7.07
    63. Kazakhstan 7.04
    64. Kuwait 7.03
    65. Slovenia 7.01
    66. Poland 7.00
    67. Moldova 6.91
    68. Turkey 6.86
    69. Botswana 6.85
    70. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 6.83
    71. Namibia 6.83
    72. Kyrgyzstan 6.82
    73. Ghana 6.82
    74. Thailand 6.80
    75. Papua New Guinea 6.77
    76. Kenya 6.77
    77. Haiti 6.76
    78. Rwanda 6.75
    79. Trinidad and Tobago 6.74
    80. Mongolia 6.73
    81. Philippines 6.72
    82. Croatia 6.72
    83. South Africa 6.72
    84. Tunisia 6.68
    85. Mexico 6.66
    86. Malaysia 6.61
    87. Colombia 6.60
    88. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.56
    89. Serbia 6.55
    90. Russia 6.52
    91. Paraguay 6.50
    92. India 6.47
    93. Dominican Republic 6.46
    94. Egypt 6.43
    95. Guyana 6.40
    96. Indonesia 6.39
    97. Brazil 6.31
    98. China 6.27
    99. Sri Lanka 6.26
    100. Barbados 6.22
    101. Morocco 6.22
    102. Tanzania 6.20
    103. Vietnam 6.19
    104. Malawi 6.17
    105. Azerbaijan 6.15
    106. Bolivia 6.09
    107. Bangladesh 6.07
    108. Lesotho 6.07
    109. Madagascar 6.07
    110. Iran 6.06
    111. Nepal 6.03
    112. Nigeria 6.03
    113. Ecuador 6.02
    114. Benin 5.99
    115. Sierra Leone 5.98
    116. Mauritania 5.98
    117. Pakistan 5.97
    118. Burkina Faso 5.95
    119. Mali 5.89
    120. Argentina 5.88
    121. Ukraine 5.87
    122. Senegal 5.87
    123. Gabon 5.85
    124. Togo 5.67
    125. Mozambique 5.67
    126. Syria 5.62
    127. Cameroon 5.57
    128. Ivory Coast 5.50
    129. Niger 5.39
    130. Ethiopia 5.35
    131. Central African Republic 5.18
    132. Algeria 5.16
    133. Congo (Kinshasa) 5.16
    134. Burundi 5.01
    135. Chad 4.84
    136. Guinea Bissau 4.81
    137. Congo (Brazzaville) 4.69
    138. Zimbabwe 4.55
    139. Angola 4.41
    140. Venezuela 4.22
    141. Burma (Myanmar) 3.86
    2016 Ranking
    1. Hong Kong 8.97
    2. Singapore 8.84
    3. New Zealand 8.49
    4. Switzerland 8.39
    5. Ireland 8.07
    6. United States 8.03
    7. Georgia 8.02
    8. Mauritius 8.01
    9. United Kingdom 8.00
    10. Canada 7.98
    11. Australia 7.98
    12. Taiwan 7.89
    13. Lithuania 7.86
    14. Estonia 7.86
    15. Chile 7.80
    16. Denmark 7.77
    17. Malta 7.73
    18. Netherlands 7.71
    19. Cyprus 7.71
    20. Romania 7.69
    21. Germany 7.69
    22. Finland 7.65
    23. Latvia 7.64
    24. Guatemala 7.64
    25. Norway 7.60
    26. Luxembourg 7.60
    27. Panama 7.58
    28. Austria 7.58
    29. Armenia 7.57
    30. Czech Republic 7.56
    31. Spain 7.56
    32. Bahrain 7.56
    33. Costa Rica 7.55
    34. Albania 7.54
    35. South Korea 7.53
    36. Portugal 7.51
    37. United Arab Emirates 7.50
    38. Israel 7.49
    39. Qatar 7.49
    40. Rwanda 7.48
    41. Japan 7.47
    42. Jordan 7.46
    43. Sweden 7.44
    44. Peru 7.43
    45. Botswana 7.43
    46. Uganda 7.41
    47. Bulgaria 7.41
    48. Mongolia 7.40
    49. Bahamas 7.34
    50. Philippines 7.34
    51. Gambia 7.34
    52. Belgium 7.32
    53. Slovakia 7.30
    54. Nicaragua 7.27
    55. Italy 7.27
    56. Poland 7.27
    57. France 7.25
    58. Seychelles 7.23
    59. Hungary 7.22
    60. Iceland 7.22
    61. Kenya 7.20
    62. Jamaica 7.18
    63. Dominican Republic 7.18
    64. Cambodia 7.17
    65. Indonesia 7.16
    66. Uruguay 7.16
    67. El Salvador 7.15
    68. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 7.13
    69. Kazakhstan 7.11
    70. Honduras 7.06
    71. Slovenia 7.05
    72. Montenegro 7.04
    73. Bhutan 7.02
    74. Lebanon 6.99
    75. Croatia 6.96
    76. Paraguay 6.95
    77. Brunei 6.93
    78. Kyrgyzstan 6.93
    79. Malaysia 6.92
    80. Tanzania 6.92
    81. Laos 6.91
    82. Mexico 6.90
    83. Belize 6.86
    84. Thailand 6.85
    85. Serbia 6.85
    86. Turkey 6.84
    87. Russia 6.83
    88. Fiji 6.79
    89. Oman 6.76
    90. Kuwait 6.75
    91. Trinidad and Tobago 6.73
    92. Tajikistan 6.72
    93. Cape Verde 6.68
    94. South Africa 6.65
    95. Moldova 6.64
    96. India 6.63
    97. Zambia 6.61
    98. Ghana 6.60
    99. Bosnia and Herzegovina 6.60
    100. Liberia 6.56
    101. Timor Leste 6.55
    102. Nepal 6.53
    103. Saudi Arabia 6.52
    104. Haiti 6.51
    105. Colombia 6.50
    106. Sri Lanka 6.49
    107. Azerbaijan 6.49
    108. Swaziland 6.46
    109. Greece 6.46
    110. China 6.46
    111. Barbados 6.43
    112. Vietnam 6.42
    113. Namibia 6.40
    114. Lesotho 6.38
    115. Morocco 6.37
    116. Suriname 6.36
    117. Yemen 6.34
    118. Nigeria 6.32
    119. Guyana 6.31
    120. Bangladesh 6.30
    121. Tunisia 6.29
    122. Papua New Guinea 6.25
    123. Belarus 6.23
    124. Bolivia 6.23
    125. Senegal 6.22
    126. Madagascar 6.19
    127. Ecuador 6.06
    128. Zimbabwe 6.06
    129. Burkina Faso 6.05
    130. Iran 6.03
    131. Niger 6.01
    132. Pakistan 6.00
    133. Ivory Coast 6.00
    134. Ukraine 5.98
    135. Benin 5.98
    136. Mauritania 5.96
    137. Guinea 5.93
    138. Burundi 5.92
    139. Malawi 5.86
    140. Gabon 5.84
    141. Togo 5.82
    142. Cameroon 5.82
    143. Mali 5.80
    144. Sierra Leone 5.75
    145. Brazil 5.75
    146. Ethiopia 5.73
    147. Egypt 5.72
    148. Congo (Kinshasa) 5.67
    149. Mozambique 5.50
    150. Chad 5.44
    151. Burma (Myanmar) 5.42
    152. Iraq 5.40
    153. Sudan 5.36
    154. Guinea Bissau 5.25
    155. Angola 5.17
    156. Central African Republic 5.11
    157. Syria 5.02
    158. Congo (Brazzaville) 5.02
    159. Algeria 4.99
    160. Argentina 4.84
    161. Libya 4.74
    162. Venezuela 2.88

    Economic freedom exists when there is voluntary exchange, competition, personal choice, and protection of persons and their property.

    Source: Human Freedom Index