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Economies by Corruption Levels

Governments sometimes manipulate GDP data. For example GDP data can be manipulated through the calculation of price indexes. They can stop publishing important data prior to elections. They try to abolish independent statistics bureaus. They try to add questions that will bias responses to Census data. They leave in place price indexes known to be unreliable and impacting heavily and negatively on crucial pensions systems and so on.

The Transparency International Corruptions Perception Index is used as a proxy for assessing the level of government corruption for each economy.

The CPI ranges on a scale from 0-100 where 0 is absolute corruption and 100 is no perception of government corruption.

The table below shows the level of perceived corruption, ranked by least corrupt to most corrupt.


Data source: Transparency International, Berlin




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Country Global
Rank
Region
Rank
Corruption Perception
Index
New Zealand 1 1 88.0
Denmark 2 1 88.0
Finland 3 2 88.0
Sweden 4 3 85.0
Singapore 5 2 85.0
Norway 6 4 85.0
Switzerland 7 5 84.0
Netherlands 8 6 82.0
Luxembourg 9 7 81.0
Germany 10 8 80.0
United Kingdom 11 9 78.0
Hong Kong 12 3 76.0
Canada 13 1 74.0
Iceland 14 10 74.0
Estonia 15 11 74.0
Ireland 16 12 74.0
Austria 17 13 74.0
Uruguay 18 2 73.0
Australia 19 4 73.0
Japan 20 5 73.0
Belgium 21 14 73.0
France 22 15 71.0
United Arab Emirates 23 1 69.0
Taiwan 24 6 68.0
Bhutan 25 7 68.0
United States 26 3 67.0
Chile 27 4 67.0
Bahamas, The 28 5 64.0
Qatar 29 2 63.0
Portugal 30 16 62.0
Korea, Rep. 31 8 62.0
Lithuania 32 17 61.0
Spain 33 18 61.0
Israel 34 3 59.0
Latvia 35 19 59.0
Costa Rica 36 6 58.0
Cabo Verde 37 1 58.0
Slovenia 38 20 57.0
Italy 39 21 56.0
Poland 40 22 56.0
Georgia 41 23 55.0
Botswana 42 2 55.0
Mauritius 43 3 54.0
Malta 44 24 54.0
Czech Republic 45 25 54.0
Saudi Arabia 46 4 53.0
Cyprus 47 26 53.0
Rwanda 48 4 53.0
Slovak Republic 49 27 52.0
Oman 50 5 52.0
Jordan 51 6 49.0
Greece 52 28 49.0
Armenia 53 29 49.0
Namibia 54 5 49.0
Malaysia 55 9 48.0
Croatia 56 30 47.0
Romania 57 31 45.0
China 58 10 45.0
Jamaica 59 7 44.0
South Africa 60 6 44.0
Tunisia 61 7 44.0
Senegal 62 8 43.0
Ghana 63 9 43.0
Kuwait 64 7 43.0
Hungary 65 32 43.0
Burkina Faso 66 10 42.0
Benin 67 11 42.0
Bahrain 68 8 42.0
Bulgaria 69 33 42.0
Belarus 70 34 41.0
Trinidad and Tobago 71 8 41.0
India 72 11 40.0
Colombia 73 9 39.0
Morocco 74 12 39.0
Ethiopia 75 13 39.0
Suriname 76 10 39.0
North Macedonia 77 35 39.0
Tanzania 78 14 39.0
Guyana 79 11 39.0
Vietnam 80 12 39.0
Indonesia 81 13 38.0
Argentina 82 12 38.0
Serbia 83 36 38.0
Lesotho 84 15 38.0
Brazil 85 13 38.0
Turkey 86 9 38.0
Sri Lanka 87 14 37.0
Gambia 88 16 37.0
Kazakhstan 89 15 37.0
Ecuador 90 14 36.0
Panama 91 15 36.0
Moldova 92 37 36.0
Peru 93 16 36.0
Cote d'Ivoire 94 17 36.0
Thailand 95 16 35.0
Bosnia and Herzegovina 96 38 35.0
Mongolia 97 17 35.0
Albania 98 39 35.0
Malawi 99 18 35.0
El Salvador 100 17 34.0
Sierra Leone 101 19 34.0
Philippines 102 18 33.0
Zambia 103 20 33.0
Egypt 104 21 33.0
Nepal 105 19 33.0
Algeria 106 22 33.0
Ukraine 107 40 32.0
Eswatini 108 23 32.0
Mexico 109 18 31.0
Papua New Guinea 110 20 31.0
Gabon 111 24 31.0
Niger 112 25 31.0
Azerbaijan 113 21 30.0
Paraguay 114 19 30.0
Bolivia 115 20 30.0
Dominican Republic 116 21 30.0
Laos 117 22 30.0
Kenya 118 26 30.0
Togo 119 27 30.0
Mali 120 28 29.0
Liberia 121 29 29.0
Russia 122 41 29.0
Angola 123 30 29.0
Myanmar 124 23 28.0
Mauritania 125 31 28.0
Uzbekistan 126 24 28.0
Pakistan 127 25 28.0
Kyrgyzstan 128 26 27.0
Uganda 129 32 27.0
Cameroon 130 33 27.0
Bangladesh 131 27 26.0
Madagascar 132 34 26.0
Mozambique 133 35 26.0
Guatemala 134 22 25.0
Tajikistan 135 28 25.0
Guinea 136 36 25.0
Nigeria 137 37 24.0
Central African Republic 138 38 24.0
Lebanon 139 10 24.0
Honduras 140 23 23.0
Cambodia 141 29 23.0
Zimbabwe 142 39 23.0
Guinea-Bissau 143 40 21.0
Congo, Rep. 144 41 21.0
Comoros 145 42 20.0
Haiti 146 24 20.0
Chad 147 43 20.0
Nicaragua 148 25 20.0
Sudan 149 44 20.0
Burundi 150 45 19.0
Turkmenistan 151 30 19.0
Congo, Dem. Rep 152 46 19.0
Libya 153 47 17.0
Afghanistan 154 31 16.0
Yemen, Rep. 155 11 16.0
Brunei Darussalam 156 32


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