* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Freedom from corruption index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 180 countries was 45 points. The highest value was in Denmark: 100 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 2 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Freedom from corruption, 2023 Global rank Available data
Denmark 100 1 1996 - 2024
Finland 98 2 1996 - 2024
New Zealand 97 3 1996 - 2024
Norway 96 4 1996 - 2024
Sweden 96 5 1995 - 2024
Switzerland 92 6 1996 - 2024
Netherlands 91 7 1996 - 2024
Singapore 91 8 1995 - 2024
Luxembourg 90 9 1996 - 2024
Germany 89 10 1995 - 2024
UK 86 11 1995 - 2024
Iceland 84 12 1997 - 2024
Australia 83 13 1995 - 2024
Canada 83 14 1995 - 2024
Estonia 83 15 1995 - 2024
Ireland 83 16 1995 - 2024
Austria 81 17 1995 - 2024
Belgium 81 18 1996 - 2024
Japan 81 19 1995 - 2024
Liechtenstein 81 20 2023 - 2024
Uruguay 77 21 1995 - 2024
France 76 22 1995 - 2024
Taiwan 76 23 1995 - 2024
USA 73 24 1995 - 2024
Bhutan 72 25 2009 - 2024
Chile 72 26 1995 - 2024
Seychelles 72 27 2009 - 2024
Lithuania 69 28 1996 - 2024
South Korea 69 29 1995 - 2024
UA Emirates 69 30 1996 - 2024
Barbados 68 31 1996 - 2024
Portugal 67 32 1995 - 2024
Spain 67 33 1995 - 2024
Bahamas 66 34 1995 - 2024
Latvia 65 35 1996 - 2024
Slovenia 65 36 1996 - 2024
Costa Rica 63 37 1995 - 2024
Georgia 63 38 1996 - 2024
Israel 63 39 1995 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 63 40 2009 - 2024
Brunei 62 41 2014 - 2024
Micronesia 62 42 2009 - 2024
Cape Verde 61 43 1996 - 2024
Italy 61 44 1995 - 2024
Czechia 60 45 1995 - 2024
Poland 60 46 1995 - 2024
Botswana 59 47 1995 - 2024
Cyprus 59 48 1996 - 2024
Saint Lucia 59 49 2009 - 2024
Samoa 59 50 1996 - 2024
Dominica 58 51 2009 - 2024
Mauritius 58 52 1999 - 2024
Qatar 58 53 1999 - 2024
Malta 57 54 1995 - 2024
Slovakia 57 55 1995 - 2024
Fiji 55 56 1995 - 2024
Greece 53 57 1995 - 2024
Namibia 53 58 1997 - 2024
Rwanda 53 59 1997 - 2024
Armenia 52 60 1996 - 2024
Kiribati 52 61 2009 - 2024
Malaysia 52 62 1995 - 2024
Croatia 51 63 1996 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 50 64 1996 - 2024
Jamaica 49 65 1995 - 2024
Oman 49 66 1995 - 2024
Jordan 48 67 1995 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 48 68 2009 - 2024
South Africa 48 69 1995 - 2024
Montenegro 47 70 2002 - 2024
Romania 47 71 1995 - 2024
Tunisia 47 72 1995 - 2024
Senegal 46 73 1996 - 2024
Vanuatu 46 74 2009 - 2024
Ghana 45 75 1995 - 2024
Hungary 45 76 1995 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 45 77 2009 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 45 78 1996 - 2024
Benin 44 79 1996 - 2024
Bulgaria 44 80 1995 - 2024
Kuwait 44 81 1996 - 2024
Argentina 43 82 1995 - 2024
Burkina Faso 43 83 1996 - 2024
Tonga 43 84 2009 - 2024
Belize 42 85 1995 - 2024
China 42 86 1995 - 2024
India 42 87 1995 - 2024
Lesotho 42 88 1996 - 2024
Colombia 41 89 1995 - 2024
Bahrain 40 90 1995 - 2024
Guyana 40 91 1995 - 2024
North Macedonia 40 92 2002 - 2024
Sri Lanka 40 93 1995 - 2024
Belarus 39 94 1995 - 2024
Brazil 39 95 1995 - 2024
Indonesia 39 96 1995 - 2024
Maldives 39 97 2009 - 2024
Morocco 39 98 1995 - 2024
Panama 39 99 1995 - 2024
Peru 39 100 1995 - 2024
Suriname 39 101 1996 - 2024
Serbia 38 102 2002 - 2024
Thailand 38 103 1995 - 2024
Cuba 37 104 1995 - 2024
Ecuador 37 105 1995 - 2024
Gambia 37 106 1997 - 2024
Kazakhstan 37 107 1998 - 2024
Malawi 37 108 1995 - 2024
Mongolia 37 109 1995 - 2024
Tanzania 37 110 1995 - 2024
Turkey 37 111 1995 - 2024
Albania 36 112 1995 - 2024
Moldova 36 113 1995 - 2024
Vietnam 36 114 1995 - 2024
El Salvador 35 115 1995 - 2024
Ethiopia 35 116 1995 - 2024
Ivory Coast 34 117 1995 - 2024
Nepal 34 118 1996 - 2024
Philippines 34 119 1995 - 2024
Sierra Leone 34 120 1995 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 33 121 1998 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 33 122 1995 - 2024
Swaziland 33 123 1995 - 2024
Niger 32 124 1996 - 2024
Papua N.G. 32 125 1996 - 2024
Mexico 31 126 1995 - 2024
Kenya 30 127 1995 - 2024
Paraguay 30 128 1995 - 2024
Togo 30 129 1999 - 2024
Zambia 30 130 1995 - 2024
Burma 29 131 1996 - 2024
Algeria 28 132 1995 - 2024
Bolivia 28 133 1995 - 2024
Egypt 28 134 1995 - 2024
Russia 28 135 1995 - 2024
Azerbaijan 27 136 1996 - 2024
Djibouti 27 137 1997 - 2024
Mali 27 138 1995 - 2024
Mozambique 27 139 1995 - 2024
Pakistan 27 140 1995 - 2024
Gabon 26 141 1995 - 2024
Liberia 26 142 2009 - 2024
Guatemala 25 143 1995 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 25 144 1998 - 2024
Uzbekistan 25 145 1998 - 2024
Guinea 24 146 1995 - 2024
Madagascar 24 147 1995 - 2024
Mauritania 24 148 1996 - 2024
Uganda 24 149 1995 - 2024
Angola 23 150 1995 - 2024
Bangladesh 23 151 1995 - 2024
Honduras 23 152 1995 - 2024
Lebanon 23 153 1996 - 2024
Nigeria 23 154 1995 - 2024
Cameroon 21 155 1995 - 2024
Laos 21 156 1996 - 2024
Comoros 20 157 2009 - 2024
Iran 20 158 1996 - 2024
Zimbabwe 20 159 1995 - 2024
G.-Bissau 19 160 1999 - 2024
Iraq 19 161 1996 - 2024
Nicaragua 18 162 1995 - 2024
Tajikistan 18 163 1998 - 2024
C.A. Republic 17 164 2002 - 2024
Haiti 16 165 1995 - 2024
Sudan 16 166 1995 - 2024
Cambodia 15 167 1997 - 2024
Afghanistan 13 168 2013 - 2024
Burundi 13 169 1997 - 2024
Chad 13 170 1997 - 2024
Libya 13 171 1996 - 2024
R. of Congo 13 172 1996 - 2024
DR Congo 12 173 1995 - 2024
Eritrea 12 174 2009 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 9 175 1999 - 2024
Turkmenistan 8 176 1998 - 2024
Syria 7 177 1996 - 2023
Venezuela 7 178 1995 - 2024
Yemen 7 179 1995 - 2024
North Korea 2 180 1995 - 2024



Definition: The score for the Freedom of corruption index is derived primarily from Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index. For countries that are not covered in the CPI the freedom from corruption score is determined by using information from internationally recognized and reliable sources. Higher index values denote lower level of corruption.

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