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Quality of roads, 1(low) - 7(high), 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 14 countries was 3.93 points.The highest value was in the USA: 5.5 points and the lowest value was in Haiti: 2.1 points. The indicator is available from 2006 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: World Economic Forum
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Countries Roads quality, 2019 Global rank Available data
USA 5.5 1 2006 - 2019
Canada 5 2 2006 - 2019
Domin. Rep. 4.7 3 2006 - 2019
Mexico 4.5 4 2006 - 2019
Panama 4.5 5 2006 - 2019
El Salvador 4.2 6 2006 - 2019
Nicaragua 4.2 7 2006 - 2019
Honduras 4.1 8 2006 - 2019
Jamaica 3.9 9 2006 - 2019
Tr.&Tobago 3.7 10 2006 - 2019
Barbados 3.2 11 2006 - 2019
Costa Rica 3 12 2006 - 2019
Guatemala 2.4 13 2006 - 2019
Haiti 2.1 14 2011 - 2019


Definition: The Road quality indicator is one of the components of the Global Competitiveness Index published annually by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It represents an assessment of the quality of roads in a given country based on data from the WEF Executive Opinion Survey, a long-running and extensive survey tapping the opinions of over 14,000 business leaders in 144 countries. The road quality indicator score is based on only one question. The respondents are asked to rate the roads in their country of operation on a scale from 1 (underdeveloped) to 7 (extensive and efficient by international standards). The individual responses are aggregated to produce a country score.
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