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Rule of law index (-2.5 weak; 2.5 strong), 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 193 countries was -0.04 points. The highest value was in Finland: 1.96 points and the lowest value was in Somalia: -2.29 points. The indicator is available from 1996 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Rule of law, 2022 Global rank Available data
Finland 1.96 1 1996 - 2022
Denmark 1.9 2 1996 - 2022
Singapore 1.78 3 1996 - 2022
Luxembourg 1.77 4 1996 - 2022
Norway 1.76 5 1996 - 2022
San Marino 1.75 6 1996 - 2022
Switzerland 1.75 7 1996 - 2022
New Zealand 1.73 8 1996 - 2022
Liechtenstein 1.72 9 1996 - 2022
Austria 1.71 10 1996 - 2022
Iceland 1.7 11 1996 - 2022
Sweden 1.69 12 1996 - 2022
Netherlands 1.66 13 1996 - 2022
Canada 1.57 14 1996 - 2022
Japan 1.56 15 1996 - 2022
Germany 1.53 16 1996 - 2022
Ireland 1.53 17 1996 - 2022
Australia 1.51 18 1996 - 2022
Andorra 1.49 19 1996 - 2022
Monaco 1.49 20 1996 - 2022
Estonia 1.43 21 1996 - 2022
UK 1.42 22 1996 - 2022
USA 1.37 23 1996 - 2022
Belgium 1.35 24 1996 - 2022
Aruba 1.28 25 2004 - 2022
Hong Kong 1.28 26 1996 - 2022
France 1.18 27 1996 - 2022
South Korea 1.16 28 1996 - 2022
Portugal 1.11 29 1996 - 2022
Czechia 1.1 30 1996 - 2022
Lithuania 1.06 31 1996 - 2022
Slovenia 0.97 32 1996 - 2022
Israel 0.95 33 1996 - 2022
Palau 0.95 34 1996 - 2022
Samoa 0.95 35 1996 - 2022
Brunei 0.93 36 1996 - 2022
Latvia 0.92 37 1996 - 2022
Qatar 0.92 38 1996 - 2022
UA Emirates 0.84 39 1996 - 2022
Tuvalu 0.81 40 1996 - 2022
Mauritius 0.8 41 1996 - 2022
Spain 0.8 42 1996 - 2022
Macao 0.79 43 1996 - 2022
Malta 0.79 44 1996 - 2022
Uruguay 0.77 45 1996 - 2022
Dominica 0.73 46 1996 - 2022
Bermuda 0.69 47 1996 - 2022
Chile 0.69 48 1996 - 2022
Micronesia 0.69 49 1996 - 2022
Bhutan 0.67 50 1996 - 2022
Saint Lucia 0.66 51 1996 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 0.64 52 1996 - 2022
Kiribati 0.62 53 1996 - 2022
Slovakia 0.62 54 1996 - 2022
Tonga 0.59 55 1996 - 2022
Cyprus 0.57 56 1996 - 2022
Malaysia 0.56 57 1996 - 2022
Grenada 0.55 58 1996 - 2022
Puerto Rico 0.53 59 1996 - 2022
Oman 0.5 60 1996 - 2022
Botswana 0.47 61 1996 - 2022
Seychelles 0.46 62 1996 - 2022
Bahrain 0.44 63 1996 - 2022
Costa Rica 0.44 64 1996 - 2022
Poland 0.43 65 1996 - 2022
Hungary 0.42 66 1996 - 2022
Namibia 0.4 67 1996 - 2022
Romania 0.4 68 1996 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 0.39 69 1996 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.37 70 1996 - 2022
Croatia 0.37 71 1996 - 2022
Barbados 0.36 72 1996 - 2022
Greece 0.33 73 1996 - 2022
Fiji 0.32 74 1996 - 2022
Vanuatu 0.32 75 1996 - 2022
Italy 0.3 76 1996 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 0.29 77 1996 - 2022
Kuwait 0.28 78 1996 - 2022
Jordan 0.22 79 1996 - 2022
Georgia 0.17 80 1996 - 2022
Rwanda 0.15 81 1996 - 2022
Bahamas 0.13 82 1996 - 2022
India 0.11 83 1996 - 2022
Thailand 0.07 84 1996 - 2022
South Africa 0.02 85 1996 - 2022
Maldives -0.03 86 1996 - 2022
China -0.04 87 1996 - 2022
Sri Lanka -0.06 88 1996 - 2022
Jamaica -0.07 89 1996 - 2022
Ghana -0.08 90 1996 - 2022
Domin. Rep. -0.09 91 1996 - 2022
Tunisia -0.09 92 1996 - 2022
North Macedonia -0.1 93 1996 - 2022
Bulgaria -0.11 94 1996 - 2022
Serbia -0.11 95 1996 - 2022
Montenegro -0.13 96 1998 - 2022
Suriname -0.13 97 1996 - 2022
Vietnam -0.16 98 1996 - 2022
Albania -0.17 99 1996 - 2022
Armenia -0.17 100 1996 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago -0.17 101 1996 - 2022
Indonesia -0.19 102 1996 - 2022
Mongolia -0.19 103 1996 - 2022
Morocco -0.2 104 1996 - 2022
Malawi -0.22 105 1996 - 2022
Solomon Isl. -0.24 106 1996 - 2022
Brazil -0.26 107 1996 - 2022
Egypt -0.26 108 1996 - 2022
Senegal -0.26 109 1996 - 2022
Moldova -0.29 110 1996 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. -0.31 111 1996 - 2022
Guyana -0.31 112 1996 - 2022
Kenya -0.32 113 1996 - 2022
Panama -0.36 114 1996 - 2022
Uganda -0.38 115 1996 - 2022
Colombia -0.43 116 1996 - 2022
Tanzania -0.44 117 1996 - 2022
Gambia -0.45 118 1996 - 2022
Nepal -0.45 119 1996 - 2022
Turkey -0.46 120 1996 - 2022
Kazakhstan -0.47 121 1996 - 2022
Argentina -0.48 122 1996 - 2022
Ivory Coast -0.48 123 1996 - 2022
Niger -0.48 124 1996 - 2022
Lesotho -0.49 125 1996 - 2022
Philippines -0.52 126 1996 - 2022
Zambia -0.52 127 1996 - 2022
Palestine -0.55 128 1996 - 2022
Peru -0.55 129 1996 - 2022
Togo -0.56 130 1996 - 2022
Paraguay -0.59 131 1996 - 2022
Bangladesh -0.6 132 1996 - 2022
Benin -0.6 133 1996 - 2022
Swaziland -0.6 134 1996 - 2022
Burkina Faso -0.61 135 1996 - 2022
S.T.&Principe -0.61 136 1996 - 2022
Azerbaijan -0.62 137 1996 - 2022
Ecuador -0.62 138 1996 - 2022
Ethiopia -0.62 139 1996 - 2022
Papua N.G. -0.62 140 1996 - 2022
Mauritania -0.66 141 1996 - 2022
Pakistan -0.67 142 1996 - 2022
Belize -0.72 143 1996 - 2022
El Salvador -0.74 144 1996 - 2022
Laos -0.81 145 1996 - 2022
Algeria -0.83 146 1996 - 2022
Sierra Leone -0.83 147 1996 - 2022
Gabon -0.84 148 1996 - 2022
Uzbekistan -0.85 149 1996 - 2022
Cambodia -0.87 150 1996 - 2022
Mexico -0.87 151 1996 - 2022
Nigeria -0.91 152 1996 - 2022
Liberia -0.92 153 1996 - 2022
Ukraine -0.92 154 1996 - 2022
Madagascar -0.94 155 1996 - 2022
Mali -1 156 1996 - 2022
Angola -1.02 157 1996 - 2022
Honduras -1.02 158 1996 - 2022
Iran -1.02 159 1996 - 2022
Mozambique -1.02 160 1996 - 2022
Cameroon -1.05 161 1996 - 2022
R. of Congo -1.09 162 1996 - 2022
Djibouti -1.1 163 1996 - 2022
Guinea -1.1 164 1996 - 2022
Lebanon -1.1 165 1996 - 2022
Guatemala -1.13 166 1996 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan -1.15 167 1996 - 2022
Russia -1.2 168 1996 - 2022
Belarus -1.22 169 1996 - 2022
Zimbabwe -1.24 170 1996 - 2022
Sudan -1.26 171 1996 - 2022
Tajikistan -1.26 172 1996 - 2022
Burundi -1.28 173 1996 - 2022
Bolivia -1.3 174 1996 - 2022
Comoros -1.31 175 1996 - 2022
Nicaragua -1.31 176 1996 - 2022
Chad -1.37 177 1996 - 2022
Haiti -1.38 178 1996 - 2022
Eq. Guinea -1.41 179 1996 - 2022
G.-Bissau -1.45 180 1996 - 2022
Turkmenistan -1.49 181 1996 - 2022
Burma -1.53 182 1996 - 2022
Afghanistan -1.66 183 1996 - 2022
North Korea -1.66 184 1996 - 2022
DR Congo -1.67 185 1996 - 2022
C.A. Republic -1.7 186 1996 - 2022
Iraq -1.75 187 1996 - 2022
Eritrea -1.77 188 1996 - 2022
Libya -1.8 189 1996 - 2022
Yemen -1.85 190 1996 - 2022
Syria -2.07 191 1996 - 2022
Venezuela -2.2 192 1996 - 2022
Somalia -2.29 193 1996 - 2022



Definition: The index for Rule of Law captures perceptions of the extent to which agents have confidence in and abide by the rules of society, and in particular the quality of contract enforcement, property rights, the police, and the courts, as well as the likelihood of crime and violence.

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