Last reviewed 8 July 2020

The Corruptibility Index lists countries in order of their increasing degrees of corruptibility.

The rankings in the table below begin with the highest ranking of 1 meaning lowest level of corruption through to 180 meaning the highest level of corruption; this includes corruption in business, the police force and politics, etc. The list captures the informed views of businesspeople, analysts and experts in countries around the world.

Country

Rank

ISO3 code

Region

Denmark

1

DNK

WE/EU

New Zealand

1

NZL

AP

Finland

3

FIN

WE/EU

Singapore

4

SGP

AP

Sweden

4

SWE

WE/EU

Switzerland

4

CHE

WE/EU

Norway

7

NOR

WE/EU

Netherlands

8

NLD

WE/EU

Germany

9

DEU

WE/EU

Luxembourg

9

LUX

WE/EU

Iceland

11

ISL

WE/EU

Australia

12

AUS

AP

Austria

12

AUT

WE/EU

Canada

12

CAN

AME

United Kingdom

12

GBR

WE/EU

Hong Kong

16

HKG

AP

Belgium

17

BEL

WE/EU

Estonia

18

EST

WE/EU

Ireland

18

IRL

WE/EU

Japan

20

JPN

AP

United Arab Emirates

21

ARE

MENA

Uruguay

21

URY

AME

France

23

FRA

WE/EU

United States of America

23

USA

AME

Bhutan

25

BTN

AP

Chile

26

CHL

AME

Seychelles

27

SYC

SSA

Taiwan

28

TWN

AP

Bahamas

29

BHS

AME

Barbados

30

BRB

AME

Portugal

30

PRT

WE/EU

Qatar

30

QAT

MENA

Spain

30

ESP

WE/EU

Botswana

34

BWA

SSA

Brunei Darussalam

35

BRN

AP

Israel

35

ISR

MENA

Lithuania

35

LTU

WE/EU

Slovenia

35

SVN

WE/EU

Korea, South

39

KOR

AP

St Vincent and the Grenadines

39

VCT

AME

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

41

CPV

SSA

Cyprus

41

CYP

WE/EU

Poland

41

POL

WE/EU

Costa Rica

44

CRI

AME

Czech Republic

44

CZE

WE/EU

Georgia

44

GEO

ECA

Latvia

44

LVA

WE/EU

Dominica

48

DMA

AME

St Lucia

48

LCA

AME

Malta

50

MLT

WE/EU

Grenada

51

GRD

AME

Italy

51

ITA

WE/EU

Malaysia

51

MYS

AP

Rwanda

51

RWA

SSA

Saudi Arabia

51

SAU

MENA

Mauritius

56

MUS

SSA

Namibia

56

NAM

SSA

Oman

56

OMN

MENA

Slovakia

59

SVK

WE/EU

Cuba

60

CUB

AME

Greece

60

GRC

WE/EU

Jordan

60

JOR

MENA

Croatia

63

HRV

WE/EU

Sao Tome and Principe

64

STP

SSA

Vanuatu

64

VUT

AP

Argentina

66

ARG

AME

Belarus

66

BLR

ECA

Montenegro

66

MNE

ECA

Senegal

66

SEN

SSA

Hungary

70

HUN

WE/EU

Romania

70

ROU

WE/EU

South Africa

70

ZAF

SSA

Suriname

70

SUR

AME

Bulgaria

74

BGR

WE/EU

Jamaica

74

JAM

AME

Tunisia

74

TUN

MENA

Armenia

77

ARM

ECA

Bahrain

77

BHR

MENA

Solomon Islands

77

SLB

AP

Benin

80

BEN

SSA

China

80

CHN

AP

Ghana

80

GHA

SSA

India

80

IND

AP

Morocco

80

MAR

MENA

Burkina Faso

85

BFA

SSA

Guyana

85

GUY

AME

Indonesia

85

IDN

AP

Kuwait

85

KWT

MENA

Lesotho

85

LSO

SSA

Trinidad and Tobago

85

TTO

AME

Serbia

91

SRB

ECA

Turkey

91

TUR

ECA

Ecuador

93

ECU

AME

Sri Lanka

93

LKA

AP

Timor-Leste

93

TLS

AP

Colombia

96

COL

AME

Ethiopia

96

ETH

SSA

Gambia

96

GMB

SSA

Tanzania

96

TZA

SSA

Vietnam

96

VNM

AP

Bosnia and Herzegovina

101

BIH

ECA

Kosovo

101

KSV

ECA

Panama

101

PAN

AME

Peru

101

PER

AME

Thailand

101

THA

AP

Albania

106

ALB

ECA

Algeria

106

DZA

MENA

Brazil

106

BRA

AME

Côte d’Ivoire

106

CIV

SSA

Egypt

106

EGY

MENA

North Macedonia

106

MKD

ECA

Mongolia

106

MNG

AP

El Salvador

113

SLV

AME

Kazakhstan

113

KAZ

ECA

Nepal

113

NPL

AP

Philippines

113

PHL

AP

Eswatini

113

SWZ

SSA

Zambia

113

ZMB

SSA

Sierra Leone

119

SLE

SSA

Moldova

120

MDA

ECA

Niger

120

NER

SSA

Pakistan

120

PAK

AP

Bolivia

123

BOL

AME

Gabon

123

GAB

SSA

Malawi

123

MWI

SSA

Azerbaijan

126

AZE

ECA

Djibouti

126

DJI

SSA

Kyrgyzstan

126

KGZ

ECA

Ukraine

126

UKR

ECA

Guinea

130

GIN

SSA

Laos

130

LAO

AP

Maldives

130

MDV

AP

Mali

130

MLI

SSA

Mexico

130

MEX

AME

Myanmar

130

MMR

AP

Togo

130

TGO

SSA

Dominican Republic

137

DOM

AME

Kenya

137

KEN

SSA

Lebanon

137

LBN

MENA

Liberia

137

LBR

SSA

Mauritania

137

MRT

SSA

Papua New Guinea

137

PNG

AP

Paraguay

137

PRY

AME

Russia

137

RUS

ECA

Uganda

137

UGA

SSA

Angola

146

AGO

SSA

Bangladesh

146

BGD

AP

Guatemala

146

GTM

AME

Honduras

146

HND

AME

Iran

146

IRN

MENA

Mozambique

146

MOZ

SSA

Nigeria

146

NGA

SSA

Cameroon

153

CMR

SSA

Central African Republic

153

CAF

SSA

Comoros

153

COM

SSA

Tajikistan

153

TJK

ECA

Uzbekistan

153

UZB

ECA

Madagascar

158

MDG

SSA

Zimbabwe

158

ZWE

SSA

Eritrea

160

ERI

SSA

Nicaragua

161

NIC

AME

Cambodia

162

KHM

AP

Chad

162

TCD

SSA

Iraq

162

IRQ

MENA

Burundi

165

BDI

SSA

Congo (Congo-Brazzaville Republic)

165

COG

SSA

Turkmenistan

165

TKM

ECA

Democratic Republic of the Congo

168

COD

SSA

Guinea-Bissau

168

GNB

SSA

Haiti

168

HTI

AME

Libya

168

LBY

MENA

Korea, North

172

PRK

AP

Afghanistan

173

AFG

AP

Equatorial Guinea

173

GNQ

SSA

Sudan

173

SDN

SSA

Venezuela

173

VEN

AME

Yemen

177

YEM

MENA

Syria

178

SYR

MENA

South Sudan

179

SSD

SSA

Somalia

180

SOM

SSA

*The above content is taken from the Corruption Perceptions Index 2019, provided by Transparency International and licensed under CC BY-ND 4.0.

Key to region areas:

  • AP — Asia Pacific

  • WE/EU — Western Europe

  • AME — Americas

  • MENA — Middle East and North Africa

  • SSA — Sub-Saharan Africa

  • ECA — Europe and Central Asia