Last reviewed 4 August 2021

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

3

SGP

AP

Sweden

3

SWE

WE/EU

Switzerland

3

CHE

WE/EU

Norway

7

NOR

WE/EU

Netherlands

8

NLD

WE/EU

Germany

9

DEU

WE/EU

Luxembourg

9

LUX

WE/EU

Australia

11

AUS

AP

Canada

11

CAN

AME

Hong Kong

11

HKG

AP

United Kingdom

11

GBR

WE/EU

Austria

15

AUT

WE/EU

Belgium

15

BEL

WE/EU

Estonia

17

EST

WE/EU

Iceland

17

ISL

WE/EU

Japan

19

JPN

AP

Ireland

20

IRL

WE/EU

United Arab Emirates

21

ARE

MENA

Uruguay

21

URY

AME

France

23

FRA

WE/EU

Bhutan

24

BTN

AP

Chile

25

CHL

AME

United States of America

25

USA

AME

Seychelles

27

SYC

SSA

Taiwan

28

TWN

AP

Barbados

29

BRB

AME

Bahamas

30

BHS

AME

Qatar

30

QAT

MENA

Spain

32

ESP

WE/EU

Korea, South

33

KOR

AP

Portugal

33

PRT

WE/EU

Botswana

35

BWA

SSA

Brunei Darussalam

35

BRN

AP

Israel

35

ISR

MENA

Lithuania

35

LTU

WE/EU

Slovenia

35

SVN

WE/EU

St Vincent and the Grenadines

40

VCT

AME

Cabo Verde (Cape Verde)

41

CPV

SSA

Costa Rica

42

CRI

AME

Cyprus

42

CYP

WE/EU

Latvia

42

LVA

WE/EU

Georgia

45

GEO

ECA

Poland

45

POL

WE/EU

St Lucia

45

LCA

AME

Dominica

48

DMA

AME

Czech Republic

49

CZE

WE/EU

Oman

49

OMN

MENA

Rwanda

49

RWA

SSA

Grenada

52

GRD

AME

Italy

52

ITA

WE/EU

Malta

52

MLT

WE/EU

Mauritius

52

MUS

SSA

Saudi Arabia

52

SAU

MENA

Malaysia

57

MYS

AP

Namibia

57

NAM

SSA

Greece

59

GRC

WE/EU

Armenia

60

ARM

ECA

Jordan

60

JOR

MENA

Slovakia

60

SVK

WE/EU

Belarus

66

BLR

ECA

Croatia

63

HRV

WE/EU

Cuba

63

CUB

AME

Sao Tome and Principe

63

STP

SSA

Montenegro

67

MNE

ECA

Senegal

67

SEN

SSA

Bulgaria

69

BGR

WE/EU

Hungary

69

HUN

WE/EU

Jamaica

69

JAM

AME

Romania

69

ROU

WE/EU

South Africa

69

ZAF

SSA

Tunisia

69

TUN

MENA

Ghana

75

GHA

SSA

Maldives

75

MDV

AP

Vanuatu

75

VUT

AP

Argentina

78

ARG

AME

Bahrain

78

BHR

MENA

China

78

CHN

AP

Kuwait

78

KWT

MENA

Solomon Islands

78

SLB

AP

Benin

83

BEN

SSA

Guyana

83

GUY

AME

Lesotho

83

LSO

SSA

Burkina Faso

86

BFA

SSA

India

86

IND

AP

Morocco

86

MAR

MENA

Timor-Leste

86

TLS

AP

Trinidad and Tobago

86

TTO

AME

Turkey

86

TUR

ECA

Colombia

92

COL

AME

Ecuador

92

ECU

AME

Brazil

94

BRA

AME

Ethiopia

94

ETH

SSA

Kazakhstan

94

KAZ

ECA

Peru

94

PER

AME

Serbia

94

SRB

ECA

Sri Lanka

94

LKA

AP

Suriname

94

SUR

AME

Tanzania

94

TZA

SSA

Gambia

102

GMB

SSA

Indonesia

102

IDN

AP

Albania

104

ALB

ECA

Algeria

104

DZA

MENA

Côte d’Ivoire

104

CIV

SSA

El Salvador

104

SLV

AME

Kosovo

104

KSV

ECA

Thailand

104

THA

AP

Vietnam

104

VNM

AP

Bosnia and Herzegovina

111

BIH

ECA

Mongolia

111

MNG

AP

North Macedonia

111

MKD

ECA

Panama

111

PAN

AME

Moldova

120

MDA

ECA

Philippines

113

PHL

AP

Egypt

117

EGY

MENA

Eswatini

117

SWZ

SSA

Nepal

117

NPL

AP

Sierra Leone

117

SLE

SSA

Ukraine

117

UKR

ECA

Zambia

117

ZMB

SSA

Niger

123

NER

SSA

Bolivia

124

BOL

AME

Kenya

124

KEN

SSA

Kyrgyzstan

124

KGZ

ECA

Mexico

124

MEX

AME

Pakistan

124

PAK

AP

Azerbaijan

126

AZE

ECA

Gabon

129

GAB

SSA

Malawi

129

MWI

SSA

Mali

129

MLI

SSA

Russia

129

RUS

ECA

Laos

134

LAO

AP

Mauritania

134

MRT

SSA

Togo

134

TGO

SSA

Dominican Republic

137

DOM

AME

Guinea

137

GIN

SSA

Liberia

137

LBR

SSA

Myanmar

137

MMR

AP

Paraguay

137

PRY

AME

Angola

142

AGO

SSA

Djibouti

142

DJI

SSA

Papua New Guinea

142

PNG

AP

Uganda

142

UGA

SSA

Bangladesh

146

BGD

AP

Central African Republic

146

CAF

SSA

Uzbekistan

146

UZB

ECA

Cameroon

149

CMR

SSA

Guatemala

149

GTM

AME

Iran

149

IRN

MENA

Lebanon

149

LBN

MENA

Madagascar

149

MDG

SSA

Mozambique

149

MOZ

SSA

Nigeria

149

NGA

SSA

Tajikistan

149

TJK

ECA

Honduras

157

HND

AME

Zimbabwe

157

ZWE

SSA

Nicaragua

159

NIC

AME

Cambodia

160

KHM

AP

Chad

160

TCD

SSA

Comoros

160

COM

SSA

Eritrea

160

ERI

SSA

Iraq

160

IRQ

MENA

Afghanistan

165

AFG

AP

Burundi

165

BDI

SSA

Congo (Congo-Brazzaville Republic)

165

COG

SSA

Guinea-Bissau

165

GNB

SSA

Turkmenistan

165

TKM

ECA

Democratic Republic of the Congo

170

COD

SSA

Haiti

170

HTI

AME

Korea, North

170

PRK

AP

Libya

173

LBY

MENA

Equatorial Guinea

174

GNQ

SSA

Sudan

174

SDN

SSA

Venezuela

176

VEN

AME

Yemen

176

YEM

MENA

Syria

178

SYR

MENA

Somalia

179

SOM

SSA

South Sudan

179

SSD

SSA

*The above content is taken from the Corruption Perceptions Index 2020, 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.