Schmiergeld

A worldwide ranking of corruption

In 1995 the german professor Johann Graf Lambsdorff developed the "Corruption Perceptions Index" at the university of Passau. Corruption can be measured only in the fewest cases. If something is measured, then it is known. This would contradict the principle that corruption per se is illegal or at least unethical, and therefore under a certain level of secrecy.

For this reason the corruption index is based on investigations and surveys of 9 independent institutions. Both business people and analysts were asked about 176 countries worldwide for their assessment of corruption in the public sector. The index is published annually by Transparency International.
Rank CountryØ annual incomecorruption index
1Denmark56,730 $10
2New Zealand39,070 $10
3Finland44,730 $11
4Sweden54,630 $12
5Switzerland81,240 $14
6Norway82,330 $15
7Singapore51,880 $16
8Netherlands46,310 $17
9Canada43,660 $18
10Germany43,660 $19
11Luxembourg76,660 $19
12United Kingdom42,390 $19
13Australia54,420 $21
14Iceland56,990 $22
15Belgium41,860 $23
16Hong Kong43,240 $23
17Austria45,230 $25
18United States56,180 $26
19Ireland52,560 $27
20Japan38,000 $28
21Uruguay15,230 $29
22Estonia17,750 $30
23France38,950 $31
24Bahamas21,020 $34
25Chile13,530 $34
26United Arab Emirates40,480 $34
27Bhutan2,510 $35
28Israel36,190 $36
29Poland12,680 $38
30Portugal19,850 $38
31Barbados14,830 $39
32Qatar75,660 $39
33Slovenia21,660 $39
34Taiwann/a39
35Botswana6,610 $40
36Saint Lucia7,670 $40
37Saint Vincent and the Grenadines6,790 $40
38Cape Verde2,970 $41
39Dominica6,750 $41
40Lithuania14,770 $41
41Brunei38,520 $42
42Costa Rica10,840 $42
43Spain27,520 $42
44Georgia3,810 $43
45Latvia14,630 $43
46Grenada8,830 $44
47Cyprus23,680 $45
48Czech Republic17,570 $45
49Malta24,140 $45
50Mauritius9,760 $46
51Rwanda700 $46
52South Korea27,600 $47
53Namibia4,620 $48
54Slovakia16,810 $49
55Croatia12,110 $51
56Malaysia9,850 $51
57Hungary12,570 $52
58Jordan3,920 $52
59Romania9,470 $52
60Cuba6,570 $53
61Italy31,590 $53
62Sao Tome and Principe1,730 $54
63Saudi Arabia21,750 $54
64Montenegro6,970 $55
65Oman18,080 $55
66Senegal950 $55
67South Africa5,480 $55
68Suriname7,070 $55
69Greece18,960 $56
70Bahrain22,740 $57
71Ghana1,380 $57
72Burkina Faso640 $58
73Serbia5,280 $58
74Solomon Islands1,880 $58
75Bulgaria7,470 $59
76Kuwait41,680 $59
77Tunisia3,690 $59
78Turkey11,180 $59
79Belarus5,600 $60
80Brazil8,840 $60
81China8,260 $60
82India1,680 $60
83Albania4,250 $61
84Bosnia and Herzegovina4,880 $61
85Jamaica4,660 $61
86Lesotho1,210 $61
87Mongolia3,550 $62
88Panama12,140 $62
89Zambia1,300 $62
90Colombia6,320 $63
91Indonesia3,400 $63
92Liberia370 $63
93Morocco2,850 $63
94Macedonia4,980 $63
95Argentina11,960 $64
96Benin820 $64
97El Salvador3,920 $64
98Kosovo3,850 $64
99Maldives7,430 $64
100Sri Lanka3,780 $64
101Gabon7,210 $65
102Niger370 $65
103Peru5,950 $65
104Philippines3,580 $65
105Thailand5,640 $65
106Timor-Leste2,180 $65
107Trinidad and Tobago15,680 $65
108Algeria4,270 $66
109Ivory Coast1,520 $66
110Egypt3,460 $66
111Ethiopia660 $66
112Guyana4,250 $66
113Armenia3,760 $67
114Bolivia3,070 $67
115Vietnam2,050 $67
116Mali750 $68
117Pakistan1,510 $68
118Tanzania900 $68
119Togo540 $68
120Dominican Republic6,390 $69
121Ecuador5,820 $69
122Malawi320 $69
123Azerbaijan4,760 $70
124Djibouti1,030 $70
125Honduras2,150 $70
126Laos2,150 $70
127Mexico9,040 $70
128Moldova2,120 $70
129Paraguay4,070 $70
130Sierra Leone490 $70
131Iran6,530 $71
132Kazakhstan8,710 $71
133Nepal730 $71
134Russia9,720 $71
135Ukraine2,310 $71
136Guatemala3,790 $72
137Kyrgyzstan1,100 $72
138Lebanon7,680 $72
139Burma1,190 $72
140Nigeria2,450 $72
141Papua New Guinea2,160 $72
142Guinea490 $73
143Mauritania1,120 $73
144Mozambique480 $73
145Bangladesh1,330 $74
146Cameroon1,200 $74
147Gambia440 $74
148Kenya1,380 $74
149Madagascar400 $74
150Nicaragua2,050 $74
151Tajikistan1,110 $75
152Uganda660 $75
153Comoros760 $76
154Turkmenistan6,670 $78
155Zimbabwe940 $78
156Cambodia1,140 $79
157Democratic Republic of the Congo420 $79
158Uzbekistan2,220 $79
159Burundi280 $80
160Central African Republic370 $80
161Chad720 $80
162Haiti780 $80
163Republic of the Congo1,710 $80
164Angola3,440 $82
165Eritrea520 $82
166Iraq5,430 $83
167Venezuela11,760 $83
168Guinea-Bissau620 $84
169Afghanistan580 $85
170Libya6,030 $86
171Sudan2,140 $86
172Yemen1,040 $86
173Syria1,840 $87
174North Korean/a88
175South Sudan820 $89
176Somalian/a90