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
1
Denmark
56,730 $90
2
New Zealand
39,070 $90
3
Finland
44,730 $89
4
Sweden
54,630 $88
5
Switzerland
81,240 $86
6
Norway
82,330 $85
7
Singapore
51,880 $84
8
Netherlands
46,310 $83
9
Canada
43,660 $82
10
Germany
43,660 $81
11
Luxembourg
76,660 $81
12
United Kingdom
42,390 $81
13
Australia
54,420 $79
14
Iceland
56,990 $78
15
Belgium
41,860 $77
16
Hong Kong
43,240 $77
17
Austria
45,230 $75
18
United States
56,180 $74
19
Ireland
52,560 $73
20
Japan
38,000 $72
21
Uruguay
15,230 $71
22
Estonia
17,750 $70
23
France
38,950 $69
24
Bahamas
21,020 $66
25
Chile
13,530 $66
26
United Arab Emirates
40,480 $66
27
Bhutan
2,510 $65
28
Israel
36,190 $64
29
Poland
12,680 $62
30
Portugal
19,850 $62
31
Barbados
14,830 $61
32
Qatar
75,660 $61
33
Slovenia
21,660 $61
34
Taiwan
n/a61
35
Botswana
6,610 $60
36
Saint Lucia
7,670 $60
37
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
6,790 $60
38
Cape Verde
2,970 $59
39
Dominica
6,750 $59
40
Lithuania
14,770 $59
41
Brunei
38,520 $58
42
Costa Rica
10,840 $58
43
Spain
27,520 $58
44
Georgia
3,810 $57
45
Latvia
14,630 $57
46
Grenada
8,830 $56
47
Cyprus
23,680 $55
48
Czech Republic
17,570 $55
49
Malta
24,140 $55
50
Mauritius
9,760 $54
51
Rwanda
700 $54
52
South Korea
27,600 $53
53
Namibia
4,620 $52
54
Slovakia
16,810 $51
55
Croatia
12,110 $49
56
Malaysia
9,850 $49
57
Hungary
12,570 $48
58
Jordan
3,920 $48
59
Romania
9,470 $48
60
Cuba
6,570 $47
61
Italy
31,590 $47
62
Sao Tome and Principe
1,730 $46
63
Saudi Arabia
21,750 $46
64
Montenegro
6,970 $45
65
Oman
18,080 $45
66
Senegal
950 $45
67
South Africa
5,480 $45
68
Suriname
7,070 $45
69
Greece
18,960 $44
70
Bahrain
22,750 $43
71
Ghana
1,380 $43
72
Burkina Faso
640 $42
73
Serbia
5,280 $42
74
Solomon Islands
1,880 $42
75
Bulgaria
7,470 $41
76
Kuwait
41,680 $41
77
Tunisia
3,690 $41
78
Turkey
11,180 $41
79
Belarus
5,600 $40
80
Brazil
8,840 $40
81
China
8,260 $40
82
India
1,680 $40
83
Albania
4,250 $39
84
Bosnia and Herzegovina
4,880 $39
85
Jamaica
4,660 $39
86
Lesotho
1,210 $39
87
Mongolia
3,550 $38
88
Panama
12,140 $38
89
Zambia
1,300 $38
90
Colombia
6,320 $37
91
Indonesia
3,400 $37
92
Liberia
370 $37
93
Morocco
2,850 $37
94
Macedonia
4,980 $37
95
Argentina
11,960 $36
96
Benin
820 $36
97
El Salvador
3,920 $36
98
Kosovo
n/a36
99
Maldives
7,430 $36
100
Sri Lanka
3,780 $36
101
Gabon
7,210 $35
102
Niger
370 $35
103
Peru
5,950 $35
104
Philippines
3,580 $35
105
Thailand
5,640 $35
106
Timor-Leste
2,180 $35
107
Trinidad and Tobago
15,680 $35
108
Algeria
4,270 $34
109
Ivory Coast
1,520 $34
110
Egypt
3,460 $34
111
Ethiopia
660 $34
112
Guyana
4,250 $34
113
Armenia
3,760 $33
114
Bolivia
3,070 $33
115
Vietnam
2,050 $33
116
Mali
750 $32
117
Pakistan
1,510 $32
118
Tanzania
900 $32
119
Togo
540 $32
120
Dominican Republic
6,390 $31
121
Ecuador
5,820 $31
122
Malawi
320 $31
123
Azerbaijan
4,760 $30
124
Djibouti
1,030 $30
125
Honduras
2,150 $30
126
Laos
2,150 $30
127
Mexico
9,040 $30
128
Moldova
2,120 $30
129
Paraguay
4,070 $30
130
Sierra Leone
490 $30
131
Iran
6,530 $29
132
Kazakhstan
8,710 $29
133
Nepal
730 $29
134
Russia
9,720 $29
135
Ukraine
2,310 $29
136
Guatemala
3,790 $28
137
Kyrgyzstan
1,100 $28
138
Lebanon
7,680 $28
139
Burma
1,190 $28
140
Nigeria
2,450 $28
141
Papua New Guinea
2,160 $28
142
Guinea
490 $27
143
Mauritania
1,120 $27
144
Mozambique
480 $27
145
Bangladesh
1,330 $26
146
Cameroon
1,200 $26
147
Gambia
440 $26
148
Kenya
1,380 $26
149
Madagascar
400 $26
150
Nicaragua
2,050 $26
151
Tajikistan
1,110 $25
152
Uganda
660 $25
153
Comoros
760 $24
154
Turkmenistan
6,670 $22
155
Zimbabwe
940 $22
156
Cambodia
1,140 $21
157
Democratic Republic of the Congo
420 $21
158
Uzbekistan
2,220 $21
159
Burundi
280 $20
160
Central African Republic
370 $20
161
Chad
720 $20
162
Haiti
780 $20
163
Republic of the Congo
1,710 $20
164
Angola
3,440 $18
165
Eritrea
520 $18
166
Iraq
5,430 $17
167
Venezuela
11,760 $17
168
Guinea-Bissau
620 $16
169
Afghanistan
580 $15
170
Libya
6,030 $14
171
Sudan
2,140 $14
172
Yemen
1,040 $14
173
Syria
1,840 $13
174
North Korea
n/a12
175
South Sudan
820 $11
176
Somalia
n/a10