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Corruption in Greece

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 48 points in Greece for 2022. The scale has a range from 0 to 100. The more corruption rises, the higher the number is. With this result Greece ranks 52nd. So, compared to other countries, it is at an average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2022, the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has also declined moderately in recent years.

The United States are in 24th place with a score of 31. The ranking is led by Denmark, with a value of 10. The sad last place is occupied by Somalia (88 points).

You can find the complete country comparison here: International Ranking of Corruption


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Corruption in Greece 2003 - 2022


The causes of corruption lie in part in political and cultural reasons. Ineffective law enforcement may further promote it. It is striking that it is regularly lower in democratically governed countries (form of government in Greece: Parliamentary republic). Similarly, higher corruption occurs predominantly in low-income countries. In Greece, per capita income is 20,000 USD annually, which puts it in the middle of the global comparison. The above-average cost of living also indicates a comparatively prosperous country.

Development of the corruption index in Greece 2003 - 2022

YearGreeceØ EuropeØ worldwide
20224841.357.0
20215141.056.8
20205041.256.7
20195240.656.8
20185540.356.9
20175240.256.9
20165640.857.1
20155440.557.5
20145741.656.8
20136042.257.4
20126442.456.8
20116644.159.7
20106544.059.9
20096242.859.7
20085342.359.8
20075441.660.1
20065641.459.1
20055741.259.1
20045741.658.3
20035742.057.6


Note on the Corruption Perceptions Index

Money launderingThe data is determined annually by Transparency International. In 2022, the index was calculated for 180 countries from all continents. The original index shows the figures exactly the other way round and assigns higher values for lower corruption. So the official score for Greece is 52 points in 2022, which would actually make it an anti-corruption index because as the score increases, corruption decreases. These numbers have been inverted here for better comprehensibility and easier visual acquisition of the graphs.

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