Worlddata.info
Money laundering

Corruption in Greece

The "Corruption Perceptions Index" for the public sector showed 50 points in Greece for 2020. The scale has a range from 0 to 100, in which corruption raises, the higher the number is. With this result Greece ranks 59th. So, compared to other countries it is slightly below average.

Compared to the previous year, in 2020 the level of corruption decreased a bit. In the long term, it has also declined moderately in recent years.

The United States are in 26th place with a score of 33. The ranking is led by Denmark with a value of 12. The sad last place is occupied by South Sudan (88 points).

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


Back to overview: Greece

Development of corruption in Greece 2003 - 2020


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 19,750 US$ annually, which puts it in the middle of the global comparison. The cost of living is in the unremarkable middle range, but does not indicate either great poverty or great prosperity.

Development of the corruption index in Greece 2003 - 2020

YearGreeceØ EuropeØ worldwide
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 2020, 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 50 points in 2020, 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.