Least Corrupt Countries 2020

Corruption is defined as dishonest or fraudulent behavior by someone in power. When talking about corruption in nations, this means that the government or other national leaders are corrupt, taking bribes, engaging in fraud, and being dishonest with the people the nation.

This is an unfortunate reality in many nations around the world. While there isn’t an exact way to measure corruption in a nation, there are several studies, reports, and other data that can be used to determine where corruption is most and least prevalent.

One of the best measures of corruption around the world is the Corruption Perceptions Index, which is published by Transparency International. As of November 2018, the latest report was published based on data from 2017. In this report, 180 countries were ranked and given a score out of 100 points. The nation’s that scored the highest were deemed the least corrupt.

At the top of the list is New Zealand, which received a score of 89 out of 100. Coming in right behind this nation as the second least corrupt was Denmark with a score of 88. There was a three-way tie for third place, with Norway, Switzerland, and Finland each scoring 85 out of 100 points.

Other nations that were ranked as the least corrupt are:

Flag Country Corruption Rank Corruption Score Population 2020
Denmark1885,792,202
New Zealand2874,822,233
Finland3855,540,720
Singapore3855,850,342
Sweden38510,099,265
Gabon4312,225,734
Norway7845,421,241
Netherlands88217,134,872
Canada98137,742,154
Luxembourg981625,978
Germany118083,783,942
United Kingdom118067,886,011
Australia137725,499,884
Hong Kong14767,496,981
Iceland1476341,243
Austria14769,006,398
Belgium177511,589,623
Estonia18731,326,535
Ireland18734,937,786
Japan1873126,476,461
France217265,273,511
United States2271331,002,651
United Arab Emirates23709,890,402
Uruguay23703,473,730
Barbados2568287,375
Bhutan2568771,608
Chile276719,116,201
Bahamas2965393,244
Portugal306410,196,709
Taiwan316323,816,775
Brunei3163437,479
Qatar33622,881,053
Israel34618,655,535
Botswana34612,351,627
Poland366037,846,611
Slovenia36602,078,938
Cyprus38591,207,359
Czech Republic385910,708,981
Lithuania38592,722,289
Georgia41583,989,167
Latvia41581,886,198
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines4158110,940
Spain415846,754,778
Cape Verde4557555,987
Dominica455771,986
South Korea455751,269,185
Costa Rica48565,094,118
Rwanda485612,952,218
Saint Lucia5055183,627
Malta5154441,543
Namibia52532,540,905
Grenada5352112,523
Oman53525,106,626
Mauritius56511,271,768
Slovakia57505,459,642
Jordan584910,203,134
Saudi Arabia584934,813,871
Croatia60484,105,267
Cuba614711,326,616
Malaysia614732,365,999
Romania614719,237,691
Hungary64469,660,351
Greece674510,423,054
Montenegro6745628,066
Senegal674516,743,927
Jamaica70442,961,167
Solomon Islands7044686,884
Morocco734336,910,560
South Africa734359,308,690
Suriname7343586,632
Tunisia734311,818,619
Bulgaria77426,948,445
Ghana784131,072,940
India78411,380,004,385
Kuwait78414,270,571
Lesotho78412,142,249
Trinidad And Tobago78411,399,488
Turkey784184,339,067
Burkina Faso784120,903,273
Benin854012,123,200
Argentina854045,195,774
China87391,439,323,776
Serbia87398,737,371
Bosnia And Herzegovina88383,280,819
Sri Lanka893821,413,249
Indonesia8938273,523,615
Gambia93372,416,668
Guyana9337786,552
Mongolia93373,278,290
Panama93374,314,767
Macedonia93372,083,374
Colombia993650,882,891
Bahrain99361,701,575
Philippines9936109,581,078
Thailand993669,799,978
Albania99362,877,797
Tanzania993659,734,218
Algeria1053543,851,044
El Salvador105356,486,205
Ivory Coast1053526,378,274
Armenia105352,963,243
Peru1053532,971,854
Brazil10535212,559,417
Egypt10535102,334,404
Zambia1053518,383,955
Ecuador1143417,643,054
Ethiopia11434114,963,588
Niger1143424,206,644
Moldova117334,033,963
Pakistan11733220,892,340
Vietnam1173397,338,579
Liberia120325,057,681
Malawi1203219,129,952
Mali1203220,250,833
Ukraine1203243,733,762
Djibouti12431988,000
Kazakhstan1243118,776,707
Maldives12431540,544
Dominican Republic1293010,847,910
Sierra Leone129307,976,983
Togo129308,278,724
Myanmar1322954,409,800
Honduras132299,904,607
Kyrgyzstan132296,524,195
Laos132297,275,560
Paraguay132297,132,538
Bolivia1322911,673,021
Guinea1382813,132,795
Iran1382883,992,949
Lebanon138286,825,445
Mexico13828128,932,753
Papua New Guinea138288,947,024
Guinea Bissau138281,968,001
Russia13828145,934,462
Comoros14427869,601
Guatemala1442717,915,568
Kenya1442753,771,296
Mauritania144274,649,658
Nigeria14427206,139,589
Central African Republic149264,829,767
Bangladesh14926164,689,383
Uganda1492645,741,007
Cameroon1522526,545,863
Azerbaijan1522510,139,177
Madagascar1522527,691,018
Nicaragua152256,624,554
Tajikistan152259,537,645
Eritrea157243,546,421
Mozambique1582331,255,435
Uzbekistan1582333,469,203
Zimbabwe1602214,862,924
Cambodia1612016,718,965
Haiti1612011,402,528
Turkmenistan161206,031,200
Chad1651916,425,864
Republic Of The Congo165195,518,087
Angola1651932,866,272
Iraq1681840,222,493
Venezuela1681828,435,940
Burundi1701711,890,784
Libya170176,871,292
Afghanistan1721638,928,346
Sudan1721643,849,260
North Korea1761425,778,816
Yemen1761429,825,964
South Sudan1781311,193,725
Syria1781317,500,658
Somalia1801015,893,222