Least Corrupt Countries 2021

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Corruption is defined as dishonest or fraudulent behavior by someone in power. When talking about corruption in nations, the government or other national leaders are corrupt, taking bribes, engaging in fraud, and being dishonest with the people of the nation. Unfortunately, corruption is relatively more common in low-income countries.

This is an unfortunate reality in many nations around the world. While there isn’t an exact way to measure corruption in a nation, several studies, reports, and other data 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 nations that scored the highest were deemed the least corrupt.

At the top of the list is New Zealand and Denmark, which both received a score of 87 out of 100. Finland follows with 86, and then Switzerland, Sweden, and Singapore are tied with a score of 85.

Other nations that were ranked as the least corrupt are:

Least Corrupt Countries 2021

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Least Corrupt Countries 2021

Country Corruption Rank Corruption Score Population 2021
Denmark1885,813,298
New Zealand2874,860,643
Sweden38510,160,169
Singapore3855,896,686
Finland3855,548,360
Gabon4312,278,825
Norway7845,465,630
Netherlands88217,173,099
Canada98138,067,903
Luxembourg981634,814
Germany118083,900,473
United Kingdom118068,207,116
Australia137725,788,215
Austria14769,043,070
Hong Kong14767,552,810
Iceland1476343,353
Belgium177511,632,326
Japan1873126,050,804
Ireland18734,982,907
Estonia18731,325,185
France217265,426,179
United States2271332,915,073
United Arab Emirates23709,991,089
Uruguay23703,485,151
Bhutan2568779,898
Barbados2568287,711
Chile276719,212,361
Bahamas2965396,913
Portugal306410,167,925
Taiwan316323,855,010
Brunei3163441,532
Qatar33622,930,528
Israel34618,789,774
Botswana34612,397,241
Poland366037,797,005
Slovenia36602,078,724
Czech Republic385910,724,555
Lithuania38592,689,862
Cyprus38591,215,584
Spain415846,745,216
Georgia41583,979,765
Latvia41581,866,942
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines4158111,263
South Korea455751,305,186
Cape Verde4557561,898
Dominica455772,167
Rwanda485613,276,513
Costa Rica48565,139,052
Saint Lucia5055184,400
Malta5154442,784
Namibia52532,587,344
Oman53525,223,375
Grenada5352113,021
Mauritius56511,273,433
Slovakia57505,460,721
Saudi Arabia584935,340,683
Jordan584910,269,021
Croatia60484,081,651
Malaysia614732,776,194
Romania614719,127,774
Cuba614711,317,505
Hungary64469,634,164
Sao Tome And Principe6446223,368
Senegal674517,196,301
Greece674510,370,744
Montenegro6745628,053
Jamaica70442,973,463
Solomon Islands7044703,996
South Africa734360,041,994
Morocco734337,344,795
Tunisia734311,935,766
Suriname7343591,800
Bulgaria77426,896,663
India78411,393,409,038
Turkey784185,042,738
Ghana784131,732,129
Burkina Faso784121,497,096
Kuwait78414,328,550
Lesotho78412,159,079
Trinidad And Tobago78411,403,375
Argentina854045,605,826
Benin854012,451,040
China87391,444,216,107
Serbia87398,697,550
Bosnia And Herzegovina88383,263,466
Indonesia8938276,361,783
Sri Lanka893821,497,310
Panama93374,381,579
Mongolia93373,329,289
Gambia93372,486,945
Guyana9337790,326
Philippines9936111,046,913
Thailand993669,950,850
Tanzania993661,498,437
Colombia993651,265,844
Albania99362,872,933
Bahrain99361,748,296
Brazil10535213,993,437
Egypt10535104,258,327
Algeria1053544,616,624
Peru1053533,359,418
Ivory Coast1053527,053,629
Zambia1053518,920,651
El Salvador105356,518,499
Armenia105352,968,127
Timor Leste105351,343,873
Ethiopia11434117,876,227
Niger1143425,130,817
Ecuador1143417,888,475
Pakistan11733225,199,937
Vietnam1173398,168,833
Moldova117334,024,019
Ukraine1203243,466,819
Mali1203220,855,735
Malawi1203219,647,684
Liberia120325,180,203
Kazakhstan1243118,994,962
Djibouti124311,002,187
Maldives12431543,617
Dominican Republic1293010,953,703
Togo129308,478,250
Sierra Leone129308,141,343
Myanmar1322954,806,012
Bolivia1322911,832,940
Honduras1322910,062,991
Laos132297,379,358
Paraguay132297,219,638
Kyrgyzstan132296,628,356
Russia13828145,912,025
Mexico13828130,262,216
Iran1382885,028,759
Guinea1382813,497,244
Papua New Guinea138289,119,010
Lebanon138286,769,146
Guinea Bissau138282,015,494
Nigeria14427211,400,708
Kenya1442754,985,698
Guatemala1442718,249,860
Mauritania144274,775,119
Comoros14427888,451
Bangladesh14926166,303,498
Uganda1492647,123,531
Central African Republic149264,919,981
Madagascar1522528,427,328
Cameroon1522527,224,265
Azerbaijan1522510,223,342
Tajikistan152259,749,627
Nicaragua152256,702,385
Eritrea157243,601,467
Uzbekistan1582333,935,763
Mozambique1582332,163,047
Zimbabwe1602215,092,171
Cambodia1612016,946,438
Haiti1612011,541,685
Turkmenistan161206,117,924
Dr Congo1651992,377,993
Angola1651933,933,610
Chad1651916,914,985
Republic Of The Congo165195,657,013
Iraq1681841,179,350
Venezuela1681828,704,954
Burundi1701712,255,433
Libya170176,958,532
Sudan1721644,909,353
Afghanistan1721639,835,428
Yemen1761430,490,640
North Korea1761425,887,041
Syria1781318,275,702
South Sudan1781311,381,378
Somalia1801016,359,504

Least Corrupt Countries 2021