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:

Least Corrupt Countries 2020

Country Corruption Rank Corruption Score Population 2020
Denmark1885,792,202
New Zealand2874,822,233
Sweden38510,099,265
Singapore3855,850,342
Finland3855,540,720
Gabon4312,225,734
Norway7845,421,241
Netherlands88217,134,872
Canada98137,742,154
Luxembourg981625,978
Germany118083,783,942
United Kingdom118067,886,011
Australia137725,499,884
Austria14769,006,398
Hong Kong14767,496,981
Iceland1476341,243
Belgium177511,589,623
Japan1873126,476,461
Ireland18734,937,786
Estonia18731,326,535
France217265,273,511
United States2271331,002,651
United Arab Emirates23709,890,402
Uruguay23703,473,730
Bhutan2568771,608
Barbados2568287,375
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
Czech Republic385910,708,981
Lithuania38592,722,289
Cyprus38591,207,359
Spain415846,754,778
Georgia41583,989,167
Latvia41581,886,198
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines4158110,940
South Korea455751,269,185
Cape Verde4557555,987
Dominica455771,986
Rwanda485612,952,218
Costa Rica48565,094,118
Saint Lucia5055183,627
Malta5154441,543
Namibia52532,540,905
Oman53525,106,626
Grenada5352112,523
Mauritius56511,271,768
Slovakia57505,459,642
Saudi Arabia584934,813,871
Jordan584910,203,134
Croatia60484,105,267
Malaysia614732,365,999
Romania614719,237,691
Cuba614711,326,616
Hungary64469,660,351
Sao Tome And Principe6446219,159
Senegal674516,743,927
Greece674510,423,054
Montenegro6745628,066
Jamaica70442,961,167
Solomon Islands7044686,884
South Africa734359,308,690
Morocco734336,910,560
Tunisia734311,818,619
Suriname7343586,632
Bulgaria77426,948,445
India78411,380,004,385
Turkey784184,339,067
Ghana784131,072,940
Burkina Faso784120,903,273
Kuwait78414,270,571
Lesotho78412,142,249
Trinidad And Tobago78411,399,488
Argentina854045,195,774
Benin854012,123,200
China87391,439,323,776
Serbia87398,737,371
Bosnia And Herzegovina88383,280,819
Indonesia8938273,523,615
Sri Lanka893821,413,249
Panama93374,314,767
Mongolia93373,278,290
Gambia93372,416,668
Guyana9337786,552
Philippines9936109,581,078
Thailand993669,799,978
Tanzania993659,734,218
Colombia993650,882,891
Albania99362,877,797
Bahrain99361,701,575
Brazil10535212,559,417
Egypt10535102,334,404
Algeria1053543,851,044
Peru1053532,971,854
Ivory Coast1053526,378,274
Zambia1053518,383,955
El Salvador105356,486,205
Armenia105352,963,243
Timor Leste105351,318,445
Ethiopia11434114,963,588
Niger1143424,206,644
Ecuador1143417,643,054
Pakistan11733220,892,340
Vietnam1173397,338,579
Moldova117334,033,963
Ukraine1203243,733,762
Mali1203220,250,833
Malawi1203219,129,952
Liberia120325,057,681
Kazakhstan1243118,776,707
Djibouti12431988,000
Maldives12431540,544
Dominican Republic1293010,847,910
Togo129308,278,724
Sierra Leone129307,976,983
Myanmar1322954,409,800
Bolivia1322911,673,021
Honduras132299,904,607
Laos132297,275,560
Paraguay132297,132,538
Kyrgyzstan132296,524,195
Russia13828145,934,462
Mexico13828128,932,753
Iran1382883,992,949
Guinea1382813,132,795
Papua New Guinea138288,947,024
Lebanon138286,825,445
Guinea Bissau138281,968,001
Nigeria14427206,139,589
Kenya1442753,771,296
Guatemala1442717,915,568
Mauritania144274,649,658
Comoros14427869,601
Bangladesh14926164,689,383
Uganda1492645,741,007
Central African Republic149264,829,767
Madagascar1522527,691,018
Cameroon1522526,545,863
Azerbaijan1522510,139,177
Tajikistan152259,537,645
Nicaragua152256,624,554
Eritrea157243,546,421
Uzbekistan1582333,469,203
Mozambique1582331,255,435
Zimbabwe1602214,862,924
Cambodia1612016,718,965
Haiti1612011,402,528
Turkmenistan161206,031,200
Dr Congo1651989,561,403
Angola1651932,866,272
Chad1651916,425,864
Republic Of The Congo165195,518,087
Iraq1681840,222,493
Venezuela1681828,435,940
Burundi1701711,890,784
Libya170176,871,292
Sudan1721643,849,260
Afghanistan1721638,928,346
Yemen1761429,825,964
North Korea1761425,778,816
Syria1781317,500,658
South Sudan1781311,193,725
Somalia1801015,893,222