Ranking of countries by the extent of corruption

Ranking of countries by the extent of corruption

Transparency International has published a ranking of countries according to the extent of corruption. It turned out that there is virtually no corruption in core Europe, but it's widespread in Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East, according to ee24.com citing transparency.org.

Each of 177 countries has received from 0 to 100 points. Following countries became the leaders of ranking: Denmark and New Zealand (both got 91 points), Finland, Sweden, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Luxembourg, Germany, Iceland and the United Kingdom. Buyers of real estate in Finland or Sweden can be sure that they will never face corruption and bureaucratic arbitrariness.

Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Libya, Sudan, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and North Korea (the last three got 8 points each) are outsiders of ranking.

Russia got 28 points and was ranked 127 out of 175 positions. Pakistan, Azerbaijan and Lebanon got 28 points too. In comparison with Russia, there is less corruption in Belarus (29 points) and more in Ukraine (25 points). Other countries of BRICS (Brazil, India, China, South Africa) are much less corrupted than Russia.