These are the most powerful passports in the world 2016

Citizens of Sweden are fortunate enough to have the most powerful passport in the world, according to a new study.

GoEuro assessed passports from 51 countries based on visa-free access across borders, pricing and the number of hours a citizen would need to work at minimum wage in order to afford their nation’s passport.

Although four other countries – Finland, Germany, the UK and US – have visa-free access to 174 countries across the globe, Swedish nationals would only need to work for one hour in order to afford their passport.

swedish passport

Citizens of Afghanistan meanwhile have the least powerful passport – with visa-free access to only 28 countries – while Liberians have to work for 278 hours before they can afford theirs.

Here are the world’s most powerful passports, ranked in order:

Rank Country Visa free countries Price Hours worked
1 Sweden 174 £28 1
2 Finland 174 £37 5
3 Germany 174 £45 7
4 UK 174 £73 11
5 USA 174 £89 19
6 Denmark 173 £65 3
7 Canada 173 £88 15
8 Spain 172 £20 5
9 Belgium 172 £50 8
10 Netherlands 172 £52 8
11 France 172 £66 9
12 Portugal 172 £50 19
13 Japan 172 £76 19
14 Italy 172 £89 23
15 Norway 171 £39 3
16 Austria 171 £58 5
17 Ireland 171 £62 9
18 Singapore 170 £40 8
19 Switzerland 170 £112 9
20 New Zealand 170 £76 10
21 Greece 169 £65 25
22 Australia 168 £136 15
23 Malaysia 166 £37 46
24 Iceland 165 £54 5
25 Czech Republic 162 £17 11
26 Hungary 162 £34 23
27 Slovakia 161 £25 15
28 Slovenia 160 £43 12
29 Latvia 158 £22 13
30 Poland 157 £25 13
31 Estonia 157 £38 21
32 Lithuania 157 £115 85
33 Bulgaria 149 £16 19
34 Romania 148 £50 56
35 Israel 147 £42 11
36 Brazil 146 £40 44
37 Croatia 138 £39 22
38 Mexico 133 £103 266
39 Taiwan 132 £27 11
40 Russia 100 £34 73
41 Turkey 100 £166 95
42 South Africa 97 £23 32
43 UAE 77 £9 2
44 Qatar 75 £18 6
45 Thailand 69 £20 27
46 Colombia 66 £38 46
47 China 52 £21 17
48 India 52 £16 87
49 Liberia 48 £33 278
50 Iraq 31 £13 3
51 Afghanistan 28 £69 183

*Prices converted to GBP on 1 February 2015

1538809_1014541461941509_555177147306598489_n

Advertisements