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These are the most powerful passports in the world

Posted by Evan Bartlett (@ev_bartlett) in news
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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.

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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:

*Prices converted to GBP on 1 February 2015


Swedish passport picture via robotpolisher


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