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These are the most powerful passports in the world

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:

*Prices converted to GBP on 1 February 2015


Swedish passport picture via robotpolisher


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