Costa Rica: Financial freedom

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 Costa Rica

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 50
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 49
 Min - Max 40 - 50
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Costa Rica from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Costa Rica during that period was 49 points with a minimum of 40 points in 2007 and a maximum of 50 points in 1995. The latest value from 2024 is 50 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Costa Rica - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




The Financial Freedom index for Costa Rica from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.

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