Cuba: Business freedom

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Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 42
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 28
 Min - Max 10 - 55
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Cuba from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Cuba during that period was 28 points with a minimum of 10 points in 2006 and a maximum of 55 points in 2003. The latest value from 2024 is 42 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 62 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Business Freedom index for Cuba from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Cuba in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 30 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 36 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 0 2024 points
 Business freedom 42 2024 points
 Labor freedom 20 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 20.30 2024 points
 Trade freedom 73 2024 points
 Investment freedom 10 2024 points
 Financial freedom 10 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 26 2024 index points
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