Germany: Fiscal freedom

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 Germany

Fiscal freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 72
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 57
 Min - Max 33 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Germany from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Germany during that period was 57 points with a minimum of 33 points in 1995 and a maximum of 90 points in 2022. The latest value from 2024 is 72 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 52 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Germany - Fiscal freedom - Recent values chart

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Germany - Fiscal freedom - historical chart - 1995-2024




The Fiscal Freedom index for Germany from The Heritage Foundation reflects the tax burden imposed by the government, including the direct taxes on individuals and corporations and the overall amount of tax revenue as a a share of GDP.
Definition: The Fiscal freedom index measures the tax burden imposed by government. It is composed of three quantitative factors: the top marginal tax rate on individual income, the top marginal tax rate on corporate income, and the total tax burden as a percentage of GDP.

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