Iceland: Investment freedom

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 Iceland

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 80
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1997 - 2024
 Average 71
 Min - Max 50 - 85
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Iceland from 1997 to 2024. The average value for Iceland during that period was 71 points with a minimum of 50 points in 2006 and a maximum of 85 points in 2018. The latest value from 2024 is 80 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Iceland - Investment freedom - Recent values chart

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Iceland - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1997-2024




The Investment Freedom index for Iceland from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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 Property rights 97 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 84 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 11 2024 points
 Business freedom 87 2024 points
 Labor freedom 68 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 73.40 2024 points
 Trade freedom 81 2024 points
 Investment freedom 80 2024 points
 Financial freedom 70 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 71 2024 index points
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