Iran: Business freedom

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 Iran

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 38
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 54
 Min - Max 38 - 70
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Iran from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Iran during that period was 54 points with a minimum of 38 points in 2024 and a maximum of 70 points in 2010. The latest value from 2024 is 38 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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Iran - Business freedom - Recent values chart

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Iran - Business freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Business Freedom index for Iran 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 Iran 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).

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 Property rights 24 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 17 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 63 2024 points
 Business freedom 38 2024 points
 Labor freedom 49 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 38.20 2024 points
 Trade freedom 56 2024 points
 Investment freedom 5 2024 points
 Financial freedom 10 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 41 2024 index points
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