Kuwait: Business freedom

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 Kuwait

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 56
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 67
 Min - Max 55 - 85
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Kuwait from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Kuwait during that period was 67 points with a minimum of 55 points in 2022 and a maximum of 85 points in 1996. The latest value from 2024 is 56 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 Kuwait 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 Kuwait 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 42 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 100 2024 points
 Business freedom 56 2024 points
 Labor freedom 53 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 67.90 2024 points
 Trade freedom 76 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 60 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 59 2024 index points
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