Kuwait: Financial freedom

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 Kuwait

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 60
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 53
 Min - Max 50 - 60
 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 53 points with a minimum of 50 points in 1996 and a maximum of 60 points in 2017. The latest value from 2024 is 60 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Kuwait - Financial freedom - recent values

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Kuwait - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Financial Freedom index for Kuwait from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.


 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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