Lesotho: Monetary freedom

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 Lesotho

Monetary freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 72.80
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 72.62
 Min - Max 65.30 - 77.10
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 72.62 points with a minimum of 65.3 points in 1996 and a maximum of 77.1 points in 2007. The latest value from 2024 is 72.8 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 67.58 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Monetary freedom - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Monetary freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Monetary Freedom index for Lesotho from The Heritage Foundation reflects the stability of prices in Lesotho and the use of price controls by the government. Price stability with minimal price controls is the ideal state for the free market.
Definition: The score for the Monetary freedom index is based on two factors: the weighted average inflation rate for the most recent three years and price controls. Higher index values denote price stability without microeconomic intervention.

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 Property rights 43 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 64 2024 points
 Business freedom 44 2024 points
 Labor freedom 58 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 72.80 2024 points
 Trade freedom 61 2024 points
 Investment freedom 55 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2024 index points
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