Lesotho: Monetary freedom

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Monetary freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 74.9
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 72.61
 Min - Max 65.3 - 77.1
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 72.61 points with a minimum of 65.3 points in 1996 and a maximum of 77.1 points in 2007. The latest value from 2023 is 74.9 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 176 countries is 72.44 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

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Lesotho - Monetary freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023

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.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 42 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 42 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 70 2023 points
 Business freedom 44 2023 points
 Labor freedom 58 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 74.90 2023 points
 Trade freedom 61 2023 points
 Investment freedom 55 2023 points
 Financial freedom 40 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 52 2023 index points
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