Malawi: Monetary freedom

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 Malawi

Monetary freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 70.8
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 62.36
 Min - Max 38.6 - 72.6
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Malawi from 1995 to 2023. The average value for Malawi during that period was 62.36 points with a minimum of 38.6 points in 1997 and a maximum of 72.6 points in 2012. The latest value from 2023 is 70.8 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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Recent values chart
Malawi - Monetary freedom - recent values

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Malawi - Monetary freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




The Monetary Freedom index for Malawi from The Heritage Foundation reflects the stability of prices in Malawi 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 48 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 37 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 12 2023 points
 Business freedom 34 2023 points
 Labor freedom 57 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 70.80 2023 points
 Trade freedom 66 2023 points
 Investment freedom 50 2023 points
 Financial freedom 50 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 53 2023 index points
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