New Zealand: Economic freedom, overall index

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 New Zealand

Economic freedom, overall index (0-100)

 Latest value 79
 Year 2023
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 82
 Min - Max 78 - 84
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1996 to 2023. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 82 index points with a minimum of 78 index points in 1996 and a maximum of 84 index points in 2017. The latest value from 2023 is 79 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 174 countries is 59 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Economic freedom, overall index - recent values

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New Zealand - Economic freedom, overall index - historical chart - 1996-2023




Definition: The Overall index of economic freedom has ten components grouped into four broad categories: Rule of Law; Limited Government; Regulatory Efficiency and Open Markets. The overall economic freedom is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 represents the maximum freedom.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 88 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 97 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 72 2023 points
 Business freedom 89 2023 points
 Labor freedom 72 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 78.70 2023 points
 Trade freedom 90 2023 points
 Investment freedom 70 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 79 2023 index points
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