New Zealand: Fiscal freedom

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 New Zealand

Fiscal freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 72
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 68
 Min - Max 61 - 88
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1996 to 2024. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 68 points with a minimum of 61 points in 2007 and a maximum of 88 points in 2022. The latest value from 2024 is 72 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 52 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Fiscal freedom - recent values

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New Zealand - Fiscal freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Fiscal Freedom index for New Zealand from The Heritage Foundation reflects the tax burden imposed by the government, including the direct taxes on individuals and corporations and the overall amount of tax revenue as a a share of GDP.
Definition: The Fiscal freedom index measures the tax burden imposed by government. It is composed of three quantitative factors: the top marginal tax rate on individual income, the top marginal tax rate on corporate income, and the total tax burden as a percentage of GDP.


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 Property rights 87 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 96 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 72 2024 points
 Business freedom 88 2024 points
 Labor freedom 70 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 74.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 90 2024 points
 Investment freedom 70 2024 points
 Financial freedom 80 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 78 2024 index points
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