New Zealand: Monetary freedom

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 New Zealand

Monetary freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 74.6
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 85.37
 Min - Max 74.6 - 91.2
 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 85.37 points with a minimum of 74.6 points in 2024 and a maximum of 91.2 points in 2001. The latest value from 2024 is 74.6 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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New Zealand - Monetary freedom - recent values

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

The Monetary Freedom index for New Zealand from The Heritage Foundation reflects the stability of prices in New Zealand 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 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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