Nicaragua: Business freedom

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 Nicaragua

Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 52
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 55
 Min - Max 51 - 61
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Nicaragua from 1995 to 2024. The average value for Nicaragua during that period was 55 points with a minimum of 51 points in 2012 and a maximum of 61 points in 2016. The latest value from 2024 is 52 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 62 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The Business Freedom index for Nicaragua from The Heritage Foundation measures the ability to start, operate, and close a business. It reflects the overall burden of regulations and the efficiency of the government of Nicaragua in the regulatory process.
Definition: The Business freedom index is based on 10 indicators, using data from the World Bank’s Doing Business study: Starting a business-procedures (number), time (days), cost (% of income per capita), and minimum capital (% of income per capita); Obtaining a license—procedures (number), time (days), and cost (% of income per capita); Closing a business—time (years), cost (% of estate), and recovery rate (cents on the dollar).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 28 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 16 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 95 2024 points
 Business freedom 52 2024 points
 Labor freedom 47 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 66.50 2024 points
 Trade freedom 67 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 50 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 53 2024 index points
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