Samoa: Business freedom

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Business freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 64
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 71
 Min - Max 62 - 77
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Samoa from 1996 to 2024. The average value for Samoa during that period was 71 points with a minimum of 62 points in 2009 and a maximum of 77 points in 2016. The latest value from 2024 is 64 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 Samoa 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 Samoa 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 73 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 56 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 96 2024 points
 Business freedom 64 2024 points
 Labor freedom 71 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 73.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 67 2024 points
 Investment freedom 50 2024 points
 Financial freedom 30 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 67 2024 index points
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