Sao Tome and Principe: Investment freedom

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 60
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 2009 - 2024
 Average 54
 Min - Max 40 - 65
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Sao Tome and Principe from 2009 to 2024. The average value for Sao Tome and Principe during that period was 54 points with a minimum of 40 points in 2009 and a maximum of 65 points in 2017. The latest value from 2024 is 60 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Sao Tome and Principe - Investment freedom - Recent values chart

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Sao Tome and Principe - Investment freedom - historical chart - 2009-2024




The Investment Freedom index for Sao Tome and Principe from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 52 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 47 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 88 2024 points
 Business freedom 53 2024 points
 Labor freedom 42 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 60.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 65 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 30 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 61 2024 index points
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