South Africa: Economic freedom, overall index

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 South Africa

Economic freedom, overall index (0-100)

 Latest value 55
 Year 2024
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1995 - 2024
 Average 62
 Min - Max 55 - 67
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for South Africa from 1995 to 2024. The average value for South Africa during that period was 62 index points with a minimum of 55 index points in 2024 and a maximum of 67 index points in 2003. The latest value from 2024 is 55 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 174 countries is 59 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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South Africa - Economic freedom, overall index - Recent values chart

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South Africa - Economic freedom, overall index - historical chart - 1995-2024




Definition: The Overall index of economic freedom has ten components grouped into four broad categories: Rule of Law; Limited Government; Regulatory Efficiency and Open Markets. The overall economic freedom is scored on a scale of 0 to 100, where 100 represents the maximum freedom.

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 Property rights 45 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 48 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 20 2024 points
 Business freedom 61 2024 points
 Labor freedom 72 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 74.50 2024 points
 Trade freedom 72 2024 points
 Investment freedom 40 2024 points
 Financial freedom 40 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 55 2024 index points
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