Switzerland: Financial freedom

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 Switzerland

Financial freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 90
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 85
 Min - Max 70 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Switzerland from 1996 to 2023. The average value for Switzerland during that period was 85 points with a minimum of 70 points in 1996 and a maximum of 90 points in 1997. The latest value from 2023 is 90 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 49 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Switzerland - Financial freedom - recent values

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Switzerland - Financial freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023




The Financial Freedom index for Switzerland from The Heritage Foundation measures the efficiency of the banking system and the interventions of the government into the financial system. A higher score means more efficient banking institutions and less government intervention.
Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 94 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 92 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 95 2023 points
 Business freedom 84 2023 points
 Labor freedom 61 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 85.10 2023 points
 Trade freedom 87 2023 points
 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 90 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 84 2023 index points
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