(measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Monetary freedom index (0-100)
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2020. The average value for the USA during that period was 81.47 points with a minimum of 75 points in 2013 and a maximum of 86.3 points in 2000.
The latest value from 2020 is 75.5 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 182
countries is 74.62 points.
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The Monetary Freedom index for the USA from The Heritage Foundation reflects the stability of prices in the USA and the use of price controls by the government. Price stability with minimal price controls is the ideal state for the free market.
Definition: The score for the Monetary freedom index is based on two factors: the weighted average inflation rate for the most recent three years and price controls. Higher index values denote price stability without microeconomic intervention.