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USA: Monetary freedom index (0-100): For that indicator, The Heritage Foundation provides data for the USA from 1995 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 81.92 points with a minumum of 75 points in 2013 and a maximum of 86.3 points in 2000. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.