USA: Monetary freedom

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 USA

Monetary freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 78
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2023
 Average 81.37
 Min - Max 75 - 86.3
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1995 to 2023. The average value for the USA during that period was 81.37 points with a minimum of 75 points in 2013 and a maximum of 86.3 points in 2000. The latest value from 2023 is 78 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 176 countries is 72.44 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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USA - Monetary freedom - recent values

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USA - Monetary freedom - historical chart - 1995-2023




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.


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 Property rights 95 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 73 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 0 2023 points
 Business freedom 84 2023 points
 Labor freedom 76 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 78.00 2023 points
 Trade freedom 75 2023 points
 Investment freedom 85 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 71 2023 index points
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