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Economic freedom, overall index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 174 countries was 59 index points. The highest value was in Singapore: 84 index points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 3 index points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Economic freedom, overall index, 2023 Global rank Available data
Singapore 84 1 1995 - 2024
Switzerland 84 2 1996 - 2024
Ireland 82 3 1995 - 2024
Taiwan 81 4 1995 - 2024
Estonia 79 5 1995 - 2024
New Zealand 79 6 1996 - 2024
Denmark 78 7 1996 - 2024
Luxembourg 78 8 1996 - 2024
Netherlands 78 9 1996 - 2024
Sweden 78 10 1995 - 2024
Finland 77 11 1996 - 2024
Norway 77 12 1996 - 2024
Australia 75 13 1995 - 2024
Canada 74 14 1995 - 2024
Germany 74 15 1995 - 2024
South Korea 74 16 1995 - 2024
Latvia 73 17 1996 - 2024
Cyprus 72 18 1996 - 2024
Czechia 72 19 1995 - 2024
Iceland 72 20 1997 - 2024
Lithuania 72 21 1996 - 2024
Austria 71 22 1995 - 2024
Chile 71 23 1995 - 2024
Mauritius 71 24 1999 - 2024
UA Emirates 71 25 1996 - 2024
USA 71 26 1995 - 2024
Barbados 70 27 1996 - 2024
Portugal 70 28 1995 - 2024
UK 70 29 1995 - 2024
Uruguay 70 30 1995 - 2024
Bulgaria 69 31 1995 - 2024
Georgia 69 32 1996 - 2024
Israel 69 33 1995 - 2024
Japan 69 34 1995 - 2024
Qatar 69 35 1999 - 2024
Slovakia 69 36 1995 - 2024
Slovenia 69 37 1996 - 2024
Jamaica 68 38 1995 - 2024
Malta 68 39 1995 - 2024
Poland 68 40 1995 - 2024
Samoa 68 41 1996 - 2024
Belgium 67 42 1996 - 2024
Costa Rica 67 43 1995 - 2024
Malaysia 67 44 1995 - 2024
Peru 67 45 1995 - 2024
Brunei 66 46 2014 - 2024
Cape Verde 66 47 1996 - 2024
Croatia 66 48 1996 - 2024
Albania 65 49 1995 - 2024
Armenia 65 50 1996 - 2024
Botswana 65 51 1995 - 2024
Romania 65 52 1995 - 2024
Spain 65 53 1995 - 2024
France 64 54 1995 - 2024
Hungary 64 55 1995 - 2024
Indonesia 64 56 1995 - 2024
North Macedonia 64 57 2002 - 2024
Panama 64 58 1995 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 64 59 2009 - 2024
Serbia 64 60 2002 - 2024
Bahamas 63 61 1995 - 2024
Bahrain 63 62 1995 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 63 63 1998 - 2024
Colombia 63 64 1995 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 63 65 1995 - 2024
Guatemala 63 66 1995 - 2024
Mexico 63 67 1995 - 2024
Micronesia 63 68 2009 - 2024
Italy 62 69 1995 - 2024
Kazakhstan 62 70 1998 - 2024
Mongolia 62 71 1995 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 62 72 2009 - 2024
Vanuatu 62 73 2009 - 2024
Vietnam 62 74 1995 - 2024
Azerbaijan 61 75 1996 - 2024
Montenegro 61 76 2002 - 2024
Paraguay 61 77 1995 - 2024
Saint Lucia 61 78 2009 - 2024
Thailand 61 79 1995 - 2024
Belize 60 80 1995 - 2024
Benin 60 81 1996 - 2024
Dominica 60 82 2009 - 2024
Ivory Coast 60 83 1995 - 2024
Seychelles 60 84 2009 - 2024
Tanzania 60 85 1995 - 2024
Tonga 60 86 2009 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 60 87 1996 - 2024
Bhutan 59 88 2009 - 2024
Honduras 59 89 1995 - 2024
Jordan 59 90 1995 - 2024
Kiribati 59 91 2009 - 2024
Madagascar 59 92 1995 - 2024
Moldova 59 93 1995 - 2024
Oman 59 94 1995 - 2024
Philippines 59 95 1995 - 2024
Fiji 58 96 1995 - 2024
Gambia 58 97 1997 - 2024
Ghana 58 98 1995 - 2024
Morocco 58 99 1995 - 2024
Namibia 58 100 1997 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 58 101 1996 - 2024
Senegal 58 102 1996 - 2024
Cambodia 57 103 1997 - 2024
Greece 57 104 1995 - 2024
Guyana 57 105 1995 - 2024
Kuwait 57 106 1996 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 57 107 2009 - 2024
Turkey 57 108 1995 - 2024
Uzbekistan 57 109 1998 - 2024
Burkina Faso 56 110 1996 - 2024
Djibouti 56 111 1997 - 2024
El Salvador 56 112 1995 - 2024
Gabon 56 113 1995 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 56 114 1998 - 2024
South Africa 56 115 1995 - 2024
Ecuador 55 116 1995 - 2024
Mali 55 117 1995 - 2024
Mauritania 55 118 1996 - 2024
Nicaragua 55 119 1995 - 2024
Swaziland 55 120 1995 - 2024
Togo 55 121 1999 - 2024
Bangladesh 54 122 1995 - 2024
Brazil 54 123 1995 - 2024
Comoros 54 124 2009 - 2024
Niger 54 125 1996 - 2024
Nigeria 54 126 1995 - 2024
Russia 54 127 1995 - 2024
Angola 53 128 1995 - 2024
Guinea 53 129 1995 - 2024
India 53 130 1995 - 2024
Kenya 53 131 1995 - 2024
Malawi 53 132 1995 - 2024
Mozambique 53 133 1995 - 2024
Tunisia 53 134 1995 - 2024
Cameroon 52 135 1995 - 2024
Chad 52 136 1997 - 2024
Lesotho 52 137 1996 - 2024
Papua N.G. 52 138 1996 - 2024
Rwanda 52 139 1997 - 2024
Sri Lanka 52 140 1995 - 2024
Argentina 51 141 1995 - 2024
Belarus 51 142 1995 - 2024
Nepal 51 143 1996 - 2024
Tajikistan 51 144 1998 - 2024
Uganda 51 145 1995 - 2024
Egypt 50 146 1995 - 2024
Haiti 50 147 1995 - 2024
Laos 50 148 1996 - 2024
Liberia 50 149 2009 - 2024
Sierra Leone 50 150 1995 - 2024
Pakistan 49 151 1995 - 2024
China 48 152 1995 - 2024
DR Congo 48 153 1995 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 48 154 1999 - 2024
Ethiopia 48 155 1995 - 2024
R. of Congo 48 156 1996 - 2024
Zambia 48 157 1995 - 2024
Burma 47 158 1996 - 2024
Maldives 47 159 2009 - 2024
Turkmenistan 47 160 1998 - 2024
Lebanon 46 161 1996 - 2024
Suriname 46 162 1996 - 2024
G.-Bissau 45 163 1999 - 2024
C.A. Republic 44 164 2002 - 2024
Algeria 43 165 1995 - 2024
Bolivia 43 166 1995 - 2024
Burundi 42 167 1997 - 2024
Iran 42 168 1996 - 2024
Eritrea 40 169 2009 - 2024
Zimbabwe 39 170 1995 - 2024
Sudan 33 171 1995 - 2024
Venezuela 26 172 1995 - 2024
Cuba 24 173 1995 - 2024
North Korea 3 174 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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