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

The average for 2023 based on 51 countries was 53 index points. The highest value was in Mauritius: 71 index points and the lowest value was in Sudan: 33 index points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2023. 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
Mauritius 71 1 1999 - 2023
Cape Verde 66 2 1996 - 2023
Botswana 65 3 1995 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 62 4 2009 - 2023
Benin 60 5 1996 - 2023
Ivory Coast 60 6 1995 - 2023
Seychelles 60 7 2009 - 2023
Tanzania 60 8 1995 - 2023
Madagascar 59 9 1995 - 2023
Gambia 58 10 1997 - 2023
Ghana 58 11 1995 - 2023
Morocco 58 12 1995 - 2023
Namibia 58 13 1997 - 2023
Senegal 58 14 1996 - 2023
Burkina Faso 56 15 1996 - 2023
Djibouti 56 16 1997 - 2023
Gabon 56 17 1995 - 2023
South Africa 56 18 1995 - 2023
Mali 55 19 1995 - 2023
Mauritania 55 20 1996 - 2023
Swaziland 55 21 1995 - 2023
Togo 55 22 1999 - 2023
Comoros 54 23 2009 - 2023
Niger 54 24 1996 - 2023
Nigeria 54 25 1995 - 2023
Angola 53 26 1995 - 2023
Guinea 53 27 1995 - 2023
Kenya 53 28 1995 - 2023
Malawi 53 29 1995 - 2023
Mozambique 53 30 1995 - 2023
Tunisia 53 31 1995 - 2023
Cameroon 52 32 1995 - 2023
Chad 52 33 1997 - 2023
Lesotho 52 34 1996 - 2023
Rwanda 52 35 1997 - 2023
Uganda 51 36 1995 - 2023
Egypt 50 37 1995 - 2023
Liberia 50 38 2009 - 2023
Sierra Leone 50 39 1995 - 2023
DR Congo 48 40 1995 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 48 41 1999 - 2023
Ethiopia 48 42 1995 - 2023
R. of Congo 48 43 1996 - 2023
Zambia 48 44 1995 - 2023
G.-Bissau 45 45 1999 - 2023
C.A. Republic 44 46 2002 - 2023
Algeria 43 47 1995 - 2023
Burundi 42 48 1997 - 2023
Eritrea 40 49 2009 - 2023
Zimbabwe 39 50 1995 - 2023
Sudan 33 51 1995 - 2023



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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