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

The average for 2023 based on 10 countries was 63 index points. The highest value was in New Zealand: 79 index points and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 52 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
New Zealand 79 1 1996 - 2023
Australia 75 2 1995 - 2023
Samoa 68 3 1996 - 2023
Micronesia 63 4 2009 - 2023
Vanuatu 62 5 2009 - 2023
Tonga 60 6 2009 - 2023
Kiribati 59 7 2009 - 2023
Fiji 58 8 1995 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 57 9 2009 - 2023
Papua N.G. 52 10 1996 - 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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