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

The average for 2023 based on 27 countries was 71 index points. The highest value was in Ireland: 82 index points and the lowest value was in Greece: 57 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
Ireland 82 1 1995 - 2023
Estonia 79 2 1995 - 2023
Denmark 78 3 1996 - 2023
Luxembourg 78 4 1996 - 2023
Netherlands 78 5 1996 - 2023
Sweden 78 6 1995 - 2023
Finland 77 7 1996 - 2023
Germany 74 8 1995 - 2023
Latvia 73 9 1996 - 2023
Cyprus 72 10 1996 - 2023
Czechia 72 11 1995 - 2023
Lithuania 72 12 1996 - 2023
Austria 71 13 1995 - 2023
Portugal 70 14 1995 - 2023
Bulgaria 69 15 1995 - 2023
Slovakia 69 16 1995 - 2023
Slovenia 69 17 1996 - 2023
Malta 68 18 1995 - 2023
Poland 68 19 1995 - 2023
Belgium 67 20 1996 - 2023
Croatia 66 21 1996 - 2023
Romania 65 22 1995 - 2023
Spain 65 23 1995 - 2023
France 64 24 1995 - 2023
Hungary 64 25 1995 - 2023
Italy 62 26 1995 - 2023
Greece 57 27 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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