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

The average for 2023 based on 46 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
Namibia 58 12 1997 - 2023
Senegal 58 13 1996 - 2023
Burkina Faso 56 14 1996 - 2023
Gabon 56 15 1995 - 2023
South Africa 56 16 1995 - 2023
Mali 55 17 1995 - 2023
Mauritania 55 18 1996 - 2023
Swaziland 55 19 1995 - 2023
Togo 55 20 1999 - 2023
Comoros 54 21 2009 - 2023
Niger 54 22 1996 - 2023
Nigeria 54 23 1995 - 2023
Angola 53 24 1995 - 2023
Guinea 53 25 1995 - 2023
Kenya 53 26 1995 - 2023
Malawi 53 27 1995 - 2023
Mozambique 53 28 1995 - 2023
Cameroon 52 29 1995 - 2023
Chad 52 30 1997 - 2023
Lesotho 52 31 1996 - 2023
Rwanda 52 32 1997 - 2023
Uganda 51 33 1995 - 2023
Liberia 50 34 2009 - 2023
Sierra Leone 50 35 1995 - 2023
DR Congo 48 36 1995 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 48 37 1999 - 2023
Ethiopia 48 38 1995 - 2023
R. of Congo 48 39 1996 - 2023
Zambia 48 40 1995 - 2023
G.-Bissau 45 41 1999 - 2023
C.A. Republic 44 42 2002 - 2023
Burundi 42 43 1997 - 2023
Eritrea 40 44 2009 - 2023
Zimbabwe 39 45 1995 - 2023
Sudan 33 46 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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