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Financial freedom index (0-100), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 176 countries was 50 points.The highest value was in Australia: 90 points and the lowest value was in Afghanistan: 10 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Definition: The Financial freedom index evaluates: the extent of government regulation of financial services, the degree of state intervention in banks and other financial firms through direct and indirect ownership, the extent of financial and capital market development, government influence on the allocation of credit and openness to foreign competition. Higher index values denote banking efficiency and independence from government control and interference in the financial sector.
Financial freedom in the European union
Financial freedom in Europe
Financial freedom in Asia
Financial freedom in Africa
Financial freedom in North America
Financial freedom in South America
Financial freedom in Australia


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