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Fiscal freedom index (0-100), 2021 - Country rankings:

The average for 2021 based on 176 countries was 78 points.The highest value was in Bahrain: 100 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Definition: The Fiscal freedom index measures the tax burden imposed by government. It is composed of three quantitative factors: the top marginal tax rate on individual income, the top marginal tax rate on corporate income, and the total tax burden as a percentage of GDP.
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