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Investment freedom index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 175 countries was 57 points. The highest value was in Luxembourg: 95 points and the lowest value was in Eritrea: 0 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Investment freedom, 2023 Global rank Available data
Luxembourg 95 1 1996 - 2024
Denmark 90 2 1996 - 2024
Estonia 90 3 1995 - 2024
Ireland 90 4 1995 - 2024
Netherlands 90 5 1996 - 2024
Bahrain 85 6 1995 - 2024
Belgium 85 7 1996 - 2024
Finland 85 8 1996 - 2024
Latvia 85 9 1996 - 2024
Singapore 85 10 1995 - 2024
Spain 85 11 1995 - 2024
Sweden 85 12 1995 - 2024
Switzerland 85 13 1996 - 2024
USA 85 14 1995 - 2024
Australia 80 15 1995 - 2024
Austria 80 16 1995 - 2024
Canada 80 17 1995 - 2024
Cape Verde 80 18 1996 - 2024
Colombia 80 19 1995 - 2024
Georgia 80 20 1996 - 2024
Germany 80 21 1995 - 2024
Hungary 80 22 1995 - 2024
Iceland 80 23 1997 - 2024
Israel 80 24 1995 - 2024
Italy 80 25 1995 - 2024
Liechtenstein 80 26 2014 - 2024
Mauritius 80 27 1999 - 2024
Poland 80 28 1995 - 2024
UK 80 29 1995 - 2024
Armenia 75 30 1996 - 2024
Croatia 75 31 1996 - 2024
Cyprus 75 32 1996 - 2024
France 75 33 1995 - 2024
Ivory Coast 75 34 1995 - 2024
Mexico 75 35 1995 - 2024
Montenegro 75 36 2002 - 2024
Norway 75 37 1996 - 2024
Panama 75 38 1995 - 2024
Paraguay 75 39 1995 - 2024
Peru 75 40 1995 - 2024
Slovakia 75 41 1995 - 2024
Albania 70 42 1995 - 2024
Azerbaijan 70 43 1996 - 2024
Chile 70 44 1995 - 2024
Costa Rica 70 45 1995 - 2024
Czechia 70 46 1995 - 2024
Dominica 70 47 2009 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 70 48 1995 - 2024
Ghana 70 49 1995 - 2024
Guatemala 70 50 1995 - 2024
Jamaica 70 51 1995 - 2024
Jordan 70 52 1995 - 2024
Lithuania 70 53 1996 - 2024
Malta 70 54 1995 - 2024
New Zealand 70 55 1996 - 2024
Portugal 70 56 1995 - 2024
Romania 70 57 1995 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 70 58 2009 - 2024
Serbia 70 59 2002 - 2024
Slovenia 70 60 1996 - 2024
Taiwan 70 61 1995 - 2024
Turkey 70 62 1995 - 2024
Uruguay 70 63 1995 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 65 64 1998 - 2024
Botswana 65 65 1995 - 2024
Brunei 65 66 2014 - 2024
Burkina Faso 65 67 1996 - 2024
Egypt 65 68 1995 - 2024
Gambia 65 69 1997 - 2024
Honduras 65 70 1995 - 2024
Mali 65 71 1995 - 2024
Morocco 65 72 1995 - 2024
Namibia 65 73 1997 - 2024
North Macedonia 65 74 2002 - 2024
Oman 65 75 1995 - 2024
Saint Lucia 65 76 2009 - 2024
Vanuatu 65 77 2009 - 2024
Barbados 60 78 1996 - 2024
Brazil 60 79 1995 - 2024
Bulgaria 60 80 1995 - 2024
Chad 60 81 1997 - 2024
Djibouti 60 82 1997 - 2024
El Salvador 60 83 1995 - 2024
Gabon 60 84 1995 - 2024
Japan 60 85 1995 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 60 86 1998 - 2024
Malaysia 60 87 1995 - 2024
Nicaragua 60 88 1995 - 2024
Pakistan 60 89 1995 - 2024
Philippines 60 90 1995 - 2024
Qatar 60 91 1999 - 2024
Rwanda 60 92 1997 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 60 93 2009 - 2024
Senegal 60 94 1996 - 2024
Sierra Leone 60 95 1995 - 2024
South Korea 60 96 1995 - 2024
Togo 60 97 1999 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 60 98 1996 - 2024
Uzbekistan 60 99 1998 - 2024
Argentina 55 100 1995 - 2024
Belize 55 101 1995 - 2024
Fiji 55 102 1995 - 2024
Greece 55 103 1995 - 2024
Guyana 55 104 1995 - 2024
Kenya 55 105 1995 - 2024
Kuwait 55 106 1996 - 2024
Lesotho 55 107 1996 - 2024
Liberia 55 108 2009 - 2024
Madagascar 55 109 1995 - 2024
Moldova 55 110 1995 - 2024
Niger 55 111 1996 - 2024
Seychelles 55 112 2009 - 2024
Tanzania 55 113 1995 - 2024
Thailand 55 114 1995 - 2024
Uganda 55 115 1995 - 2024
Zambia 55 116 1995 - 2024
Bahamas 50 117 1995 - 2024
Bangladesh 50 118 1995 - 2024
Benin 50 119 1996 - 2024
Burundi 50 120 1997 - 2024
Cambodia 50 121 1997 - 2024
Guinea 50 122 1995 - 2024
Indonesia 50 123 1995 - 2024
Kazakhstan 50 124 1998 - 2024
Malawi 50 125 1995 - 2024
Mauritania 50 126 1996 - 2024
Mongolia 50 127 1995 - 2024
Samoa 50 128 1996 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 50 129 1996 - 2024
Swaziland 50 130 1995 - 2024
UA Emirates 50 131 1996 - 2024
C.A. Republic 45 132 2002 - 2024
Comoros 45 133 2009 - 2024
Nigeria 45 134 1995 - 2024
South Africa 45 135 1995 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 40 136 1999 - 2024
India 40 137 1995 - 2024
Suriname 40 138 1996 - 2024
Tonga 40 139 2009 - 2024
Tunisia 40 140 1995 - 2024
Vietnam 40 141 1995 - 2024
Ecuador 35 142 1995 - 2024
Laos 35 143 1996 - 2024
Maldives 35 144 2009 - 2024
Micronesia 35 145 2009 - 2024
Mozambique 35 146 1995 - 2024
R. of Congo 35 147 1996 - 2024
Algeria 30 148 1995 - 2024
Angola 30 149 1995 - 2024
Belarus 30 150 1995 - 2024
Burma 30 151 1996 - 2024
Cameroon 30 152 1995 - 2024
DR Congo 30 153 1995 - 2024
Ethiopia 30 154 1995 - 2024
G.-Bissau 30 155 1999 - 2024
Haiti 30 156 1995 - 2024
Lebanon 30 157 1996 - 2024
Russia 30 158 1995 - 2024
Sri Lanka 30 159 1995 - 2024
Kiribati 25 160 2009 - 2024
Papua N.G. 25 161 1996 - 2024
Tajikistan 25 162 1998 - 2024
Zimbabwe 25 163 1995 - 2024
Bhutan 20 164 2009 - 2024
China 20 165 1995 - 2024
Bolivia 15 166 1995 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 15 167 2009 - 2024
Cuba 10 168 1995 - 2024
Nepal 10 169 1996 - 2024
Turkmenistan 10 170 1998 - 2024
Iran 5 171 1996 - 2024
Sudan 5 172 1995 - 2024
Eritrea 0 173 2009 - 2024
North Korea 0 174 1995 - 2024
Venezuela 0 175 1995 - 2024



Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.

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