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

The average for 2020 based on 180 countries was 74.59 points.The highest value was in New Zealand: 87 points and the lowest value was in North Korea: 0 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 score for the Monetary freedom index is based on two factors: the weighted average inflation rate for the most recent three years and price controls. Higher index values denote price stability without microeconomic intervention.
Monetary freedom in the European union
Monetary freedom in Europe
Monetary freedom in Asia
Monetary freedom in Africa
Monetary freedom in North America
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