2017 Index of Economic Freedom

Promoting Economic Opportunity, Individual Empowerment & Prosperity

The positive impact of economic freedom in building prosperity and reducing poverty has never been clearer. For over two decades, the Index of Economic Freedom has measured the impact of liberty and free markets around the globe, and the 2017 Index confirms the formidable positive relationship between economic freedom and progress.

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Top 10 Countries

rank country overall change
1 Hong Kong 89.8 1.2
2 Singapore 88.6 0.8
3 New Zealand 83.7 2.1
4 Switzerland 81.5 0.5
5 Australia 81.0 0.7
6 Estonia 79.1 1.9
7 Canada 78.5 0.5
8 United Arab Emirates 76.9 4.3
9 Ireland 76.7 -0.6
10 Chile 76.5 -1.2

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