2018 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 2018 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 90.2 0.4
2 Singapore 88.8 0.2
3 New Zealand 84.2 0.5
4 Switzerland 81.7 0.2
5 Australia 80.9 -0.1
6 Ireland 80.4 3.7
7 Estonia 78.8 -0.3
8 United Kingdom 78.0 1.6
9 Canada 77.7 -0.8
10 United Arab Emirates 77.6 0.7

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