Economic Freedom Rating in Ecuador compared to Latin America

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Chile 76.55
Colombia 69.69
Uruguay 69.67
Peru 68.90
Panama 66.26
Costa Rica 65.03
El Salvador 64.12
Mexico 63.55
Guatemala 63.01
Paraguay 62.43
Nicaragua 59.19
Honduras 58.84
Guyana 58.50
Brazil 52.85
Argentina 50.41
Ecuador 49.29
Suriname 48.03
Bolivia 47.70
Venezuela 26.96
 

Ecuador: Economic freedom rating

Scores are from 0 to 100, higher scores are more desirable i.e. more conducive to economic growth. The lower the score, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom a country enjoys.

  • Free 80 - 100;
  • Mostly Free 70 - 79.9;
  • Moderately Free 60 - 69.9;
  • Mostly Unfree 50 to 59.9; and
  • Repressed 0 - 49.9.


Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


There are no house price statistics for Ecuador, and its statistical data is generally weak. The Instituto Nacional de Estad'stica y Censos is an ill-organized collection of stale data. The Banco Central del Ecuador is better, but alas has few downloadable time-series (data tends to be in 'press release' format). The monthly report on inflation is well presented.