Hong Kong: Property rights

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 Hong Kong

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 94
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1995 - 2020
 Average 91
 Min - Max 90 - 94
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Hong Kong from 1995 to 2020. The average value for Hong Kong during that period was 91 points with a minimum of 90 points in 1995 and a maximum of 94 points in 2017. The latest value from 2020 is 94 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 181 countries is 57 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Hong Kong - Property rights - recent values

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Hong Kong - Property rights - historical chart - 1995-2020




The property rights index for Hong Kong from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in Hong Kong as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 94 2020 points
 Freedom from corruption 85 2020 points
 Fiscal freedom 93 2020 points
 Business freedom 96 2020 points
 Labor freedom 89 2020 points
 Monetary freedom 80.70 2020 points
 Trade freedom 95 2020 points
 Investment freedom 80 2020 points
 Financial freedom 90 2020 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 89 2020 index points
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