New Zealand: Property rights

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 New Zealand

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 87
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 92
 Min - Max 87 - 96
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1996 to 2024. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 92 points with a minimum of 87 points in 2024 and a maximum of 96 points in 2017. The latest value from 2024 is 87 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 180 countries is 54 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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The property rights index for New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 87 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 96 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 72 2024 points
 Business freedom 88 2024 points
 Labor freedom 70 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 74.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 90 2024 points
 Investment freedom 70 2024 points
 Financial freedom 80 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 78 2024 index points
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