Sao Tome and Principe: Property rights

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 Sao Tome and Principe

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 52
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 2009 - 2024
 Average 34
 Min - Max 20 - 52
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for Sao Tome and Principe from 2009 to 2024. The average value for Sao Tome and Principe during that period was 34 points with a minimum of 20 points in 2013 and a maximum of 52 points in 2023. The latest value from 2024 is 52 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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Sao Tome and Principe - Property rights - historical chart - 2009-2024




The property rights index for Sao Tome and Principe 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 Sao Tome and Principe 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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 Trade freedom 65 2024 points
 Investment freedom 60 2024 points
 Financial freedom 30 2024 points
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