United Arab Emirates: Property rights

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 United Arab Emirates

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 65
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 67
 Min - Max 40 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Arab Emirates from 1996 to 2023. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 67 points with a minimum of 40 points in 2007 and a maximum of 90 points in 1996. The latest value from 2023 is 65 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 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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United Arab Emirates - Property rights - recent values

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United Arab Emirates - Property rights - historical chart - 1996-2023




The property rights index for the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates 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 65 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 69 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 96 2023 points
 Business freedom 77 2023 points
 Labor freedom 65 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 84.30 2023 points
 Trade freedom 78 2023 points
 Investment freedom 50 2023 points
 Financial freedom 60 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 71 2023 index points
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