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Property rights index (0-100), 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 175 countries was 56 points.The highest value was in Finland: 100 points and the lowest value was in Venezuela: 0 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Property rights, 2022 Global rank Available data
Finland 100 1 1996 - 2022
Norway 100 2 1996 - 2022
Denmark 99 3 1996 - 2022
Austria 98 4 1995 - 2022
Iceland 97 5 1997 - 2022
Luxembourg 97 6 1996 - 2022
Sweden 97 7 1995 - 2022
Germany 96 8 1995 - 2022
Netherlands 96 9 1996 - 2022
UK 96 10 1995 - 2022
USA 96 11 1995 - 2022
Japan 95 12 1995 - 2022
Switzerland 95 13 1996 - 2022
France 94 14 1995 - 2022
Singapore 94 15 1995 - 2022
Belgium 93 16 1996 - 2022
Ireland 93 17 1995 - 2022
Australia 92 18 1995 - 2022
Estonia 92 19 1995 - 2022
South Korea 91 20 1995 - 2022
Cameroon 90 21 1995 - 2022
Portugal 90 22 1995 - 2022
Slovenia 90 23 1996 - 2022
Czechia 89 24 1995 - 2022
Latvia 89 25 1996 - 2022
Lithuania 89 26 1996 - 2022
Malta 88 27 1995 - 2022
New Zealand 88 28 1996 - 2022
Spain 88 29 1995 - 2022
Cyprus 86 30 1996 - 2022
Mauritius 86 31 1999 - 2022
Uruguay 84 32 1995 - 2022
Israel 83 33 1995 - 2022
Slovakia 83 34 1995 - 2022
Italy 82 35 1995 - 2022
Croatia 81 36 1996 - 2022
Romania 81 37 1995 - 2022
Taiwan 81 38 1995 - 2022
Seychelles 79 39 2009 - 2022
Samoa 78 40 1996 - 2022
Bulgaria 77 41 1995 - 2022
Greece 76 42 1995 - 2022
Hungary 76 43 1995 - 2022
Oman 75 44 1995 - 2022
Botswana 74 45 1995 - 2022
Barbados 73 46 1996 - 2022
Chile 73 47 1995 - 2022
Poland 72 48 1995 - 2022
Kiribati 71 49 2009 - 2022
Qatar 69 50 1999 - 2022
Dominica 68 51 2009 - 2022
Bhutan 67 52 2009 - 2022
Brunei 67 53 2014 - 2022
Saint Lucia 67 54 2009 - 2022
Bahrain 66 55 1995 - 2022
Canada 66 56 1995 - 2022
Costa Rica 66 57 1995 - 2022
Malaysia 66 58 1995 - 2022
Jamaica 65 59 1995 - 2022
Georgia 64 60 1996 - 2022
Namibia 64 61 1997 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 64 62 2009 - 2022
Tonga 64 63 2009 - 2022
UA Emirates 64 64 1996 - 2022
Bahamas 61 65 1995 - 2022
Ghana 61 66 1995 - 2022
Montenegro 61 67 2002 - 2022
Rwanda 61 68 1997 - 2022
Tunisia 61 69 1995 - 2022
Panama 59 70 1995 - 2022
Serbia 59 71 2002 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago 59 72 1996 - 2022
Morocco 58 73 1995 - 2022
Senegal 58 74 1996 - 2022
Vanuatu 58 75 2009 - 2022
North Macedonia 57 76 2002 - 2022
Albania 56 77 1995 - 2022
Moldova 56 78 1995 - 2022
Kazakhstan 55 79 1998 - 2022
Azerbaijan 54 80 1996 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 54 81 1995 - 2022
Jordan 54 82 1995 - 2022
Micronesia 54 83 2009 - 2022
Fiji 53 84 1995 - 2022
Sri Lanka 52 85 1995 - 2022
Colombia 51 86 1995 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 51 87 2009 - 2022
Suriname 51 88 1996 - 2022
Armenia 50 89 1996 - 2022
Brazil 50 90 1995 - 2022
India 50 91 1995 - 2022
Peru 50 92 1995 - 2022
Vietnam 50 93 1995 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 49 94 1998 - 2022
Mongolia 49 95 1995 - 2022
Gambia 48 96 1997 - 2022
Malawi 48 97 1995 - 2022
Mexico 48 98 1995 - 2022
Uganda 48 99 1995 - 2022
Burkina Faso 47 100 1996 - 2022
Guyana 47 101 1995 - 2022
Maldives 47 102 2009 - 2022
Philippines 47 103 1995 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 47 104 1996 - 2022
Paraguay 46 105 1995 - 2022
Swaziland 46 106 1995 - 2022
Ivory Coast 45 107 1995 - 2022
Lesotho 45 108 1996 - 2022
Benin 44 109 1996 - 2022
China 44 110 1995 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 44 111 2009 - 2022
Thailand 44 112 1995 - 2022
El Salvador 43 113 1995 - 2022
Papua N.G. 43 114 1996 - 2022
Sierra Leone 43 115 1995 - 2022
South Africa 43 116 1995 - 2022
Kuwait 42 117 1996 - 2022
Turkey 42 118 1995 - 2022
Cape Verde 41 119 1996 - 2022
Kenya 41 120 1995 - 2022
Laos 41 121 1996 - 2022
Angola 40 122 1995 - 2022
Guatemala 40 123 1995 - 2022
Honduras 40 124 1995 - 2022
Macao 40 125 2009 - 2022
Ukraine 40 126 1995 - 2022
Cambodia 39 127 1997 - 2022
Egypt 39 128 1995 - 2022
Indonesia 39 129 1995 - 2022
Ethiopia 38 130 1995 - 2022
Zambia 38 131 1995 - 2022
Mauritania 37 132 1996 - 2022
Nepal 37 133 1996 - 2022
Niger 37 134 1996 - 2022
Russia 37 135 1995 - 2022
Tanzania 37 136 1995 - 2022
Togo 37 137 1999 - 2022
Bangladesh 36 138 1995 - 2022
Argentina 35 139 1995 - 2022
Belarus 35 140 1995 - 2022
Belize 35 141 1995 - 2022
Lebanon 34 142 1996 - 2022
Mali 34 143 1995 - 2022
Djibouti 33 144 1997 - 2022
Cuba 32 145 1995 - 2022
Liberia 32 146 2009 - 2022
Mozambique 32 147 1995 - 2022
Uzbekistan 32 148 1998 - 2022
Ecuador 31 149 1995 - 2022
Nicaragua 30 150 1995 - 2022
R. of Congo 30 151 1996 - 2022
Tajikistan 30 152 1998 - 2022
Chad 29 153 1997 - 2022
Comoros 29 154 2009 - 2022
G.-Bissau 29 155 1999 - 2022
Pakistan 29 156 1995 - 2022
Algeria 28 157 1995 - 2022
Gabon 27 158 1995 - 2022
Iran 27 159 1996 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 25 160 1998 - 2022
Haiti 24 161 1995 - 2022
Burma 23 162 1996 - 2022
Nigeria 22 163 1995 - 2022
Sudan 22 164 1995 - 2022
Guinea 21 165 1995 - 2022
Zimbabwe 21 166 1995 - 2022
Burundi 19 167 1997 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 19 168 1999 - 2022
Turkmenistan 19 169 1998 - 2022
North Korea 16 170 1995 - 2022
DR Congo 15 171 1995 - 2022
Bolivia 14 172 1995 - 2022
Eritrea 9 173 2009 - 2022
C.A. Republic 7 174 2002 - 2022
Venezuela 0 175 1995 - 2022


Economic outlook around the world

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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