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Property rights index (0-100), 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 181 countries was 57 points.The highest value was in Singapore: 97 points and the lowest value was in Venezuela: 10 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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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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