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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 180 countries was 54 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 2024. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: points; Source: The Heritage Foundation
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Countries Property rights, 2023 Global rank Available data
Finland 100 1 1996 - 2024
Norway 99 2 1996 - 2024
Denmark 98 3 1996 - 2024
Austria 97 4 1995 - 2024
Iceland 97 5 1997 - 2024
Luxembourg 97 6 1996 - 2024
Sweden 97 7 1995 - 2024
Netherlands 96 8 1996 - 2024
Germany 95 9 1995 - 2024
UK 95 10 1995 - 2024
USA 95 11 1995 - 2024
Japan 94 12 1995 - 2024
Singapore 94 13 1995 - 2024
Switzerland 94 14 1996 - 2024
France 93 15 1995 - 2024
Ireland 93 16 1995 - 2024
Liechtenstein 93 17 2023 - 2024
Belgium 92 18 1996 - 2024
Estonia 92 19 1995 - 2024
Australia 91 20 1995 - 2024
Portugal 90 21 1995 - 2024
Canada 89 22 1995 - 2024
Czechia 89 23 1995 - 2024
Slovenia 89 24 1996 - 2024
South Korea 89 25 1995 - 2024
Lithuania 88 26 1996 - 2024
New Zealand 88 27 1996 - 2024
Latvia 87 28 1996 - 2024
Malta 87 29 1995 - 2024
Mauritius 87 30 1999 - 2024
Spain 87 31 1995 - 2024
Slovakia 84 32 1995 - 2024
Uruguay 84 33 1995 - 2024
Cyprus 83 34 1996 - 2024
Israel 82 35 1995 - 2024
Taiwan 82 36 1995 - 2024
Italy 81 37 1995 - 2024
Romania 81 38 1995 - 2024
Croatia 80 39 1996 - 2024
Seychelles 80 40 2009 - 2024
Greece 77 41 1995 - 2024
Kiribati 76 42 2009 - 2024
Samoa 76 43 1996 - 2024
Bulgaria 75 44 1995 - 2024
Oman 75 45 1995 - 2024
Botswana 73 46 1995 - 2024
Poland 73 47 1995 - 2024
Barbados 72 48 1996 - 2024
Chile 72 49 1995 - 2024
Qatar 71 50 1999 - 2024
Hungary 70 51 1995 - 2024
Brunei 69 52 2014 - 2024
Dominica 69 53 2009 - 2024
Saint Lucia 69 54 2009 - 2024
Bhutan 67 55 2009 - 2024
St. Vincent & ... 67 56 2009 - 2024
Costa Rica 66 57 1995 - 2024
Jamaica 66 58 1995 - 2024
Bahrain 65 59 1995 - 2024
Cape Verde 65 60 1996 - 2024
Malaysia 65 61 1995 - 2024
Tonga 65 62 2009 - 2024
UA Emirates 65 63 1996 - 2024
Namibia 64 64 1997 - 2024
Tunisia 62 65 1995 - 2024
Bahamas 61 66 1995 - 2024
Rwanda 61 67 1997 - 2024
Montenegro 60 68 2002 - 2024
Vanuatu 60 69 2009 - 2024
North Macedonia 59 70 2002 - 2024
Serbia 59 71 2002 - 2024
Fiji 58 72 1995 - 2024
Micronesia 58 73 2009 - 2024
Tr.&Tobago 58 74 1996 - 2024
Morocco 57 75 1995 - 2024
Panama 57 76 1995 - 2024
Senegal 57 77 1996 - 2024
Albania 56 78 1995 - 2024
Domin. Rep. 55 79 1995 - 2024
Kazakhstan 55 80 1998 - 2024
Georgia 54 81 1996 - 2024
Jordan 54 82 1995 - 2024
Solomon Isl. 53 83 2009 - 2024
Azerbaijan 52 84 1996 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 52 85 2009 - 2024
Sri Lanka 52 86 1995 - 2024
Ghana 51 87 1995 - 2024
Peru 51 88 1995 - 2024
Armenia 50 89 1996 - 2024
Brazil 50 90 1995 - 2024
India 50 91 1995 - 2024
Mongolia 49 92 1995 - 2024
Vietnam 49 93 1995 - 2024
Bosnia & Herz. 48 94 1998 - 2024
Malawi 48 95 1995 - 2024
Maldives 48 96 2009 - 2024
Mexico 48 97 1995 - 2024
Uganda 48 98 1995 - 2024
Gambia 47 99 1997 - 2024
Guyana 47 100 1995 - 2024
Paraguay 47 101 1995 - 2024
Saudi Arabia 47 102 1996 - 2024
Philippines 46 103 1995 - 2024
Swaziland 46 104 1995 - 2024
China 45 105 1995 - 2024
Colombia 45 106 1995 - 2024
Tanzania 45 107 1995 - 2024
Ivory Coast 44 108 1995 - 2024
Papua N.G. 44 109 1996 - 2024
Thailand 44 110 1995 - 2024
Benin 43 111 1996 - 2024
El Salvador 43 112 1995 - 2024
Kuwait 43 113 1996 - 2024
South Africa 43 114 1995 - 2024
Laos 42 115 1996 - 2024
Lesotho 42 116 1996 - 2024
Madagascar 42 117 1995 - 2024
Suriname 42 118 1996 - 2024
Angola 41 119 1995 - 2024
Cambodia 41 120 1997 - 2024
Turkey 41 121 1995 - 2024
Egypt 40 122 1995 - 2024
Kenya 40 123 1995 - 2024
Guatemala 39 124 1995 - 2024
Indonesia 39 125 1995 - 2024
Burkina Faso 38 126 1996 - 2024
Cameroon 38 127 1995 - 2024
Honduras 38 128 1995 - 2024
Moldova 38 129 1995 - 2024
Nepal 38 130 1996 - 2024
Bangladesh 37 131 1995 - 2024
Niger 37 132 1996 - 2024
Mauritania 36 133 1996 - 2024
Togo 36 134 1999 - 2024
Zambia 36 135 1995 - 2024
Argentina 35 136 1995 - 2024
Belize 34 137 1995 - 2024
Sierra Leone 34 138 1995 - 2024
Lebanon 33 139 1996 - 2024
Mali 33 140 1995 - 2024
Cuba 32 141 1995 - 2024
Djibouti 32 142 1997 - 2024
Ecuador 32 143 1995 - 2024
Liberia 32 144 2009 - 2024
Belarus 31 145 1995 - 2024
Mozambique 31 146 1995 - 2024
Russia 31 147 1995 - 2024
Uzbekistan 31 148 1998 - 2024
Ethiopia 30 149 1995 - 2024
Nicaragua 30 150 1995 - 2024
R. of Congo 30 151 1996 - 2024
Pakistan 29 152 1995 - 2024
Tajikistan 29 153 1998 - 2024
Algeria 28 154 1995 - 2024
Chad 28 155 1997 - 2024
G.-Bissau 28 156 1999 - 2024
Gabon 27 157 1995 - 2024
Comoros 25 158 2009 - 2024
Iran 25 159 1996 - 2024
Kyrgyzstan 24 160 1998 - 2024
Nigeria 24 161 1995 - 2024
Haiti 23 162 1995 - 2024
Sudan 23 163 1995 - 2024
Burma 22 164 1996 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 22 165 1999 - 2024
Bolivia 21 166 1995 - 2024
Burundi 20 167 1997 - 2024
Guinea 20 168 1995 - 2024
Zimbabwe 20 169 1995 - 2024
Turkmenistan 19 170 1998 - 2024
North Korea 17 171 1995 - 2024
Iraq 15 172 1996 - 2024
DR Congo 14 173 1995 - 2024
Eritrea 10 174 2009 - 2024
C.A. Republic 7 175 2002 - 2024
Afghanistan 6 176 2017 - 2024
Yemen 6 177 1995 - 2024
Libya 5 178 1996 - 2024
Syria 3 179 1996 - 2023
Venezuela 0 180 1995 - 2024



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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