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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 52 countries was 39 points. The highest value was in Mauritius: 87 points and the lowest value was in Libya: 5 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
Mauritius 87 1 1999 - 2024
Seychelles 80 2 2009 - 2024
Botswana 73 3 1995 - 2024
Cape Verde 65 4 1996 - 2024
Namibia 64 5 1997 - 2024
Tunisia 62 6 1995 - 2024
Rwanda 61 7 1997 - 2024
Morocco 57 8 1995 - 2024
Senegal 57 9 1996 - 2024
S.T.&Principe 52 10 2009 - 2024
Ghana 51 11 1995 - 2024
Malawi 48 12 1995 - 2024
Uganda 48 13 1995 - 2024
Gambia 47 14 1997 - 2024
Swaziland 46 15 1995 - 2024
Tanzania 45 16 1995 - 2024
Ivory Coast 44 17 1995 - 2024
Benin 43 18 1996 - 2024
South Africa 43 19 1995 - 2024
Lesotho 42 20 1996 - 2024
Madagascar 42 21 1995 - 2024
Angola 41 22 1995 - 2024
Egypt 40 23 1995 - 2024
Kenya 40 24 1995 - 2024
Burkina Faso 38 25 1996 - 2024
Cameroon 38 26 1995 - 2024
Niger 37 27 1996 - 2024
Mauritania 36 28 1996 - 2024
Togo 36 29 1999 - 2024
Zambia 36 30 1995 - 2024
Sierra Leone 34 31 1995 - 2024
Mali 33 32 1995 - 2024
Djibouti 32 33 1997 - 2024
Liberia 32 34 2009 - 2024
Mozambique 31 35 1995 - 2024
Ethiopia 30 36 1995 - 2024
R. of Congo 30 37 1996 - 2024
Algeria 28 38 1995 - 2024
Chad 28 39 1997 - 2024
G.-Bissau 28 40 1999 - 2024
Gabon 27 41 1995 - 2024
Comoros 25 42 2009 - 2024
Nigeria 24 43 1995 - 2024
Sudan 23 44 1995 - 2024
Eq. Guinea 22 45 1999 - 2024
Burundi 20 46 1997 - 2024
Guinea 20 47 1995 - 2024
Zimbabwe 20 48 1995 - 2024
DR Congo 14 49 1995 - 2024
Eritrea 10 50 2009 - 2024
C.A. Republic 7 51 2002 - 2024
Libya 5 52 1996 - 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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