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

The average for 2022 based on 50 countries was 41 points.The highest value was in Cameroon: 90 points and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 7 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
Cameroon 90 1 1995 - 2022
Mauritius 86 2 1999 - 2022
Seychelles 79 3 2009 - 2022
Botswana 74 4 1995 - 2022
Namibia 64 5 1997 - 2022
Ghana 61 6 1995 - 2022
Rwanda 61 7 1997 - 2022
Tunisia 61 8 1995 - 2022
Morocco 58 9 1995 - 2022
Senegal 58 10 1996 - 2022
Gambia 48 11 1997 - 2022
Malawi 48 12 1995 - 2022
Uganda 48 13 1995 - 2022
Burkina Faso 47 14 1996 - 2022
Swaziland 46 15 1995 - 2022
Ivory Coast 45 16 1995 - 2022
Lesotho 45 17 1996 - 2022
Benin 44 18 1996 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 44 19 2009 - 2022
Sierra Leone 43 20 1995 - 2022
South Africa 43 21 1995 - 2022
Cape Verde 41 22 1996 - 2022
Kenya 41 23 1995 - 2022
Angola 40 24 1995 - 2022
Egypt 39 25 1995 - 2022
Ethiopia 38 26 1995 - 2022
Zambia 38 27 1995 - 2022
Mauritania 37 28 1996 - 2022
Niger 37 29 1996 - 2022
Tanzania 37 30 1995 - 2022
Togo 37 31 1999 - 2022
Mali 34 32 1995 - 2022
Djibouti 33 33 1997 - 2022
Liberia 32 34 2009 - 2022
Mozambique 32 35 1995 - 2022
R. of Congo 30 36 1996 - 2022
Chad 29 37 1997 - 2022
Comoros 29 38 2009 - 2022
G.-Bissau 29 39 1999 - 2022
Algeria 28 40 1995 - 2022
Gabon 27 41 1995 - 2022
Nigeria 22 42 1995 - 2022
Sudan 22 43 1995 - 2022
Guinea 21 44 1995 - 2022
Zimbabwe 21 45 1995 - 2022
Burundi 19 46 1997 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 19 47 1999 - 2022
DR Congo 15 48 1995 - 2022
Eritrea 9 49 2009 - 2022
C.A. Republic 7 50 2002 - 2022


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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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