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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 45 countries was 47 points. The highest value was in Japan: 94 points and the lowest value was in Syria: 3 points. The indicator is available from 1995 to 2023. 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
Japan 94 1 1995 - 2023
Singapore 94 2 1995 - 2023
South Korea 89 3 1995 - 2023
Israel 82 4 1995 - 2023
Taiwan 82 5 1995 - 2023
Oman 75 6 1995 - 2023
Qatar 71 7 1999 - 2023
Brunei 69 8 2014 - 2023
Bhutan 67 9 2009 - 2023
Bahrain 65 10 1995 - 2023
Malaysia 65 11 1995 - 2023
UA Emirates 65 12 1996 - 2023
Kazakhstan 55 13 1998 - 2023
Georgia 54 14 1996 - 2023
Jordan 54 15 1995 - 2023
Azerbaijan 52 16 1996 - 2023
Sri Lanka 52 17 1995 - 2023
Armenia 50 18 1996 - 2023
India 50 19 1995 - 2023
Mongolia 49 20 1995 - 2023
Vietnam 49 21 1995 - 2023
Maldives 48 22 2009 - 2023
Saudi Arabia 47 23 1996 - 2023
Philippines 46 24 1995 - 2023
China 45 25 1995 - 2023
Thailand 44 26 1995 - 2023
Kuwait 43 27 1996 - 2023
Laos 42 28 1996 - 2023
Cambodia 41 29 1997 - 2023
Indonesia 39 30 1995 - 2023
Nepal 38 31 1996 - 2023
Bangladesh 37 32 1995 - 2023
Lebanon 33 33 1996 - 2023
Uzbekistan 31 34 1998 - 2023
Pakistan 29 35 1995 - 2023
Tajikistan 29 36 1998 - 2023
Iran 25 37 1996 - 2023
Kyrgyzstan 24 38 1998 - 2023
Burma 22 39 1996 - 2023
Turkmenistan 19 40 1998 - 2023
North Korea 17 41 1995 - 2023
Iraq 15 42 1996 - 2023
Afghanistan 6 43 2017 - 2023
Yemen 6 44 1995 - 2023
Syria 3 45 1996 - 2023



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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