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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 10 countries was 67 points. The highest value was in Australia: 91 points and the lowest value was in Papua New Guinea: 44 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
Australia 91 1 1995 - 2023
New Zealand 88 2 1996 - 2023
Kiribati 76 3 2009 - 2023
Samoa 76 4 1996 - 2023
Tonga 65 5 2009 - 2023
Vanuatu 60 6 2009 - 2023
Fiji 58 7 1995 - 2023
Micronesia 58 8 2009 - 2023
Solomon Isl. 53 9 2009 - 2023
Papua N.G. 44 10 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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