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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 20 countries was 43 points. The highest value was in Uruguay: 84 points and the lowest value was in Venezuela: 0 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
Uruguay 84 1 1995 - 2023
Chile 72 2 1995 - 2023
Costa Rica 66 3 1995 - 2023
Panama 57 4 1995 - 2023
Domin. Rep. 55 5 1995 - 2023
Peru 51 6 1995 - 2023
Brazil 50 7 1995 - 2023
Mexico 48 8 1995 - 2023
Paraguay 47 9 1995 - 2023
Colombia 45 10 1995 - 2023
El Salvador 43 11 1995 - 2023
Guatemala 39 12 1995 - 2023
Honduras 38 13 1995 - 2023
Argentina 35 14 1995 - 2023
Cuba 32 15 1995 - 2023
Ecuador 32 16 1995 - 2023
Nicaragua 30 17 1995 - 2023
Haiti 23 18 1995 - 2023
Bolivia 21 19 1995 - 2023
Venezuela 0 20 1995 - 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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