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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 12 countries was 44 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 -
Chile 72 2 -
Peru 51 3 -
Brazil 50 4 -
Guyana 47 5 -
Paraguay 47 6 -
Colombia 45 7 -
Suriname 42 8 -
Argentina 35 9 -
Ecuador 32 10 -
Bolivia 21 11 -
Venezuela 0 12 -



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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