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Property rights index (0-100), 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 46 countries was 39 points. The highest value was in Mauritius: 87 points and the lowest value was in the Central African Republic: 7 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
Mauritius 87 1 1999 - 2023
Seychelles 80 2 2009 - 2023
Botswana 73 3 1995 - 2023
Cape Verde 65 4 1996 - 2023
Namibia 64 5 1997 - 2023
Rwanda 61 6 1997 - 2023
Senegal 57 7 1996 - 2023
S.T.&Principe 52 8 2009 - 2023
Ghana 51 9 1995 - 2023
Malawi 48 10 1995 - 2023
Uganda 48 11 1995 - 2023
Gambia 47 12 1997 - 2023
Swaziland 46 13 1995 - 2023
Tanzania 45 14 1995 - 2023
Ivory Coast 44 15 1995 - 2023
Benin 43 16 1996 - 2023
South Africa 43 17 1995 - 2023
Lesotho 42 18 1996 - 2023
Madagascar 42 19 1995 - 2023
Angola 41 20 1995 - 2023
Kenya 40 21 1995 - 2023
Burkina Faso 38 22 1996 - 2023
Cameroon 38 23 1995 - 2023
Niger 37 24 1996 - 2023
Mauritania 36 25 1996 - 2023
Togo 36 26 1999 - 2023
Zambia 36 27 1995 - 2023
Sierra Leone 34 28 1995 - 2023
Mali 33 29 1995 - 2023
Liberia 32 30 2009 - 2023
Mozambique 31 31 1995 - 2023
Ethiopia 30 32 1995 - 2023
R. of Congo 30 33 1996 - 2023
Chad 28 34 1997 - 2023
G.-Bissau 28 35 1999 - 2023
Gabon 27 36 1995 - 2023
Comoros 25 37 2009 - 2023
Nigeria 24 38 1995 - 2023
Sudan 23 39 1995 - 2023
Eq. Guinea 22 40 1999 - 2023
Burundi 20 41 1997 - 2023
Guinea 20 42 1995 - 2023
Zimbabwe 20 43 1995 - 2023
DR Congo 14 44 1995 - 2023
Eritrea 10 45 2009 - 2023
C.A. Republic 7 46 2002 - 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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