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Eq. Guinea   20,605.00%
Seychelles   14,918.00%
Gabon   12,326.00%
Mauritius   9,165.00%
Botswana   8,844.00%
South Africa   6,621.00%
Angola   5,964.00%
Namibia   5,636.00%
Cape Verde   3,633.00%
Swaziland   3,473.00%
Congo(Brazza)   3,228.00%
Nigeria   3,082.00%
Sudan   1,941.00%
Ghana   1,871.00%
Zambia   1,845.00%
Sao Tome & P.   1,625.00%
Djibouti   1,593.00%
Cote d'Ivoire   1,332.00%
Cameroon   1,331.00%
Kenya   1,316.00%
Chad   1,218.00%
Lesotho   1,190.00%
Mauritania   1,128.00%
Senegal   1,047.00%
Zimbabwe   1,007.00%
Comoros   928.00%
Sierra Leone   805.00%
Benin   805.00%
Tanzania   719.00%
Burkina Faso   711.00%
Rwanda   704.00%
Mali   646.00%
Togo   637.00%
Uganda   623.00%
Mozambique   593.00%
Guinea-Bissau   567.00%
Guinea   560.00%
Eritrea   544.00%
Ethiopia   518.00%
Liberia   479.00%
Madagascar   463.00%
Gambia   453.00%
Niger   446.00%
Congo, DR   388.00%
CAR   334.00%
Burundi   303.00%
Malawi   223.00%



Africa: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.

These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ

Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms


Statistics for Africa. Africa is a desert so far as house-price statistics are concerned. The exception is South Africa, where ABSA Group releases good house price data, and has a monthly house price index.


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