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Zimbabwe   45.25%
Eritrea   17.96%
Seychelles   17.36%
Comoros   14.66%
Sao Tome & P.   12.95%
Congo, DR   12.90%
Burundi   12.06%
Togo   10.97%
Cote d'Ivoire   10.50%
Lesotho   8.58%
Liberia   7.41%
Sierra Leone   6.52%
Benin   6.46%
Guinea   4.92%
Senegal   4.87%
Cape Verde   4.72%
Angola   4.71%
Cameroon   4.63%
Gabon   4.61%
Swaziland   4.37%
Djibouti   3.90%
Ghana   3.79%
Mauritania   3.40%
Guinea-Bissau   3.39%
Chad   3.35%
Tanzania   2.63%
Botswana   2.16%
Nigeria   2.13%
Eq. Guinea   2.10%
Mali   1.25%
Zambia   0.86%
Namibia   0.00%
Niger   0.00%
Kenya   0.00%
Ethiopia   -0.96%
South Africa   -1.28%
Madagascar   -2.08%
Congo(Brazza)   -2.28%
Burkina Faso   -2.48%
Rwanda   -2.77%
Gambia   -2.89%
Mauritius   -2.99%
Uganda   -4.20%
Mozambique   -6.83%
Malawi   -8.16%
CAR   -10.14%



Africa: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse

Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


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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