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South Africa   68
Mauritius   64
Rwanda   64
Botswana   58
Seychelles   55
Namibia   54
Swaziland   54
Lesotho   52
Ghana   52
Zambia   50
Kenya   45
Senegal   44
Cameroon   43
Cape Verde   43
Cote d'Ivoire   43
Congo, DR   41
Mozambique   41
Uganda   39
Gambia   39
Burkina Faso   38
Sao Tome & P.   38
Sierra Leone   37
Comoros   37
Mali   37
Eritrea   36
Angola   36
Malawi   36
Benin   36
Gabon   36
Eq. Guinea   35
Nigeria   35
Madagascar   35
Congo(Brazza)   35
Togo   34
Guinea-Bissau   34
Niger   34
Tanzania   34
Liberia   34
Ethiopia   33
Sudan   31
Chad   31
Zimbabwe   27
Burundi   26
Mauritania   23
Guinea   16
CAR   13
Djibouti   12
Somalia   7



Africa: Property rights index

A subcomponent of the Index of Economic Freedom, the property rights index measures the degree to which a countrys laws protect private property rights, and the degree to which its government enforces those laws.

Higher scores are more desirable, i.e. property rights are better protected. Scores are from 0 to 100.

The index 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.

The Global Property Guide considers protection of property rights as a significant factor affecting the desirability of a residential real estate investment.

Source: 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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