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Switzerland   81.00
Ireland   77.30
Estonia   77.20
UK   76.40
Denmark   75.30
Lithuania   75.20
Netherlands   74.60
Germany   74.40
Luxembourg   73.90
Iceland   73.30
Czech Rep.   73.20
Finland   72.60
Sweden   72.00
Austria   71.70
Norway   70.80
Latvia   70.40
Poland   69.30
Cyprus   68.70
Spain   68.50
Belgium   68.40
Macedonia   67.50
Malta   66.70
Slovak Rep.   66.60
Hungary   66.00
Albania   65.90
Bulgaria   65.90
Romania   65.60
Portugal   65.10
Montenegro   64.90
France   62.30
Serbia   62.10
Turkey   62.10
Italy   61.20
Slovenia   60.60
Croatia   59.10
Bosnia & H.   58.60
Moldova   57.40
Greece   53.20
Russia   50.60
Belarus   48.80
Ukraine   46.80
 

 

 

Europe: Economic freedom rating

Scores are from 0 to 100, higher scores are more desirable i.e. more conducive to economic growth. The lower the score, the greater the level of government interference in the economy and the less economic freedom a country enjoys.

  • Free 80 - 100;
  • Mostly Free 70 - 79.9;
  • Moderately Free 60 - 69.9;
  • Mostly Unfree 50 to 59.9; and
  • Repressed 0 - 49.9.


Source: The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal

 

European statistics. European house price and other economic statistics vary in quality. It is often a surprise to non-Europeans to discover that swathes of this rich, highly developed continent are not covered by good housing statistics.

Northern European countries have generally good house price time-series. In particular, all the Scandinavian countries generate excellent house price statistics. In the Baltics the situation is improving rapidly. Latvia generates an official annual house price time-series, and the realtor Latio publishes a monthly index. Lithuania has no official house price or rents time-series, but the firm Inreal publishes annual prices and rents for Vilnius for a few years. Estonia has high-quality housing statistics, generated by the Statistical Office of Estonia (SOE). Data on house prices, house sales and construction activities, as well as general economics statistics are all available from the SOE.

Central Europe is mixed. German house price statistics are weak. France has very good statistics, the Netherlands has good data, Belgium and Austria have acceptable data. Spain has made giant strides, Portugal is weaker.

Southern Europe tends to have weak statistical data. There is a particular lack of housing statistics in Italy, Greece, and Turkey (though Italy has some private, for-sale, data generators).

Statistics in Eastern Europe are weak. Efforts are being made to change this, for instance Bulgaria began publishing a house price time-series in 2006. Aside from this, the Czech Republic has an official index, and in Poland, REAS Konsulting produces a for-sale index.

 





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