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New Zealand 96
Australia 82
Fiji 68
Tonga 66
Vanuatu 66
Samoa 51
Kiribati 48
Solomon Is. 39
PNG 38
Micronesia 30



New Zealand: 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


New Zealand has a quarterly house price index, available from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. Monthly median house prices are published by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), which also publishes residential market news. Rental market data are freely available from the Massey University Real Estate Analysis Unit.

General economics statistics are from the Reserve Bank of New Zealand.

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