Global Property Guide

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Ec. Freedom 5 Years - South Africa Compared to Africa

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Zimbabwe 67.49%
Congo, DR 37.25%
Comoros 22.18%
Eritrea 16.66%
Seychelles 16.58%
Cote d'Ivoire 16.00%
Lesotho 15.61%
Guinea-Bissau 12.02%
Burundi 10.58%
Sao Tome & P. 10.33%
Togo 10.22%
Chad 9.47%
Sierra Leone 7.07%
Swaziland 6.88%
Benin 6.35%
Eq. Guinea 5.15%
Mali 5.06%
Rwanda 4.08%
Gabon 3.91%
Angola 3.89%
CAR 3.00%
Tanzania 2.78%
Mauritania 2.66%
Nigeria 1.34%
Ethiopia 1.26%
Liberia 1.07%
Namibia 1.05%
Senegal 0.95%
Botswana 0.73%
Cameroon 0.02%
South Africa -0.66%
Uganda -1.59%
Burkina Faso -1.63%
Mauritius -2.97%
Zambia -4.29%
Guinea -6.34%
Niger -6.43%
Kenya -7.00%
Ghana -7.38%
Malawi -7.46%
Madagascar -8.02%
Congo(Brazza) -8.60%
Gambia -9.18%
Cape Verde -10.32%
Mozambique -12.53%
Djibouti -13.37%
 

South 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


South Africa does not publish official house price statistics, but ABSA Group releases good house price data. ABSA has a monthly house price index and quarterly property projections. General economics statistics are available from the Reserve Bank of Africa and the First National Bank (FNB). FNB releases quarterly economic forecasts as well.