Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

Footnote | Export Sort: Alphabetically | Ascending Rank | Descending Rank

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Zimbabwe 50.00%
Zambia 37.50%
Reunion Is. 33.30%
Senegal 30.00%
Botswana 25.00%
Uganda 20.00%
Tanzania 20.00%
Ghana 15.00%
South Africa 13.65%
Cape Verde 10.00%
Nigeria 10.00%
Gambia 5.00%
Kenya 0.00%
Mauritius 0.00%
Seychelles 0.00%
Namibia 0.00%

Africa: Capital gains taxes (%).

In arriving at effective capital gains tax rates, the Global Property Guide makes the following assumptions:

  • The property is directly and jointly owned by husband and wife;
  • They have owned it for 10 years;
  • It is their only source of capital gains in the country
  • It has appreciated in value by 100% over the 10 years to sale
  • The property was worth US$250,000 or 250,000 at purchase.
  • It is not their sole or principal residence.


These assumptions are critical. In many countries a holding period of less than 5 years results in capital gains being taxable. But a longer holding period often results in no capital gains tax being payable. For more details see the Data FAQ


Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms

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.