Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers

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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.