Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

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Hong Kong 89.82
Singapore 88.58
Taiwan 76.51
Georgia 75.99
South Korea 74.26
Malaysia 73.78
Macau 70.67
Armenia 70.31
Brunei 69.77
Japan 69.58
Kazakhstan 68.99
Thailand 66.22
Philippines 65.61
Azerbaijan 63.60
Indonesia 61.94
Kyrgyztan 61.13
Cambodia 59.52
Bhutan 58.45
Tajikistan 58.17
China 57.40
Sri Lanka 57.39
Nepal 55.11
Bangladesh 54.98
Mongolia 54.76
Laos 54.01
Pakistan 52.83
India 52.64
Vietnam 52.44
Uzbekistan 52.26
Maldives 50.29
Afghanistan 48.89
Turkmenistan 47.37
Timor-Leste 46.27
North Korea 4.92
 

Asia: 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

Statistics in Asia. Asia has surprisingly good house price statistics, though the quality varies greatly. The ex-British colonies tend to have good house price statistics Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia all have excellent houses price time series, the best being Hong Kong, where the data is arguably richer than in the UK, since there are official rents statistics. However in the Indian sub-continent, only India has house price statistics, and this only in a new series, not yet available on the web.

Japan publishes no house price statistics. Its ex-colonies do better: Korea has a good house price time-series, and Taiwan also has one.

Indonesia has house price statistics, and so does China (both of questionable quality). In Thailand, the Bank of Thailand publishes a time-series. In the Philippines, Colliers produces residential property data.

No house-price time-series are produced in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos.