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

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.