Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers

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Singapore 97
Hong Kong 94
Japan 89
Taiwan 86
Malaysia 85
South Korea 78
Brunei 63
Bhutan 60
Macau 60
Kazakhstan 56
Armenia 55
India 55
Georgia 55
Mongolia 51
Thailand 51
Kyrgyztan 51
Azerbaijan 50
Vietnam 50
Philippines 49
China 48
Indonesia 48
Sri Lanka 48
Uzbekistan 48
Tajikistan 45
Maldives 45
Cambodia 42
Nepal 37
Pakistan 36
Laos 35
Bangladesh 35
North Korea 32
Turkmenistan 32
Afghanistan 13
Timor-Leste 7

Asia: 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 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.