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

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.