Global Property Guide

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Property Rights Index - Germany Compared to Europe

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Bosnia & H. 41
Ukraine 41
Russia 48
Moldova 50
Serbia 50
Belarus 51
Greece 53
Albania 54
Montenegro 58
Hungary 60
Poland 61
Turkey 61
Bulgaria 63
Romania 64
Croatia 65
Macedonia 67
Malta 68
Slovak Rep. 69
Czech Rep. 70
Spain 71
Latvia 73
Lithuania 73
Portugal 73
Italy 75
Slovenia 75
Cyprus 75
Estonia 83
Germany 83
Belgium 83
France 85
Iceland 85
Luxembourg 86
Ireland 86
Austria 86
Norway 87
Denmark 87
Switzerland 87
Netherlands 87
Sweden 89
Finland 91
UK 94

Germany: 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


Germany's house price statistics are of moderate quality. The best source of house price time-series is the monthly hedonic house price index from Europace and the annual house price statistics from the European Central Bank. General economic data can be extracted from the Federal Statistical Office and the Bundesbank, see their Statistics | Time Series Database.