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Ec. Freedom 5 Years - Switzerland Compared to Europe

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Belarus 19.57%
Latvia 14.65%
Russia 13.06%
Romania 8.16%
Estonia 8.00%
Norway 7.52%
Moldova 6.54%
Italy 6.35%
Poland 6.33%
Lithuania 5.99%
Bosnia & H. 5.10%
Iceland 4.92%
Czech Rep. 4.92%
Bulgaria 4.88%
Sweden 4.48%
Turkey 4.37%
Ukraine 4.32%
Germany 3.95%
Netherlands 3.41%
Macedonia 3.26%
UK 3.15%
Austria 2.80%
Finland 2.33%
Luxembourg 1.93%
Serbia 1.52%
Malta 1.03%
Switzerland 0.43%
France 0.16%
Ireland -0.20%
Portugal -0.66%
Greece -0.72%
Montenegro -0.83%
Albania -1.15%
Denmark -1.51%
Belgium -1.67%
Slovak Rep. -1.89%
Hungary -1.95%
Croatia -2.50%
Cyprus -5.50%
Slovenia -5.89%
Spain -8.00%
 

Switzerland: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


Switzerland publishes good housing statistics. The Swiss National Bank (SNB) has real estate price index, construction cost indices, residential construction activities and mortgage rates. Rent statistics are produced by Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO). Both sites publish general economics statistics.