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Micronesia 30
PNG 38
Solomon Is. 39
Kiribati 48
Samoa 51
Tonga 66
Vanuatu 66
Fiji 68
Australia 82
New Zealand 96

Pacific: 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 for the Pacific Region. The bright spots in the Pacific are Australia and New Zealand, both countries which publish excellent house price statistics, as well as very good general economics statistics.