× Asia Regional Statistics Square Meter Prices Rental Yields Rents Price/Rent Ratio Price/GDP per Cap Buy/Sell Costs Rental Income Tax Capital Gains Tax Price Change 1 yr Price Change 5 yrs Price Change 10 yrs Landlord & Tenant Law GDP Per Capita GDP/Cap Growth 1 yr GDP/Cap Growth 5 yrs Economic Freedom Competitiveness Property Rights Index Currency +/- Value Taxes on Residents Move to Region ... Asia Europe Africa Caribbean Pacific Middle East North America Latin America Property Rights Index in Asia Home Asia Property Rights Index Footnote | Export Sort: Alphabetically | Ascending Rank | Descending Rank Click name of country for detailed information 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 Turkmenistan 32 North Korea 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.