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Ec. Freedom 5 Years in Africa

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Zimbabwe 65.76%
Guinea-Bissau 17.78%
Djibouti 9.53%
Rwanda 9.47%
Togo 8.89%
Burundi 8.28%
Gambia 8.07%
Cape Verde 6.99%
Ghana 6.76%
Cote d'Ivoire 6.76%
Swaziland 6.61%
Sierra Leone 5.60%
Gabon 4.48%
Zambia 4.12%
Niger 4.03%
Guinea 3.29%
Benin 3.06%
Lesotho 2.91%
Botswana 2.43%
Malawi 2.34%
Mauritania 2.30%
Senegal 1.38%
Congo(Brazza) 1.23%
Cameroon 0.54%
Mauritius 0.23%
Mali -0.11%
South Africa -0.54%
Kenya -0.65%
Burkina Faso -0.88%
Tanzania -0.94%
Angola -1.34%
Mozambique -1.82%
Ethiopia -2.26%
Madagascar -2.37%
CAR -3.55%
Uganda -3.72%
Nigeria -4.29%
Namibia -4.49%
Chad -6.36%
Eq. Guinea -8.63%

Africa: 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

Statistics for Africa. Africa is a desert so far as house-price statistics are concerned. The exception is South Africa, where ABSA Group releases good house price data, and has a monthly house price index.


Title: Residential property markets and investments in Africa

Description: Opportunities in residential property investment in Africa. A comparison of African countries on the basis of rental yields, taxes and investment prospects.

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