India: House price to income ratio
The house price to income ratio is the ratio of the cost of a typical upscale housing unit of 100 square metres, compared to the countrys GDP per capita. Normally this ratio will be much higher in low income countries than in high income countries.
The formula is: (Price per square metre / GDP per capita)*100. The house price to income ratios published by the Global Property Guide are based on the Global Property Guides own proprietary in-house research, but we use the IMFs GDP per capita figures.
India has just released the pilot issue of Residex (Indiaï¿½s house price index), covering five main cities, through the National Housing Bank (NHB). Since the Residex is new, its methodology is being revised every so often. Unfortunately, the Residex is not publicly available. General economics statistics are from the Reserve Bank of India.
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