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Austria   51 yrs
Italy   42 yrs
UK   38 yrs
France   36 yrs
Norway   32 yrs
Andorra   32 yrs
Russia   31 yrs
Switzerland   30 yrs
Malta   30 yrs
Turkey   28 yrs
Netherlands   27 yrs
Czech Rep.   27 yrs
Latvia   26 yrs
Germany   25 yrs
Finland   24 yrs
Greece   24 yrs
Luxembourg   23 yrs
Serbia   23 yrs
Slovak Rep.   22 yrs
Lithuania   21 yrs
Spain   21 yrs
Denmark   21 yrs
Belgium   21 yrs
Macedonia   20 yrs
Cyprus   20 yrs
Slovenia   19 yrs
Hungary   19 yrs
Croatia   18 yrs
Portugal   18 yrs
Poland   18 yrs
Romania   16 yrs
Bulgaria   16 yrs
Estonia   15 yrs
Ireland   14 yrs
Montenegro   13 yrs
Ukraine   11 yrs
Moldova   10 yrs



Europe: Price/rent ratio

This ratio is typically used for measuring undervaluation/overvaluation of real estate prices, calculated by dividing the gross rental yield by 100 so the higher the yield, the lower the price/rent ratio.

When wereas theise data collected? Click on individual countries to see the data collection date.


European statistics. European house price and other economic statistics vary in quality. It is often a surprise to non-Europeans to discover that swathes of this rich, highly developed continent are not covered by good housing statistics.

Northern European countries have generally good house price time-series. In particular, all the Scandinavian countries generate excellent house price statistics. In the Baltics the situation is improving rapidly. Latvia generates an official annual house price time-series, and the realtor Latio publishes a monthly index. Lithuania has no official house price or rents time-series, but the firm Inreal publishes annual prices and rents for Vilnius for a few years. Estonia has high-quality housing statistics, generated by the Statistical Office of Estonia (SOE). Data on house prices, house sales and construction activities, as well as general economics statistics are all available from the SOE.

Central Europe is mixed. German house price statistics are weak. France has very good statistics, the Netherlands has good data, Belgium and Austria have acceptable data. Spain has made giant strides, Portugal is weaker.

Southern Europe tends to have weak statistical data. There is a particular lack of housing statistics in Italy, Greece, and Turkey (though Italy has some private, for-sale, data generators).

Statistics in Eastern Europe are weak. Efforts are being made to change this, for instance Bulgaria began publishing a house price time-series in 2006. Aside from this, the Czech Republic has an official index, and in Poland, REAS Konsulting produces a for-sale index.


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