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The Global Property Guide's country ratings

Last Updated: Apr 27, 2009

The Global Property Guide uses country ratings to reflect our ‘house view’ on residential

investment prospects in almost every investible country, ranging from


Country ratings are based on 9 factors:

  • Gross rental yield
  • Income tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Round-trip transaction costs
  • Potential landlord and tenant problems
  • Long-term GDP growth
  • Potential over-supply
  • Affordability
  • A view of long-term appeal to investors

Ratings of different countries can be compared in several ways:

1. Worldwide country rating comparison

Click to view

2. Continent-wide rating comparisons

Click on the "Rank" box above the continent, you'll get data for all the countries in Europe. Sort countries by name, by star rating or by yield.

Click to view

Individual country ratings (see table at right)

Our country ratings are discussed in the Country Overview pages. Click on the map you see on every page through to the continent page, then select a country.

To read about the factors which entered into the country rating, click the left column menu

3. Compare any countries on 6 dimensions

Click on the 'Compare' box above the continent, rank any countries on six criteria chosen by you.

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Choose any number of countries, and compare them. Are rental yields high? Are taxes punitive?

See how the countries at the top of your ‘might-buy here list’ stack up on these dimensions important to you!


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