House Prices/GDP per Capita in Gambia compared to Africa
Gambia: 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.
The Gambia does not publish house price statistics. There are general economics statistics from the Central Bank of The Gambia and the Central Statistics Department, but their websites are not updated. The International Monetary Fund seems a better source.