Global Property Guide

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Price/Rent Ratio - South Africa Compared to Africa

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South Africa 26 yrs
Gambia 17 yrs
Kenya 15 yrs
Madagascar 14 yrs
Tanzania 12 yrs

South Africa: 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.

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South Africa does not publish official house price statistics, but ABSA Group releases good house price data. ABSA has a monthly house price index and quarterly property projections. General economics statistics are available from the Reserve Bank of Africa and the First National Bank (FNB). FNB releases quarterly economic forecasts as well.