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Price/Rent Ratio - China Compared to Asia

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Taiwan 64 yrs
China 48 yrs
Singapore 39 yrs
Hong Kong 38 yrs
Japan 38 yrs
Malaysia 27 yrs
Thailand 19 yrs
Cambodia 19 yrs
Philippines 16 yrs
Indonesia 12 yrs

China: 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.


China has poor house price statistics. The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBSC) has monthly house price time-series starting January 2011 but only until August of 2013. Another source of house price indices is eHomeday, Shanghai's largest property market web site, which has time-series for Shanghai, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou and Suzhou (but the site is only in Chinese, and no time-series are available). Colliers International publishes useful housing data in their quarterly property market reviews. General economics statistics are available from the NBSC and the People's Bank of China.