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Square Metre Prices - China Compared to Asia

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Click name of country for detailed information
Hong Kong $ 26,325
Japan $ 16,322
India $ 15,525
Singapore $ 13,748
China $ 11,829
Taiwan $ 7,112
Thailand $ 3,952
Philippines $ 3,952
Malaysia $ 3,441
Cambodia $ 2,913
Indonesia $ 2,889

China: Square metre prices, premier city centre, US$.

Average per square metre (sq. m.) prices in US$/€ of 120-sq. m. apartments located in the centre of the most important city of each country, either the:

  • Administrative capital; and/or
  • Financial capital; and/or
  • The centre of the rental market


Residential square metre prices published by the Global Property Guide are based on in-house research, using a simple method we systematically scan web advertisements, looking at offers for sale, and offers for rent, of resale apartments and houses.

Properties are in excellent condition, with good facilities, and have been refurbished or redecorated within the last five years.

Newly-built and pre-sale property prices are not included. Buyers should expect the prices of new properties to be higher than house prices published by the Global Property Guide.

When was this data collected? Click on individual countries to see the data collection date.

Many countries produce residential house price time-series.

Source: Global Property Guide Research


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.