Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

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Japan $ 0.90
South Korea $ 0.75
Hong Kong $ 0.74
Macau $ 0.70
Maldives $ 0.66
Singapore $ 0.59
China $ 0.52
Taiwan $ 0.49
Timor-Leste $ 0.44
Armenia $ 0.41
Turkmenistan $ 0.40
Georgia $ 0.39
Philippines $ 0.37
Thailand $ 0.36
Bangladesh $ 0.36
Brunei $ 0.36
Laos $ 0.35
Cambodia $ 0.35
Vietnam $ 0.34
Bhutan $ 0.33
Kazakhstan $ 0.33
Malaysia $ 0.33
Nepal $ 0.31
Kyrgyztan $ 0.31
Indonesia $ 0.31
Sri Lanka $ 0.30
Afghanistan $ 0.30
Uzbekistan $ 0.30
Mongolia $ 0.28
Tajikistan $ 0.26
India $ 0.26
Azerbaijan $ 0.24
Myanmar $ 0.20
Pakistan $ 0.00
North Korea $ 0.00

Asia: Currency +/- valuation index

This is a cost of living indicator. The figure shows how much how much a bundle of goods and services costing US$1 in the US would cost in other countries (similar to The Economist's Big Mac Index).

To arrive at the figure, the Global Property Guide takes the difference between the IMF's nominal GDP figures, and their purchasing power parity GDP figures for the latest year available.

Note that currency undervaluation (as measured by PPP) is not a good predictor of future currency movements.

These cost of living indicators refer to data collected annually (for date of collection, see Data FAQ )

Source: calculated using figures from the IMF World Economic Outlook Database

Statistics in Asia. Asia has surprisingly good house price statistics, though the quality varies greatly. The ex-British colonies tend to have good house price statistics Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia all have excellent houses price time series, the best being Hong Kong, where the data is arguably richer than in the UK, since there are official rents statistics. However in the Indian sub-continent, only India has house price statistics, and this only in a new series, not yet available on the web.

Japan publishes no house price statistics. Its ex-colonies do better: Korea has a good house price time-series, and Taiwan also has one.

Indonesia has house price statistics, and so does China (both of questionable quality). In Thailand, the Bank of Thailand publishes a time-series. In the Philippines, Colliers produces residential property data.

No house-price time-series are produced in Vietnam, Cambodia, or Laos.