Asia: Gross rental yields (%).
The gross annual rental income, expressed as a percentage of property purchase price. This is what a landlord can expect as return on his investment before taxes, maintenance fees and other costs.
The properties are 120-sq. m. apartments located in premier city centres. (See our list of premier cities)
The gross rental returns (or rental yields) figures published by the Global Property Guide are based on the Global Property Guides own proprietary in-house research.
Only resale apartments and houses are researched. Yields for newly-built properties are not included.
Buyers should expect the rental yields of new properties to be lower than the gross rental yields published by the Global Property Guide.
Properties will be in excellent condition, with good facilities, and have been refurbished or redecorated within the last five years.
When was this data collected? Click on individual countries to see the data collection date.
Source: Global Property Guide Research
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.