Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

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Bangladesh 30.00%
Taiwan 25.00%
Nepal 25.00%
Malaysia 22.40%
Indonesia 20.00%
Uzbekistan 20.00%
Vietnam 20.00%
Singapore 15.13%
Kazakhstan 15.00%
Sri Lanka 14.81%
Azerbaijan 14.00%
Cambodia 14.00%
Pakistan 11.40%
Hong Kong 11.40%
Mongolia 10.00%
Macau 8.76%
India 7.87%
Laos 7.50%
Myanmar 7.50%
China 5.00%
Georgia 5.00%
Philippines 4.06%
Japan 3.40%
Thailand 2.73%
South Korea 0.00%

Asia: Rental income taxes (%).

The tax levied on the average annual income on a rental apartment/property in the country.

Assumptions:

  • Gross rental income is /US$1,500/month
  • The property is personally directly owned jointly by husband and wife
  • Both owners are foreigners and non-residents
  • They have no other local income
  • There is no mortgage, i.e., no loan is taken for the purchase


In arriving at the pre-tax profit figure, we calculate, and deduct:

  • Depreciation / capital allowances if available. We assume a value for the apartment based on our valuation research, and depreciate on this basis.


We deduct any other costs which a landlord normally pays - management charges, buildings insurance, realtor agency fees, etc. We either choose a standard percentage deduction (if available) or typical actually incurred costs. If real estate tax is normally payable by the landlord, we deduct that.

Our rental income tax figures are provided by accountants (see list of contributors). For more details see the Data FAQ.

Source: Global Property Guide Research, Contributing Accounting Firms

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.