Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Ec. Freedom 5 Years - Germany Compared to Europe

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Belarus 19.57%
Latvia 14.65%
Russia 13.06%
Romania 8.16%
Estonia 8.00%
Norway 7.52%
Moldova 6.54%
Italy 6.35%
Poland 6.33%
Lithuania 5.99%
Bosnia & H. 5.10%
Iceland 4.92%
Czech Rep. 4.92%
Bulgaria 4.88%
Sweden 4.48%
Turkey 4.37%
Ukraine 4.32%
Germany 3.95%
Netherlands 3.41%
Macedonia 3.26%
UK 3.15%
Austria 2.80%
Finland 2.33%
Luxembourg 1.93%
Serbia 1.52%
Malta 1.03%
Switzerland 0.43%
France 0.16%
Ireland -0.20%
Portugal -0.66%
Greece -0.72%
Montenegro -0.83%
Albania -1.15%
Denmark -1.51%
Belgium -1.67%
Slovak Rep. -1.89%
Hungary -1.95%
Croatia -2.50%
Cyprus -5.50%
Slovenia -5.89%
Spain -8.00%
 

Germany: Economic freedom index, 5-year change

Increased economic freedom is strongly associated with high GDP growth, and therefore with rises in residential property prices. Changes in a countrys score on the Heritage Foundations freedom index are calculated by the Global Property Guide to produce a 5-point rating:

  • Greatly Improved
  • Improved
  • Nuetral
  • Worse
  • Much Worse


Source: Calculated using figures from The Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal


Germany's house price statistics are of moderate quality. The best source of house price time-series is the monthly hedonic house price index from Europace and the annual house price statistics from the European Central Bank. General economic data can be extracted from the Federal Statistical Office and the Bundesbank, see their Statistics | Time Series Database.