Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer


Ec. Freedom 5 Years - Ireland 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%
 

Ireland: 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


Ireland publishes official house price statistics. The Central Statistics Office of Ireland releases a monthly residential property price index. Statistics on dwelling construction and sales activities are also available. The Economic and Social Research Institute of Ireland also publishes monthly average house prices and a quarterly house price index. General economics statistics are published by the CSO.