House Prices/GDP per Capita in Italy compared to Europe
Italy: House price to income ratio
The house price to income ratio is the ratio of the cost of a typical upscale housing unit of 100 square metres, compared to the countrys GDP per capita. Normally this ratio will be much higher in low income countries than in high income countries.
The formula is: (Price per square metre / GDP per capita)*100. The house price to income ratios published by the Global Property Guide are based on the Global Property Guides own proprietary in-house research, but we use the IMFs GDP per capita figures.
Italy's house price statistics are of moderate quality. The best source of house price time-series is the semi-annual residential property price index from the European Central Bank and the quarterly house price index from Eurostat. General economic statistics for Italy come from the Bank of Italy and the National Institute of Statistics.