House Prices/GDP per Capita in Latvia compared to Europe
Latvia: 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.
Latvia generates monthly average apartment prices, issued by private entities, Arco Real Estate and Ober Haus. The Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia started producing annual average house prices in 2004 but stopped in 2009. High quality general economics statistics for Latvia are published by the Bank of Latvia and the Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia.