Global Property Guide

Financial Information for Residential Property Buyers

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Moldova $ 1,907
Ukraine $ 2,199
Albania $ 4,126
Bosnia & H. $ 4,298
Belarus $ 4,989
Macedonia $ 5,264
Serbia $ 5,348
Montenegro $ 6,707
Bulgaria $ 7,377
Russia $ 8,946
Romania $ 9,493
Turkey $ 10,817
Croatia $ 12,165
Poland $ 12,361
Hungary $ 12,652
Latvia $ 14,063
Lithuania $ 14,893
Slovak Rep. $ 16,499
Estonia $ 17,786
Greece $ 18,049
Czech Rep. $ 18,508
Portugal $ 19,821
Slovenia $ 21,668
Cyprus $ 23,352
Malta $ 25,329
Spain $ 26,565
Italy $ 30,507
France $ 38,178
UK $ 40,050
Belgium $ 41,248
Germany $ 42,177
Finland $ 43,482
Austria $ 44,233
Netherlands $ 45,658
Sweden $ 51,125
Denmark $ 53,745
Iceland $ 59,629
Ireland $ 64,782
Norway $ 70,553
Switzerland $ 80,346
Luxembourg $ 104,095

Europe: GDP per capita.

The gross domestic product (GDP) per capita is the national output, divided by the population, expressed in U.S dollars per person, for the latest year for which data is published. (see Data FAQs)

Source: IMF World Economic Outlook Database

European statistics. European house price and other economic statistics vary in quality. It is often a surprise to non-Europeans to discover that swathes of this rich, highly developed continent are not covered by good housing statistics.

Northern European countries have generally good house price time-series. In particular, all the Scandinavian countries generate excellent house price statistics. In the Baltics the situation is improving rapidly. Latvia generates an official annual house price time-series, and the realtor Latio publishes a monthly index. Lithuania has no official house price or rents time-series, but the firm Inreal publishes annual prices and rents for Vilnius for a few years. Estonia has high-quality housing statistics, generated by the Statistical Office of Estonia (SOE). Data on house prices, house sales and construction activities, as well as general economics statistics are all available from the SOE.

Central Europe is mixed. German house price statistics are weak. France has very good statistics, the Netherlands has good data, Belgium and Austria have acceptable data. Spain has made giant strides, Portugal is weaker.

Southern Europe tends to have weak statistical data. There is a particular lack of housing statistics in Italy, Greece, and Turkey (though Italy has some private, for-sale, data generators).

Statistics in Eastern Europe are weak. Efforts are being made to change this, for instance Bulgaria began publishing a house price time-series in 2006. Aside from this, the Czech Republic has an official index, and in Poland, REAS Konsulting produces a for-sale index.