Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

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Andorra 32 yrs
Austria 51 yrs
Belgium 21 yrs
Bulgaria 16 yrs
Croatia 18 yrs
Cyprus 20 yrs
Czech Rep. 27 yrs
Denmark 21 yrs
Estonia 15 yrs
Finland 24 yrs
France 36 yrs
Germany 25 yrs
Greece 24 yrs
Hungary 19 yrs
Ireland 14 yrs
Italy 42 yrs
Latvia 26 yrs
Lithuania 21 yrs
Luxembourg 23 yrs
Macedonia 20 yrs
Malta 30 yrs
Moldova 10 yrs
Montenegro 13 yrs
Netherlands 27 yrs
Norway 32 yrs
Poland 18 yrs
Portugal 18 yrs
Romania 16 yrs
Russia 31 yrs
Serbia 23 yrs
Slovak Rep. 22 yrs
Slovenia 19 yrs
Spain 21 yrs
Switzerland 30 yrs
Turkey 28 yrs
UK 38 yrs
Ukraine 11 yrs

Europe: Price/rent ratio

This ratio is typically used for measuring undervaluation/overvaluation of real estate prices, calculated by dividing the gross rental yield by 100 so the higher the yield, the lower the price/rent ratio.

When wereas theise data collected? Click on individual countries to see the data collection date.

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.