Global Property Guide

Financial Information for the Residential Property Buyer

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UK € 5,272
Switzerland € 3,827
Russia € 3,820
France € 3,564
Finland € 2,718
Netherlands € 2,569
Norway € 2,556
Ukraine € 2,550
Denmark € 2,071
Spain € 2,060
Italy € 1,999
Austria € 1,986
Luxembourg € 1,955
Ireland € 1,690
Portugal € 1,578
Malta € 1,540
Poland € 1,535
Slovenia € 1,499
Belgium € 1,471
Germany € 1,440
Czech Rep. € 1,434
Estonia € 1,432
Slovak Rep. € 1,384
Hungary € 1,319
Greece € 1,188
Lithuania € 1,111
Croatia € 1,074
Montenegro € 1,055
Serbia € 994
Romania € 966
Moldova € 965
Andorra € 920
Turkey € 918
Latvia € 874
Bulgaria € 811
Cyprus € 786
Macedonia € 565

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.