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Price/GDP per Cap - Brazil Compared to Latin America

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Brazil 50.07x
Peru 43.39x
Nicaragua 41.52x
Colombia 41.07x
El Salvador 28.22x
Argentina 26.63x
Panama 26.38x
Mexico 21.63x
Ecuador 21.60x
Chile 20.41x
Uruguay 17.25x
Costa Rica 16.37x

Brazil: 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.


Brazil does not publish official house price indices. but a private, non-profit organization, Fundação Instituto de Pesquisas Econômicas, has published monthly house price statistics for Sao Paulo since January 2008. General economics statistics data are from the Banco Central do Brasil and the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica (also in English).