House Prices/GDP per Capita in United States compared to North America

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USA 29.84x
Canada 25.93x

United States: 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.


USA has excellent house price statistics. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) produces quarterly and monthly house price indices for all 51 states. Standard and Poor's also provides a monthly home price index, composite of 10 cities. Quarterly median prices, affordability index, house sales and construction activities are from the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Rent statistics are from the US Census Bureau.

Excellent economics statistics are from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of Labor Statistics.