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Square Metre Prices - United States Compared to North America

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USA $ 17,191
Canada $ 10,657

United States: Square metre prices, premier city centre, US$.

Average per square metre (sq. m.) prices in US$/€ of 120-sq. m. apartments located in the centre of the most important city of each country, either the:

  • Administrative capital; and/or
  • Financial capital; and/or
  • The centre of the rental market


Residential square metre prices published by the Global Property Guide are based on in-house research, using a simple method we systematically scan web advertisements, looking at offers for sale, and offers for rent, of resale apartments and houses.

Properties are in excellent condition, with good facilities, and have been refurbished or redecorated within the last five years.

Newly-built and pre-sale property prices are not included. Buyers should expect the prices of new properties to be higher than house prices published by the Global Property Guide.

When was this data collected? Click on individual countries to see the data collection date.

Many countries produce residential house price time-series.

Source: Global Property Guide Research


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.