Key Property Investment Data: Asia

To help you compare the profitability of the buy-to-let property in the different countries, we have assembled a range of data.

These statistics and other data may look intimidating, but they are all relevant. They're key data - how much rent you will earn, how much you will be taxed, stamp duty, and other cots when you buy and sell (buy/sell costs) your rights in the face of awkward tenants (landlord rights), and how fast property prices and the country's economy have been growing. All columns are sortable for easy comparison.

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Key Property Investment Data

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Location Rental Yields Buy/Sell Costs Rental Income Tax Capital Gains Tax Price to Rent Ratio Landlord Rights House Price Increase 5 Years GDP/Cap Growth 5 Years Investment Ratings
Georgia, Tbilisi 7.85% 9.50% 5.00% 5.00% 13 yrs Pro-Landlord 0.00% 61.07%
Hong Kong 3.24% 34.11% 15.00% 0.00% 31 yrs Pro-Landlord -15.13% 8.53% 2
India, Mumbai 4.44% 11.88% 5.82% 30.00% 23 yrs Pro-tenant 15.50% 31.76% 2
Indonesia, Jakarta 7.55% 17.20% 20.00% 20.00% 13 yrs Neutral 8.91% 27.09% 3
Japan, Tokyo 4.36% 8.36% 20.42% 15.00% 23 yrs Strongly Pro-landlord 27.25% -11.21% 2
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 5.16% 6.18% 30.00% 10.00% 19 yrs Pro-tenant 8.86% 20.71% 4
Philippines, Manila 5.21% 8.63% 25.00% 6.00% 19 yrs Pro-Landlord 40.57% 19.09% 3
Singapore 4.63% 35.38% 22.00% 0.00% 22 yrs Pro-Landlord 30.53% 36.30% 2
Taiwan, Taipei 2.04% 13.85% 20.00% 35.00% 49 yrs Pro-Landlord 39.60% 7.63% 1
Thailand, Bangkok 6.07% 11.81% 7.42% 35.00% 16 yrs Pro-Landlord 14.89% 12.14% 4
Vietnam/HCMC, Hanoi 4.04% 5.57% 20.00% 0.10% 25 yrs Strongly Pro-landlord 93.41% 39.15% 3

The Global Property Guide's country ratings

The Global Property Guide uses country ratings to reflect our 'house view' on residential investment prospects in almost every investible country, ranging from to

Ratings of different countries can be compared in several ways:

  • Gross rental yield
  • Income tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Round-trip transaction costs
  • Potential landlord and tenant problems
  • Long-term GDP growth
  • Potential over-supply
  • Affordability
  • A view of long-term appeal to investors