Key Data for Property Investment in Europe

To assist you in comparing the profitability of buy-to-let properties across different countries, we have gathered a comprehensive set of data.

While these statistics and other data might seem overwhelming, they are all crucial. This key data includes rental income, taxes, stamp duty, buying and selling costs, landlord rights, and the growth rate of property prices and the country's economy. 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
Austria 3.59% 10.55% 22.97% 30.00% 28 yrs Pro-tenant 23.51% 20.72%
Belgium 4.20% 15.50% 26.82% 33.00% 24 yrs Pro-tenant 21.08% 19.88%
Bulgaria 4.65% 7.70% 10.00% 10.00% 22 yrs Pro-Landlord 52.82% 74.69%
Croatia 4.59% 9.03% 12.00% 10.00% 22 yrs Neutral 64.03% 49.24%
Cyprus 4.93% 10.23% 0.00% 20.00% 20 yrs Pro-tenant 22.00% 24.81%
Czech Republic 3.58% 4.75% 15.00% 23.00% 28 yrs Pro-Landlord 57.96% 37.16%
Denmark 4.16% 2.23% 52.07% 56.50% 24 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 23.02% 22.22%
Estonia 4.51% 4.09% 20.00% 20.00% 22 yrs Pro-tenant 68.73% 40.00%
Finland 4.24% 6.85% 34.00% 34.00% 24 yrs Neutral 1.40% 15.39%
France 4.52% 13.50% 4.10% 36.20% 22 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 16.22% 15.02%
Germany 3.74% 13.08% 9.92% 26.37% 27 yrs Pro-tenant 16.77% 19.71%
Greece 4.82% 8.50% 22.00% 0.00% 21 yrs Neutral 70.08% 28.07%
Hungary 5.75% 12.14% 15.00% 15.00% 17 yrs Neutral 70.67% 37.10%
Ireland 7.85% 9.07% 40.00% 33.00% 13 yrs Pro-tenant 34.14% 46.35%
Italy 7.38% 24.59% 21.00% 43.00% 14 yrs Pro-tenant 4.00% 15.75%
Latvia 8.06% 6.00% 20.00% 20.00% 12 yrs Pro-Landlord 5.20% 50.66%
Lithuania 6.44% 3.44% 15.00% 20.00% 16 yrs Pro-tenant 64.46% 58.76%
Luxembourg 2.67% 12.07% 46.78% 42.00% 37 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 30.34% 23.23%
Malta 3.66% 17.50% 35.00% 10.00% 27 yrs Pro-Landlord 20.08% 26.90%
Netherlands 6.01% 7.35% 36.00% 0.30% 17 yrs Pro-tenant 46.94% 23.77%
Norway 3.79% 4.68% 22.00% 22.00% 26 yrs Neutral 22.79% 34.28%
Poland 5.75% 5.13% 8.50% 19.00% 17 yrs Neutral 60.05% 49.31%
Portugal 5.47% 1.13% 28.00% 28.00% 18 yrs Pro-tenant 80.50% 20.53%
Romania 6.63% 10.82% 10.00% 0.00% 15 yrs Pro-Landlord 48.60% 56.36%
Slovak Republic 5.29% 5.81% 19.00% 0.00% 19 yrs Neutral 57.44% 37.72%
Slovenia 4.45% 5.46% 25.00% 20.00% 22 yrs Pro-Landlord 52.07% 33.57%
Spain 6.17% 15.75% 19.00% 19.00% 16 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 14.03% 18.00%
Sweden 5.68% 8.26% 30.00% 22.00% 18 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 18.42% 10.06%
Switzerland 3.05% 6.21% 51.00% 30.00% 33 yrs Pro-tenant 23.98% 30.51%
United Kingdom 7.03% 10.03% 20.00% 20.00% 14 yrs Pro-Landlord 22.61% 6.90%

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