We track rental returns on buy-to-let property, and rate countries on factors key to successful investment.

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Last updated June, 2024
Argentina 4.64% Moderate
Austria 3.59% Poor
Belgium 4.20% Poor
Brazil 6.24% Good
Bulgaria 4.65% Moderate
Canada 5.10% Moderate
Chile 4.73% Moderate
Colombia 7.24% Very Good
Costa Rica 6.36% Good
Croatia 4.78% Moderate
Cyprus 4.57% Moderate
Czech Republic 3.58% Poor
Denmark 4.16% Poor
Dominican Republic 6.74% Good
Egypt 5.90% Good
Estonia 4.51% Moderate
Finland 4.24% Poor
France 4.52% Moderate
Georgia 7.85% Very Good
Germany 3.74% Poor
Greece 4.82% Moderate
Hong Kong 3.39% Poor
Hungary 5.75% Moderate
Iceland 5.50% Moderate
India 4.39% Poor
Indonesia 5.68% Moderate
Ireland 7.85% Very Good
Israel 2.53% Very Poor
Italy 7.38% Very Good
Japan 4.33% Poor
Latvia 8.06% Very Good
Lithuania 6.44% Good
Luxembourg 2.67% Very Poor
Malaysia 5.16% Moderate
Malta 3.66% Poor
Mexico 5.71% Moderate
Montenegro 5.95% Good
Morocco 4.41% Poor
Netherlands 6.01% Good
Norway 3.79% Poor
Panama 6.42% Good
Peru 5.72% Moderate
Philippines 5.19% Moderate
Poland 5.75% Moderate
Portugal 5.47% Moderate
Puerto Rico 7.05% Very Good
Qatar 5.61% Moderate
Romania 6.46% Good
Singapore 4.35% Poor
Slovak Republic 5.29% Moderate
Slovenia 4.45% Poor
South Africa 10.15% Very Good
Spain 6.17% Good
Sweden 5.68% Moderate
Switzerland 3.05% Poor
Taiwan 2.18% Very Poor
Thailand 5.79% Good
Tunisia 5.20% Moderate
Turkey 7.13% Very Good
United Arab Emirates 5.27% Moderate
United Kingdom 7.03% Very Good
Uruguay 6.54% Good
Vietnam 3.84% Poor

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  • Round-trip transaction costs
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