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Andorra
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.16% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Argentina, Buenos Aires
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.48% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Aruba, Bakval and Malmok et al
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.32% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Australia, Sydney
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.52% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Austria, Vienna
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 1.96% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Bahamas
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.16% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Barbados, St James
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.48% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Belgium, Brussels
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.87% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Bermuda
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.76% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
BVI, Tortola
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.85% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Bulgaria, Sophia
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.12% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Cambodia, Phnom Phen
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.33% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Canada, Toronto
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.95% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Cayman Is., Grand Cayman
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.25% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Chile, Santiago
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.26% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
China, Shanghai
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.10% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Colombia, Bogota
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.51% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Costa Rica, San Jose
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.48% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Croatia, Zagreb
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.43% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Cyprus, Limassol
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.74% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Czech Republic, Prague
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.14% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Denmark, Copenhagen
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.84% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Ecuador, Quito
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.04% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Egypt, Cairo
For a 150 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 9.40% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
El Salvador, San Salvador
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.49% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Estonia, Tallinn
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.64% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Finland, Helsinki
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.11% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
France, Paris
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.79% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Germany, Berlin
For a 90 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.95% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Greece, Athens
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.97% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Guadeloupe, Grande-Terre
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.94% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island
For a 130 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.35% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Hungary, Budapest
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.24% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
India, Mumbai
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.32% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Indonesia, Jakarta
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.40% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Ireland, Dublin
For a sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.09% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Israel, Tel Aviv
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.68% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Italy, Rome
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.92% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Jamaica, Kingston
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 9.75% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Japan, Tokyo
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.66% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Jordan, Amman
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.82% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Kenya, Nairobi
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.66% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Latvia, Riga
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.80% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Lebanon, Beirut
For a 150 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.51% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Lithuania, Vilnius
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.69% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Luxembourg
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.40% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Macedonia. Skopje
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.98% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.72% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Malta, Valleta
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.37% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Martinique, Fort-de-France
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.12% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Moldova, Chisinau
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 10.00% Remarks on our Rating Spectacular Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Montenegro, Coastal Areas
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.53% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Morocco, Marrakesh
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.52% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Netherlands, Amsterdam
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.72% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
New Zealand, Auckland
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.48% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Nicaragua, Managua
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.70% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Norway, Oslo
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.09% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Panama, Panama City
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.75% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Peru, Lima
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.90% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Philippines, Metro Manila
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.13% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Poland, Warsaw
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.50% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Portugal, Lisbon
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.45% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Puerto Rico, San Juan
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.12% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Romania, Bucharest
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.07% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Russia, Moscow
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.22% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Serbia
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.44% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Singapore
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.54% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Slovakia, Bratislava
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.47% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Slovenia, Ljubljana
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.13% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
South Africa, Cape Town
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.88% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Spain, Madrid
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.00% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
St. Kitts
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.90% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
St Lucia
For a 200 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.57% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Switzerland, Geneva
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.33% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Taiwan, Taipei
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.06% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam
For a 100 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.57% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Thailand, Bangkok
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.13% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Trinidad
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.88% Remarks on our Rating Moderate to Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Turkey, Istanbul
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 1.93% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Ukraine, Kiev
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 9.09% Remarks on our Rating Excellent Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
UAE, Dubai
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.19% Remarks on our Rating Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
UK, London
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.71% Remarks on our Rating Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
US, New York
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.91% Remarks on our Rating Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Uruguay, Montevideo
For a 120 sq. m. property, usually an apartment.
Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.18% Remarks on our Rating Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad

Our Gross Rental Yield figures are based on the average yields for 120 square metre properties (in most locations - see mouse overs).

Our Long Term Investment Rating is based on many factors:

  • 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

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