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

The gross rental figures in this table are an average of yields in various cities in the specific country. Click on the country yield percentage to view the statistics for cities.

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Argentina Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.90% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Austria Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.59% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Belgium Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.20% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Brazil Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.24% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Bulgaria Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.56% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Canada Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.46% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Chile Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.73% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Colombia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.24% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Croatia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.59% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Cyprus Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.93% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Czech Republic Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.95% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Denmark Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.16% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Egypt Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.90% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Estonia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.51% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Finland Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.24% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
France Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.56% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Georgia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.85% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Germany Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.74% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Greece Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.82% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Hong Kong Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.39% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Hungary Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.75% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Iceland Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.09% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
India Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.39% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Indonesia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.68% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Ireland Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.85% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Israel Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.83% Remarks on Yield Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Italy Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 7.38% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Japan Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.36% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Latvia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.06% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Lithuania Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.44% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Luxembourg Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.67% Remarks on Yield Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Malaysia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.16% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Malta Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.66% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Mexico Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.71% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Montenegro Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.95% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Morocco Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.41% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Netherlands Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.56% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
North Macedonia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.00% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Norway Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.79% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Panama Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.68% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Peru Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.72% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Philippines Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.19% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Poland Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.75% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Portugal Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.65% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Puerto Rico Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 8.42% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Qatar Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.61% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Romania Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.63% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Singapore Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.63% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Slovak Republic Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.29% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Slovenia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 4.45% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
South Africa Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 10.15% Remarks on Yield Very Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Spain Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.17% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Sweden Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.68% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Switzerland Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.05% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Taiwan Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 2.18% Remarks on Yield Very Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Thailand Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.79% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Tunisia Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.33% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Turkey Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.36% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
United Arab Emirates Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.16% Remarks on Yield Moderate Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
United Kingdom Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 6.21% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Uruguay Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 5.92% Remarks on Yield Good Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad
Vietnam Gross Rental Yield (% p.a.) 3.84% Remarks on Yield Poor Long Term Investment Rating The good and the bad

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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