The house price to income ratio is the ratio of the cost of a typical upscale housing unit of 100 square metres, compared to the countrys GDP per capita. Normally this ratio will be much higher in low income countries than in high income countries.
The formula is: (Price per square metre / GDP per capita)*100. The house price to income ratios published by the Global Property Guide are based on the Global Property Guides own proprietary in-house research, but we use the IMFs GDP per capita figures.
Statistics for the Pacific Region. The bright spots in the Pacific are Australia and New Zealand, both countries which publish excellent house price statistics, as well as very good general economics statistics.
Title: Residential property markets and investments in Pacific
Description: Opportunities in residential property investment in Pacific. A comparison of Pacific countries on the basis of rental yields, taxes and investment prospects.
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