Shows the countries where buy-to-let property earns the highest returns. For assumptions see below.

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Country/City Gross Rental Yield (% per annum) Remarks Long Term Investment Rating
Andorra 3.41% Poor 1
Argentina, Buenos Aires 7.30% Good 2
Aruba, Bakval and Malmok et al 7.32% Good 2
Australia, Sydney 4.39% Poor 2
Austria, Vienna 2.18% Very Poor 2
Bahamas 8.16% Excellent 4
Belgium, Brussels 4.87% Moderate 2
Bermuda 4.76% Moderate 2
Brazil, Sao Paolo 5.12% Moderate 4
BVI, Tortola 2.85% Very Poor 3
Bulgaria, Sophia 5.87% Moderate to Good 2
Cambodia, Phnom Phen 5.33% Moderate 2
Canada, Toronto 4.43% Poor 3
Cayman Is., Grand Cayman 7.25% Good 4
Chile, Santiago 4.26% Poor 4
Colombia, Bogota 6.51% Moderate to Good 5
Costa Rica, San Jose 6.79% Moderate to Good 3
Croatia, Zagreb 6.07% Moderate to Good 3
Cyprus, Limassol 4.23% Poor 1
Czech Republic, Prague 4.18% Poor 2
Denmark, Copenhagen 4.84% Moderate
Ecuador, Quito 8.04% Excellent 3
Egypt, Cairo 9.40% Excellent 3
El Salvador, San Salvador 8.49% Excellent 3
Estonia, Tallinn 4.28% Poor 3
Finland, Helsinki 4.11% Poor 2
France, Paris 3.89% Poor 2
Germany, Berlin 3.34% Poor 3
Greece, Athens 4.17% Poor 1
Guadeloupe, Grande-Terre 4.94% Moderate 3
Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island 2.75% Very Poor 2
Hungary, Budapest 6.42% Moderate to Good 4
India, Mumbai 2.39% Very Poor 2
Indonesia, Jakarta 8.61% Excellent 3
Israel, Tel Aviv 2.57% Very Poor 2
Italy, Rome 3.36% Poor 3
Jamaica, Kingston 9.75% Excellent 3
Japan, Tokyo 3.43% Poor 2
Jordan, Amman 7.85% Good 5
Kenya, Nairobi 6.90% Moderate to Good 3
Latvia, Riga 4.92% Moderate 3
Lebanon, Beirut 4.51% Moderate 2
Lithuania, Vilnius 5.98% Moderate to Good 2
Luxembourg 3.85% Poor 1
Macedonia. Skopje 4.98% Moderate 4
Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur 4.57% Moderate 4
Malta, Valleta 4.35% Poor 1
Martinique, Fort-de-France 5.12% Moderate 2
Mexico, Mexico City 5.44% Moderate
Moldova, Chisinau 10.00% Spectacular 3
Montenegro, Coastal Areas 7.53% Good 4
Morocco, Marrakesh 6.04% Moderate to Good 4
Netherlands, Amsterdam 4.51% Moderate 4
Nicaragua, Managua 7.13% Good 4
Panama, Panama City 7.66% Good 5
Peru, Lima 6.15% Moderate to Good 5
Philippines, Metro Manila 7.51% Good 3
Poland, Warsaw 5.46% Moderate 3
Portugal, Lisbon 6.16% Moderate to Good 2
Puerto Rico, San Juan 7.12% Good 2
Romania, Bucharest 7.76% Good 3
Russia, Moscow 3.22% Poor 2
Serbia 4.44% Poor 2
Singapore 2.54% Very Poor 2
Slovakia, Bratislava 4.98% Moderate 3
Slovenia, Ljubljana 4.41% Poor 3
South Africa, Cape Town 3.88% Poor 2
Spain, Madrid 4.21% Poor 1
St. Kitts 4.90% Moderate 1
St Lucia 3.57% Poor 2
Switzerland, Geneva 3.33% Poor 2
Taiwan, Taipei 1.57% Very Poor 1
Tanzania, Dar es Salaam 8.57% Excellent 2
Thailand, Bangkok 5.13% Moderate 4
Trinidad 6.88% Moderate to Good 3
Turkey, Istanbul 3.79% Poor 4
Ukraine, Kiev 9.09% Excellent 2
UAE, Dubai 5.82% Moderate to Good 2
UK, London 3.21% Poor 2
US, New York 3.91% Poor 3
Uruguay, Montevideo 7.18% Good 5

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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