Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 16.0 % in 2000 in Austria, according to the National Statistical Office. This is the same as in the previous year.
Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Austria reached an all time high of 19.0 % in 1995 and an all time low of 16.0 % in 1999. When compared to Austria's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Germany amounted to 25.0 % and 21.0 % in Italy in 2000.
Austria has been ranked 13th within the group of 16 countries we follow in terms of housing costs as a percentage of household income.
The indicator shows how much a household spends on housing as a proportion of their total disposable income, which is often taken as an indicator of the affordability of housing.