Housing Costs (As % of Household Income) in France

Source: National Statistical Office
Last Updated: June 1, 2012

Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 24.0 % in 2000 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 4.00 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in France reached an all time high of 25.0 % in 1995 and an all time low of 24.0 % in 1994. When compared to France's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Belgium amounted to 22.0 %, 25.0 % in Germany, 21.0 % in Italy and 20.0 % in Spain in 2000.

France has been ranked 5th 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.

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