Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 25.0 % in 2000 in Germany, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 3.85 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Germany reached an all time high of 27.0 % in 1997 and an all time low of 25.0 % in 2000. When compared to Germany's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Austria amounted to 16.0 %, 22.0 % in Belgium and 24.0 % in France in 2000.
Germany has been ranked 4th 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.