Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 13.0 % in 2000 in Ireland, 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 Ireland reached an all time high of 15.0 % in 1995 and an all time low of 13.0 % in 1999. When compared to Ireland's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in France amounted to 24.0 % and 22.0 % in United Kingdom in 2000.
Ireland has been ranked 16th 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.