Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 27.0 % in 2000 in Netherlands, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 17.4 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Netherlands reached an all time high of 29.0 % in 1994 and an all time low of 23.0 % in 1996. When compared to Netherlands's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Belgium amounted to 22.0 %, 26.0 % in Denmark, 25.0 % in Germany and 22.0 % in United Kingdom in 2000.
Netherlands has been ranked 1st 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.