Housing Costs (As % of Household Income) in Portugal

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

Housing costs as a percentage of household income reached 13.0 % in 2000 in Portugal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.14 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, housing costs as a percentage of household income in Portugal reached an all time high of 14.0 % in 1996 and an all time low of 13.0 % in 1994. When compared to Portugal's main peers, housing costs as a percentage of household income in France amounted to 24.0 %, 13.0 % in Ireland and 20.0 % in Spain in 2000.

Portugal has been ranked 15th 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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