We've combined data on average annual salary, income tax and house prices to produce a ratio that shows the measure of housing affordability around the world. The higher the ratio is, the less affordable the houses are.

How does your country compare?

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10 most affordable places to live

House price vs average income ratio
  • 1.87Suriname
  • 3.02Saudi Arabia
  • 3.41Oman
  • 3.42Bahamas
  • 4.18USA
  • 4.68Honduras
  • 4.79Brunei Darussalam
  • 5.03Jamaica
  • 5.63Kuwait
  • 7.52Qatar

10 least affordable places to live

House price vs average income ratio
  • 181.6Papua New Guinea
  • 133.77Barbados
  • 106Solomon Islands
  • 50.77Maldives
  • 50.57Bhutan
  • 40.91Vietnam
  • 40.8China
  • 36.34El Salvador
  • 32.33Venezuela
  • 32.05Tajikistan
The United Kingdom and Australia placed 44th and 58th respectively in the world’s most affordable places to live.
  • United Kingdom13.13
  • Australia15.49

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