Ra­tio of rental costs to net housh­old in­come

This indicator shows rental costs as a proportion of net household income.

It provides an indication of the affordability of housing.

This indicator only applies to households who live in rented accommodation. It provides information on the average proportion of monthly disposable household income that households spend on their rented accommodation, including heating and hot water. Net household income also includes housing benefit and basic benefits.

The data source is the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP). As the indicator refers to household income, changes in household structures may influence the data over time.

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Costs for rent and utilities as a share of net household income
Costs for rent and utilities as a share of net household income by income group 2014
Costs for rent and utilities as a share of net household income by household types 2014
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