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The price of buying a home in Spain

Buying a home in Spain is cheaper than elsewhere in the EU.

apartments for sale in Spain 300x300 - The price of buying a home in SpainAs reported by an annual analysis on Spain’s real estate market conducted by Deloitte, the percentage of income spent by households on mortgage payments - rate of effort - has been steadily falling in recent years and currently stands at 33 per cent, as a result of the decline in house prices registered since the outbreak of the economic crisis.

Moreover, the average home price in Spain is 4.4 times the individual gross salary, compared to many countries in the European Union where prices are 6.1 times the individual gross wage and Britain and France, where the ratio is 8.5 and 7.9 times the individual income.

For the fourth year and compared to the rest of the country, homeowners in Barcelona and Guipuzcoa have had to spend a larger percentage of their income on mortgage payments, given the high price of housing in those provinces.

In contrast, buying properties in La Rioja, Lleida and Pontevedra is more accessible, since the rate of effort is lower than 30 per cent.



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  1. Anne O'Kane

    I find this article very misleading. The price of actually purchasing a house in Spain is very high at around 11%. So too is the cost of selling (tax and estate agency charges.) In addition inheritance tax rules are very different from the UK, especially for non residents. Consequently buying a holiday home in Spain is a real luxury taking into account these additional costs. Additional costs which I think are deliberately omitted from websites trying to sell houses in Spain.


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