Key Data for Property Investment in Asia

To assist you in comparing the profitability of buy-to-let properties across different countries, we have gathered a comprehensive set of data.

While these statistics and other data might seem overwhelming, they are all crucial. This key data includes rental income, taxes, stamp duty, buying and selling costs, landlord rights, and the growth rate of property prices and the country's economy. All columns are sortable for easy comparison.

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Key Property Investment Data

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Location Rental Yields Buy/Sell Costs Rental Income Tax Capital Gains Tax Price to Rent Ratio Landlord Rights House Price Increase 5 Years GDP/Cap Growth 5 Years Investment Ratings
Hong Kong 3.08% 34.11% 15.00% 0.00% 32 yrs Pro-Landlord 28.14% 8.53%
India 4.44% 11.88% 5.82% 30.00% 23 yrs Pro-tenant 31.12% 31.76%
Indonesia 7.09% 17.20% 20.00% 5.00% 14 yrs Neutral 13.82% 15.81%
Japan 2.66% 13.36% 3.40% 15.00% 38 yrs Strongly Pro-landlord 17.98% 5.04%
Malaysia 5.16% 6.18% 30.00% 10.00% 19 yrs Pro-tenant 26.14% 20.71%
Philippines 5.21% 8.63% 25.00% 6.00% 19 yrs Pro-Landlord 47.59% 19.09%
Singapore 4.78% 35.38% 22.00% 0.00% 21 yrs Pro-Landlord 5.83% 36.30%
Taiwan 2.04% 9.93% 20.00% 35.00% 49 yrs Pro-Landlord 4.60% 7.63%
Thailand 5.13% 12.80% 2.73% 35.00% 19 yrs Pro-Landlord 19.78% 8.54%
Vietnam 4.04% 5.57% 20.00% 0.10% 25 yrs Strongly Pro-landlord 9.23% 39.15%

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The Global Property Guide's country ratings

The Global Property Guide uses country ratings to reflect our 'house view' on residential investment prospects in almost every investible country, ranging from to

Ratings of different countries can be compared in several ways:

  • Gross rental yield
  • Income tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Round-trip transaction costs
  • Potential landlord and tenant problems
  • Long-term GDP growth
  • Potential over-supply
  • Affordability
  • A view of long-term appeal to investors