Key Data for Property Investment in Europe

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
Austria 3.66% 10.55% 22.97% 30.00% 27 yrs Pro-tenant 22.47% 10.87%
Belgium 4.56% 19.22% 8.11% 16.50% 22 yrs Pro-tenant 18.59% 2.32%
Bulgaria 4.56% 7.70% 10.00% 10.00% 22 yrs Pro-Landlord 37.14% 56.94%
Croatia 4.59% 9.03% 10.00% 10.00% 22 yrs Neutral 26.92% 36.83%
Cyprus 4.93% 10.23% 0.00% 20.00% 20 yrs Pro-tenant 5.11% 7.44%
Czech Republic 3.14% 8.77% 5.57% 15.00% 32 yrs Pro-Landlord 52.80% 9.93%
Denmark 4.84% 2.23% 1.87% 24.00% 21 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 18.82% 3.67%
Estonia 4.74% 4.01% 20.00% 20.00% 21 yrs Pro-tenant 31.23% 34.66%
Finland 3.37% 6.99% 22.50% 34.00% 30 yrs Neutral 2.51% -1.07%
France 2.79% 18.45% 10.00% 33.30% 36 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 14.39% 1.86%
Germany 3.36% 13.08% 9.92% 26.37% 30 yrs Pro-tenant 37.63% 7.14%
Greece 5.22% 8.50% 22.00% 0.00% 19 yrs Neutral 6.51% 14.40%
Hungary 5.24% 10.65% 13.50% 15.00% 19 yrs Neutral 107.37% 12.89%
Ireland 8.38% 9.07% 10.05% 33.00% 12 yrs Pro-tenant 34.40% 45.06%
Italy 6.28% 24.59% 21.00% 43.00% 16 yrs Pro-tenant 8.20% 5.43%
Latvia 4.06% 6.11% 17.25% 15.00% 25 yrs Pro-Landlord 26.36% 13.97%
Lithuania 5.39% 3.44% 1.96% 15.00% 19 yrs Pro-tenant 25.44% 16.07%
Luxembourg 2.59% 12.07% 49.00% 42.00% 39 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 48.79% 12.19%
Malta 3.37% 18.56% 23.33% 12.00% 30 yrs Pro-Landlord 51.53% 22.84%
Netherlands 5.19% 8.25% 13.42% 0.30% 19 yrs Pro-tenant 41.49% 14.79%
Norway 3.79% 4.68% 22.00% 22.00% 26 yrs Neutral 19.61% 22.04%
Poland 5.50% 6.73% 13.50% 0.00% 18 yrs Neutral 40.28% 11.94%
Portugal 5.45% 12.92% 26.44% 28.00% 18 yrs Pro-tenant 44.99% 4.65%
Romania 6.63% 10.82% 10.00% 0.00% 15 yrs Pro-Landlord 38.67% 48.65%
Slovak Republic 5.29% 5.81% 19.00% 0.00% 19 yrs Neutral 40.50% 20.24%
Slovenia 4.32% 3.73% 15.00% 20.00% 23 yrs Pro-Landlord 46.20% 22.84%
Spain 6.09% 16.45% 19.00% 19.00% 16 yrs Strongly Pro-tenant 12.52% 2.58%
Switzerland 3.10% 6.21% 48.56% 0.00% 32 yrs Pro-tenant -3.31% 2.30%
Turkey 5.44% 10.00% 27.15% 40.00% 18 yrs Pro-tenant 74.51% 25.49%
United Kingdom 6.21% 10.03% 20.00% 20.00% 16 yrs Pro-Landlord 13.32% 6.90%

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