Household accounts

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Household accounts presents data on disposable income, spending, housing costs, savings, debt and financial assets of households. A household may be a person who makes provision for his or her own food and other essentials for living, or may be small group of people who share the same living accommodation, pool some, or all, of their income and wealth, and consume certain types of goods and services collectively, mainly housing and food. The household group may be made up of related or unrelated people, or a combination of both.

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Keywords:  household

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The Housing indicator shows indices of residential property prices over time. Included are rent prices, real and nominal house prices, and ratios of price to rent and price to income; the main elements of housing costs.

In most cases, the nominal house price covers the sale of newly-built and existing dwellings, following the recommendations from RPPI (Residential Property Prices Indices) manual.

The real house price is given by the ratio of nominal price to the consumers’ expenditure deflator in each country, both seasonally adjusted, from the OECD national accounts database.

The price to income ratio is the nominal house price divided by the nominal disposable income per head and can be considered as a measure of affordability.

The price to rent ratio is the nominal house price divided by the rent price and can be considered as a measure of the profitability of house ownership.

This indicator is an index with base year 2010.

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Keywords:  house price index, income, house price, RPPI, cost, rent, housing
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