Category: Housing affordability

Category: Housing affordability

Housing affordability: What Can an Average Salary Buy in Terms of Square Meters of Housing in Poland?

Examining Housing Affordability in Poland’s Largest Cities

In the realm of housing demand and affordability, Poland mirrors global concerns. A recent study by delved into the housing markets of the ten largest Polish cities, gauging how many square meters of real estate an average salary can secure. The findings, listed in ascending order of affordability, are as follows:

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Katowice—0.87 square meters.

Bydgoszcz—0.77 square meters.

Poznan—0.72 square meters.

Gdańsk—0.72 square meters.

Łódź—0.69 square meters.

Lublin—0.68 square meters.

Kraków—0.66 square meters.

Wrocław—0.66 square meters.

Szczecin—0.63 square meters.

Warsaw—0.59 square meters.

A stark disparity emerges, with Warsaw standing as the least accessible city to purchase a home. Here, only 0.59 square meters of residential real estate can be acquired for an average salary.

High earnings

Interestingly, high earnings don’t always align with elevated housing prices. Katowice serves as an example, where earnings are relatively high, yet housing costs remain modest. Conversely, Szczecin presents the inverse scenario, with lower wages but real estate options tailored towards wealthier clientele.

Of note are Gdańsk and Bydgoszcz, shining in terms of housing affordability, boasting 23 properties per thousand inhabitants. In contrast, Szczecin faces a less favorable situation, offering only 12 properties per thousand residents.

Keeping an eye on the housing market reveals intriguing shifts. Over the past year, Katowice, Lublin, and Łódź saw a notable surge in real estate options, with increases of 34%, 17%, and 5%, respectively. Conversely, cities like Warsaw, Kraków, Gdańsk, and Poznań witnessed a decline in available housing opportunities.

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