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Australian real housing costs, 1979-92

Bourassa, Steven; Hendershott, Patric H


Housing costs are important determinants of many individual and household decisions. This paper reviews the housing cost data available in Australia, and derives and presents series of real price indexes for 1979-92 and real rent indexes for 1980-92 for most the capital cities. also shows how the costs of owning and renting can be of compared. Increases in real prices and, more importantly, real interest rates have occurred while real rents have remained stable. Consequently, the annual cost of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Urban Research Unit/Program
Date published: 1993
Type: Working/Technical Paper
DOI: 10.4225/13/590a523b608b3
Access Rights: Open Access


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