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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania has the highest home ownership rate in the EU

According to Eurostat data, 96.1% of Romanians were living in dwellings they owned in 2014, this being the highest home ownership rate in the European Union. Only 3.9% of Romania’s population were tenants, way below the 29.9% average in the EU.

Slovakia comes next with a home ownership rate of 90.3%, followed by Lithuania with 89.9%, Croatia – 89.7%, and Hungary – 89.1%. Less than two-thirds of the population owned their dwelling in Germany - 52.5% and Austria - 57.2%, followed by Denmark - 63.3%, the United Kingdom -64.8%, and France - 65.1%.

At the EU level, 70.1% of the population were living in dwellings they owned in 2014.

Eurostat data also shows that more than half of Romania’s population were living in overcrowded houses (52.3%) in 2014. Romania also ranked first in this category, followed by Hungary - 44.6%, Poland - 44.2%, Bulgaria - 43.3%, Croatia - 42.1%, Latvia - 39.8%, and Slovakia - 38.6%. In the EU, 17.1% of the population were living in overcrowded households.

In terms of costs, 11.4% of EU’s population were facing housing cost overburden, which means that they spent more than 40% of their disposable income on housing. By countries, Greece ranks first with a share of 40.7%, followed at a distance by Germany - 15.9%, Denmark - 15.6%, the Netherlands - 15.4%, and Romania - 14.9%. On the other hand, Malta (1.6% of the total population), Cyprus (4%), France and Finland (both 5.1%) registered the lowest housing cost overburden rates.

Europeans’ ideal homes have 5 bedrooms. What do Romanians want?

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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Irina Marica
Senior Editor

Irina holds a BA in Journalism and has been part of the Romania-Insider.com team since its early days in 2011. She likes to keep the Romania-insider.com readers informed every day. Irina reports on various topics, on a wide range of areas such as politics, social or entertainment. She also writes travel or leisure articles, as well as interviews. She splits her time between Sinaia, her hometown, and Bucharest. Being born and raised in a mountain town, Irina loves spending time in nature, but she also likes to read, write, listen to music, travel, teach her dog new tricks and listen to other people’s stories (so don’t hesitate to contact her for an interview if you have an interesting story that you want to share with the Romania-insider.com readers). She dreams to visit Iceland one day and maybe get to see the Arctic Monkeys play live.  You can send her press releases or feedback on her stories by emailing [email protected]

 

Romania has the highest home ownership rate in the EU

According to Eurostat data, 96.1% of Romanians were living in dwellings they owned in 2014, this being the highest home ownership rate in the European Union. Only 3.9% of Romania’s population were tenants, way below the 29.9% average in the EU.

Slovakia comes next with a home ownership rate of 90.3%, followed by Lithuania with 89.9%, Croatia – 89.7%, and Hungary – 89.1%. Less than two-thirds of the population owned their dwelling in Germany - 52.5% and Austria - 57.2%, followed by Denmark - 63.3%, the United Kingdom -64.8%, and France - 65.1%.

At the EU level, 70.1% of the population were living in dwellings they owned in 2014.

Eurostat data also shows that more than half of Romania’s population were living in overcrowded houses (52.3%) in 2014. Romania also ranked first in this category, followed by Hungary - 44.6%, Poland - 44.2%, Bulgaria - 43.3%, Croatia - 42.1%, Latvia - 39.8%, and Slovakia - 38.6%. In the EU, 17.1% of the population were living in overcrowded households.

In terms of costs, 11.4% of EU’s population were facing housing cost overburden, which means that they spent more than 40% of their disposable income on housing. By countries, Greece ranks first with a share of 40.7%, followed at a distance by Germany - 15.9%, Denmark - 15.6%, the Netherlands - 15.4%, and Romania - 14.9%. On the other hand, Malta (1.6% of the total population), Cyprus (4%), France and Finland (both 5.1%) registered the lowest housing cost overburden rates.

Europeans’ ideal homes have 5 bedrooms. What do Romanians want?

Irina Popescu, [email protected]

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