Income share of housing costs

Housing costs include operating expenditure, interests on housing loans and real estate tax paid by the household for its actual dwelling. Depending on its tenure status, the dwelling's operating expenditure comprises maintenance charges, rents, water and waste charges, separate energy expenses, costs of maintenance repairs, and other operating and maintenance expenditure of the dwelling.

The income share of housing costs (in gross) indicates the share of housing costs in the household's disposable income (excl. real estate tax). In the income share of housing costs in net, housing costs and disposable money income do not include housing allowances received by the household as current transfers (general housing allowance, housing allowance for pensioners, students' housing supplement) and tax deduction benefit for interests on housing loans.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • Tilastokeskus