Cyprus has the very least crowded & highly-priced homes


Eurostat details reveals that in 2020, 17.5% of the EU population lived in above-crowded households. I.e., they did not have a ample amount of rooms for the quantity of men and women in the home, their family circumstance and their ages.

Absence of room in overcrowding households is amplified by owning youngsters enjoying in the exact place as parents striving to telework throughout the coronavirus lockdowns. Moreover, the Eurostat press launch details out that overcrowded environments can existing a increased danger of spreading the virus.

Between the EU Member States, almost half the population in Romania (45.1%) were being living in more than-crowded homes in 2020. This was also the scenario for all over two in each individual five persons in Latvia (42.5%), Bulgaria (39.5%), Poland (36.9%) and Croatia (36.2%).

At the reverse conclude of the scale, the lowest overcrowding fees ended up recorded in Cyprus (2.5%), Eire (3.2%), Malta (4.2%) and the Netherlands (4.8%).


Eurostat considers that a individual is deemed to be dwelling in an about-crowded residence if the house does not have at its disposal a minimal selection of rooms equivalent to:

  • one particular area for the family
  • one home for every couple in the residence
  • one particular area for every single solitary man or woman aged 18 or more
  • one particular home for every pair of solitary men and women of the same gender in between 12 and 17 many years of age
  • a single area for each and every one human being amongst 12 and 17 several years of age and not bundled in the prior group
  • one home for every pair of little ones under 12 a long time of age.

Housing cost overburden level

For several households, the largest expenditure each individual month relates to housing expenditures. Housing affordability can be analysed via the housing value overburden charge. This price displays the share of the populace residing in households that commit 40% or much more of their disposable revenue on housing.

The housing charge overburden price was 7.8% in the EU in 2020 with large variations among Member States.

Prices down below 5% have been recorded in 13 Member States, with the most affordable shares in Cyprus (1.9%), Lithuania (2.7%), Malta (2.8%) and Slovakia (3.2%).

At the other stop of the scale, costs above 10% ended up recorded in Denmark (14.1%) and Bulgaria (14.4%), with the highest price recorded in Greece (33.3%).