Survey results of Italy: Home Life

The results of the poll show that three in four Italians are property owners. Of the people owning their home 27% live in an owned flat whilst 48% live in an owned house. The remaining people who rent their home live in an apartment or house in equal measure.
Italians relocate on average four times in their lives.

Homeowners and tenants in Italy

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84% of the surveyed Italian residents dream of owning their home.
The majority of Italians dream of an owned home

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Most of the homeowners in Italy live in a town. The majority of owners are women between 40 and 49 years. Tenants are primarily male between 30 and 39 years and live in a city.
Typical profile of a homeowner in Italy

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Italians are currently spending a bit more of their net income on housing than they want to. They claim to spend 39% but would like to spend a maximum of 35%.
Income spent on housing Italy

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Potential income spent on housing Italy

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Nearly half of the respondents believe that the cost of living in their country is growing; especially those who rent support this view.

Living is rather expensive Italy

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Living is getting ever more expensive Italy

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Living is getting ever more expensive Italy (rented vs owned)

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Only 8% of people in Italy reside in a single household.

Who people share their home with Italy

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Who people share their home with Italy (residence)

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Secondary residences are owned by 15% of Italians. Most of these properties are located in a rural area or town in Italy and used for holiday purposes.

Purposes of secondary residences Italy

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Location of secondary residences Italy

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Italians stated that their perfect home would have five rooms and 128 square meters.
Size of ideal living space in Italy

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Their top features of an ideal property are:
Top five living criteria in Italy

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Survey results of Italy: Home Life