The survey shows that three in four Portuguese residents are homeowners: 42% inhabit an owned flat whilst 33% an owned house. Regarding the remaining 25% of people who rent their home the same percentage of people live in an apartment or a house.
Portuguese have averagely moved only three times in their lives, which is one time less than the European average.
The highest percentage of Portuguese living in an owned home are men between 40 and 49 of age. By contrast, the majority of people who rent are women between 20 and 29 years. Both groups, homeowners and tenants, live in a town in the majority of cases.
The results indicate that the spending capacity is reached in the Portuguese real-estate market. Even though Portuguese are currently spending 45% of their net income on accommodation, they would like to reduce their expenditures for their homes to a maximum of only 35%.
Nearly half of the Portuguese population believes that the cost of living is growing in their country.
Only 8% live in a single household with which they fall below the European average.