Survey results of Portugal: Home Life

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.

Homeowners and tenants in Portugal

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A remarkable number of 95% of people surveyed from Portugal dream of owning their home.
The majority of Portuguese residents dream of an owned home

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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.
Typical profile of a homeowner in Portugal

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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%.
Income spent on housing Portugal

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Potential income spent on housing Portugal

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Nearly half of the Portuguese population believes that the cost of living is growing in their country.

Living is rather expensive Portugal

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Living is getting ever more expensive Portugal

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

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Only 8% live in a single household with which they fall below the European average.

Who people share their home with Portugal

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Who people share their home with Portugal (residence)

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17% of Portuguese citizens have a secondary residence, which are mostly located in a rural area or a town in Portugal and used for holidays.
Purposes of secondary residences Portugal

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Location of secondary residences Portugal

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In a European comparison, the Portuguese are looking for the most space to be happy and safe: their ideally sized home would be 211m2 (and four rooms).
Size of ideal living space in Portugal

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

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Survey results of Portugal: Home Life