Cyprus has least crowded & expensive residences


Eurostat information reveals that in 2020, 17.5% of the EU populace lived in more than-crowded households. I.e., they did not have a enough range of rooms for the quantity of people in the residence, their relatives scenario and their ages.

Absence of space in overcrowding households is amplified by acquiring young children enjoying in the very same home as dad and mom attempting to telework throughout the coronavirus lockdowns. In addition, the Eurostat push launch details out that overcrowded environments can existing a increased hazard of spreading the virus.

Among the the EU Member States, virtually half the inhabitants in Romania (45.1%) had been dwelling in around-crowded households in 2020. This was also the scenario for all around two in just about every 5 people in Latvia (42.5%), Bulgaria (39.5%), Poland (36.9%) and Croatia (36.2%).

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


Eurostat considers that a human being is deemed to be dwelling in an in excess of-crowded residence if the home does not have at its disposal a least selection of rooms equal to:

  • a person space for the household
  • a single area for each few in the domestic
  • one particular room for each individual single particular person aged 18 or far more
  • just one home per pair of one men and women of the identical gender amongst 12 and 17 years of age
  • 1 place for each one individual between 12 and 17 many years of age and not incorporated in the previous category
  • a person space for every pair of small children beneath 12 many years of age.

Housing charge overburden charge

For many households, the premier expenditure each and every thirty day period relates to housing expenses. Housing affordability can be analysed by the housing price tag overburden amount. This price exhibits the share of the populace dwelling in homes that commit 40% or additional of their disposable income on housing.

The housing expense overburden price was 7.8% in the EU in 2020 with massive variations amongst Member States.

Charges beneath 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 close of the scale, charges earlier mentioned 10% were being recorded in Denmark (14.1%) and Bulgaria (14.4%), with the optimum fee recorded in Greece (33.3%).