Housing costs of households; household and dwelling characteristics

Housing costs of households; household and dwelling characteristics

Owner or tenant Household characteristics Dwelling characteristics Accuracy Periods Housing costs Total housing costs (euro) Housing costs Net rent or mortgage (euro) Housing costs Additional housing costs (euro) Housing cost ratio (%) Skewed rent Non-skewed rent (%) Skewed rent Skewed towards cheap rent (%) Skewed rent Skewed towards expensive rent (%)
Total Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 606 448 159 33.1 . . .
Total Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 601 442 158 32.6 . . .
Total Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 612 453 160 33.6 . . .
Total Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 734 554 180 28.8 . . .
Total Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 728 548 179 28.5 . . .
Total Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 741 561 181 29.2 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 853 651 202 26.3 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 845 643 201 25.9 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 862 660 203 26.7 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 1,167 922 245 26.1 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,153 908 243 25.7 . . .
Total Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,181 936 247 26.5 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Value 2021 942 723 219 29.9 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 926 708 217 29.4 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 958 738 221 30.4 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Value 2021 740 544 197 28.5 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 731 535 195 28.1 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 749 552 198 28.9 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Value 2021 760 563 196 28.1 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 751 556 195 27.7 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 768 571 198 28.5 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Value 2021 814 623 191 26.2 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 803 613 190 25.8 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 824 633 193 26.6 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Value 2021 1,006 827 179 30.4 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 992 813 178 29.8 . . .
Total Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,021 841 181 31.0 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Value 2021 886 671 215 26.3 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 880 665 214 26.1 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 892 677 216 26.5 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Value 2021 723 574 149 34.4 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 714 565 148 33.9 . . .
Total Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 732 582 150 34.9 . . .
Total Private households Total dwellings Value 2021 841 644 197 28.6 . . .
Total Private households Total dwellings Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 836 639 196 28.4 . . .
Total Private households Total dwellings Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 846 649 197 28.8 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: single-family; total Value 2021 902 682 220 25.8 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: single-family; total Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 895 676 219 25.6 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: single-family; total Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 908 688 221 26.0 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: detached house Value 2021 1,068 793 275 25.1 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: detached house Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,050 775 273 24.7 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: detached house Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,087 811 277 25.6 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: semi-detached house Value 2021 925 697 228 23.6 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: semi-detached house Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 911 683 227 23.2 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: semi-detached house Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 939 711 230 24.1 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: corner house Value 2021 838 632 207 26.9 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: corner house Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 826 620 205 26.4 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: corner house Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 850 643 208 27.4 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: terraced house Value 2021 832 639 193 26.6 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: terraced house Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 823 630 192 26.3 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: terraced house Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 842 648 194 27.0 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: multi-family Value 2021 718 568 149 34.2 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: multi-family Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 709 561 148 33.7 . . .
Total Private households Type of dwelling: multi-family Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 726 576 150 34.6 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: less than 75 m² Value 2021 639 499 141 35.4 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: less than 75 m² Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 630 490 139 34.8 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: less than 75 m² Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 649 508 142 36.0 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 75 to 99 m² Value 2021 715 546 169 30.1 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 75 to 99 m² Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 707 539 168 29.7 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 75 to 99 m² Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 723 554 170 30.5 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 100 to 149 m² Value 2021 852 647 205 25.9 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 100 to 149 m² Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 845 640 204 25.6 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 100 to 149 m² Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 859 654 206 26.2 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 150 m² or more Value 2021 1,163 896 267 25.4 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 150 m² or more Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,147 880 265 24.9 . . .
Total Private households Living surface: 150 m² or more Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,179 912 269 25.8 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 620 430 190 23.9 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 606 417 188 23.2 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 1st 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 634 443 193 24.6 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 735 534 201 23.5 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 725 525 199 23.1 . . .
Owner Private households Dwelling: 2nd 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 744 543 202 23.9 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 846 632 214 22.7 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 837 623 213 22.4 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 3rd 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 855 641 215 23.0 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Value 2021 1,182 926 256 23.8 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,166 911 254 23.5 . . .
Owner Private households Dwellings: 4th 25%-group WOZ Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,197 941 257 24.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Value 2021 1,024 777 247 24.9 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,003 756 245 24.4 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1000 to 1945 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,045 797 250 25.4 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Value 2021 818 592 227 23.7 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 804 578 225 23.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1946 to 1970 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 833 605 229 24.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Value 2021 819 596 223 22.8 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 808 585 222 22.4 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1971 to 1985 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 831 607 225 23.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Value 2021 867 652 215 21.6 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 853 639 213 21.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: 1986 to 2000 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 881 666 217 22.0 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Value 2021 1,102 898 205 24.2 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,083 879 203 23.7 . . .
Owner Private households Year of construction: from 2001 Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 1,121 916 207 24.7 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Value 2021 945 714 231 23.2 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 937 707 230 23.0 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : included Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 953 722 232 23.4 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Value 2021 736 565 171 24.5 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Lower bound 95% confidence interval 2021 717 546 169 23.8 . . .
Owner Private households Own garden, grounds etc. : not included Upper bound 95% confidence interval 2021 755 584 173 25.2 . . .
Owner Private households Total dwellings Value 2021 919 696 224 23.4 . . .
Source: CBS.
Explanation of symbols

Table description


This table contains figures on the housing costs of private households in independent homes. Households living (temporarily) in a house free of charge are not included. The figures are presented for both owners and tenants and can be further divided into various characteristics of the household and the dwelling.

Data available from: 2012

Status of the figures: final

Changes as of June 9, 2022:
Final figures 2021 included.
Revision figures 2012, 2015 and 2018 in connection with new calculation method and adaptation of housing policy to 2021 regulations.

When will new figures be published?
Figures over reporting year 2024 will be published in 2025.

Description topics

Housing costs
Total housing costs
The average total (net) amount spent on housing such as rent or mortgage, including additional housing costs such as property tax, premiums paid for home insurance, sewerage charges, gas, water and electricity and maintenance.
Net rent or mortgage
For tenants this is the rent minus the rent subsidy (if applicable). For owners these are the mortgage, but also the property tax, premiums paid for home insurance and maintenance costs.
Additional housing costs
Costs that are applicable to every household, tenants as well as owners. These are the taxes paid to the municipalities and public bodies and the costs for gas, water and electricity.
Housing cost ratio
The average percentage of disposable household income spent on housing.
Skewed rent
Rent disproportionate to the household income.



Non-skewed rent
Non-skewed rent: the rent of the home is proportionate to the household income.
Skewed towards cheap rent
Households that are eligible for housing benefit and have a before tax rent higher than a specified level. Their level of rent is below that expected for a household with this income. From 2017, the income-related rental policy has been adjusted. The new rules have been applied to all WoON investigations.
Skewed towards expensive rent
Households with an income above a specified income level and a before tax rent under the liberalisation level. Their level of rent is above that expected for a household with this income. The delineation of the group towards expensive skewed rent is based on the rules that was valid on January 1, 2021.