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News While the Spaniards are living in apartments, British and Dutch residents prefer houses.

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The vast majority of Spanish citizens residing in apartments (66.5%) compared to single-family houses (33.1%), leading to such housing throughout Europe. However, Europeans opt for houses (59.3%) compared to the floors (40%). United Kingdom (84.7%), Croatia (80.8%), Belgium (77.6%) and the Netherlands (77.1%) lead the classification of single-family homes, according to Eurostat data.

Of these people, 70.1% of Europeans own their home ownership compared to 29.9% living rental. There are countries where home ownership is clearly the option chosen by its citizens. The countries of Eastern Europe are most reflect the possession of properties: Romania (96.1%), Slovakia (90.3%), Lithuania (89.9%), Croatia (89.7%) and Hungary (89.1%) outperform Spain, which its 78.8% remains a country of owners.

In northern and western Europe, ownership and rent are equal with Germany (52.5%), Austria (57.2%), Denmark (63.3%), United Kingdom (64.8%) and France (65.1%) with countries fewer owners, below the European average. 47.5% of Germans and 42.8% of Austrians living in rented accommodation. In Spain, people living rent is below average, 21.2% of the population.

Having a home, either owned or rented means fixed costs per month. Dedicating more than 40% of salary in expenses related to housing can become a problem. Greece is the EU country that has more problems with housing. 40.7% of the population has to spend his salary on paying the mortgage or general household consumption.

Along with Greece, but at a greater distance is Germany (15.9%), Denmark (15.6%), Netherlands (15.4%) and Romania (14.9%). In Spain, 10.9% of the population have large expenses with their housing.

Another aspect that has taken into account the Eurostat survey are sobreocupadas houses, those where live people who have lack of space. Romania (52.3%), Hungary (44.6%), Poland (44.2%), Bulgaria (43.3%) and Croatia (42.1%) suffer a problem of households with more people than can live in them. In Spain, this percentage represents just 5.3% compared to 17.1% of the European average.

To be specific, the Finns are the most satisfied with the residence where they live, with a score of 8.4 out of 10. It is followed by the Swiss (8.4), Denmark (8.3) and Austrians (8.3) Europeans. Spain has a remarkable (7.3) and is below the European average (7.5). Greece (6.6), Latvia (6.6), Serbia (6.2) and Bulgaria (6) approved with very tight note.

15 Apr 2016