Condominium Price in Tokyo: Worth 9 Years of Income

What it takes for a Japanese to buy a new condominium inTokyo?  Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute, a think tank specialized in real estate market, has an answer.

(On this article, Tokyo population is defined as inner Tokyo – Tokyo 23 wards ONLY.)

An average price of 75SQM (so-called a family type unit that fits one typical Japanese household) new condominium is in a range of JPY 60,000,000 (USD 504,000) – worth 9 year of annual household income. This number reached almost two folds (x16) back in the late 1980’s – when the bubble economy in Japan affected a property price to shot up to an astronomic price.

condominium price in tokyoImage from Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Research Institute research paper

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