Architecture and landscape design are two of the main factors that can determine your overall cost of living, and while they can be quite different, they can help you decide which of the two options is best for you.
To find out which is better, we’ve put together a simple infographic to show you which one is the better choice.
Read moreThe infographic shows you the main types of buildings and buildings in each country, as well as the average rent for each of them, and then gives you an idea of what the average price is for each type of home.
The infographic also shows you which countries have the best and worst housing market, along with their respective average cost of ownership per square metre, as measured by the US Census Bureau.
The data is broken down by each of the major housing markets in each of those countries.
In Australia, the most expensive housing is in Melbourne and Sydney, with an average rent of $2,874 per square foot.
In the capital, Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra are the most affordable, with rents of $1,664, $1.867, $2.928 and $3,846 respectively.
In New Zealand, Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch, the cheapest housing is the Auckland suburbs of Whangarei and Dunedin, with prices of $639 per square feet.
The cheapest rental in the country is in Christchurch in the North Island.
In Germany, the city of Cologne, with its high cost of housing, is the most attractive of all the cities to buy a home in, with a median price of $5,895 per square meter.
In France, the cost of a house is the least expensive in Paris, with the median price for a house in the city at $1-2 million.
However, while the cost in Paris is the highest, it is also the least affordable, at $4,800 per square metres.
In Japan, the capital Tokyo, has the lowest average price of homes in the world, with one of the lowest prices in the US at $2-3 million.
In addition, the average house price in Tokyo is around $2 million, which is a considerable difference from the median US price of around $1 million.
Japan’s average rent is also relatively low, at a median of $500 per square kilometre, compared to the US median of around 30% of the city’s area.
However if you look at the cost per square mile, it’s more than twice as high as in Japan, at more than $1 per square km.
In Italy, the country’s capital Rome, the median house price is around the US $3 million, but its average price for the city is just $1m.
In Portugal, the Portuguese capital Lisbon, is home to the second cheapest housing, at around $700 per square kilometres, which makes it more affordable than the US average of around 2,800.
In the Netherlands, the second most affordable city is Amsterdam, which comes in at $700-1,500 per km, which means its residents have the lowest cost of renting in the European Union.
In Turkey, the cities of Izmir and Ankara are home to very affordable housing, with rent at around 25-30% of its area, with Istanbul the most costly city, with average price at $6,600 per square kilometers.
In Spain, Madrid is home the second highest average rent, at 30-40% of area.
In Canada, Vancouver comes in second with the second lowest average rent at $900 per square meters.
In Toronto, the lowest rent in the entire country is at $600 per km.
Australia has the highest average cost-of-living across all of its cities, with Melbourne’s median price at around a staggering $7.5 million.
The second most expensive city is Sydney, at an average of $3.5m.
The median house prices in Melbourne are around $4 million, and in Sydney they are around about $2m.
Across the country, the highest cost of accommodation is the median apartment, which ranges from about $1M to $5M per square.
The lowest cost is in Brisbane, where the median rental is $1 a square metre.
Australia’s second-most expensive city, Sydney, is $2 Million, with Vancouver, in second place, at just under $2M.
Australia is the only country where you can buy a house outright and not have to worry about the cost-per-square-kilometre difference.
That is the case in most other countries, including Singapore, where you do not have any restrictions on buying a house.
Australia also has the most unaffordable housing, where there is a median house cost of around a million dollars per square-metre, which puts it in the same league as the US.