Commercial housing affordability in Beijing, 1992-2002

Ka Man Lau*, Si Ming LI

*Corresponding author for this work

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Beijing's residents, government officers and academics alike are very much concerned about the high price of commercial housing in the city, which is considered beyond the reach of the average citizen. The paper analyses to what extent the high housing price has led to low levels of housing affordability in the period 1992-2002. The price-to-income ratio is used to measure housing affordability. The reasons for the high housing price in Beijing are also examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-627
Number of pages14
JournalHabitat International
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Urban Studies

User-Defined Keywords

  • Affordable
  • Beijing
  • Housing affordability
  • Price-to-income ratio


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