However, it is not the country with the most homeowners in Europe. Leading this ranking are Kosovo (97.8%), Albania (96.3%) and Romania (95.3%), where the number of owners exceeds the 95% barrier. In Portugal, 78.3% of people own a home.

According to the, which relies on Eurostat data, the rate of homeowners varies greatly from country to country, with the option to buy a home more common in Eastern Europe than in Western Europe.


In Spain, Italy and France there are fewer homeowners than in Portugal, the percentage being 75.8%, 73.7% and 64.7%, respectively.

In the opposite direction are Austria, Germany and Switzerland, which are the European countries where there are more tenants than homeowners. In the specific case of Germany and Switzerland there are more people renting houses than buying.