Housing and Construction in Africa

CAHF has been collecting data on house prices, construction costs, and income across Africa for the past six years and publishing this in its yearbook.

The data gives us a rough indication of the range of house prices and sizes being provided by the private sector, as well as some insights on affordability across the continent. We are in the process of collecting additional data on the scale of construction, as well as the relationship between supply and demand of housing in African countries.

This story explores some of this data as it relates to affordability and what it means for access to housing across the continent. Take a look and let us know what you think.


Sources: C-GIDD (Canback Global Income Distribution Database), the Housing Finance in Africa 2016 Yearbook, and CAHF surveys.

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