Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mumbai is the world's least affordable home market

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Bloomberg research shows a 100-square-metre luxury residence in Mumbai costs about $US1.14 million, or 308 times the average annual income in India, based on calculations from a housing index compiled using 63 markets by Knight Frank LLP and income estimates of the US Central Intelligence Agency for purchasing-power parity in 2011.

“There are big differences in wealth levels in emerging markets compared to the developed world, which is part of the course for economic development,” Bailey said in an e-mailed response to questions. “In the first phase of growth some people make big fortunes, it takes time for this to trickle down as the middle class develop and generate their own wealth.”

This guys have no clue on why prices are so high in Slumbai. It is politician, builder, mafia nexus which does not let prices down and does not create infrastructure to increase land supply.