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Apple Daily》Taiwan,  4-18-2017   headline news

        It's the hardest ever time in Taiwan's history for citizens to buy a house  40% of their monthly salary is used for loan/mortgage.

《UDN》Taiwan,  7-13-2017  

        Nobel laureate professor Robert Shiller stated Taiwanese's 3 annoying things (1) high housing price  (2) disparity  between the rich and the poor  (3) tech replaces human labor .

Apple Daily》Taiwan,  7-9-2017   editorial  <建築的文化殖民地>

       Taiwan's architectures are nothing but cultural colony...  http://www.appledaily.com.tw/realtimenews/article/new/20170708/1156471/

China Times》,《United Daily》of Taiwan,  7-7-2017  

        Latest study shows rich Taiwanese ( with property more than USD30 million ) invested 39% of their money on real estate owned 4 houses in average,  which is ranked world no.2.

《The Liberty Times》Taiwan, 2-24-2017  

        Keep eating nothing and drinking nothing for 33+ years to buy a new house in Taipei !    Taipei's  Ratio of House Price to Income  is 33.3, New Taipei city is 20.25.

《IMF - International Monetary Fund, Global Housing watch 9-12-2017  

        Real house prices increased over the past year / 2017:Q1, annual % change : Taiwan ranks No.42  http://www.imf.org/external/research/housing/images/housepricesaroundtheworld_lg.jpg

<CTS HD>, 5-23-2016 1:25pm, "華視新聞雜誌"
 
 
    17 million Taiwanese people ( totally 23 million population) live in "potential danger" (潛在危險) houses, according to <遠見>study, Taiwanese people gave a "failure" score (53.5) on "living safety".

 

 Amnesty International (The London-based organization), 2-25-2015

The organization concerns Taiwan’s inhabitation (housing and land) rights issues, in addition to several other issues, e.g., prison conditions, the freedom of peaceful assembly, continued use of capital punishment, and gender discrimination.


<Lloyd's >, 9-17-2015

 Lloyd's City Risk Index 2015-2025 analyses the potential impact on the economic output (GDP risk) of 301 of the world's major cities, Taipei was ranked world No.1 - within the next 10 years, Taipei is estimated to loss 45% of GDP, about USD18120 billion, 44.78% of them is for typhoons, 16.38% earthquakes, 15.77% (global) financial markets are volatile .  


Liberty Times》Taiwan, 12-19-2015

 

Misery!  Nearly 90% Taipei's families can't afford Taipei's house price, according to Taiwanese government's latest research "Buying house opportunity index".

Liberty Times》Taiwan, 1-24-2016

 

    90% of Taiwanese landlords refuse to rent their house to the elder living alone.

 

Liberty Times》Taiwan, 8-4-2015

Keep eating and drinking nothing for 16+ years to buy a house in Taipei !

5 major cities' (Taipei, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiiung ) the Ratio of House Price to Income and house load affordability rate (房貸負擔率) all reach new high since Taiwan's first-time survey being conducted in 2002.  Besides, Taiwanese payroll (compensation level薪資) retreated, so it's even harder (higher misery index) for citizens to buy a house.

Ratio of House Price to Income (times) and house load affordability rate (%) of major cities in Qtr.1, 2015 : Taipei 16.16, 68.63,  New Taipei City 12.78, 55.27, Taoyuan 7.17, 30.44, TaiChung 8.53,36.22 ,TaiNan 6.69, 28.42, Kaohsiung 7.88, 33.46, all these are higher than the number published in 5-12-2015.

Asian City  the Ratio of House Price to Income
Hong Kong(Chn) 17
Taipei (Taiwan) 16.16
New Taipei City (Taiwan) 13.02
Tokyo(Japan) 11.79
Seoul首爾(Korea) 7.85
source: annual Demographia International Housing Affordability


ps: The Misery Index is bit slow down - still take 15 years without eating and drinking to buy a house in Taipei / Liberty Times 9-6-2016

 


《Liberty Times》Taiwan, 5.12.2015             ps: Taipei's "the Ratio of House Price to Income" of Q4, 2014, 15.73, is higher than world No.1 Hong Kong's ratio 14.9 in 2014!

 Keep eating and drinking nothing for 16 years to buy a house in Taipei !

Taipei's the Ratio of House Price to Income 15.73 reach top since Taiwan's first-time survey being conducted in 2002

Ratio of other cities in 4th Qtr., 2014 :  New Taipei City 12.78, Taoyuan 7.11, TaiChung 8.35, TaiNan 6.54, Kaohsiung 7.72.

Asian City  the Ratio of House Price to Income
Hong Kong(Chn) 17
Taipei (Taiwan) 15.73
New Taipei City (Taiwan) 12.78
Tokyo(Japan) 11.79
Seoul首爾(Korea) 7.85
source: annual Demographia International Housing Affordability

The China Times, 9-21-2015

        Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C.  published rankings of OECD (2015), Taiwan's environmental quality was ranked No.35 within 37 countries, Taiwan's air pollution index, particulate matter - PM10 being up to 41 ug/m3, already was ranked No. 36 for consecutively 2 years.   Besides, a drinking water survey conducted by Taiwan's government last year found 57.2% of Taiwanese complained their water smelling stinky, or/and like liquid-medicine, 54.1% complained water containing precipitate, impurity and something else, 29.1% complained bad taste,  22.3% complained their water with color or turbidity,  5.6% don't even trust water quality.


The China Times, 10-12-2015

        Taipei's High house price led to extremely low (超低) fertility rate in Taiwan.

The China Times, CTS, SETN, etc ,  4-16-2014

According to annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (USA), Hong Kong (14.9) tops the Ratio of House Price to Income in the world, the 2nd highest metro city is City of Vancouver, Canada (10.3), the 3rd is S.F., USA (9.2), 4th is Sydney, Australia (9.0) .

Taiwanese government just reported at April 15, 2014 that Taipei's Ratio of House Price to Income is 15.01, New Taipei city is 12.67, Taiwan's scholar (莊孟翰, Tam-kang university ) pointed out both cities should rank world No. 1 and No.3 if  Demographia's survey included Taiwan.    The meaning of the ratio number is how many years in average a resident of certain metro-city takes to have a house, so, a citizen of Taipei City needs to take 15.01 years without spending a penny on eating and drinking, anything, during that period to own a house.   The ratio of Taipei city is 6 times larger than that of Seoul Korea.

The ratio number of other Taiwan's major cities are: Pon-Ho 8.65, Tai-chung city 8.14, Hsin-Chu 7.62,  Kaohsiung city 7.34,  Hsin-Chu City 7.30, Hua-Lien 7.16, Kee-Lung 4.84, Pin-Tong 4.51.

internationalliving.com  

       World's best places to retire in 2015, see  http://internationalliving.com/2015/01/the-best-places-to-retire-2015/   , which includes Asian countries like Malaysia, New Zealand, Thai, Phil, Vietnam, but Taiwan is not included in there.

  ECA international

     According to 2009 ECA int'l "the Best Place to Reside", Taipei ranks No.57,  Asia top 3 are Singapore 、HK、Tokyo( both world No.15)。  2010 rank :  Taipei No.55、 Singapore is still global No. 1.

    Taiwan is not be included in top 30 countries in <Travel and tourism competitiveness report> from 2011 till 2015, In 2015's report, Japan No.9, Singapore 11th, HK 13th,  China No.17 ; 2011 ranking - No.10 Singapore, no.12 HK, no. 13 Australia, no. 19 New Zealand, no.22 Japan, no.32 Korea, no.35 Malaysia.

Taiwan's National Chung Cheng university survey, 1.27.2014

Is Taiwan or Taipei a living safety place? Low personal risk is the most important factor of criteria by The EIU's Liveability Ranking ( the Economist Intelligence Unit global “liveability” study), Monocle's Most Liveable Cities, Mercer Quality of Living Survey.  According to Taiwan's National Chung Cheng university survey (1.27.2014), nearly 70% Taiwanese people are not satisfy Taiwan's society security/public order (criminal rate,"治安狀況"), 50.4% Taiwanese worry becoming next victim in criminal/security cases("遭侵害"), which reach a new high within recent 5 years (<Apple Daily>, 1.27.2014). 


  PS 1:  Taiwan's architectural designs

  Taiwanese architects were forced to be "construction supervisors" instead of "designers" by the government's policy,  this  finally rouse architects' angers after enduring 10 + years,  most major public architecture projects went to international architects for "unjust treaties" made by the administration. / head-line news of The United Daily, 7-17-2017

   

  pic. United Daily : Taiwanese architects protest "unequal treaty" which benefits foreigners

 

 

  PS 2:  Taiwan's architecture pricing  /  7-20-2017   Apple Daily

       http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/real-estate/pricing-for-hong-kong-skyscrapers-highest-in-the-world-report-2331353.html

       Knight Frank Active Capital study found :  

       Pricing for skyscrapers in Hong Kong has reached $8,000 per sq ft, over 60 per cent higher than tall buildings in Tokyo, where pricing is estimated at $4,900 per sq ft. Mumbai commands $600 per sq ft

       Pricing No.1 HK, No.2  Tokyo,  No. 3  NY, No.4 SF, No5 London, and then  Sydney, Singapore, Boston, Taipei (No.9).

 

 

 

     PS 3:  Taiwan's architectural designs
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