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Cost of housing

The EU-SILC survey on income and living conditions collects for each household the total costs related to housing. These costs include mortgage interest repayments (for owners), rental payments (for renters), structural household insurance, mandatory services and charges (sewage removal, refuse removal, etc.), regular maintenance and repairs of the dwelling, utility bills (electricity, heating…) and the municipal property tax.

Since 2010, in addition to interest repayments, the EU-SILC survey also collects principal mortgage repayments.