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 Opinion  |  July 2015 

 

The factors and implications of rising housing prices in Taiwan

 

Yi-Ling Chen

Associate Professor

Global and Area Studies/ Geography

University of Wyoming

 

http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2015/07/15-taiwan-rising-housing-prices-chen

 

 

            Taiwanese media say that Taipei housing is so expensive that the average household would have to “neither eat nor drink”[MWW1]  for fifteen years in order to own a place.[1] They use this statistic to explain the high costs of housing and the difficulty of achieving homeownership. Skyrocketing prices have also made housing a political issue. Increasing the supply of social housing, or finding methods to curb rising prices, has become a key issue in each major election since 2010. Possible housing solutions are constantly under debate and, due to resistance from different interest groups, making slow progress.



[1] Liberty Times, 2015.5.12. Available at:  http://news.ltn.com.tw/news/business/paper/879666


 

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