Weekly roundup of world briefs
November 27, 2020
Study: Israel second least affordable country
(JNS) — Israeli housing is the second most expensive in the world, a new study finds.
According to the study, conducted by Australia’s price-comparison website CompareTheMarket, the average Israeli household spends the equivalent of 26.6 percent of its annual disposable income on each square meter (10.8 square feet) of housing space.
The only country with less affordable housing is South Korea, the study notes, with each square meter (10.8 square feet) of housing space costing the equivalent of 39.6 percent of the average household’s annu...