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UK homes are among Europe's most expensive, but spending on housing as a share of income is fairly low - one fifth, compared to quarter in Germany and a third in Spain.

At 69%, the level of home ownership is high, but lower than Spain's 82%. Further afield, the rate is 84% in Slovenia and 94% in Hungary.

Despite being one of Europe's most crowded nations, only one in 50 UK homes is in a block of four storeys or more.

Size-wise, UK homes are slightly smaller than the EU average. Residents of all EU nations have less space than those of the US, where a typical home is 163m/2.

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