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Here Are The 25 Best Countries To Purchase Rental Property And Make Money In 2018

In a recently released report, GOBankingRates named “25 Best Countries To Purchase Rental Property And Make Money In 2018.” And the results will surprise you.

Yes, buying real estate is almost always a significant and best investment. To help you make a smart choice!

Here are the top five countries in the world offering the highest return on investment (ROI) for rental properties in 2018. These include the Philippines (No. 1), the United Arab Emirates (No. 2), Costa Rica (No. 3), Panama (No. 4), and Indonesia (No. 5)

They reviewed 3 data points for more than two dozen countries:

Average monthly rent for a 1,292 square-foot home.
Rental income tax rate, assuming a monthly rental income of $1,500.
Rental yield is the amount that you can expect a return on an investment (ROI) before taxes, maintenance fees, and other costs.

Location, location, location.

Below, we’ve highlighted the 25 best countries to buy rental property and make money in 2018.

25. Turkey
Rental yield: 3.62%
Effective rental income tax: 21.94%
Monthly rent: $1,128

24. Latvia
Rental yield: 3.8%
Effective rental income tax: 17.25%
Monthly rent: $1,074

23. Portugal
Rental yield: 5.45%
Effective rental income tax: 26.44%
Monthly rent: $1,939

22. Malta
Rental yield: 4.35%
Effective rental income tax: 23.33%
Monthly rent: $2,229

21. Colombia
Rental yield: 6.51%
Effective rental income tax: 24.75%
Monthly rent: $1,548

20. Argentina
Rental yield: 4.48%
Effective rental income tax: 14.7%
Monthly rent: $1,490

19. South Africa
Rental yield: 3.88%
Effective rental income tax: 12.8%
Monthly rent: $1,636

18. Morocco
Rental yield: 5.52%
Effective rental income tax: 10.70%
Monthly rent: $854

17. Canada
Rental yield: 3.98%
Effective rental income tax: 25%
Monthly rent: $3,740

16. Spain
Rental yield: 4.7%
Effective rental income tax: 19%
Monthly rent: $2,531

15. Greece
Rental yield: 4.17%
Effective rental income tax: 7.5%
Monthly rent: $1,460

14. Hungary
Rental yield: 5.24%
Effective rental income tax: 13.5%
Monthly rent: $1,621

13. Bulgaria
Rental yield: 6.24%
Effective rental income tax: 10%
Monthly rent: $997

12. Croatia
Rental yield: 5.43%
Effective rental income tax: 8.4%
Monthly rent: $1,320

11. Germany
Rental yield: 3.99%
Effective rental income tax: 2.71%
Monthly rent: $1,769

10. Cyprus
Rental yield: 5.12%
Effective rental income tax: 0%
Monthly rent: $966

9. France
Rental yield: 2.79%
Effective rental income tax: 10%
Monthly rent: $4,379

8. Ireland
Rental yield: 6.64%
Effective rental income tax: 10.05%
Monthly rent: $2,077

7. Thailand
Rental yield: 5.13%
Effective rental income tax: 2.73%
Monthly rent: $2,029

6. Barbados
Rental yield: 5.48%
Effective rental income tax: 7.5%
Monthly rent: $2,501

5. Indonesia
Rental yield: 8.61%
Effective rental income tax: 20%
Monthly rent: $2,486

4. Panama
Rental yield: 5.75%
Effective rental income tax: 2.08%
Monthly rent: $2,075

3. Costa Rica
Rental yield: 7.48%
Effective rental income tax: 5.16%
Monthly rent: $1450

2. United Arab Emirates
Rental yield: 5.19%
Effective rental income tax: 5%
Monthly rent: $3,070

1. Philippines
Rental yield: 6.13%
Effective rental income tax: 4.06%
Monthly rent: $2,422

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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