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2021 continues to be tumultuous for the global economy, as impacts of conditions throughout the year come due, and new issues emerge to impact markets. Below find our summaries of some of the month’s biggest changes in foreign exchange.
The Hague’s rental market has been facing an affordable housing shortage over the past several years. During my research, local housing sources explained that the rental market is used primarily by expatriates and lower income individuals. Fewer expatriates are arriving now, and many existing tenants are extending their leases.
The rental market in Moscow was greatly affected by the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, which resulted in many expats leaving the city, while simultaneously the local population suffered from a sharp increase in unemployment. Many expensive properties were left vacant by the exodus of expatriates, with the local population generally unable to spend as much on rent.
With respect to US domestic transfers, state and local income tax differences are of particular relevance for determining an equitable cost adjusted salary. Two individuals within the United States can have the same salary and family size and earn vastly different spendable incomes because of the different tax rates throughout the states and cities.
Rent in Hong Kong is notoriously among the highest in the world. In the face of a global pandemic preceded by a year of protests, rents have indeed dropped but remain high on a global scale. Price changes impacted upper-end housing the most, especially based on the area and neighborhood.
Before COVID-19, Bangkok’s economy was flourishing with new real estate projects and infrastructure developments that improved Bangkok resident’s living conditions.
2020 proved to be a year of unprecedented social, political, and economic turbulence. Though the onset of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the change of Administration in U.S. have inspired some hope that a return to “normal” life is possible in the foreseeable future, many markets remain turbulent.
Although China has continued to suspend the entry of most foreigners, Shanghai’s expatriate-quality rental market was strong over the past months, primarily due to strong demand from wealthy locals.
A quirk in the Stockholm rental market made it one of the more interesting cities that I researched virtually since the start of the pandemic.