Moldovan Capital Chisinau Is World’s Best City For Rental Yields


The Moldovan capital of Chisinau has been named as the world’s best city for buy-to-let investors by Global Property Guide (GPG). Their research was based on the average yields for 120-square-meter properties (in most locations). GPG’s Long Term Investment Rating is based on several factors, including gross rental yield, income tax, capital gains tax, round-trip transaction costs, long-term GDP growth, and potential over-supply. The research compared rental yields in 83 cities across the world.

Chisinau’s average annual rental yield was 10%. In second place was Kingston, Jamaica. The remaining top 10 are Jakarta, Indonesia (9.31%), Amman, Jordan (9.25%), Kiev, Ukraine (9.09%), Panama City, Panama (9.03%), Santiago, Chile (8.99%), Mexico City, Mexico (8.77%), Metro Manila, Philippines (8.62%), and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (8.57%). The survey is surprising for its lack of traditional locations in the top 10.


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Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With 30 years of experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring and investing overseas in her daily e-letter. Her newest book, "How To Buy Real Estate Overseas," published by Wiley & Sons, is the culmination of decades of personal experience living and investing around the world.