VTsIOM: 23% of Russians said they plan to buy housing in the next five years


Almost a quarter of Russians (23%) plan to purchase residential real estate in the next five years, should from the results of a VTsIOM survey. The study involved 1,600 respondents over 18 years of age.

The share of such responses has not changed since 2018 (+7 p.p. compared to 2007). Most often, this intention is expressed by tenants (52%), men (27% versus 20% among women), and representatives of young people aged 18-34 years (43-41%).

The remaining respondents (75%) do not plan to purchase new housing due to lack of need (37%) or opportunity (38%). The share of those who do not want to buy new property decreased by 6 percentage points compared to 2018. Most often, low-income Russians (68%) and those who are not satisfied with their living conditions (65%) spoke about the lack of opportunity ). Another 2% of respondents could not answer this question.

Among the reasons for dissatisfaction with their housing, the most common were too high costs for housing and communal services (33% versus 18% in 2007), lack of their own housing (26%) and lack of space (24% versus 41% in 2007). Every fourth among the dissatisfied paid attention to the dilapidated state of housing (18%) and the poor quality of housing and communal services (17%).

At the same time, the absolute majority of respondents reported that they were satisfied with the conditions in which they live (80%). The share of respondents who were categorically dissatisfied was 6%, another 12% noted that they were “rather dissatisfied.” The rest found it difficult to answer.


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