England has the smallest average home in Europe, new research says

Fancy something bigger? You might need to move abroad

Sarah Young
Friday 24 February 2017 16:56 GMT
How big is your home?
How big is your home? (Getty Images)

British families are living in some of the most cramped conditions in Europe according to a new study.

After analysing data from 1,000 properties in 13 different countries around the world, research shows that houses in England have less space than any other European country with an average of just 71.9 square metres.

For many of us, aspiring for a bigger home will become our life’s work, but with rising house prices it can feel like a bit of a pipe dream.

So, if you fancy something a bit bigger you might need to look beyond British borders.

The study, conducted by Find Me A Floor, revealed that Canada has the largest homes in the world measuring at 150 square metres with the US not far behind at 130 square metres.

Surprisingly though, if you’re all about a bigger home and larger bedrooms, moving further afield isn’t always the best option.

The analysis showed that Hong Kong has the smallest average homes in the world measuring at a mere 31.9 square metres. To put that into perspective, the study’s Canadian analysis regularly found kitchens that could verge on that size.

Coming in at 83.02 square metres, shockingly Wales beat France in the size stakes where homes measure up at an average 79.57 square metres, while at 108.21 square metres homes on offer in Italy dwarf what is available in the UK.

Similarly, the home of luscious green land and awe-worthy mountains, homes in New Zealand come in at an average of 114.73 square metres. That’s 25 square metres bigger than its nearest neighbour Australia which measures in at 86.79.

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