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Housing: 22% Pakistanis claim to live in a rented home.


According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, 22% Pakistanis claim to live in a rented home.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “Does the house that you currently live in belong to you/a member of your family or do you live on rent?” In response, 77% said that it is personal, meaning that they or a family member owns the house they currently live in, and 22% said that they are living on rent. 1% said that they did not know or did not wish to respond.

There are approximately 30 million households in Pakistan; 22% of these households are on rent which translates to around 6 million households on rent. This number represents a large rental market in Pakistan and a potential for professional as well as market growth.