Rental Affordability Index
An indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes.
Our Rental Affordability Index website page gives insight into the latest report released by National Shelter, Bendigo Bank, Brotherhood of St Laurence and SGS Economics and Planning.
The RAI is a price index for housing rental markets. It is an indicator of rental affordability relative to household incomes and is applied to geographic areas across Australia. The report provides an update of the November 2019 RAI report by providing analysis of data from the four most recent available quarters (September and December 2019, March and June 2020). The report relies on rental bond data up to and including the June quarter of 2020.