House price index is based on average new house price value at loan approval stage and therefore has not been adjusted for changes in the mix of houses and apartments sold.
Interest rates is based on building societies mortgage loans, published by Central Statistics Office up to 2007.
From 2008 interest rates is average rate of all 'mortgage lenders' reporting to the Central Bank.
From 2014 it is based on the floating rate for new customers as published by the Central Bank (Retail interest rates - Table B2.1). The reason for the drop between 2013 and
2014 is due to the difference in methodology - the 2014 data is the weighted average rate on new loan agreements. Further information can be found here:
Earnings is based on the average weekly earnings of adult workers in manufacturing industries, published by the Central Statistics Office. This series has been updated since 1996 using a new methodology and therefore it is not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
House Construction Cost Index is based on the 1st day of the third month of each quarter.
Consumer Price index is based on the Consumer Price Index, published by the Central Statistics Office.
The most current data is published on these sheets. Previously published data may be subject to revision. Any change from the originally published data will be highlighted by a comment on the cell in question. These comments will be maintained for at least a year after the date of the value change.