Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

The choice between buying a home and renting one is among the biggest financial decisions that many adults make. But the costs of buying are more varied and complicated than for renting, making it hard to tell which is a better deal. This visualization tries to answer this question by calculating the most important costs associated with buying a house and computing the equivalent monthly rent.


Is It Better to Rent or Buy?

Source: The New York Times
URL: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html
Date of Publication: May 21, 2014
Authors: Archie Tse, Mike Bostock and Shan Carter

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