Locatıon Housıng Affordabılıty: A quality of life ındıcator ın Malaysıa

  • M. Azren Hassan Centre of Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Hazlina Hamdan Centre of Studies For Town & Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Jamalunlaili Abdullah Centre of Studies For Town & Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia
  • Yusfida Ayu Abdullah Centre of Studies For Town & Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Malaysia


To have quality of life is the ability to own a house. Housing affordability affects the quality of life concerning household well-being and economic security. The research sets to evaluate the location housing affordability for the low-income group base on housing and transportation expenditures in urban areas. 148 respondents have answered questionnaire and by using an integrated Location Housing Affordability, it had indicated that location does influence housing affordability. The findings showed the urban area for the low-income group is seriously unaffordable. “Location" should be part of affordable housing because it affects housing affordability thus concerning the quality of life.

Keywords: Quality of life, Location housing affordability, Housing and transportation expenditure, Low income group.

eISSN 2398-4279 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v3i13.166


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