Location Housing Affordability : A Quality of Life indicator in Malaysia

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M. Azren Hassan
Hazlina Hamdan
Jamalunlaili Abdullah
Yusfida Ayu Abdullah


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.


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Hassan, M.A., Hamdan, H., Abdullah, J. and Abdullah, Y.A. 2018. Location Housing Affordability : A Quality of Life indicator in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Quality of Life. 3, 13 (Aug. 2018), 98–106. DOI:https://doi.org/10.21834/ajqol.v3i13.166.


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