Locatıon Housıng Affordabılıty as an Indıcator for Qualıty of Lıfe in Malaysıa
Keywords:Quality of life, Location housing affordability, Transportation expenditure, Low income group
To have a 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 interviewed 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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