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Coal compared to UK housing

In 1983 you could buy the 'average' UK home for the equivalent of 1,039.29 metric tons of Coal. By 2014 the amount of Coal required to buy the 'average' residential property in the United Kingdom increased to 4,382.53 metric tons.

Coal

+52%
  • Over the past 31 years
  • Compound Annual Growth: 1.36%
  • Greatest yearly performance: 74.46%
  • Poorest yearly performance: -28.56%
  • Source: International Monetary Fund
  • Description: Coal, Australian thermal coal, 12,000- btu/pound, less than 1% sulfur, 14% ash, FOB Newcastle/Port Kembla, US$ per metric ton

UK Houses

+540%
  • Over the past 31 years
  • Compound Annual Growth: 6.17%
  • Greatest yearly performance: 34.63%
  • Poorest yearly performance: -17.17%
  • Source: Halifax