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Iran: Rising housing prices & confused authorities

Lahzeh says rising housing prices is a hot topic in Iran and everybody has an opinion about it. The blogger says that according to the Iranian President, the price rose between 20 and 30 percent, while the Head of Social Commission in Parliament talks about 25 percent and the head of a private construction association says 40 percent. The blogger says the Minister of Housing called all of these figures lies and said the percentage is actually 13.7 percent, and if somebody has another figure, that person should prove his/her claim! The blogger adds that this confusion is due to the absence of a reliable statistics institution in the country [Fa].

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