Difference in home sizes ­ – The EU and UK

How easy do you think it would be to guess the differences in home sizes between the UK and say Germany or France? May who try are often surprised at how different home sizes actually are between these countries.

While a home in the UK averages 818 square feet, France’s average falls above this to 1,216 square feet. In Germany, the average home size climbs to 1,345 square feet.


The reason why we are illustrating the difference in home size is because, if you’re planning to move to a country in Western Europe from what is likely a much smaller home in the U.K., then you will have to plan accordingly. Now that you will have more room, it’s time to think about how you will fill those spaces, if at all.

Conversely, if you are moving from a Western European country to a home in the U.K. and find that you have many belongings, it will definitely be time to downsize.


Being aware the differences in home sizes between the U.K. and Western Europe can help you to be far better prepared than you might be had you not educated yourself. For example, there is little sense in paying money for a large moving truck to transport your belongings if you are moving into a smaller home. Instead, why not try to get rid of as many items as possible before you move?

Not downsizing before you move can mean not only money spent on a larger truck, but can also save you the money you might spend on storing additional items.

Similarly, the unpleasant surprise of having to fill a larger home can be avoided by researching the cost to purchase new furniture and other needed items.