Interest Rate in Percent
The medium housing price is a good measure of the real inflation rate. Below shows the cost of the medium home price over the last 20 years. You can change the date to see the change in price at different time periods. The next plot is the value of a compounding savings account. If you would have taken the same amount of money as the house and put it a savings account you would see the second plots change in value. The third is simply the difference of the first and second plots and shows wich would have been the better store of you wealth. Adjust the interest rate of the savings account and the start date to see the difference. Also consider you have a tax cost assciated with the house.