House is a major
fact in assessing the quality of life, rather quality of living. House is
accommodation. Man needs a place to live in being assured of safety and
protection from all kinds of weather. He needs to make family and run it. House
is a place for him to sleep and rest without which normal living will not be
normal for long. It provides him with a keen sense of personal security and
safety. Above all, house must satisfy him in all his basic needs so that house
sweetens itself into home.
housing costs go together. It means that one’s income decides the kind of house
he can afford to build or buy. A rich man with massive disposable income can
easily afford to go in for a very big house; it reflects his standard of
living, discernible. A poor man may choose to live in a hut with no other
possible option. It is his standard of living indicator. If the rich man has
some sort of terminal illness that forces him to become bed-ridden as against a
poor man in hut who labours endlessly and suffers from no such terminal
illness, he can be said to have a better quality of living than the rich man
lying down in bed in his sprawling resident.
Three more facts
are to be taken into consideration with regard to housing as an indicator of
living, of material conditions: structural materials, inner facilities and neighborhood.
The more money
you have the better materials for housing you can easily access. Leave alone
the area housing has taken up; the materials used to construct a house also
yield to lots of varieties enabling choices. Both thatched roof and gold plated
ceiling come under structural materials used in housing.
Sky is the limit
for the inner facilities if you have rolls of currencies at your disposal.
Every item of inner structure has a wide range of varieties to meet equally a
wide range of access to money.
another vital aspect of housing. You may
command a house in such an area where there is no pollution of any kind such as
continuously noisy neighbours.
We will continue
this line of discussion dealing with GDP as an indicator of standard of living
and quality of life.