I was revisiting historical data and thought I might make a note of what year each capital city "caught up" to (well, exceeded) where Sydney's median was at a point in the past. May as well share Here's the 10 year markers: Same data but 5 year markers: Note that by 1991, every capital had exceeded Sydney's 1985 median house price. Source: http://www.econ.mq.edu.au/Econ_docs/research_papers2/2004_research_papers/Abelson_9_04.pdf Note: The data is not perfect (see below), but it's something. Sources and notes: (a) 1970-1979 from Applied Economics (1991); 1980-2003 are from NSW VG / Department of Housing data. (b) 1970-79 are Productivity Commission data; 1980-2003 are Victorian VG data. (c ) 1973-79 are mean prices from Abelson (1982) factored down by 8% to fit REIA median data in 1980 and 1981; 1980-85, REIA data; 1986-2003, Queensland VG data (d) 1971-79 are mean values from Abelson (1981)Applied Economics (1991) reduced by 8% for medians; 1980-2003 are from SA VG. (e) 1970-89, based on REIA data. 1990-2003, average of quarterly data from the Department of Land. (f) 1971-81 are mean values (Abelson, 1982) reduced by 8%; 1982-83 are interpolated; 1984-90, CBA data spliced to 1991-2003 average quarterly REIA data.. (g) Average of quarterly medians from REIA. (h) 1971-80 are mean values from Abelson (1982) reduced by 9% for medians; 1981-2003 are average of quarterly REIA medians.