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The average cost of renting an apartment in the European Union is € 1,600. This is the price for an apartment for a large family: with three bedrooms, separate living room, one or more bathrooms. But this figure is more of a guideline than real data: rental prices in some countries of the region differ by a factor of three.
Average rent price for a three-bedroom apartment in the EU
We checked how much it costs to rent an apartment for a month in European capitals. The list includes EU countries, Switzerland and Britain. The prices are current as of April 2021.
Average price to rent an apartment with three bedrooms in the city center
|City, Country||Rental price per month|
|Sofia, Bulgaria||€ 689|
|Athens, Greece||€ 713|
|Riga, Latvia||€ 792|
|Budapest, Hungary||€ 797|
|Zagreb, Croatia||€ 803|
|Tallinn, Estonia||€ 873|
|Vilnius, Lithuania||€ 888|
|Nicosia, Cyprus||€ 904|
|Bratislava, Slovakia||€ 1 070|
|Ljubljana, Slovenia||€ 1 088|
|Prague, Czech Republic||€ 1 208|
|Warsaw, Poland||€ 1 294|
|Lisbon, Portugal||€ 1 497|
|Brussels, Belgium||€ 1 536|
|Madrid, Spain||€ 1 597|
|Vienna, Austria||€ 1 708|
|Berlin, Germany||€ 1 794|
|Helsinki, Finland||€ 1 950|
|Rome, Italy||€ 1 956|
|Stockholm, Sweden||€ 2 020|
|Bern, Switzerland||€ 2 232|
|Copenhagen, Denmark||€ 2 424|
|Valletta, Malta||€ 2 575|
|Amsterdam, Netherlands||€ 2 630|
|Paris, France||€ 2 808|
|Luxembourg||€ 2 984|
|Dublin, Ireland||€ 2 999|
|London, UK||€ 3 804|
Renting a housing in the capital is not always the most expensive option. For example, in some countries prices are higher in tourist centers. Renting an apartment in Cyprus Limassol will cost almost €400 a month more than in the capital Nicosia. In Zurich and Geneva, the average cost of rental apartments with three bedrooms – from € 3,200, and in the capital of Bern € 1,000 lower.
The most expensive real estate in Europe is in Monaco. The average cost of rent in the major cities of the state in three or four times higher than in London. Apartments in Monte Carlo on average cost € 11,500 per month, in the capital of Monaco-Ville – € 15,250.
Moscow would take a position in the middle of the table: the average cost of renting a four-room apartment in the city center is ₽140,500 , or about €1,500 per month. Apartments in the center of St. Petersburg would cost half as much – ₽75,700, or about €820 per month.
Average cost to rent an apartment in Moscow
In 2020, real estate prices rose despite the pandemic. Slovakia, Germany, Estonia and Sweden showed the greatest price increases among the EU states – an average of 10-15%. Real estate in Austria, Portugal, Britain and Malta rose in price by 5-9% compared to prices in 2019. In Greece, apartment prices rose by 1-6% by the third quarter of 2020.
Apartment with three bedrooms in the penthouse of a residential complex in the center of Lisbon, Portugal. Purchase price €1.3 million. Rental income - 4% per annum
Apartment with smart home system in Athens, Greece. The price at the time of purchase is €160,000. Rental income - 5% per annum
Modern apartments in the center of Nicosia, Cyprus. The price when buying - from € 317 000. Rental income - 3% per annum
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