Real estate investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The sale of real estate to foreigners is not restricted in Bosnia and Herzegovina: one can buy, lease and sell housing and commercial real estate in the country.
Statistics confirm the liquidity of investments: every quarter, residential real estate prices grow by an average of 1.5%. Five years ago, an apartment of 100 m² cost an average of €98,000, and today it is being sold for €118,000.
of housing in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
increase per quarter
+ €330—1,500 Buyers’ related expenses,
of the transaction amount
Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment in
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Apartment in the centre of Sarajevo
Apartment in the New Sarajevo municipality
Apartment in Sarajevo, within
a 15-minute drive from
the city centre
What do investors buy?
The most expensive real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina is in the capital, Sarajevo.
Bosnia and Herzegovina residence permit or citizenship by real estate investment
Owners of any property, residential or commercial, can get a residence permit in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The property value does not matter.
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Taxes and associated costs
Owners pay an annual property tax of €0.5 to €1 per square metre of the property. The tax rate varies by region.
Rental income is taxed at 10% in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
maintenance of an apartment
Electricity, gas, water, heating, and garbage collection
Internet, TV and telephone
Real estate sellers pay a capital gains tax of 10% on the difference between the sale and purchase prices.
real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Frequently asked questions
Yes. The sale of real estate to foreigners in Bosnia and Herzegovina is not limited: you can buy, rent out, and sell residential and commercial real estate.
Owners of residential or commercial real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina can obtain a temporary residence permit in the country. There are no minimal investment requirements.
According to Numbeo.com, a single person estimated monthly expenses are €463.
Housing in Bosnia and Herzegovina is inexpensive. Renting a one-room apartment in the centre of Sarajevo will cost an average of €280 per month. In the suburbs of the capital, rent is lower by €90—150.
Yes. Bosnia and Herzegovina has no restrictions for foreigners who want to buy real estate in the country.
Owners of residential or commercial real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina can obtain a temporary residence permit in the country. There are no minimum investment requirements.
Real estate buyers pay a 10% transfer tax.
Property owners in Bosnia and Herzegovina pay an annual property tax in the amount of €0,5 to €1 per 1 m² of the property. Landlords pay a 10% income tax.
Sellers of real estate in Bosnia and Herzegovina pay a capital gains tax of 10% on the difference between the sale and purchase price.