Real estate investment in Slovakia
Foreigners can freely buy, rent out and sell real estate in Slovakia.
Statistics confirm the liquidity of investments: residential real estate prices grow every quarter by an average of 2%. Five years ago, an apartment of 100 m² cost an average of €153,000, and today it is sold for €228,000.
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How the residential property price index is growing in Slovakia
Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment in Slovakia
Penthouse in Bratislava,
in a new residential complex
in the prestigious Staré Mesto district, overlooking the historic
Apartment in Bratislava,
in the Nové Mesto district,
in a 10-minute drive from the centre
Apartment closer to the outskirts
What do investors buy?
The most expensive real estate in Slovakia is in the capital, Bratislava.
Slovakia residence permit or citizenship by real estate investment
Obtaining a Slovakia residence permit or citizenship is not connected with purchasing real estate.
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Taxes and associated costs
Owners pay an annual property tax of €0.033 per square metre.
The income from renting real estate in Slovakia is subject to a 19% income tax.
maintenance of an apartment
Electricity, gas, water, heating, and garbage collection
Internet, TV and telephone
If the seller has owned the property for less than five years, they pay a capital gains tax of 19% to 25% on the difference between the sale and purchase prices.
The agency fee ranges between 3% and 6%.
real estate in Slovakia
Capital gains tax
Paid on the difference between the sale and purchase prices
Frequently asked questions
Yes. Foreigners can buy, sell, and rent out property in Slovakia with no restrictions.
The average cost of 1 m² of real estate in Slovakia is €2,283. The most expensive housing is in the capital city, Bratislava, where the average price of a three-bedroom apartment in the centre is €500,000. In smaller cities, for example, in the centre of Presov, a three-room apartment can be bought for €180,000.
Yes. Foreigners, including US citizens, can own, buy, sell, and rent out property in Slovakia with no restrictions.
Taxation in Slovakia is relatively moderate. For example, income tax is levied at two different rates: 19% on income up to €37,981,94 and 25% on income that exceeds that. The corporate income tax rate is 21%.
Property owners in Slovakia pay an annual property tax of €0,033 per 1 m². Buyers of real estate in Slovakia pay a notary registration fee of 0,01— 1,5%.
If a real estate seller in Slovakia has owned an object for less than five years, they pay capital gains tax: 19%— 25% of the difference between the sale and purchase price.