Real estate investment in Slovenia

Selling real estate to non-EU citizens is prohibited in Slovenia. A legal entity can buy real estate if it’s a Slovenian company.

Statistics confirm the liquidity of investments: residential real estate prices grow every quarter by an average of 2,2%. Five years ago, an apartment of 100 m² cost an average of €188,000, and today it is sold for €281,000.

€2,809

Average price per 1 m²

2,2%

Average price growth per quarter

2,35—29%

Associated costs, of the property value

How the residential property price index is growing in Slovenia

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Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment in Slovenia

€1.2 million

Penthouse or attic apartment in the centre of Ljubljana

€800,000

Apartment in the centre of Ljubljana

€200,000

Apartment closer to the outskirts of Ljubljana

Slovenia residence permit or citizenship by real estate investment

Obtaining a Slovenia residence permit or citizenship is not connected with purchasing real estate.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can foreigners buy property in Slovenia?

    European Union non-citizens can not buy property in Slovenia. However, real estate can be bought by a legal entity registered in Slovenia.

  • How much does a house in Slovenia cost?

    The average cost of 1 m² of real estate in Slovenia is €2,809 per 1 m². The most expensive real estate in Slovenia is in the capital, Ljubljana.

  • Can Americans purchase property in Slovenia?

    No, since European Union non-citizens citizens can not buy property in Slovenia. However, real estate can be bought by a legal entity registered in Slovenia.

  • How much is property tax in Slovenia?

    Buyers of real estate in Slovenia pay:

    • for new buildings — a 20% value-added tax;

    • for secondary real estate — a 2% transfer tax.

    Property owners in Slovenia pay an annual tax at a progressive rate from 0,1% to 1% of the cadastral value. Owners who rent out real estate in Slovenia pay a 27,5% income tax.

    Real estate sellers in Slovenia who have owned the property for less than twenty years, pay capital gains tax from 10% to 27,5% on the difference between the sale and purchase price. The tax rate depends on the ownership period: the longer the owner held the property, the lower the rate.