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.
of housing in Slovenia
increase per quarter
of the transaction amount
How the residential property price index is growing in Slovenia
Cost of a 3-bedroom apartment in Slovenia
Penthouse or attic apartment
in the centre of Ljubljana
in the centre of Ljubljana
closer to the outskirts of Ljubljana
What do investors buy?
The most expensive real estate in Slovenia is in the capital, Ljubljana.
- penthouses and attic apartments
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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Taxes and associated costs
Owners pay an annual tax at a progressive rate of 0.1% to 1% of the cadastral property value.
Rental income is subject to an income tax of 27.5%.
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 twenty years, they pay a capital gains tax of 10% to 27.5% on the difference between the sale and purchase prices. The tax rate depends on the ownership period: the longer the property was owned, the lower the rate.
The agency fee ranges between 1% and 2%.
real estate in Slovenia
Capital gains tax
Paid on the difference between the sale and purchase prices
Paid by the seller
Of the transaction amount
Frequently asked questions
European Union non-citizens can not buy property in Slovenia. However, real estate can be bought by a legal entity registered in Slovenia.
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.
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.
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.