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EU: Rents up by 18%, house prices by 48% since 2010

Rents and house prices in the EU have continued their steady increase in the second quarter of 2022, going up by 1.7% and 9.9%, respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2021, according to data released by Eurostat on Friday.

House prices and rents in the EU followed a similar path between 2010 and the second quarter of 2011. However, after this quarter, house prices and rents have evolved differently. While rents increased steadily throughout this period up to the second quarter of 2022, house prices have fluctuated considerably.

Trendline graph: house prices and rents, index levels (2010=100), Q1 2010 - Q2 2022

Source datasets: prc_hpi_q and prc_hicp_midx

After a sharp decline between the second quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of 2013, house prices remained more or less stable between 2013 and 2014. After a rapid rise in early 2015, house prices increased faster than rents.

From 2010 until the second quarter of 2022, rents increased by 18% and house prices by 48%.

House prices more than doubled in Estonia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Czechia and Austria

When comparing the second quarter of 2022 with 2010, house prices increased more than rents in 19 EU Member States.

Bar chart: House prices and rents, % change between 2010 and Q2 2022

Source datasets: prc_hpi_aprc_hpi_qtipsho20prc_hicp_aindprc_hicp_midx

Over this period, house prices increased in 24 EU Member States and decreased in three. They more than doubled in Estonia (+196%), Hungary (+168%), Luxembourg (+135%), Latvia (+131%), Lithuania and Czechia (both +130%) and Austria (+121%). Decreases were observed in Greece (-23%, see methodological notes), Italy (-8%) and Cyprus (-6%).

When comparing the second quarter of 2022 with 2010 for rents, prices increased in 25 EU Member States and decreased in two, with the highest rises in Estonia (+214%), Lithuania (+139%) and Ireland (+82%). Decreases were recorded in Greece (-24%) and Cyprus (-0.2%).

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