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Higher rents in this year’s newly constructed rental dwellings

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-10-04 9.30

Rents per square metre for newly built rental dwellings in 2016 was 1 722 SEK for Sweden as a whole compared with 1 694 SEK for last year. Rents in this year’s newly built rental dwellings is 1,7 percent higher than newly produced dwellings last year. The percentual change of rent is lower this year than last year.

A newly built rental dwelling with three rooms and kitchen had in 2016 an average rent of 9 875 SEK a month.

Still Highest prices in Greater Stockholm

The cost per square metre for newly built tenant-owned dwellings in 2016 were SEK 638 which is the same as last year. The monthly cost for a newly built tenant-owned dwelling in 2016 with three rooms and kitchen was an average of 4 235 SEK.

The average price for newly built tenant-owned dwelling 2016 was
2 476 000 SEK. This is about the same amount as last year. The average area for tenant-owned dwelling continued its decrease from 77 square metres last year to 76 square metres this year.

There are large differences on the regional level. The price in 2016 for newly built tenant-owned dwellings was highest in Greater-Stockholm with SEK 3 081 000, second highest in Greater-Göteborg with SEK 2 274 000 and lowest in municipalities with less than 75 000 inhabitants with SEK 1 729 000. Prices tenant-owned dwellings in the year 2015 are in general lower in the different regions, with the exception of Greater-Stockholm and municipalities with more than 75 0000 inhabitants, where prices in average this year is higher than last year.

Definitions and explanations

Be observant when comparisons between 2016 and 2015, there may be structural differences between new production projects each year.

These statistics describe the situation for rental dwellings and tenant owned dwellings. As of 2008 these statistics do not include categorical dwellings (student accommodations and dwellings for the elderly and handicapped).

Feel free to use the facts from this statistical news but remember to state Source: Statistics Sweden.

Statistical agency and producer

Statistics Sweden, Urban Management and Tourism

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