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Latest publication: Real estate prices 2019, 3rd quarter

Published: 5 March 2019

Prices of old single-family houses fell by 1.6 per cent year-on-year in October to December

In the last quarter of 2018, prices of old single-family houses fell by an average of 1.6 per cent from the previous year in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices went down by 5.5 per cent and in the rest of the country by 1.1 per cent. Compared with the previous quarter, prices of old single-family houses decreased by 0.8 per cent. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s Index of real estate prices, which is compiled by utilising data from the real estate transaction register of the National Land Survey of Finland.

Development of prices in old detached houses, index 2015=100

Development of prices in old detached houses, index 2015=100

In the whole country, the average price per square metre of old single-family houses was EUR 1,553 in the last quarter of 2018. In Greater Helsinki, the average price per square metre of single-family houses was EUR 2,971. In the rest of the country, the average price per square metre was EUR 1,450.

In the last quarter of 2018, prices of detached house plots increased by 5.2 per cent from the previous year in the whole country. From the previous quarter, prices of plots increased by 0.4 per cent.

In the last quarter of 2018, prices of new single-family houses rose by 3.8 per cent from the previous year in the whole country. Compared with the previous quarter, prices rose by 0.5 per cent. The data for new single-family houses are based on the building cost index and price data describing professional and own-account construction.

Development of prices in new detached houses, index 2010=100

Development of prices in new detached houses, index 2010=100

In 2018, prices of old single-family houses fell by 1.9 per cent in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices went down by 3.6 per cent and in the rest of the country by 1.7 per cent. In 2018, the average price per square metre for a single-family house was EUR 2,988 in Greater Helsinki and EUR 1,451 in the rest of the country. Prices of new single-family houses went up by 3.8 per cent in the whole country in 2018.

In 2018, prices of detached house plots increased by 5.3 per cent in the whole country. In Greater Helsinki, prices went up by 1.8 per cent and in the rest of the country by 6.6 per cent. In 2018, the average price per square metre for a detached house plot was EUR 182.6 in Greater Helsinki and EUR 16.5 in the rest of the country.


Source: Real estate prices, Statistics Finland

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Updated 5.3.2019

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Real estate prices [e-publication].
ISSN=2342-8902. 4th quarter 2018. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 15.12.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kihi/2018/04/kihi_2018_04_2019-03-05_tie_001_en.html