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Aug 24, 2016

Rental yields are moderately good in Sofia, Bulgaria

Last Updated: Aug. 24, 2016
SOFIA CENTRE - Apartments COST (€) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (€)
80 sq. m. 101,200 506 6.00% 1,265 6.32
120 sq. m. 150,450 736 5.87% 1,254 6.13
SOFIA SUBURBS - Apartments
80 sq. m. 73,760 394 6.42% 922 4.93
120 sq. m. 128,880 544 5.06% 1,074 4.53
SKI RESORTS- Apartments
70 sq. m. 27,580 n.a. n.a. 384 n.a.
120 sq. m. 47,640 n.a. n.a. 397 n.a.
BLACK SEA - Apartments
90 sq. m. 68,310 n.a. n.a. 759 n.a.
120 sq. m. 99,360 n.a. n.a. 828 n.a.
Districts researched:
Sofia centre: Doctor´s Garden, Ivan Vazov, Iztok, Lozenets, near the Medical Academy, and Oborishte.
Sofia suburbs- Dragalevtsky, Borovo, Manastirski Livadi, Buckston, Vitosha, Gotse Delchev, Student´s Town, Strelbishte
Krasno Selo, Boyana, Geo Milev, Ovcha Kupel, Dianabad, Beli Brezi, Hladilnika, Poduyane and Slatina
Ski resorts: Bansko and Borovets
Black Sea Coast: Bourgas and Varna
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

Sofia has moderately good gross rental yields - i.e., the rental return on a property if fully rented out, before all expenses.  Yields in the centre are around 6.0 %.  Yields a little further out are similar.

Doctor’s Garden, Ivan Vazov, Iztok and Lozenets are among the most sought after addresses in the centre. Embassies, museums and universities are located here. These areas also have many parks and green spaces, making them popular with expats.

In the southern part of Sofia in Vitosha Mountain (or in the vicinity) are prestigious suburban neighborhoods like Boyana and Dragalevtsi. Though new developments being built here are increasing the stock of rental apartments, we find better yields here on the very smallest apartments, with yields stretching up to 6.4%. Two years ago we found that the very biggest apartments commanded exceptional yields at 8.4%.  We weren´t able to gather enough data the last two years, but that may be worth investigating.

We aren´t able to provide yields in Bulgaria’s beach and ski areas, because rents in these areas are highly seasonal.

Transaction costs in Bulgaria are moderate, and more or less evenly split between buyer and seller.  See our Round trip transaction costs on residertial property purchases in Bulgaria and Transaction costs in Bulgaria on residential property compared to the rest of Europe


#1 PEJMAN KHORSANDNIA | September 10, 2012

I would like to thank you for your useful site. It is a very big help for property investors in such a world where information would come much more handy than self of capital to investors.i would like to mind you that on the chart above on the column for 60 m apartments on black sea either the percent of property price given as yield or the amount of rental yield should be wrong. Because the numbers don't fit mathematically. Thanks

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