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Jul 28, 2016

Rental yields are moderately good in Bratislava, but beware vacancies

Last Updated: Jul. 28, 2016
50 sq. m. 132,750 634 5.73% 2,655 12.67
85 sq. m. 218,110 861 4.74% 2,566 10.13
120 sq. m. 313,320 1,300 4.98% 2,611 10.83
50 sq. m. 113,250 512 5.43% 2,265 10.24
85 sq. m. 180,710 759 5.04% 2,126 8.93
120 sq. m. 254,400 971 4.58% 2,120 8.09
Districts researched:
Bratislava I: Stare Mesto / Old Town
Bratislava II: Ruzinov
Bratislava III: Nove Mesto/ New Town
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

Bratislava appears to be an attractive location to own properties but anecdotally, properties can be quite hard to let. Bratislava is a small place, and few people absolutely need to live in the centre of town unlike the larger capitals of other countries where commuting times can be inconveniently high.  Because Slovakia itself is small, the number of expatriates, embassies, and international companies in Bratislava is small, which again restricts the supply of tenants.

Apartments in the Old Town of Bratislava cost on average, EUR 2,600 per square metre (sq.m.). In the nearby areas of Ruzinov and in the New Town, apartments tend to be cheaper, selling for around EUR 2,200 per sq. m.

Rents range from around EUR 10 to EUR 12.5 per sq. m. per month in the Old Town, whereas in Ruzinov and in the New Town, rents range from EUR 8 to EUR 10.25 per sq. m. per month.

The gross rental yield in the Old Town is moderately good at about a 5% level, with smaller apartments earning more. In Ruzinov and in the New Town returns are not much different.

Round trip transaction costs are very low on residential property in Slovakia. See our Slovak property transaction costs analysis and our Slovakia transaction costs compared to other locations.


#1 MARK ABRAMOV | June 13, 2010

i think slovakia will experience a very strong fall on the prices of flats and on the rents. Bratislava or better slovakia is the only place in Europe with the highest prperty prices

#2 CHRISBTN | June 20, 2010

The yields listed are pretty accurate - I've just worked out the gross rental yield on my flat in Bratislava II (Ruzinov) and it's just under 6.5%.

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