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Oslo's rental yields are low(ish) - max of 4.6%

Last Updated: March 31, 2018

Last Updated: Mar 31, 2018
OSLO Apartments COST (€) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (€)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
45 sq. m. 352,890 1,357 4.62% 7,842 30.16
75 sq. m. 606,450 1,794 3.55% 8,086 23.92
120 sq. m. 979,440 2,556 3.13% 8,162 21.30
Oslo apartments ( price plus fellesgjeld)
45 sq. m. 361,980 1,357 4.50% 8,044 30.16
75 sq. m. 619,275 1,794 3.48% 8,257 23.92
120 sq. m. 993,720 2,556 3.09% 8,281 21.30
All yields are gross - i.e., before taxes, repair costs, ground rents, estate agents fees, and any other costs. Net yields (what you'll really earn) are typically around 1.5% to 2% lower.
Districts researched: Bygdoy-Frogner, Grünerløkka - Sofienberg, St.Hanshaugen - Ullevål, The Sagene-Torshov, Uranienborg - Majorstuen
Source: Global Property Guide

Yields for residential properties in Oslo range from 3.1% to 4.6%, with smaller properties yielding more than larger properties. After 8 years of continuous house price increases in Norway, Oslo's residential property prices are very high, making Oslo the world's 17th most expensive city in which to buy a home but this year there has been a decline in prices.

Properties in Oslo may cost around €7,500 to €8,300 per sq. m., depending on the size of the property, and with wide variations outside this band; monthly rents are around €1,300 to €2,600 for properties in Oslo between 45 square metres (sq. m.) and 120 sq. m.. Bergen and Fjords' property markets of course offer cheaper alternatives.

In terms of residential prices, we believe that Oslo is the eighth most expensive capital in Europe, and not surprisingly has some of the lowest rental yields of any of Europe's capitals. Transaction costs are low in Norway.

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