House prices in Kiev were up 1.89% during the year to Q3 2020

Secondary market apartment prices in Kiev rose by 1.89% (inflation-adjusted) during the year to Q3 2020 with an average price of US$ 1,052 per square metre (sq. m.). It was in sharp contrast to the y-o-y fall of 5.88% seen in Q3 2019. It was the second consecutive quarter that house prices did not fall in almost 7 years. 

Real house prices increased slightly by 0.51% q-o-q in Q3 2020, its third best q-o-q showing since Q1 2013 after registering quarterly growth of 0.93% in Q2 and 1.25% in Q1.

House prices have been falling in the past six years, particularly in 2014 because of hryvnia devaluation due to the Russian war. Currently, house prices are 76% (inflation-adjusted) below their Q3 2008 peak of US$3,627 per sq. m, according to S&V Development. 

Rents, rental yields: yields are high in Kiev at 9.09%

Kiev apartment costs are around €2,807 per sq. m. 

Ukraine: typical city centre apartment buying price, monthly rent (120 sq. m)
  Buying price Rate per month Yield
Kiev  $336,805  $2,550 9.09%

Recent news. Ukraine's economy shrank by 3.5% in Q3 2020 from a year earlier, following declines of 11.4% in Q2 and 1.3% in Q1, mainly due to the fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, GDP expanded by a record 8.5% in Q3 2020, after contracting a record 9.9% in Q2. The National Bank of Ukraine expects the economy to shrink by 6% this year but the government maintains its more optimistic projection of a 4.8% fall.