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Indices of residential property prices: Q3 2021

23/11/2021 - Press Releases

  • Ιn the third quarter of 2021, the annual rate of change in apartment prices for the entire country stood at 7.9%.
  • Broken down by age of property, the annual rate of change in prices of new apartments was 7.6% and of old apartments 8.2%.
  • Broken down by region, the annual rate of change in prices of apartments was 9.8% in Athens, 8.7% in Thessaloniki, 5.9% in other cities and 5.7% in other areas of Greece.

According to data collected from credit institutions, apartment prices (in nominal terms) are estimated to have increased on average by 7.9% year-on-year in the third quarter of 2021. According to revised data, the year-on-year increase in the first and second quarter of 2021 was 4.3% and 6.2% respectively, while in 2020 apartment prices increased by an average annual rate of 4.5%.

More specifically, in the third quarter of 2021 the year-on-year rate of increase in prices was 7.6% for new apartments (up to 5 years old) and 8.2% for old apartments (over 5 years old). According to revised data, in the first and second quarter of 2021, an increase of 4.5% and 6.2%, year-on-year, respectively was recorded in prices for new apartments, whereas for old apartments the prices increased by 4.1% and 6.2%. In 2020, the average annual rates of increase were 4.8% and 4.2% for the prices of new and old apartments, respectively.

Broken down by region, in the third quarter of 2021 apartment prices increased year-on-year by 9.8% in Athens, 8.7% in Thessaloniki, 5.9% in other cities and 5.7% in other areas of Greece. According to revised data, in the first and second quarter of 2021 apartment prices increased, year-on-year respectively, by 6.7% and 8.3% in Athens, 4.6% and 5.4% in Thessaloniki, 2.1% and 4.4% in other cities and 1.3% and 3.6% in other areas of Greece. For 2020 as a whole, prices increased on average by 7.8%, 5.0%, 0.2% and 1.8% respectively in the above-mentioned areas. Finally, as regards all urban areas of the country, in the third quarter of 2021 apartment prices increased year-on-year by 8.3%. Based on revised data, in the first and second quarter of 2021 apartment prices in all urban areas increased by 4.4% and 6.4% year-on-year respectively, while for 2020 they increased at an average annual rate of 4.7%.

INDICES OF APARTMENT PRICES (1)

2019

2020 *

2020 *

2021 *

Q3

Q4*

Q1*

Q2*

Q3*

Ι. OVERALL

Price index (2007=100)

64.4

67.3

67.7

67.5

69.6

71.2

73.1

(%) change over previous year

7.2

4.5

3.9

3.0

4.3

6.2

7.9

II. BY AGE

1. New (up to 5 years old)

Price index (2007=100)

66.7

69.9

70.3

70.3

72.6

74.0

75.7

(%) change over previous year

7.7

4.8

4.3

2.4

4.5

6.2

7.6

2. Old (over 5 years old)

Price index (2007=100)

63.0

65.6

66.1

65.8

67.8

69.5

71.5

(%) change over previous year

6.9

4.2

3.6

3.5

4.1

6.2

8.2

ΙΙΙ. BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

1. Athens

Price index (2007=100)

63.9

68.9

69.4

70.0

72.2

74.1

76.2

(%) change over previous year

10.6

7.8

6.8

6.2

6.7

8.3

9.8

2. Thessaloniki

Price index (2007=100)

58.9

61.8

62.0

62.0

64.1

65.3

67.4

(%) change over previous year

6.9

5.0

5.0

4.4

4.6

5.4

8.7

3. Other cities

Price index (2007=100)

64.5

64.6

65.3

64.1

65.7

67.4

69.1

(%) change over previous year

3.7

0.2

-0.2

-0.6

2.1

4.4

5.9

4. Other areas of Greece

Price index (2007=100)

67.7

69.0

69.2

68.1

70.4

71.6

73.1

(%) change over previous year

4.5

1.8

1.5

-0.6

1.3

3.6

5.7

5. Urban areas (total)

Price index (1997=100)

163.5

171.2

172.5

171.8

177.3

181.9

186.9

(%) change over previous year

7.4

4.7

3.9

3.2

4.4

6.4

8.3

(1) Any differences between levels and percentage changes in the table are due to rounding.         

* Provisional data.

   Source: Bank of Greece.

Related Information:

Bank of Greece indices of residential property prices are based on detailed data reported to the Real Estate Market Analysis Section as from 2009, under Bank of Greece Governor’s Act 2610/31.10.2008, by all credit institutions operating in Greece. These data include banks’ valuations of the current market value and qualitative characteristics of residential property. A total of 834.9 thousand valuations were reported to the Bank of Greece with reference period up to end-October 2021 (65.0% concerning apartments, 18.8% houses, 6.2% maisonettes, 6.2% building plots and 3.8% other types of property).

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Residential and commercial property price indices and other short-term indices

Machine-readable data sets (Open Data): Real Estate Market

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