Rent in University Cities Increases

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Zagreb is the most expensive – on average, renting a 40 m2 apartment costs HRK 2,777.

The beginning of the new academic year has had an impact on the price of renting apartments in Zagreb, and other university cities – Rijeka, Split, Zadar, Osijek and Varaždin – show an increase in offer and prices, tportal reports on September 5, 2017.

On average, the most expensive rent is in Zagreb, in the Upper Town – Medveščak and Lower Town districts, tportal concludes based on data from Njuš portal.

Most apartments are in the 40 – 70-metre square range. Renting a 40 m2 apartment in a building is up to 21 percent more expensive than an apartment of the same size in a house. In Zagreb, this difference is even bigger, up to 39 percent.

In all university cities, except Rijeka, the average rent has increased when compared to last year, and the upcoming start of the academic year means that demand for one and two-bedroom apartments will be on the rise.

Varaždin has had the largest increase compared to last year, more than 20 percent.

In Zagreb, rent has increased by more than nine percent compared to 2016.

Zagreb is the most expensive, with an average rent of HRK 2,777 for a 40 m2 apartment, while renting an apartment of the same size costs HRK 2,517 in Split and HRK 2,164 in Rijeka.

A 50 m2 apartment in Zagreb costs HRK 3,377, in Split HRK 3,008, and in Rijeka, it’s HRK 2,439.

When it comes to apartment sizes, the biggest increase in rent has been recorded in small apartments (up to 30 m2) and big ones (120 m2). For example, renting a 30 m2 apartment in Zadar grew by 15 percent compared to August last year, and 22 percent compared to 2013.

A 60 – 80 m2 apartment in Zagreb costs ten per cent higher than last year, and 20 per cent higher than in 2013.

If we look at different neighbourhoods, a 30 m2 apartment at Trešnjevka costs HRK 2,500, while renting an apartment that is twice as big costs HRK 3,963, on average. The difference is even more noticeable in Trnje, where renting a 30 m2 apartment costs HRK 1,742, and renting a 60 m2 apartment costs HRK 3,670.

Renting a 30 m2 apartment in Maksimir costs HRK 2,428, while renting a 60 m2 apartment costs HRK 3,516. Dubrava has the best prices – renting a 30 m2 apartment there costs HRK 1,500, and renting a 60 m2 apartment costs HRK 2,306.

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