Slovenia Rental returns are moderate in Ljubljana, Slovenia

Residential Valuation Specialist | September 29, 2018

Last Updated: Sep. 29, 2018
LJUBLJANA - Centre flats COST (€) YIELD (p.a.) PRICE/SQ.M. (€)
TO BUY MONTHLY RENT TO BUY MONTHLY RENT
50 sq. m. 182,050 771 5.08% 3,641 15.42
120 sq. m. 438,840 1,716 4.69% 3,657 14.30
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.
Source: Global Property Guide Definitions: Data FAQ See also: Update Schedule

How much will you earn? Gross rental yields on apartments are moderate in Ljubljana, at around 4.7% to 5.1% in the city centre, and higher outside. To define terms, the gross rental yield is the rent the landlord will earn - before taxation, vacancy costs, and other costs - compared to the purchase price of the property.

The gross rental yield in the Old Town is about 4.7%-5.1%. For these areas we used the Global Property Guide´s own research.

How much do apartments cost? Apartments in the Old Town of Ljubljana cost on average, EUR 3,600 per square metre (sq.m.). In the nearby areas apartments tend to be cheaper, we found in previous years, selling for around EUR 2,300 per sq. m. In the city´s surroundings, EUR 1,450 per sq. m. is more usual for an apartment, EUR 1,000 for a house.

House prices in Slovenia have been rising, according to the Statistical Office of Slovenia.

How easily will you rent your property? Anecdotally, properties can be quite hard to let. Ljubljana is a small place. The number of expatriates, embassies, and international companies is small, which again restricts the supply of tenants.

Round trip transaction costs are low in Slovenia. See our Property transaction costs analysis in Slovenia and Round-trip property transaction costs in Slovenia, compared to the rest of Europe.