Although after last year's earthquakes, in combination with the social changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic, a change in the trend in real estate prices in the Croatian capital was announced, the data from the analysis of asking prices for the past two years show quite the opposite. Zagreb records almost the same increase in asking prices for apartments at the beginning of 2021 compared to the period a year ago, just as it recorded at the beginning of 2020.
Prices in the center of Zagreb have dropped, and Maksimir, Trnje and Trešnjevka North are among the most expensive neighborhoods
Namely, from the beginning of 2019 until today, the asking prices for apartments in Zagreb have increased by as much as 8.73 percent, and the same trend with a slightly smaller growth (8.36 percent) was recorded in the requested house prices. The average price for apartments is now 2,159.25 euros per square meter, and 1,368.75 euros per square meter for houses.
The earthquake-stricken city center is still recording a negative trend. The asking prices of apartments in Donji Grad reached their peak in March 2020, when the average demand for a square meter was 2,666.41 euros, while at the beginning of this year that figure was 2,567.70 euros, or fell by 100 euros per square meter.
Except in the center, the average asking prices of apartments currently exceed 2200 euros per square meter in Trešnjevka North (2201.97 euros) and Trnje (2281.25 euros). Asking prices of apartments of more than 2,000 euros per square meter at the beginning of the year were recorded by the fourth Maksimir (2,186.49 euros) and Trešnjevka South (2,120 euros).
The lowest average asking prices of apartments are currently in Brezovica (1212.63 euros) and Sesvete (1456.58 euros).
With oscillations during 2020, prices in Split are higher than in 2019
The largest Croatian city on the coast of Split has been recording higher real estate prices for the past two years, and the asking prices of houses still exceed the prices of apartments. From the beginning of 2019 until today, the square meter of a house in Split has risen by 4.93 percent and now averages 3,122 euros. Demanded apartment prices have risen 6.85 percent over the past two years and now average 2,987 euros per square meter.
However, in this period there were different price fluctuations, the highest prices of houses in Split were recorded in September 2019 when the average asking price was 3209 euros per square meter, while apartments were the most expensive in February last year, when the average asking price was 3016 euros per square meter. .
Dubrovnik is feeling the effects of the weaker tourist season - houses are almost 12 percent cheaper
Unlike Zagreb and Split, Dubrovnik has recorded a negative trend for the past two years. Asking prices of apartments today are 5.22 percent lower than at the beginning of 2019 and average 3628 euros per square meter.
Houses in Dubrovnik also recorded a drop in prices in the mentioned period, by almost 12 percent. While at the beginning of 2019 the average asking price per square meter was a staggering 4666 euros, today it is 4117 euros.
In the last two years, apartment prices in Rijeka have risen the most
That the changes that have taken place in the last year do not in any way affect the upward trend in apartment prices in Rijeka is shown by the latest data from the beginning of this year, according to which the average price per square meter of 1780 euros is 16 percent higher than in January 2019.
At the same time, the prices of houses in Rijeka increased imperceptibly in the mentioned period, so now the average price per square meter of a house is only 23 euros higher and amounts to 1473 euros.
In Zadar, equal growth in prices for apartments and houses
Unlike Split, Zadar did not record oscillations in asking prices last year, so the growth trend in this city has been stable for the past two years. Also, in this city on the coast are the squares of apartments The asking prices of apartments have increased by 5.86 percent since the beginning of 2019 and now the average demand for a square is 2259 euros. House prices rose equally, or 5.66 percent, and the current average asking price per square meter of a house is 1,577 euros.
In Osijek, apartments "jumped" by almost 10 percent
The largest city in eastern Croatia has maintained stable prices of its square meters for the last two years, with a recorded growth trend. In Osijek, the asking price per square meter at the beginning of 2019 was 966 euros, while now it is necessary to set aside an average of 1,063 euros per square meter, or almost 10 percent more.
An average of 731 euros is required for a square meter of a house, which is only 30 euros more than in the period two years ago.