Rents increased an average of 2.4 percent from 2010 to 2011. The year before rents rose by 1.6 percent. A three-room apartment costs an average of SEK 5 781 per month.
Rents increased by 2.6 percent in municipal housing companies while private owners raised rents by 2.3 percent. Commonly, rents increase by the same amount between the two groups, or are somewhat larger for the private real estate owners. This is the first time since early 1990’s that rents increase more in apartments owned by municipal housing companies.
Stockholm more expensive than Gothenburg
The average increase in rent was lowest in Greater Gothenburg (2 percent) and highest (2.7 percent) in the group of other larger municipalities. In Greater Stockholm rents increased by 2.6 percent. This is the fourth year in a row that has had higher rent increases in Stockholm than Gothenburg.