Amsterdam is officially one of the most expensive cities to buy a house in Europe

Whether it’s about having a powerful passport, cities with some of the best air quality, or being a sexy country, the Dutch always top the ranks — and we love that. 

What we don’t love though, is when they top the ranks of least affordable places to live. This time around, a study by CIA Landlords found that Amsterdam is the sixth most expensive place to buy a home in Europe. 

Let’s break down the numbers. The average price of buying a house in Amsterdam is €411,245 — sheesh! That means just one square metre in the city centre costs approximately €7,598.

Meanwhile, the average monthly rent for a one-bedroom apartment in the city centre comes at €1,583. 

Most expensive cities to buy a house

The most expensive city to buy a home in Europe is the French capital. To get your Parisian dream home, you’ll pay a staggering €627,490 on average. 

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This is followed by London with an average price of buying a house of €587,652. What other cities made the list? 

  • Paris (€627,490)
  • London (€587,652)
  • Luxembourg City (€564,268)
  • Stockholm (€430,972)
  • Bern (€415,177)
  • Amsterdam (€411,245)
  • Oslo (€408,822)
  • Copenhagen (€375,940)
  • Helsinki (€368,484)
  • Dublin (€356,390)

Note: The average prices of buying a home were converted from GBP.

Least expensive cities to buy a house

On the other side of the spectrum is Chișinău in Moldova and Skopje in North Macedonia where the average prices for buying a home are €58,390 and €66,434 respectively — we know where we will be buying our summer house. 

Looking only at Western Europe, the top three most affordable places to buy a home are Brussels, Lisbon, and Madrid. 

Are you surprised by this ranking? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: olgacov/Depositphotos

Jana Vondráčková 🇨🇿
Originally from the Czech Republic, Jana moved to the Netherlands for her studies. She fell in love with the local biking culture, and you’ll see her drifting through the streets of Rotterdam on her pink bike even in the worst possible weather (think rain, snow, hail, or all three). Besides advocating for Rotterdam as the best Dutch city, she likes to wander around with a camera in her hand.


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