The Cyprus House Price Index (HPI) rose by 1.1% per cent on an annual basis in the first quarter of 2022 according to preliminary figures in a press release issued by the island’s Statistical Service (CYSTAT).
The HPI also rose by 0.5% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to the previous quarter.
The base year for the HPI is 2015=100 and the Index now stands at 103.95.
According to the CYSTAT, the Cyprus House Price Index (HPI) “is a quarterly index which measures the change in the average prices of residential dwellings. It captures all types of residential properties, both new and existing. The land component of the residential property is included.
“The data source used for both, indices and weights, is the Department of Lands and Surveys, Ministry of Interior. The data cover all areas which are under the control of the government of the Republic of Cyprus.
“Data are marked as provisional and are revised as soon as new information is available.”
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b There is a break in the series in the first quarter of 2015 due to redefinition of the model variables.
House prices in Europe
Meanwhile, Eurostat reports that rents and house prices in the EU have continued their steady increase in the first quarter of 2022, going up by 1.4% and 10.5% respectively, compared with the first quarter of 2021 and that rents and house prices have increased by 17% and 45% respectively since 2010.
Since 2010, house prices more than doubled in Estonia, Hungary, Luxembourg, Czechia, Latvia, Lithuania and Austria.
When comparing the first quarter of 2022 with 2010, house prices increased more than rents in 19 EU Member States, house prices increased in 24 EU Member States and decreased in three, with the highest rises in Estonia (+174%), Hungary (+152%) and Luxembourg (+131%). Decreases were observed in Greece (-23%), Italy (-10%) and Cyprus (-8%).
When comparing the first quarter of 2022 with 2010 for rents, prices increased in 25 EU Member States and decreased in two, with the highest rises in Estonia (+177%), Lithuania (+127%) and Ireland (+77%). Decreases were recorded in Greece (-25%) and Cyprus (-1%).