Zürich Real Estate Market (Jan 2021)

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 400,028 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country. More from Wikipedia

Also check out neighboring communities of Zürich where ImmoMapper has analyzed the real estate market such as Rümlang , Adliswil , Opfikon , Wallisellen , Regensdorf , Kilchberg (ZH) , Zollikon , Dübendorf , Fällanden , Maur , Oberengstringen , Schlieren , Uitikon , and Urdorf .

CHF 2,145

  Median rent

CHF 34.01

  Median Rent per m²

CHF 1,450,000

  Median Listing Price

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Rental Market Trends for Zürich

Housing market trends help you understand the movement of key price indicators. Here are the most recent numbers compiled by ImmoMapper as of December 2020:

  • Rents in Zürich are on average higher than rents in Canton of Zürich where the median is CHF 1,940. They are higher than the Swiss median which is CHF 1,600.
  • The median rent price in Zürich is CHF 2,145 per month and declined 1% from 12 months ago when it was CHF 2,163.

Naloo's immomailing also offers current statistics about rents in the city of Zurich.

There is also older data by the City of Zürich from 2016 and the HEV Canton Zürich from 2015.

Median rent

Trends for median rent

Trend for median rent per m²

No. Rooms Change over the previous year 3 months ago 1 year ago
1 – 1.5 rooms CHF 1,460 +6%   CHF 1,429 CHF 1,382
2 – 2.5 rooms CHF 2,020 +1%   CHF 2,020 CHF 2,000
3 – 3.5 rooms CHF 2,420 +1%   CHF 2,420 CHF 2,400
4 – 4.5 rooms CHF 3,000 -2%   CHF 3,029 CHF 3,050
5 – 5.5 rooms CHF 4,490 +11%   CHF 4,188 CHF 4,060
All CHF 2,145 -1%   CHF 2,150 CHF 2,163

Some metrics may be missing if there is not enough data for a reliable calculation.

Property Market Trends for Zürich

ImmoMapper has compiled the most recent numbers as of December 2020 for the Zürich property market:

  • Property prices in Zürich are on average higher than prices in Canton of Zürich where the median is CHF 1,145,000. They are higher than the Swiss median which is CHF 800,000.
  • The median offered price for apartment and houses in Zürich is CHF 1,450,000 and declined 1% from 12 months ago when it was CHF 1,458,750.

Median price

Trends for median property price

Trend for median price per m²

No. Rooms Change over the previous year 3 months ago 1 year ago
3 – 3.5 rooms CHF 1,356,250 +4%   CHF 1,275,000 CHF 1,299,000
4 – 4.5 rooms CHF 1,805,000 +22%   CHF 1,675,000 CHF 1,475,000
All CHF 1,450,000 -1%   CHF 1,496,250 CHF 1,458,750

Some metrics may be missing if there is not enough data for a reliable calculation.

Property prices in Switzerland

Disclaimer

ImmoMapper's real estate market statistics are updated monthly. Statistics are only given when the sample size is large enough to keep the statistical error small and the calculated values meaningful.

All data are provided for general use only and are not guaranteed to be correct or complete. Conclusions drawn from, or actions undertaken on the basis of, such data and information are the sole responsibility of the user.

Special case: Counting of rooms in Canton of Geneva

Rooms are counted differently in Canton of Geneva from the rest of Switzerland. In Canton of Geneva the kitchen counts as a room whereas in the rest of Switzerland it does not. This means that a 2.5-rooms apartment in Zurich would be advertised as a 3.5-rooms apartment in Geneva.

To make apartments and houses comparable and statistics consistent across Switzerland ImmoMapper corrects for this by counting a 3.5-rooms apartment in Geneva in the "2-2.5" rooms category and similarly for all homes in Canton of Geneva.

Sources: [1], [2]


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