The average price of free housing rose 3.3% in 2022, to 1,749.2 euros per square meter at the end of the fourth quarter of the year, the highest figure since the second quarter of 2011, when it reached 1,752, 1 euros per square meter, according to statistics published this week by the Ministry of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda (Mitma). The data for the fourth quarter of 2022 was the highest of that year, with a slight quarterly rise of 0.5%.
By autonomous communities, seven exceeded the national average, in addition to the two autonomous cities. In Melilla, the rise was 8.7%, up to 1,814.7 euros per square meter, and in Ceuta, 5.9%, up to 1.8,52.9 euros. The autonomous community in which the average price of free housing increased the most in 2022 was Navarra, with 6.1%, up to 1,547.2 euros per square meter at the end of the year.
The Balearic Islands was in second place, with an increase of 5.9%, to 2,696.6 euros per square meter, followed by Andalusia, with the price per square meter of free housing, 4.7% higher, up to the 1,431.5 euros The only community with price adjustment was Murcia, with an annual contraction of 0.1%, to 1,025.6 euros per square meter.
Madrid, the highest price
By price, the community with the highest values was Madrid, with the square meter of free housing at 2,888.1 euros at the end of 2022, 4.6% more expensive. On the other hand, Extremadura is the region with the cheapest free housing square meter in Spain, at 864.2 euros.
In the variation by provinces, Guadalajara stands out, where the prices of free housing have shot up by 9%, up to 1,239.7 euros; Malaga, with 7.8%, up to 2,071.4 euros; and Segovia, with 7.5%, up to 1,061.1 euros per square meter.
The price contracted in eight provinces
The average price of free housing contracted in eight provinces in 2022: Almería, Salamanca, Zamora, Cuenca, Castellón, Cáceres, Lugo and Álava. The most pronounced decreases were those of Castellón, with a fall of 3.4%, to 1,067.6 euros per square meter, and that of Cuenca, with the price per square meter, 3.2% cheaper at the end of the year, up to 769.2 euros.
The province with the most expensive price per square meter of free housing was Guipúzcoa, at 2,875.8 euros, 4% more than the previous year, while the most affordable was Ciudad Real, at 729.6 euros per square meter, 2.1% more than the previous year.
With up to 5 years it rises more than 5%
The average value of the square meter of free housing up to five years old stood at 2,082.8 euros in the fourth quarter of 2022, 5.3% more expensive than in the same period of 2021. over five years had an increase of 3.2%, up to 1,738.9 euros per square meter.
By municipalities with more than 25,000 inhabitants, the highest prices for free housing were registered in Santa Eulalia del Río, at 4,407.2 euros per square meter, followed by Ibiza, at 4,260.5 euros per square meter, both locations in the Balearic Islands. , and San Sebastián, at 4,220.07 euros.
On the opposite side, the lowest prices in municipalities with more than 25,000 inhabitants were registered in Puertollano (Ciudad Real), at 570.6 euros per square meter, and Villarrobledo (Albacete), at 593.3 euros per square meter.
In relation to subsidized housing in Spain, the average price per square meter in the fourth of 2022 reached 1,158.1 euros, 1.2% more than in the same period of the previous year.