Frankfurt buy & rent: House, apartment, property – Square meter price

Frankfurt buy & rent – rents rise, purchase prices rise. Should you invest in Frankfurt now or is the next real estate bubble coming? We take a detailed look at the Frankfurt real estate market. For buyers and tenants, from land to new building land, condominiums and single-family homes. After the buyer’s tips we have a lot of information for tenants, for example rents on the Frankfurt housing market but also the latest forecast on the development of private households in Hesse until 2030. For investors not only Frankfurt is interesting, but also the surrounding area, especially because of the brexite.

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Buy in Frankfurt

First we take a detailed look at current statistics for buyers. Here you will find a lot of information, from the purchase price for a newly built condominium to tips for renting property. We also have the development of purchase prices over the last 10 years. Our facts and figures about Frankfurt am Main, Hessen.

  1. Figures and facts
  2. Highest real estate loans: #2 Frankfurt
  3. Purchase price for luxury real estate
  4. The Frankfurt real estate bubble?
  5. Buying in Frankfurt?
  6. Purchase prices: Development ~10 years

Construction sites on every street corner. Especially since the British Brexit the city centre of Frankfurt is booming.

New properties are constantly being created, from exclusive condominiums to More statistics can be found at

In addition to modern architecture, Frankfurt also has a lot of old buildings and half-timbered houses.

Numbers and facts: Purchase prices, stock figures

More statistics can be found at Statista

Purchase prices

  • Price index for existing condominiums in Frankfurt am Main (March 2007 = Index 100) – 246.9
    Offer price for a condominium in Frankfurt in Main – 5,093 €/m²
  • offer price for a freehold flat in Frankfurt Bornheim, Ostend – 5.690 €/m²
  • Price index for residential buildings in Frankfurt am Main (March 2007 = Index 100) – 244.6
  • purchase price for a one or two-family house in Frankfurt am Main – 4.298 €/m²
  • Property price for a newly built terraced home in Frankfurt am Main – 650 thousand €
  • Purchase price of a building plot for private homes in Frankfurt am Main – 1,500 €/m²

Stock figures

  • Number of residential buildings in Frankfurt am Main – 78,454
  • number of More statistics can be found at
  • Number of apartments in Frankfurt am Main – 393.2 thousand
  • Access to apartments through new construction and conversion in Frankfurt am Main – 4,901
  • Vacancy rate of apartments in Frankfurt am Main – 0.3%
  • Living space per inhabitant in Frankfurt Bockenheim – 38.7 m²

Highest real estate loans: #2 Frankfurt

The chart shows a ranking according to highest average mortgage loan in the 20 largest cities in Germany based on a current evaluation of the comparison platform Check24. Loans of 500,000 euros are compared here, for 101 square metres of living space.

  1. Munich – 504,000 euros
  2. Frankfurt – 417,000 Euro
  3. Hamburg – 384,000 euros

More statistics can be found at Statista

Purchase price for luxury real estate

Where does a square meter cost the most? Would you have thought that Frankfurt is number 1 among German cities? Where is the world’s high society headed The chart shows the average purchase price per square metre of luxury real estate in selected cities worldwide.

More statistics can be found at Statista

Real estate bubble Frankfurt?

The chart shows the risk of a real estate bubble by index value in selected major cities worldwide. The UBS Global Real Estate Bubble Index places the real estate market in a long-term perspective and aims to track the risk of real estate bubbles in global cities. The index examined 24 major cities. Frankfurt is in the top 5.

More statistics can be found at Statista

Where is it worth buying? comparison

Where is it worth buying a property (house, semi-detached house, condominium, etc.)? In comparison, one sees the potential that lies dormant above all in NRW and Hessen. This chart shows the cost advantages of home ownership compared to rents in German metropolitan areas in 2018.

  1. Düsseldorf with 53.8%
  2. Cologne with 53.6%
  3. Frankfurt with 50.1%
  4. Stuttgart with 44.0%
  5. Leipzig with 41.8%
  6. Munich with 37.6%
  7. Hamburg with 35.0%
  8. Berlin with 26.9%

More statistics can be found at Statista

Purchase prices: Development ~10 years

When looking at a possible real estate bubble, it always pays to look back. What were the purchase prices 10 years ago? Here as a reminder the current offer price for a condominium in Frankfurt in Main is enclosed:

2020 – 5.093 Euro / square meter
Cf. 2010 – 2,447 Euro / square meter
Increase of + 108.1%

Here you can see the purchase prices for apartments in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate by cities in the first half of 2011, shortly after the turn of the year 2010.

Statistics: purchase prices for apartments in Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate by cities in the first half of 2011 | Statista
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The Frankfurt skyline is a real eye-catcher even at sunset and sunrise.

At night the lights of the skyline turn on. Already at sunset a real highlight for the inhabitants of Frankfurt am Main.

Rent

  1. Figures and facts
  2. Rents on the Frankfurt housing market
  3. Rental price for the perfect apartment
  4. Reality Check: Prices for first time rentals
  5. Rent a commercial property
  6. Rent office: Comparison by price
  7. Rent office: Free areas and practices

Numbers and facts

More statistics can be found at Statista

Retail properties

  • Retail space take-up on the Zeil in Frankfurt – 1,130 m²
  • Top rent for retail properties in Frankfurt am Main – 300 €/m²
  • Top rent for retail properties on Frankfurt’s Zeil – 300 €/m²

Rents on the Frankfurt housing market

Offer rents on the Frankfurt residential market in the 2nd half of 2017, broken down by districts (in euros per square metre)

Statistics: Supply rents on the Frankfurt housing market in the second half of 2017 subdivided by districts (in euros per square metre) | Statista
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Rental price for the perfect apartment / month

Frankfurt ranks second in the ranking of rents that people are willing to pay, and the chart shows the average rent for an apartment with 3 to 4 rooms (81 to 105 sqm).

  1. Munich – 1.500 Euro / month
  2. Frankfurt – 1.170 Euro / month
  3. Stuttgart – 1.080 Euro / month
  4. Hamburg – 1.030 Euro / month
  5. Düsseldorf – 900 Euro / month

More statistics can be found at Statista

Reality Check: Prices for first time rentals

The chart shows the cold rents for first-time rentals in top 7 cities per square metre.

  1. Munich from 12.96 Euro to 17.42 Euro (+ 4.46 Euro)
  2. Stuttgart from 10.00 Euro to 14.21 Euro (+ 4.21 Euro)
  3. Frankfurt from 11.57 Euro to 14.18 Euro (+ 3.01 Euro)
  4. Hamburg from 12.00 Euro to 13.16 Euro (+ 1.16 Euro)
  5. Düsseldorf from 8.62 Euro to 12.55 Euro (+ 3.93 Euro)
  6. Berlin from 7.05 Euro to 12.40 Euro (+ 5.35 Euro)
  7. Cologne from 9.12 Euro to 12.39 Euro (+ 2.59 Euro)
  8. Comparable value: Germany from EUR 6.99 to EUR 9.58 (+ EUR 2.59)

More statistics can be found at Statista

Commercial property rent

Location is everything! Especially for entrepreneurs and companies. In all major cities the rents for commercial properties are rising, only in Berlin the costs for the monthly rent are getting cheaper, and that in the best location. This chart shows the indexed costs for commercial real estate in the largest cities in Germany (Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Berlin) in comparison. A joint index takes into account shop rents in prime locations, shop rents in secondary centres, office rents in city centres and the prices for commercial properties.

  1. Hamburg
  2. Cologne
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Munich
  5. Berlin

More statistics can be found at Statista

Rent office: Comparison by price

Where are office rents currently highest? Frankfurt is again in first place with currently 45.50 euros / m² on average for office rents. Here you can see the top rents for office space in German cities.

  1. Frankfurt – 45.50 Euro / m² (+ 23.1%)
  2. Berlin – 39.90 Euro / m² (+ 44.9%)
  3. Munich – 39.50 Euro / m² (+ 24.6%)
  4. Hamburg – 29.00 Euro / m² (+ 19.0%)
  5. Düsseldorf – 28.50 Euro / m² (+ 19.3%)
  6. Cologne – 25.50 Euro / m² (+ 20.4%)
  7. Stuttgart – 24.00 Euro / m² (+ 21.7%)

More statistics can be found at Statista

Rent office: Free areas and practices

Finding the perfect office – How does Frankfurt compare to other German cities? How many free spaces and practices are there in relation to Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Munich & Co. This chart shows the proportion of vacant office space as a proportion of total office space in selected German cities in 2018.

  1. Frankfurt am Main – 6.8% free / 93.2% rented
  2. Düsseldorf – 6.4% vacant / 93.6% rented
  3. Hamburg – 3.6% vacant / 96.4% rented
  4. Cologne – 2.8% free / 97.2% rented
  5. Stuttgart – 2.3% free / 97.7% rented
  6. Munich – 1.8% free / 98.2% rented
  7. Berlin – 1.5% free / 98.5% rented

More statistics can be found at Statista

Living, city and inhabitants

  1. Map of Frankfurt
  2. Private households: Forecast until 2030 in Hesse

Frankfurt city map

Private households: Forecast until 2030

How is Frankfurt developing as a city and in Hessen as a federal state? Here you can see the number of private households in Germany by federal state in 2018 and forecast for 2030 (in 1,000). This is an optimal situation for landlords as the demand for living space increases.

Statistics: Number of private households in Germany by federal states in 2018 and forecast for 2030 (in 1,000) | Statista
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Buy in Germany

Tip! Read more about Buy an apartment: The 10 most expensive German cities.

  1. Ranking: Square meter prices for condominiums
  2. House price index: Development of house prices
  3. Development of construction investments in Germany
  4. Ownership ratio in Germany

Ranking: Square meter prices for condominiums

Cities with the highest prices per square meter for condominiums in 2015 and 2019 (in euros per square meter).

  1. Munich – 8,993 Euro / square meter
  2. Frankfurt am Main – 6,701 Euro / square meter
  3. Stuttgart – 6,324 Euro / square meter
  4. Potsdam – 6.1.64 Euro / square meter
  5. Berlin – 5.578 Euro / square meter
  6. Hamburg – 5,507 Euro / square meter
  7. Düsseldorf – 5,470 Euro / square meter
  8. Erlangen – 5.416 Euro / square meter
  9. Regensburg – 5.411 Euro / square meter
  10. Freiburg im Breisgau – 5,349 Euro / square meter

Statistics: Cities with the highest prices per square meter for condominiums in 2015 and 2019* (in Euro per square meter) | Statista
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House price index: development of house prices

Development of house prices in Germany in the years from 2000 to 2018 (2015 = Index 100).

Statistics: Development of house prices in Germany in the years from 2000 to 2018 (2015 = Index 100) | Statista
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Development of construction investments in Germany

Development of construction investments in Germany in the years 2000 to 2016 (compared to previous year).

Statistics: Development of construction investments in Germany in the years 2000 to 2016 (compared to previous year) | Statista
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Ownership ratio in Germany

Ownership rate in Germany in the period from 1998 to 2018 by Länder

1998 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018
Baden-Württemberg 48.3% 49.3% 49.1% 52.8% 51.3% 52.6%
Bavaria 47.6% 48.9% 46.4% 51% 50.6% 51.4%
Berlin 11% 12.7% 14.1% 14.9% 14.2% 17.4%
Brandenburg 35.5% 39.8% 39.6% 46.2% 46.4% 47.8%
Bremen 37.5% 35.1% 35.4% 37.2% 38.8% 37.8%
Germany total 40.9% 42.6% 41.6% 45.7% 45.5% 46.5%
Hamburg 20.3% 21.9% 20.2% 22.6% 22.6% 23.9%
Hessen 43.3% 44.7% 44.3% 47.3% 46.7% 47.5%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 32.2% 35.9% 33.2% 37% 38.9% 41.1%
Lower Saxony 48.9% 51% 49% 54.5% 54.7% 54.2%
North Rhine-Westphalia 37.4% 39% 38.7% 43% 42.8% 43.7%
Rhineland-Palatinate 55% 55.7% 54.3% 58% 57.6% 58%
Saarland 58.1% 56.9% 54.9% 63.7% 62.6% 64.7%
Saxons 28.7% 31% 29.5% 33.7% 34.1% 34.6%
Saxony-Anhalt 36.5% 39.6% 37.9% 42.7% 42.4% 45.1%
Schleswig-Holstein 46.8% 49.4% 47.1% 49.7% 51.5% 53.3%
Thuringia 39.2% 41.8% 40.6% 45.5% 43.8% 45.3%

All further information on statistics can be found at Statista

Rentals in Germany

Tip! Read more about Rent an apartment: The 10 most expensive German cities.

  1. Development of the rental price index
  2. Ranking: Rents for apartments
  3. Number of newly constructed residential buildings

Development of the rental price index

Development of the rent price index for Germany in the years from 1995 to 2019 (2015 = Index 100)

Statistics: Development of the rental price index for Germany in the years from 1995 to 2019 (2015 = Index 100) | Statista
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Ranking: Rents for apartments

Cities with the highest rental prices for apartments in Germany in the 4th quarter of 2019(in euros per square metre)

Statistics: Cities with the highest rents for apartments in Germany in the 4th quarter of 2019 (in Euro per square meter) | Statista
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Number of newly constructed residential buildings

New construction: Where are new apartments being built? Number of newly constructed residential buildings in Germany by federal state in 2017 and 2018 (in 1,000).

Statistics: Number of newly constructed residential buildings in Germany by federal state in 2017 and 2018 (in 1,000) | Statista

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