The cost of renting apartments in the spring of 2023 is highly dependent on how close the housing is located to the front line.
In February 2023, Ukrainians paid an average of UAH 5,989 for renting a one-room apartment. The cost of renting housing for the year grew by 37.4%, according to the State Statistics Service.
Where is the most expensive housing in Ukraine
The first place in terms of the high cost of housing is occupied by the Transcarpathian region. Compared to 2022, renting an apartment in the region has become three times more expensive — the price in February was UAH 13,123.
Lviv region is in second place. Here, citizens of Ukraine or tourists pay 10,996 hryvnias for renting an apartment.
Meanwhile, in Kyiv, rental housing prices fell by 13.3% over the year, to UAH 7,384. The capital in terms of the cost of renting apartments is now in third place.
At the same time, you can rent an apartment cheaply in the front-line regions:
in the Kherson region – for 2,905 hryvnia; in the Zaporozhye region – for 2,783 hryvnia; in the Sumy region – 2,687 hryvnia.
The first place in the high cost of housing is occupied by the Transcarpathian region
Photo: State Statistics Service
How housing was built in Ukraine during the war
In 2022, developers have not abandoned plans to build new housing, despite the war. So, according to the State Statistics Service, last year the construction of 98.4 thousand apartments was declared in Ukraine.
Developers had the biggest plans for the metropolitan region, where the construction of housing for 28.8 thousand apartments was announced.
At the same time, in the non-occupied part of the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, by the beginning of active hostilities, the construction of apartments 21 and 4 started.
In the Nikolaev and Kherson regions, 31 and 184 residential premises were laid.
At the same time, in 2022 the real estate market experienced an imbalance due to the war. As Director of the NBU Financial Stability Department Pervin Dadashova said at the end of December during the presentation of the Financial Stability Report, a little more than a quarter of the number of agreements for the same period in 2021 was concluded in the first three quarters of last year.
“According to the price criterion, now renting a home seems to be a better alternative than buying, and this situation will continue for a long time,” said Pervin Dadashova.
Earlier, Focus wrote that a draft resolution appeared in the Verkhovna Rada, in which deputies are invited to apply to the Cabinet of Ministers with a request to establish a moratorium on raising all utility tariffs for Ukrainians for the period of martial law.
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