This is clear from the latest report published by Idealista, which also shows that in the last quarter the price has grown by 3.6% while in the last year the rise has been 9.4%. The data for May becomes, once again, the maximum historical rental price in Spain since this real estate portal has records.
Up to 35 capitals have experienced increases in the price of rental housing during the last month. The most pronounced increase has been that of Cuenca where rents have risen by 3.7%, followed by Alicante (3.4%), Almería, Zamora and Palma (2.7% in the 3 cases).
In Madrid the monthly rise was 1.2%, while in Barcelona it remained at 0.4%.
On the other hand, Melilla is the capital in which the rental price has fallen the most during the month of May (-4.5%), followed by Jaén (-3.7%), Huesca (-2.9% ), Cáceres (-2.5%) and Ávila (-2.1%).
The main cities in the country also registered increases compared to the rents of a year ago: Palma (23%), Málaga (21.4%), Alicante (21.3%), Valencia (20.2%), Barcelona (16 .6%), Madrid (11%), San Sebastián (8.3%), Seville (7.5%) and Bilbao (3.5%).
Barcelona continues to be the capital with the most expensive rents with a price of 18.6 euros/m2 followed by Madrid (16.6 euros/m2) and San Sebastián (15.8 euros/m2). They are followed by Palma (14.3 euros/m2), Bilbao (13.1 euros/m2) and Malaga (12.4 euros/m2). Barcelona, Madrid, Palma, Malaga, Valencia and Seville reach their highest price since idealista has records.
Zamora, on the contrary, is the capital with the cheapest rent with 6 euros/m2, followed by Ciudad Real and Cáceres (6.2 euros/m2 in both cases), and Ávila (6.3 euros/m2).
The rental price has risen in 39 provinces with respect to that registered in the previous month. The greatest increases have been experienced in Huelva (8.1%), Córdoba (6.3%), Cuenca (5.2%), Santa Cruz de Tenerife (3.9%) and Murcia (3.8%). On the opposite side, the provinces that have experienced the greatest decreases in income are Cáceres (-3.5%), Jaén (-1.4%), Teruel (-1.1%), Guipúzcoa (-0.8% ), Ávila and Soria (-0.5% in both cases).
Barcelona (15.9 euros/m2) continues to be the most expensive province, ahead of the Balearic Islands with 15.7 euros/m2, Madrid with 15.1 euros/m2 and Guipúzcoa with 14 euros/m2. Zamora (5.5 euros/m2), Cáceres (5.6 euros/m2), Jaén and Ciudad Real (5.7 euros/m2 in both cases), on the other hand, are the cheapest provinces.
Rents have risen in 15 regions over the past month. Murcia (3.8%), Cantabria (3.7%), the Balearic Islands (3.2%) and the Canary Islands (2.3%) have led the increases in rents. They were followed by the Valencian Community (2.1%), Andalusia (1.7%), Madrid (1.3%), Catalonia (0.9%), Galicia (0.8%), Aragon (0.7 %), Castilla y León (0.6%) and Castilla-La Mancha (0.5%). Below are the increases in Navarra, La Rioja and Extremadura, which have shared an increase of 0.3%. In the Basque Country, prices have not moved, while in Asturias they have fallen by 0.2%.
The Balearic Islands (15.7 euros/m2) is the region with the most expensive price above the Community of Madrid (15.1 euros/m2). They are followed by Catalonia (14.9 euros/m2) and the Basque Country (12.6 euros/m2).
On the opposite side of the table is Extremadura (6.1 euros/m2) and Castilla-La Mancha (6.4 euros/m2), which are the cheapest communities.