BERN RESIDENTIAL MARKET

DEVELOPMENT OF RENTS AND SALE PRICES BERN

RENTS AND SALES PRICES BY MARKET AREA

Net rent
CHF/m² p.a.
Median
CHF/m² p.a.
advertising period in days purchase price
CHF/m²
Median
CHF/m²
advertising period in days
Bern North 170 - 280 210 29 5 380 - 10 020 7 425 69
Breitenrain / Wankdorf 220 - 380 275 15 7 680 - 12 480 9 645 35
Bümpliz / Oberbottigen 175 - 300 225 18 4 570 - 8 625 6 450 43
Inner City 220 - 475 315 22 4 240 - 10 490 6 615 102
Kirchenfeld / Schosshalde 200 - 390 265 23 4 655 - 14 350 8 755 29
Länggasse / Felsenau 210 - 405 280 14 8 240 - 11 790 10 185 32
Liebefeld / Köniz 180 - 290 230 28 4 865 - 10 460 6 785 42
Mattenhof / Weissenbühl 200 - 345 255 17 5 240 - 11 030 9 225 24
Muri / Ostermundingen / Gümligen 180 - 300 230 28 5 880 - 12 325 8 115 55
There was no sign of easing on the Bern residential market in 2020. In the agglomeration, the vacancy rate fell from 1.3% to 1.2%. The vacancy rate in the city has barely moved in decades and was once again 0.5%. The situation in the federal capital remains strained, with demand in both market segments still high. There continues to be a shortage of owner-occupied properties – attractive offerings are rare. Rent and purchase prices have largely trended upwards. Although purchase prices on the owner-occupied market in the Bern region continued to climb, there is still room for prices to rise compared with the country as a whole. In the city of Bern, the shortage on the residential market is not expected to ease until 2025, with the development areas Viererfeld/Mittelfeld and Ausserholligen.