LAUSANNE RESIDENTIAL MARKET

DEVELOPMENT OF RENTS AND SALE PRICES LAUSANNE

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
Lausanne North 210-335 275 29 6235-11895 8980 60
Lausanne East 230-460 310 34 7320-15260 10755 57
Lausanne West 230-405 295 32 8000-13100 10345 60
City of Lausanne 240-470 310 28 7765-16205 11955 48
The residential market in the Lausanne region eased further in 2021. The vacancy rate in the agglomeration rose from 1.0 % to 1.1 %, and in the city from 0.48 % to 0.72 %. Rents in the Lausanne region fell or stagnated – the only slightly upwards trend was in the city. However, rental prices here may come under pressure in the future: as in the previous year, the number of authorised new properties was more than 1,000 apartments in 2021. In the new 2,000-watt district Plainesdu- Loup, living space for 11,000 people will be created by 2034, with the first apartments ready for occupancy in 2023. Demand for home ownership remained high in the city, leading to a particularly sharp rise in purchase prices, with an increase of 11 %. This brisk interest in ownership led to rising prices and shorter marketing periods in the surrounding agglomeration as well.