Published: 17 September 2021

Real estate maintenance costs rose by 2.1 per cent year-on-year

Real estate maintenance costs rose by 2.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the corresponding period of 2020. These data derive from Statistics Finland’s index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100.

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100 annual changes by quarter, %

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100 annual changes by quarter, %

Of the cost items of the index of real estate maintenance, waste management costs increased most, by 6.0 per cent. Water supply and sewage costs grew by 2.6 per cent, repair costs by 2.8 per cent, heating costs by 4.2 per cent, insurance against loss or damage by 2.6 per cent, administration costs by 1.6 per cent, use and maintenance costs by 1.3 per cent, and costs for maintenance of outdoor areas by 0.3 per cent. Cleaning costs went down by 0.7 per cent and electricity costs by 0.4 per cent.

Examined by type of building, maintenance costs of residential blocks of flats rose by 2.2 per cent, those of industrial buildings by 3.4 per cent, those of office buildings by 1.7 per cent, those of wholesale and retail trade buildings by 1.7 per cent, those of children’s day care centres by 1.5 per cent, those of school buildings by 1.6 per cent and those of health care centres by 0.9 per cent year-on-year.

The total index of real estate maintenance rose by 0.7 per cent from the previous quarter.

Real estate tax and plot rent are not included in the index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100. A special index expanded with these cost items and indices with old base years are available in the Built environment -service .

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: heating, water supply and sewage, electricity

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: heating, water supply and sewage, electricity

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: repairs, use and maintenance, maintenance of outdoor areas

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: repairs, use and maintenance, maintenance of outdoor areas

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: administration, cleaning, waste management

Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Cost items: administration, cleaning, waste management

Source: Index of real estate maintenance costs 2015=100, Statistics Finland

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Updated 17.09.2021

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Index of real estate maintenance costs [e-publication].
2nd quarter 2021. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 22.10.2021].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/kyki/2021/02/kyki_2021_02_2021-09-17_tie_001_en.html