Rental Market State of Play: February 2022

Wooden block toy house on grass

City living is back on the radar, especially as many European countries are beginning to relax international travel, workplace and hospitality restrictions. It was inevitable that rental values would start to rise in line with a return to city activity, but in the cases of London, Paris and Amsterdam, the majority of monthly rental costs have started to rise very early in the year – albeit subtly.

Klippa Relocation rounds up February’s rental news from across London, Paris and Amsterdam, and combines it with the latest average rental price.

Relocating to Lisbon

Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal

While working from home started out as a practical tool in the fight against the pandemic, it has provoked a wider conversation around hours, locations and staff wellbeing. It’s a well-covered topic but it has been taken to the next level by Portugal.

Relocating to Paris

Palace of Versailles, Paris, France

Endless romance, haute couture, café culture and exquisite patisseries are all synonymous with Paris but clichés aside, the capital of France remains a prestigious location in which to work and live.

Paris is a northern central city on the banks of the River Seine, with fantastic connections to the rest of Europe – and the world – by air, rail, road and sea. It is the most populated city in France, with over 2 million inhabitants in the centre alone and almost 11 million in the wider Région Parisienne. The city is divided into 20 districts, known as arrondissements, with the underground ‘Metro’ and RER express commuter trains serving the inner-city neighbourhoods and banlieus – the Parisian suburbs.

Relocating to Helsinki

Lake in Finland

Sharing a border with Norway, Sweden and Russia, Finland is one of Europe’s most northerly-lying countries, encompassing the Arctic Circle and Lapland. Although Helsinki may not spring to mind when thinking about relocation hotspots, the capital of Finland is a surprisingly popular professional destination in Europe.