In the fourth quarter of 2017 (last 12 months) the median price of dwellings sales in Portugal was 932 euros per square meter, +7.6% compared to the fourth quarter of 2016 (866 euros per square meter). In this period, 39 municipalities located mainly in Algarve and in Área Metropolitana de Lisboa, scored median house price of dwellings sales above the national value.
The annual change rate of the Construction cost index for new housing was 1.5% in February, 0.1 percentage points (p.p.) higher than in January. The price index measuring the cost of regular maintenance and repair of housing increased 1.6% in relation to the same period of the last year, 0.4 p.p. above the previous month.