Three of the four most expensive locations to buy and rent a home in Spain are in Andalusia

The municipality with the highest average prices in the country in the third quarter of 2022 is in the province of Malaga

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Buying or renting a house can be much more expensive in certain parts of Spain than in others. If one thing is clear, it is that the sun and the beach significantly increase prices. This is confirmed by the Idealista platform report corresponding to the third quarter of 2022. With few changes in the ranking, the  Mediterranean coast  monopolizes the highest prices in the real estate market in our country.

In addition, some of  the towns that top the list of the hundred most expensive are Andalusian . Among the first 30 there are 11 belonging to the autonomous community. But the thing does not end there: if we go to the highest part of the table, up to three municipalities in Andalusia are in  Champions positions : the first, the third and the fourth.

Benahavís (Málaga)  is the town with the highest average home sales price in all of Spain, reaching  1,866,894 euros . This beautiful and mountainous white town of just 8,000 inhabitants located about 7 km from the Costa del Sol, near Estepona, exceeds the second on the list, Calvià (Balearic Islands), by 350,000 euros.

Very close to the first location is one of the most paradigmatic enclaves of luxury and exclusivity in Spain, so it is not surprising that it occupies third place in the classification. Marbella presents an average price of 1,307,978 euros  and closes the triptych of locations above one million.

Fourth position, already with an average of 919,427 euros per home, goes to the popular  Sotogrande urbanization , where luxury properties and mansions abound. This belongs to the Cadiz municipality of San Roque, bordering the Malaga coast. It is followed by other Mediterranean towns such as Jávea, Sitges and Altea.

To find another Andalusian city in the ranking we must go down to the thirteenth position of it. This is  Estepona , also from the same corner of Malaga. After it, several posts further down appear other of the most populated towns on the  Costa del Sol : Mijas (16th), Benalmádena (18th) and Fuengirola (22nd), as well as the Granada municipality of Almuñécar (23rd), the Cadiz town of The Port of Santa María (24th), Manilva (28th). and Malaga capital (29th).

Same leaders in rentals

As for the prices of rental homes, the podium shown by the Idealista report does not change. Benahavís  remains the most expensive town with  an average of 3,260 euros per month , being the only one that exceeds three thousand; Calvià is second with 2,839 euros per month and Marbella is third, just one euro behind the Balearic municipality.

Other cities in Andalusia climb positions in rental prices compared to purchase prices, since  Estepona is seventh  on the list with 2,042 euros per month, Mijas eleventh with 1,464 and El Puerto de Santa María twentieth, with an average rent already below the thousand euros, with 978 per month. Fuengirola (25th) and Benalmádena (26th) are the two towns that complete the Andalusian presence in the national top 30.