Houses on Bonaire more expensive

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In 2018, prices of residential property sold on Bonaire were on average 21.6 percent higher than one year previously. The number of homes sold and the total sales value increased as well in the span of twelve months. This is evident from new figures released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

The price index of dwellings sold on Bonaire rose from 109.4 points in 2017 to 133.0 points in 2018, i.e. an increase of 21.6 percent. This means that the index is at its highest level since measurement started in 2011.

The increase is partly influenced by the a relatively higher number of homes sold that are situated right by the sea. Measurements include both existing and new-build owner-occupied dwellings.

Bonaire house price index (2011=100)
JaarPrice index
2011100.0
2012102.7
2013102.3
2014102.2
201595.2
2016110.5
2017109.4
2018133.0

Home sales up on Bonaire

In addition to prices, the number of homes sold on Bonaire went up as well. In 2018, the number of housing transactions stood at 327, versus 214 in 2017. This is an increase of 52.8 percent and is partly due to the completion of new building complexes.

The sharp rise in transactions is also reflected in the total sales value. This value stood at 111.1 million US dollars in 2018, more than double the amount in 2017.

Housing transactions on Bonaire
JaarNumber of homes sold
2011155
2012151
2013168
2014156
2015150
2016215
2017214
2018327

Value of housing transactions on Bonaire (million US dollars)
JaarSales value
201137.36
201236.69
201344.28
201440.31
201540.94
201659.25
201752.15
2018111.11