The average price of free housing has grown 3.2% in the whole of Spain in the last year. Translated into money, this means as the average 1.589 euros per square meter. But the general picture of the statistics disseminated on Thursday by the Ministry of Development, and based on more than 115.605 valuations real made by the companies valuation between July and September of this year, does not reflect well the tensions that live in the market in some specific places.

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The record of Building permits to observe the evolution of prices in all Spanish cities with more than 25,000 inhabitants. Among them, when comparing the average price per square meter in the third quarter of this year with the last year, 22 shed a number of growth above 15%. Alcorcón occupies the first position: in this town on the outskirts of Madrid the metro average has soared by 22.4% in the last 12 months. You can also consider the captain of one of the two major groups among which, broadly speaking, we can divide this set of 22 cities where they have raised floors.

The first group, and most numerous, would be cities that are part of the metropolitan areas of Madrid and Barcelona. In this section, Alcorcón accompany Fuenlabrada, Móstoles, Parla, Torrejón de Ardoz or Valdemoro (all in the vicinity of the capital) and also, Castelldefels, Cornellà de Llobregat, Esplugues de Llobregat, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Sant Joan Despí, Santa Coloma de Gramenet and Barberá de Vallés (all next to Barcelona). In all of them the increase of prices has moved between the 15,05% of Santa Coloma and 22.4% of Alcorcón. Wonodds

The second big group consists of seven cities that sometimes are thousands of miles between them. But they all have in common that they form part of areas of costa. In some the price for square metre has grown by over 20% year-on-year, as is the case of Torremolinos (Málaga) or Arona (Tenerife). Above the threshold of 15% are also Mazarrón and its nearby town of Totana (Murcia), Oliva (Valencia), Algeciras (Cádiz) or Granadilla de Abona (Tenerife). Finally, without any apparent connection with the rest, is Avila, where, according to the statistics of housing priced by the square meter has grown a 16,91%.

Malaga is the that more rises and San Sebastián is the most expensive

that group of 22 cities would have that sums to Malaga. It is, among cities of over 500,000 inhabitants, that has experienced the greatest increases in the last year (15.5 per cent). We continue to Barcelona (10,29%), Madrid (9,66%), Seville (8,81) Valencia (8,63%) and Zaragoza (4,01%).

in Addition to the variation of prices, the statistics allows you to see which are the cities with the real estate more expensive in absolute terms. Are, broadly speaking, municipalities are very tourist-oriented or who tend to lead the list of towns with the highest incomes. Thus, Saint Sebastian is the most expensive of Spain. The square meter is valued there as a half in the third quarter of the year in 3.356 euros. We continue to Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona), Ibiza, Barcelona, Santa Eulària des Riu (Ibiza), Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), Madrid, Getxo (Bizkaia).

Among the big cities, far away from Madrid and Barcelona, the most expensive is Seville (1.607 euro per square meter). We continue to Malaga (1.548 euros), Zaragoza (1.283 euros) and Valencia (1,212 in eur).