According to the figures the average rental cost in Spain increased by 0.8% in January, compared to the same month in 2011.
This increase is 1.2 points under the overall CPI, which was at 2% at the start of this year.
Only two regions saw rental costs come down – Navarra and Murcia – both falling by 0.4%. Andalucía saw an increase of 1.1%, slightly lower than Catalonia and Asturias who both saw an increase of 1.3%. The largest increase was seen in the Basque Country where rents increased by 1.6%.
Regarding costs for house maintenance prices rose 1.6% year-on-year, four percent less than the overall CPI, and remained stable in December 2011, El Mundo reported.
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