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Bratislava ranks 37th in rent charts

BRATISLAVA city centre ranked 37th in a Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker study, which lists shopping streets across the world on the basis of how expensive the rent of retail premises is.

The world's most expensive main street is Fifth Avenue in New York, with annual rents going up 38 percent year-on-year to €11,558 per square metre in 2004. Across the world's main streets, rental prices went up by 8 percent on average, Hospodárske noviny reported.

The most expensive of the V4 capitals was Prague, with its Wenceslas Square and Na Příkopě Street, where renting retail premises cost €1,920 per square metre per year in 2004.

Budapest was next of the V4 capitals. With an annual rent of €1,200, Váci Street ranked 30th in the Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker study. Bratislava's city centre shared 37th place with Warsaw's Chmielna and Nowy Swiat streets, where the also went for €720 per square metre.

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