Updated: February 2024

House Prices in Orkney Islands

When exploring house prices in Orkney Islands, traditional figures like pounds don't always paint the full picture. To provide a clearer view, our unique approach measures house prices not only in pounds but also in an everyday item everyone understands — loaves of bread.



Lowest Price

74,846 🍞

March 2009

Highest Price

185,759 🍞

June 2022

Lowest Growth Year



Highest Growth Year



The Orkney Islands Property Market Sliced

This innovative method helps visualize the inflation-adjusted value of properties, making the data more accessible and relatable.

Real House Prices: Pounds vs. Loaves of Bread

The value of money changes over time, influenced by factors like inflation, economic shifts, and changes in purchasing power. To simplify this concept, we use loaves of bread as a proxy.

By representing the average house price in Orkney Islands in terms of both pounds and loaves of bread, we offer a dual perspective that illustrates how much the real value of money has shifted.

Orkney Islands Property Market Overview

In recent years, the property market in Orkney Islands showed interesting trends.

This dual representation helps highlight the relative economic impact of house pricing changes, beyond mere currency fluctuations.

Analyzing Different Property Types

Different types of properties often experience varied market dynamics. In Orkney Islands, the trends varied across different types:

  • Terraced Houses: £158,397 / 113,141 loaves
  • Semi-Detached Houses: £180,099 / 128,643 loaves
  • Detached Houses: £280,225 / 200,161 loaves
  • Each type reflects unique buyer preferences and economic conditions affecting Orkney Islands's housing market.

Why Use Loaves of Bread?

The choice of loaves of bread as a measure unit is based on its universal relevance — everyone buys bread. By comparing house prices to the number of loaves that could be purchased for the same amount of money, we provide a more tangible sense of value over time, which can be more digestible than abstract percentages or inflation rates.

Implications for Home Buyers and Investors in Orkney Islands

For those looking to buy a home or invest in Orkney Islands, understanding both the traditional and bread-based price perspectives can offer deeper insights into the real value of properties and how it's evolved. This can guide better-informed decisions, taking into account both current market conditions and historical trends.