What You Can Rent for Under £1,000 a Month Around the World
By |Published On: 25th July 2015|

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What You Can Rent for Under £1,000 a Month Around the World

By |Published On: 25th July 2015|

This article is an external press release originally published on the Landlord News website, which has now been migrated to the Just Landlords blog.

The average rent price in London has now reached £1,500. It is no secret that private tenants in the UK are hit with spiralling rents, with little opportunity to get onto the property ladder.

Supposing that a renter is looking for very basic accommodation in London, this studio flat in Kensington can be let for £997 per month. But what would this rent (or less) get you in other parts of the world?


London, England: £997

Location: High Street Kensington

Specifications: Studio flat with bed, kitchen and toilet

Positives: Pleasant entrance hall

Paris, France: £854, €1,220

Location: 13th arrondissement

Specifications: 40 square metres of space, kitchen, toilet and shower room

Positives: Good for couples


Berlin, Germany: £875, €1,250

Location: Rosenthaler Platz

Specifications: Loft apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom

Positives: Plenty of space


Kathmandu, Nepal: £945, 150,000 Nepalese Rupees

Location: Sunakothi, Lalitpur

Specifications: House with four bedrooms and five bathrooms

Positives: Separate servant quarters, landscaped garden and swimming pool


Mumbai, India: £947, 94,000 Indian Rupees

Location: Poonam Nagar

Specifications: Three bedrooms, two bathrooms

Positives: Gym, swimming pool, jogging track and clubhouse


New York City, USA: £912, $1,425

Location: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn

Specifications: One-room apartment

Positives: Tenants can keep pets


Buenos Aires, Argentina: £947, 13,580 Argentinian Pesos

Location: Palermo Hollywood

Specifications: One bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms

Positives: Pool, gym and walk-in wardrobe


Shanghai, China: £597, 8,564 Chinese Yuan

Location: Xuhui district

Specifications: One bedroom, one bathroom

Positives: The flat has a Jacuzzi


Sydney, Australia: £920, 1,940 Australian Dollars

Location: Sydney’s central business district

Specifications: One bedroom, one bathroom

Positives: There’s space for a washing machine!


Moscow, Russia: £953, 85,000 Russian Rubles

Location: Aeroport district

Specifications: One-bedroom studio apartment, built-in stereo and large bathroom with sauna and bidet

Positives: The owner describes it as an LCD Airbus


Los Angeles, USA: £968, $1,512

Location: Downtown

Specifications: Studio apartment, one bathroom and a rooftop swimming pool

Positives: Grand chandelier in bedroom


Tokyo, Japan: £957, 185,000 Japanese Yen

Location: Suginami

Specifications: Three bedrooms and a living/dining/kitchen area

Positives: Hammock included


Nairobi, Kenya: £949, 150,000 Kenyan Shillings

Location: Westlands

Specifications: Two bedrooms, open-plan kitchen and great views

Positives: Two waterfalls in the complex


Cairo, Egypt: £788, 9,648 Egyptian Pounds

Location: 200 metres from the pyramids

Specifications: Four bedrooms, one bathroom and air conditioning

Positives: Great view of the pyramids


Cape Town, South Africa: £776, 15,000 South African Rand

Location: Sea Point

Specifications: Two bedrooms, one bathroom

Positives: Close to the sea


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: £625, 3,107 Brazilian Real

Location: Santa Teresa

Specifications: Two bedrooms, one bathroom and a hammock

Positives: Located within an artistic neighbourhood






About the Author: Em Morley (she/they)

Em is the Content Marketing Manager for Just Landlords, with over five years of experience writing for insurance and property websites. Together with the knowledge and expertise of the Just Landlords underwriting team, Em aims to provide those in the property industry with helpful resources. When she’s not at her computer researching and writing property and insurance guides, you’ll find her exploring the British countryside, searching for geocaches.

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