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Need Space? The Best Cities to Rent an Apartment

Want to downsize your budget rather than your home size? Then consider these budget destinations;

Asia or Athens? Best Cities to Rent an Apartment. Photo by Elisa Atene
Asia or Athens? Best Cities to Rent an Apartment. Photo by Elisa Atene

Top 25 Best Cities to Rent on Foreign Shores

Extra space doesn’t cost too much in Asia. Must have something to do with developers accommodating larger families? Expatistant stats find that renting an 85m2 apartment in Bangalore, Delhi and Johor Bahru is not much more than renting a studio.

Asia is a great option then if you need space for a study or for your mother-in-law to visit. For the singletons out there, you can save some money by getting a flat mate, rather than having a studio of your own.

Studio for one or sharing?

The same principle applies in Antalya and Athens. For example, getting your own studio apartment in Athens may set you back around $408. But, sharing a larger apartment means you could split the $595 rent in half at $298 each.

Here is the list of best foreign shores to get a larger rental apartment;

Furnished 85m2 Apartment Rental      
1 Antalya $300 € 285 £246
2 Bangalore $337 € 320 £276
3 Bali $414 € 393 £339
4 Colombo $434 € 412 £355
5 Johor Bahru $445 € 423 £365
6 Delhi $450 € 427 £369
7 Chiang Mai $500 € 475 £410
8 Hanoi $539 € 512 £442
9 PlayaDelCarmen $568 € 539 £465
10 Athens $595 € 565 £487
11 Budapest $677 € 643 £555
12 Johannesburg $728 € 691 £597
13 Istanbul $770 € 731 £631
14 Prague $782 € 743 £641
15 Mexico City $803 € 763 £658
16 Lima $806 € 765 £661
17 Bogota $811 € 770 £665
18 Lisbon $825 € 783 £676
19 SaintPetersburg $851 € 808 £698
20 Buenos Aires $868 € 825 £712
21 Phuket $869 € 826 £713
22 Warsaw $887 € 842 £727
23 Santiago $928 € 881 £761
24 Cape Town $956 € 908 £784
25 Bangkok $1102 € 1047 £904

 @NomadicYou Space for a study or yoga room in your larger apartment? Where will it be out of these Best Cities to Rent an Apartment?

The cheapest cities to rent for downshifters

Want to downshift to foreign shores for a better lifestyle? Numbeo has some awesome stats on the cheapest cities to rent. Antalya, Bangalore, Athens and 22 more cities to live in.

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Bangalore apartment building,photo by amol.gaitonde

If you are not as big a stats geek as me, you may not have heard of www.numbeo.com Numbeo has all the info you need on the cost and quality of living across the globe. Thousands of users submit data on their cities and all this info gets compiled for your reading enjoyment.

Pity then, they don’t have an index on house prices yet. But until they do, I’ve taken the liberty of listing the cheapest global cities to rent in. Oh, I prefer urban living and cheap travel. These 25 cities below meet both requirements.

Cheap Asia Apartments

No surprise to find Bangalore as the cheapest city for monthly rental on a 1 bedroom apartment. After all, it has been featured before on Nomadic You as the budget destination with the lowest cost of living. But, Antalya in Turkey is a bit of a surprise at number two with city center rentals averaging $198.82. Sunny beaches and an airport hub serviced by many low-cost carriers only add to Antalya’s appeal.

If you fancy living in one of Europe’s cultural city centers, then Athens is a good choice too. A 1 bedroom city center apartment will only set you back around $283.75 per month. Keep an eye out for Nomadic You’s tips on exploring Athens by transit coming soon.

25 Best cities for Renters

City Rank Rent 1 Bedroom City Center Rent 1 Bedroom Outside Center
1 Bangalore $205.07 $124.22
2 Antalya $198.92 $138.90
3 Bali $221.18 $143.76
4 Delhi $243.43 $142.98
5 Colombo $285.69 $154.05
6 Chiang Mai $307.00 $177.59
7 Johor Bahru $347.02 $193.10
8 Athens $283.75 $296.26
9 PlayaDelCarmen $400.25 $184.17
10 Phuket $381.84 $256.90
11 Bogota $384.52 $307.37
12 Budapest $413.06 $283.76
13 Mexico City $418.89 $286.82
14 Hanoi $428.28 $300.92
15 Istanbul $477.90 $255.14
16 Buenos Aires $439.03 $344.49
17 Bangkok $559.84 $238.81
18 Johannesburg $455.98 $346.33
19 Santiago $437.36 $390.41
20 SaintPetersburg $497.25 $335.81
21 Warsaw $516.54 $397.72
22 Lima $599.02 $356.89
23 Prague $570.34 $407.06
24 Cape Town $607.88 $395.35
25 Lisbon $624.11 $413.23

@NomadicYou Renting abroad can be cheaper than your home country. What will you spend the savings on?