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

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