No one’s bought a house in Sydney for years, it’s impossible. Everyone knows that. Melbourne isn’t far behind and the rest of the country will catch up eventually. So with the population renting perpetually, who has it the worst? The best? Flatmates.com.au has the answer.
Late last year, the site released a bunch of train line-based diagrams showing the average weekly rent paid for various suburbs. Alex Lee over at BuzzFeed crunched the numbers and unsurprisingly, Sydney remains the most expensive city for renters, with Melbourne coming a not-so-close second:
According to the map, the most expensive Sydney suburb to rent is in Milson’s Point on the north shore at $381 per week for a room. At $171 a week, the cheapest suburb is Mount Druitt in Sydney’s west … Sydney is 31% more expensive than Melbourne, 42% more expensive than Brisbane, Canberra and Perth and 63% higher than in Adelaide.
Yeah for Adelaide!
If you’d like to see the maps for yourself, here are Sydney and Melbourne. Click for larger versions, unless you like reading really tiny text: