How many times have you wondered about rent prices in a given city? Probably, more than you can remember. But do you know the anwser?

In SwiftFlats, many students request information about the actual average rent price before deciding to come to Spain through Erasmus. We kindly provide them the information, though we are aware that there are many rental places above the price we provide.

This is one of the many services we offer to students in search for bedrooms or flats. However, SwiftFlats goes far beyond your room booking! SwiftFlats provides you the full Erasmus experience in order for you to have a superb stay!

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But we are not only concerned about our users, since we have decided to adress the average rent prices in Spanish main cities.

In fact, the success of tourism and the growing supply of flats in online platforms, which are specialised in bedroom and full flat rentals, have caused a substantial rise in prices during the last year in Spain (rent prices have increased almost 16 %).

Sorted by autonomous community, the highest increase was in Catalonia (26.8%) followed by Madrid (18%) and Baleares (13.8%). And the lowest increase was in Extremadura (1.1%) and Murcia (1.7%).

Catalonia, Madrid and Basque Country continue to be the most expensive communities while Extremadura, Murcia and Castila La Mancha are the cheapest.

If we pay attention to capital cities, Valencia with an increase of 20.3%, San Sebastián 17%, Barcelona 16.5, and Madrid 15.6% show the highest price rises in 2016.

Barcelona is consolidated as the most expensive Spanish capital city (17.9€/m2), followed by Madrid (14.4€/m2) and San Sebastián (13.6€/m2). On the other hand, Lugo (4.1€/m2), Ourense and Ávila (4,3€/m2 both), and Teruel (4.1€/m2 ) are the cheapest capitals.

If you want to find out more about average rent prices in the different cities, please see the following table ( source: enalquiler.com):

City Medium Price per month
Barcelona 1.830 €
Madrid 1.717 €
Palma de Mallorca 1.569 €
Sevilla 1.340 €
Málaga 1.189 €
Bilbao 1.100 €
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 928 €
Girona 912 €
Valencia 846 €
Pamplona / Iruña 801 €
Alacant / Alicante 769 €
Cádiz 751 €
Santander 738 €
Zaragoza 736 €
Murcia 718 €
Valladolid 711 €
Salamanca 709 €
Granada 698 €
Ceuta 698 €
Santa Cruz de Tenerife 696 €
Córdoba 690 €
A Coruña 674 €
Segovia 669 €
Toledo 662 €
Tarragona 649 €
Logroño 628 €
Oviedo 588 €
Pontevedra 587 €
Almería 584 €
Castellón / Castelló 576 €
Albacete 569 €
Huelva 569 €
Burgos 556 €
Badajoz 520 €
Cuenca 516 €
Palencia 515 €
Lleida 497 €
León 475 €
Jaén 472 €
Lugo 463 €
Ciudad Real 457 €
Ourense 450 €
Zamora 450 €
Ávila 382 €
Teruel 365 €

The average cost in Spain is €285 per month.   Currently, Barcelona is the most expensive with an average price per room of €368! Madrid is in second place, with a rent of €354 per month. And San Sebastián in the third place with €351. The average price for a room in Bilbao is €346 and €250 in Sevilla. Other cities: Granada €204 per month and León €193 are more economical.

The following interactive map, by El País and CartoDB platform, shows the average prices for shared rooms throughout Spain.

In SwiftFlats, we support and advise students and Erasmus members that currently seek a place to stay and live a new experience. With these reference prices, which are not the actual prices of a lease agreement, many students have no choice but to rent a room to reduce their expenses.

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