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Rent in London is nearly three times more than in Berlin and Madrid

Isabelle Aron
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Isabelle Aron

Looking for a sure-fire way to ruin your day? Take a quick look at rent prices in literally anywhere else in the UK except London. Yeah, not great, is it? But it's not just the rest of the UK that has it better than us on the rent front. Flatshare website Weroom has looked at the average cost of a room in a flatshare in London, Paris, Madrid and Berlin – and there are no prizes for guessing which city is the most expensive. London came out top (obviously) at £950 per month, while Paris was about 30 percent less at £651, and Madrid (£351) and Berlin (£341) were nearly two-thirds cheaper than London. 

And there are plenty more depressing stats where those came from. Houseshares in London have an average size of 88 square metres across three rooms – a similar size of two bedrooms in Berlin (86 square metres) and Paris (82 square metres), which means Londoners are paying more money for less space. Great.

Image: Kasia Mijakowska

Check out the five maps that quantify exactly how rammed London is.

Or take a look at this tube map, which shows the average rent costs near every Underground station.

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