Now that a new academic year is about to begin, the thousands of young people who change cities and rent a room to live and continue their studies have it more complicated than ever.
University students have at their disposal colleges and residencesbut these options are always more expensive than a shared apartment, where in addition to paying less, young people enjoy greater freedom and space.
For this reason, the majority of students prefer to have a room in a shared apartment that is not too far from their study center, and the demand for this type of accommodation has increased greatly this year, no less than 48%, which affects also in prices, which have risen on average by 79%.
Looking for a shared apartment is also a trend, especially because the majority of students choose to share a flat with friends or colleagues and are looking for a housing to rent completely.
This is stated by Milanuncios, which speaks of prices in the first week of September in relation to the average recorded in the month of August. The demand for student rooms has increased by 48% and that of shared apartments has done so 34.3% in the first week of September compared to the last week of August.
Barcelona leads the podium
The most expensive rooms are found in Barcelona, Madrid and the Balearic Islands. The Catalan capital heads the price ranking at the doors of the new course, with rooms with a average cost of 352 euros. It is followed by Madrid, one of the regions that welcomes the most students from other provinces and countries, whose rooms have a price of 315 euros. Next are the Balearic Islands and Tenerife, where a room costs on average 308 euros.
In fourth place are the rooms in Malaga, which cost an average of 303 euros, while at the opposite pole are Badajoz, with an average cost of 158 euros, Ávila, where they cost 108 euros, and in last place we find Cáceres, with 106 euros average price per room.
Madrid, the most demanded
The city of Madrid is the one with the largest supply of rooms, since concentrates 21% of all advertisements published in August of this year, just before the start of the school year. Barcelona follows, with 7.2%; Valencia, with 7.05%; and Alicante, with 6.3% of the rooms in shared apartments.
At the other extreme are cities such as Ceuta, Ávila, Soria, Zamora, Segovia, Huesca, Teruel and Palencia, which They barely add up to 1% of the total room supply before the start of the course.
How to find the ideal apartment
In most cases, room rentals are made from another city than the one where you go to study, which means you have not visited it, you have only seen it in images, and complications can arise. For this reason, Milanuncios offers a series of Tips to find the ideal room and not be scammed in the search, starting by checking that the images of the accommodation do not coincide with another result on the Internet, since photographs of other people’s apartments or those generated by artificial intelligence could be used.
It is advisable to review the wording of the advertisement very carefully and if it is poorly written or resembles a bad translation or an automatic text, the ad could have been posted by a bota computer program that automatically performs repetitive tasks on the Internet and has interaction capacity.
The real estate portal also recommends distrusting the advertisers who do not provide their data in the corresponding sections and not share personal information such as ID and much less bank details. Likewise, it is not advisable to pay in advance or pay for the room reservation, whenever possible, especially if the documentation formalizing the rental has not yet been signed.
More than 3,000 euros per year
More than half of university students who live away from home claim that they have an annual expense of more than 3,000 euros, which they spend mainly on rent, food and necessary material for studies. This expense has increased considerably compared to 2022, when only 20% stated that their annual budget exceeded 2,000 euros.
This is stated in an Amazon report carried out by Beruby, which also reveals that more than 90% of young students who live away from home consider that academic expenses and school supplies, in addition to spending on rent, transportation, food and leisure, are expensive or very expensive. In fact, 50% of young people affirm that they have no choice but to work to finance their studies.
More than half of those surveyed (55%) say they invest time and money in creating your own study space with the purchase of furniture, school supplies and stationery products.