10 Sydney suburbs where you can still rent a room for less than $250



Anyone who lives in Sydney will tell you just how expensive buying, renting and, in some cases, even sharing a place can be.


New data from Flatmates.com.au confirmed the latter showing that 44 of Australia’s 50 most expensive share accommodation suburbs are located in Sydney.

Worryingly, the top 25 of these suburbs now have an average room rental price of over $300pw, with Pyrmont topping the list with an average rent of $351 per week.

Flatmates.com.au’s General Manager, Thomas Clement said the results were not a great sign for those looking to live close to the city.

“While the high prices are great news for home-owners and investors, it will be the opposite for those looking for something more affordable.”

“Share accommodation is already the cheapest way for many people to rent, however, the rising prices of rooms in inner-city areas may force some people further out in order to find something within their budget.”

Don’t despair, there are still a few great suburbs left in Sydney that are reasonably priced.

Here are our 10 best picks for a room under $250.

Suburb Area Dist. to City Average Price Per Week
St Peters Inner West 7km $249.22
Kingsford Eastern Suburbs 7km $248.07
Marrickville Inner West 7km $247.93
Kensington Eastern Suburbs 4km $242.38
Dulwich Hill Inner West 9km $240.20
Tempe Inner West 9km $238.22
Ashfield Inner West 9km $231.30
Gladesville Upper North Shore 10km $229.71
Earlwood Inner West 12km $223.52
Sydenham Inner West 8km $205.64




Aaron is the Flatmates.com.au's Product Manager. He is an avid supporter and user of share accommodation, currently living with two (lucky) flatmates.