13 cheapest Inner West suburbs to rent a room

on 12 January 2017 by Aaron

It wasn’t too long ago when sharing a place in the Inner West meant you’d be guaranteed cheap digs.


However, gentrification and interest in the area in recent years has seen things change drastically.

Data from Flatmates.com.au showed private room rents in Tempe alone grew by 38% between 2014 and 2016, while suburbs such as Lewisham, St Peters and Annandale grew by 19%.

Unfortunately, if you’re looking for something around the $250 per week mark, you can almost forget about the likes of Newtown, Camperdown or Glebe where average room prices have soared well above $300 per week.

Understandably, this news may turn you off your smashed avo on toast— perhaps even cause you to curse under your breath at the ‘boomers’ or hipsters for the hikes in rent.

But, not all is lost.

There were still 13 Inner West suburbs where average room rents remained under $260 per week in the last six months— which could be considered an absolute bargain for Sydney.

Rank Price per week Dist. to CBD  
1 Croydon Park $220 12km
2 Haberfield $225 9km
3 Croydon $228 11km
4 Concord West $235 16km
5 Homebush West $241 16km
6 Five Dock $245 10km
7 Sydenham $247 8km
8 Dulwich Hill $248 7.5km
9 Strathfield $250 12km
10 Enfield $251 13km
11 Concord $253 15km
12 Ashfield $253 9km
13 Strathfield South $258 14km

Average prices based on all private room listings created in the previous six months

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