20 Brisbane suburbs to rent a room under $200

on 24 March 2016 by Aaron

It’s no secret that living costs in Australian cities are pretty atrocious and Brisbane is no exception.

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If your bank account doesn’t remind you of this daily, you’ll be sure to hear about it in the media.

Without a doubt, the biggest drain your account—besides food and booze—is rent, and like death, it’s completely unavoidable.

While sharing a place is a great way to cut back on your rent costs, the reality is that even some inner-city Brisbane suburbs are now getting a little too ~rich~ for your liking.

According to recent data from Flatmates.com.au, based on listings created this year, 36 Brisbane suburbs now have average weekly room rents over $200. FML, right?

But before you give up completely and decide to live out your days in your parent’s granny flat, read on.

To make your room search easier and keep some cash in your pockets, we’ve hand picked 20 of the best value suburbs to rent a room under $200.

Happy hunting:

Suburb Dist. To City Average Rent Per Week in 2016
Greenslopes 6km $198
Banyo 16km $194
Wooloowin 10km $194
Newmarket 5km $192
Cleveland 28km $191
Red Hill 3km $190
Morningside 8km $190
Carina 9km $188
Herston 7km $188
Indooroopilly 8km $187
Taringa 6km $187
Everton Park 14km $186
Carindale 10km $185
Lutwyche 8km $185
Chermside 11km $184
Kedron 9km $183
Camp Hill 7km $183
Coorparoo 5km $183
Alderley 7km $179
Wilston 6km $176

Prices based on private room listings created on Flatmates.com.au between Jan 1 - Mar 10 2016

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  • Aaron
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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.