20 Sydney suburbs where you can still find a room for under $250

on 15 November 2016 by Aaron

It’s absolutely no secret that living in Sydney is insanely expensive, and it’s not getting any cheaper.


Even small mercies such as free Opal trips or a coffee under $5, are all but gone— along with your hard-earned money.

The ridiculous cost of living is most evident, however, when it comes to housing. Whether you share, rent or own a place, you’ll know all too well that property bargains in the Harbour City are rarer than unicorn poop.

Recent data analysis by Flatmates.com.au found that just 38% of rooms listed in Sydney during the third quarter of 2016 were valued below $250 per week, compared to Melbourne where it was 79%.

So to help you find a cheaper place sooner, we’ve further analysed the 38% to find the suburbs that had the most listings under $250. These 20 suburbs accounted for over a third of all sub $250 rooms during Q3, so your chances of a bargain* are pretty good.

*Only considered a bargain for those in Sydney.

Suburbs with the most listings under $250.

Click suburb to view current listings.

Rank Suburb Distance from CBD
1. Earlwood 12km
2. Marrickville 7km
3. Marourbra 10km
4. Parramatta 23km
5. Randwick 6km
6. Ashfield 9km
7. Kingsford 7km
8. Dulwich Hill 7km
9. Leichhardt  5km
10. Epping 18km
11. Cronulla 26km
12. Ultimo 2km
13. Dee Why 18km
14. Marsfield 16km
15. Kensington 6km
16. Surry Hills 1km
17. Westmead 26km
18. Eastwood 17km
19. Rockdale 13km
20. Bankstown 20km

Suburbs with the most number of private room listings $250 and under from July to September 2016.

  • 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.
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