Brisbane Rent Map: What it costs to rent near a station in Brisbane
on 23 May 2017 by Aaron
Living in Brisbane without your own set of wheels can make getting about pretty tough.
You either have to rely on that one friend who has a car or live as close to public transport as you can—both of which are easier said that done.
Thankfully, the team at Flatmates.com.au have made the latter easier by combining the South East Queensland rail map with average room prices within 1km—allowing sharers to see at a glance where they can afford to live.
Chief executive officer of Flatmates.com.au, Thomas Clement, said the maps were made to help those looking for affordable accommodation close to transport hubs.
“Location and access to transport are important factors for people seeking shared homes, so we wanted to create a simple, easily recognisable tool for those looking.”
“The maps also allow sharers to compare costs of renting near one station or another, for example sharers could save almost $40 per week by swapping Toowong for Taringa.”
Salisbury Station was the cheapest to rent near according to the data, with an average room rent of $145 per week.
Rocklea and Moorooka Stations rounded out the cheapest three with weekly rents of $153 and $161, respectively.
Overall, renting a room nearest to Brisbane’s Central Station was the most expensive averaged $284 per week, while the cheapest was Walkuraka Station with an average of just $120.
Brisbane Rent Map
incl. Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast
Data calculated using private room listings within 1km of each train stop on the site six months prior to April 7 where that station had more than ten listings.