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Just $268 a week: The CHEAPEST capital city suburbs to rent

·Personal Finance Editor
·2-min read
Rental crisis: An aerial view of an Australian suburb with jacaranda trees in bloom.
Rent prices have been skyrocketing but there are still some suburbs where prices are affordable. (Source: Getty)

With rent prices increasing across the country, tenants are being squeezed by the increasing cost of living.

But that doesn't mean there aren't opportunities to live close to the city and find yourself a good deal.

The latest rental market data from CoreLogic reveals the cheapest suburbs in each capital city. Perth has the most affordable with the average rent in one suburb going for $268 a week.

But Adelaide maintained its position as the most affordable capital city rental market across both property types, with the typical rental house costing $485 per week and a typical unit renting for $384 per week.

Canberra also maintained its position as the most expensive capital city rental market across both property types, with the typical rental house costing $743 per week, and a typical unit renting for $560 per week.

Here are the most affordable suburbs in each capital.

Sydney

  1. Cabramatta - $342 per week

  2. Fairfield - $346 per week

  3. Carramar - $348 per week

  4. Canley Vale - $348 per week

  5. Oran Park - $356 per week

Melbourne

  1. Melton South - $305 per week

  2. Melton - $310 per week

  3. Albion - $319 per week

  4. Hoppers Crossing - $329 per week

  5. Melton West - $329 per week

Brisbane

  1. Logan Central - $294 per week

  2. Woodridge - $302 per week

  3. Bellbird Park - $310 per week

  4. Beenleigh - $311 per week

  5. Caboolture - $317 per week

Adelaide

  1. Salisbury - $289 per week

  2. Salisbury East - $291 per week

  3. Andrews Farm - $306 per week

  4. Salisbury North - $312 per week

  5. Elizabeth North - $326 per week

Perth

  1. Orelia - $268 per week

  2. Shoalwater - $324 per week

  3. Gosnells - $336 per week

  4. Kelmscott - $337 per week

  5. Dudley Park - $342 per week

Hobart

  1. Claremont - $406 per week

  2. Glenorchy - $407 per week

  3. Moonah - $409 per week

  4. West Moonah - $414 per week

  5. Brighton - $425 per week

Darwin

  1. Bakewell - $410 per week

  2. Nightcliff - $418 per week

  3. Rapid Creek - $425 per week

  4. Fannie Bay - $480 per week

  5. Parap - $482 per week

Canberra

  1. Hawker - $496 per week

  2. Lyons - $511 per week

  3. Chifley - $514 per week

  4. Gungahlin - $518 per week

  5. Harrison - $521 per week

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