Rent Maps For Australia's Capital Cities Shows Sydney Way In Front

No one's bought a house in Sydney for years, it's impossible. Everyone knows that. Melbourne isn't far behind and the rest of the country will catch up eventually. So with the population renting perpetually, who has it the worst? The best? has the answer.

This post was originally published on Gizmodo Australia. Diagrams: | Top image: Phil Whitehouse / Flickr, licensed under Creative Commons 2.0

Late last year, the site released a bunch of train line-based diagrams showing the average weekly rent paid for various suburbs. Alex Lee over at BuzzFeed crunched the numbers and unsurprisingly, Sydney remains the most expensive city for renters, with Melbourne coming a not-so-close second:

According to the map, the most expensive Sydney suburb to rent is in Milson's Point on the north shore at $381 per week for a room. At $171 a week, the cheapest suburb is Mount Druitt in Sydney's west ... Sydney is 31% more expensive than Melbourne, 42% more expensive than Brisbane, Canberra and Perth and 63% higher than in Adelaide.

Yeah for Adelaide!

If you'd like to see the maps for yourself, here are Sydney and Melbourne. Click for larger versions, unless you like reading really tiny text:

Sydney Rent Map [, via BuzzFeed]


    I have a few staffs at the self storage who were looking for rental units when they first started work here. They had a hard time initially when prices were just continuously soaring up over a few months. They decided to hire a realtor who could advise them when it is the perfect time to dive into the market and eventually they had a good deal here in Sydney.

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