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2007 rent prices in Europe
In 2007, 70 cities have been surveyed in Western Europe (European Union and Western countries).
In this area of the world, all categories of housing are available and expats can thus really choose their place.
To establish our ranking, we have considered the average rent of a good quality 2-bedroom flat in an expat area.
Unsurprisingly, the highest prices have been registered in the Centre of London, but also in the Greater London area.
Expats have to spend 5000 euros on average for a flat in the centre of London and over 3000 euros in Greater London!
Rents in the centre of London are thus more than twice more expensive as in Paris or Amsterdam (ranking 3rd and 4th for this type of housing).
Please note that in Amsterdam we have only considered private rentals, since most expats have no other housing possibility.
Dublin has climbed to 5th position, due to increasing prices during the last few years.
Then comes The Hague, second Dutch city, slightly ahead of Rome. As in Amsterdam, only private rentals have been considered in The Hague.
Two Nordic cities rank in 8th and 9th position: Copenhagen and Oslo. They are usually considered as expensive cities, but a moderate price increase has been registered in comparison with cities like London or Paris.
Our last top 10 city is Milan, just before cities like Geneva, Oxford or Luxemburg.
Budapest (14th) is the first city of Eastern Europe, ahead of Prague (17th) or Warsaw (24th).
Vienna (21st) is the last location where expats have to pay more than 1000 euros for a 2-bedroom flat.
No German location appears in the top 20: Munich is only 22nd and Frankfurt 33rd.
Madrid (19th) is the only spanish city in the top 20, before Barcelona (25th) or Bilbao (31st).
The second French city, Nice, only comes 39th, before Lyon, Montpellier or Marseille.
After the 50th position, renting a 2-bedroom flat costs less than 675 euros.
The last positions of our ranking are occupied by smaller French or German cities like Nancy, Clermont-Ferrand, Poitiers or Aachen, less common in expat rankings.
2007 european Top 20