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Rental Price Check: Chemnitzer Student Life Especially Affordable

Shortly before the winter semester, an Internet real estate portal compared the rents offered for student apartments in German university cities - Chemnitz is five times cheaper than Munich

Even before the start of the new semester, the Internet real estate portal published a comparison of rent for student apartments in university towns in Germany. The result: Students in Chemnitz live particularly cheaply. For a small single apartment with a living space of no more than 40 square meters, the rent in Chemnitz is 5.40 euros per square meter, two percent less than in the previous year. Throughout Germany, none of the university cities included in the evaluation are cheaper. Chemnitz is thus far from the most expensive university location, Munich, where comparable apartments cost 27.80 euros per square meter. The most expensive student cities are Frankfurt/Main with 19.60 euros per square metre and Stuttgart with 18.60 euros per square metre. The choice of university alone can therefore drive up the total cost of studying significantly. In general, the drastic regional differences in rents show that studying in East German cities is much cheaper than in other parts of Germany. A comparison of the locations is worthwhile.

For the evaluation, the rent in 59 German university cities was examined. The rents of apartments with up to 40 square metres of living space and one or two rooms were compared. The rents indicate the median of the offered rents advertised on in the first half of 2019 and 2020 respectively. The median is the average value of the offered rents.

(Author: Mario Steinebach/Translation: Chelsea Burris)

Matthias Fejes

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