University students in Spain are finding it increasingly difficult to find accommodation during their studies. Shared room rentals have become more popular among young people due to lower costs and the greater freedom and space they offer compared to college dormitories and university residences. As a result, there has been a 48% increase in demand for this type of accommodation, leading to an average 79% increase in prices.
According to Milanuncios, the search for shared rooms is a growing trend among students, especially those looking to live with friends or classmates. In the first week of September, there was a 48% increase in demand for student rooms, while demand for shared apartments increased by 34.3% compared to the last week of August.
Barcelona tops the list of cities with the most expensive rooms, with an average cost of 352 euros, followed by Madrid with 315 euros, and the Balearic Islands and Tenerife with 308 euros. On the other hand, the cheapest rooms can be found in Badajoz, Ávila, and Cáceres.
In terms of availability, Madrid has the highest number of rooms, followed by Barcelona, Valencia, and Alicante. Meanwhile, cities like Ceuta, Ávila, and Soria have very limited availability.
When searching for a room, Milanuncios recommends verifying the authenticity of the images and the wording of the advertisement to avoid possible scams. It is also advised to be wary of advertisers who do not provide personal information or request advance payments.
The expenses of university students living away from home have significantly increased in recent years. More than half of students claim to spend over 3,000 euros per year on rent, food, and school materials.
Sources: Europa Press