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This Is What $1,500 A Month In Rent Would Get You In Cities All Around The World

Let’s all move to Nepal, guys.

1. London — £997 ($1,551)

Zoopla / Via zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla / Via zoopla.co.uk

Zoopla / Via zoopla.co.uk

 

Location: High Street Kensington
∙ Studio flat with bed, kitchen, and toilet
∙ Super-nice entrance hall

2. Paris — 1,220 euros ($1,323)

Leboncoin / Via leboncoin.fr

Leboncoin / Via leboncoin.fr

Leboncoin / Via leboncoin.fr

 

Location: 13th arrondissement
∙ Forty square meters of space
∙ Kitchen, toilet, and shower room
∙ Listing advises that the property is “impossible” for sharers and probably best for a couple.

3. Berlin — 1,250 euros ($1,356)

Craig's List / Via berlin.en.craigslist.de

Craig's List / Via berlin.en.craigslist.de

Craig's List / Via berlin.en.craigslist.de

 

Location: Rosenthaler Platz
∙ One bedroom, one bathroom, “Altbau”-style loft apartment
∙ Look at all that space tho. <3

4. Kathmandu, Nepal — 150,000 Nepalese rupees ($1,474)

apartment-kathmandu / Via apartment-kathmandu.com

apartment-kathmandu / Via apartment-kathmandu.com

apartment-kathmandu / Via apartment-kathmandu.com

 

Location: Sunakothi, Lalitpur
∙ Four-bedroom, five-bathroom house
∙ Comes with separate servant quarters, landscaped garden, and swimming pool

5. Mumbai — 94,000 Indian rupees ($1,477)

Magic Bricks / Via magicbricks.com

Magic Bricks / Via magicbricks.com

Magic Bricks / Via magicbricks.com

 

Location: Poonam Nagar
∙ Three bedrooms, two bathrooms
∙ Perks include gym, swimming pool, jogging track, and clubhouse

6. New York City — $1,425

Craig's List / Via newyork.craigslist.org

Craig's List / Via newyork.craigslist.org

Craig's List / Via newyork.craigslist.org

 

Location: Prospect Park South, Brooklyn
∙ One-room apartment
∙ They’re totally cool with you having a dog in this tiny space.

7. Buenos Aires — 13,580 pesos ($1,488)

Airbnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

Airbnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

Airbnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

 

Location: Palermo Hollywood
∙ One bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms
∙ Perks include a pool, a gym, and a walk-in wardrobe

8. Shanghai — 8,564 Chinese yuan ($1,380)

Airbnb / Via zh.airbnb.com

Airbnb / Via zh.airbnb.com

Airbnb / Via zh.airbnb.com

 

Location: Xuhui district
∙ One bedroom, one bathroom
∙ Somewhere in this tiny flat there is apparently a Jacuzzi. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

9. Sydney — 485 Australian dollars a week ($357)

Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

Real Estate / Via realestate.com.au

 

Location: Sydney’s central business district
∙ One bedroom, one bathroom
∙ You and your laundry can wash in the same room like a weird long-term couple.

10. Moscow — 85,000 rubles ($1,491)

Cian / Via cian.ru

Cian / Via cian.ru

Cian / Via cian.ru

 

Location: Aeroport district
∙ One-bedroom studio apartment with built-in stereo, large bathroom with sauna and bidet
∙ Owner describes it as an LCD Airbus — and look at that sauna.

11. Los Angeles — $1,512

Zillow / Via zillow.com

Zillow / Via zillow.com

Zillow / Via zillow.com

 

Location: Downtown
∙ Studio apartment, one bath, and a rooftop swimming pool, because all homes in Los Angeles have swimming pools
∙ The bedroom looks pretty goth with that fancy chandelier.

12. Tokyo — 185,000 yen ($1,491)

Tokyo Apartment / Via tokyoapartment.com

Tokyo Apartment / Via tokyoapartment.com

Tokyo Apartment / Via tokyoapartment.com

 

Location: Suginami
∙ Three bedrooms, and living/dining/kitchen area
∙ Apparently you get a hammock, so you can lie back and take in the beautiful sight of your inner-city flat.

13. Nairobi — 150,000 Kenyan shillings ($1,463)

Property 24 / Via property24.co.ke

Property 24 / Via property24.co.ke

Property 24 / Via property24.co.ke

 

Location: Affluent Westlands area of the city
∙ Two bedrooms, open-plan kitchen, and a pretty awesome view
∙ Apparently there are two waterfalls in this complex.

14. Cairo — 9,648 Egyptian pounds ($1,232)

AirBnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

AirBnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

AirBnb / Via airbnb.co.uk

 

Location: 200 meters from the pyramids
∙ Four bedrooms, one bathroom, and air conditioning
∙ LOOK HOW CLOSE THE PYRAMIDS ARE.

15. Cape Town, South Africa — 15,000 South African rand ($1,209)

Private Property / Via privateproperty.co.za

Private Property / Via privateproperty.co.za

Private Property / Via privateproperty.co.za

 

- Located in the Sea Point area of the city.
- Two bedrooms, one bathroom.
- As the name Sea Point suggests, you’re pretty darn close to the sea.

16. Rio de Janeiro — 3,107 Brazilian reais ($972)

Wimdu / Via wimdu.co.uk

Wimdu / Via wimdu.co.uk

Wimdu / Via wimdu.co.uk

 

Location: Santa Teresa
∙ Two bedrooms, one bathroom, and, again, a hammock
∙ Santa Teresa is an artistic neighborhood, so you can go out and get creative with all that rent you saved.

Please note that currency conversion rates and housing markets are always changing. All figures were correct at the time of publication.

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Rachael Krishna is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Rachael Krishna at rachael.krishna@buzzfeed.com.
 
 

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