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This Is How Much It Costs To Rent In Your Capital City

Surprise! Sydney is expensive. But the rest of the cities are actually quite surprising.

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It's more expensive to rent a room in Darwin or Canberra than it is in Melbourne, and Sydney costs twice as much as Adelaide, according to new research.

The research by shows the median rent for a single room in Sydney is $250/week compared to just $125/week in Adelaide.

The next two most expensive cities to rent a room in are Canberra ($183) and Darwin ($175), followed by Melbourne ($163), Brisbane ($150), Hobart ($135) and Perth ($130).

Sydney is also the most expensive city to rent a property in, with the median price coming in at $520/week, but the results are slightly different for other states.

Darwin is the second most expensive city to rent a property in - you'll pay $470/week there, followed by Canberra ($430), Brisbane ($400), Melbourne and Perth (both $380), Adelaide ($340) and Hobart ($330).

Overall, most cities remained steady or rose only slightly quarter-to-quarter, with Sydney's median rental price actually going backwards a few dollars.

Australia's most expensive suburb is Seaforth on Sydney's northern beaches, with a median weekly rent of $1200, while the most affordable suburb is South Australia's Kilburn, with a median weekly rent of $255.

Rob Stott is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.

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Anna Mendoza is a photo editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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