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Rooms for Rent in Berkeley

The city of Berkeley was ranked No. 3 on Best Cities to live in America after scoring big in housing trends, employment and commute. Since the cost of living in Berkeley is above the U.S. average, you might spend a lot of money on accommodation. It is expensive to live here, but there are also many unique features which make it attractive. Options for accommodation are various in Berkeley. Instead of renting an entire place, many people tend to live in a shared apartment or house with having their own private rooms so that they can just pay lower rent per month.

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Cost for Rooms in Berkeley

The average rent for an apartment in Berkeley is $3191, which is just as expensive as the other cities in the East Bay area. And affordable living accommodations in Berkeley are hard to come by and require a fair bit of research and patience. A room in a shared place will definitely cost less than renting the entire space. Normally, a single room in Berkeley will cost you between $800-$1500 depending on the neighborhoods and how many roommates you’ll get. If you’re on a very tight budget under $1000 for accommodation, you can consider to rent a room in Berkeley, which maybe not in the city centre and with relative lower standard.

The most affordable neighborhoods in Berkeley are Berkeley Marina, where the average rent goes for $3,003 per month, if you rent a room here, there is a chance for you to pay less than $1000 per month.

Cheaper Rooms in Berkeley

Berkeley is the home of the University of California at Berkeley, which hosts approximately 35,000 students, most of which are grad level. Given the fact that the expensive tuition and fees in California especially for out-of-state students, who pay more than 42,000 in tuition and fees per year, students are more likely willing to rent a room instead of a whole apartment. If you’re studying, there is also a pretty good chance that your university has a network that you can ask about rooms for rent. Some real estate companies also offer cheaper rental rooms for enrolled students. And if you do a little digging through online housing groups that might help you find a room soon.

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