Apartments for rent in Rotterdam – at what price?

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Where can you find the cheapest apartments for rent in Rotterdam and where the most expensive? In this blog, we tell you exactly what the price development is per neighborhood, based on the data of the previous quarter, so you know exactly where you can rent the cheapest. We will update this every quarter with the latest data.

Apartments for rent in Rotterdam - price development per neighborhood

For years now Rotterdam has not been cheap. But the difference between the neighborhoods is quite large. So, if you know where to look, you could find an affordable rental. Last quarter (January till March 2020) the average m2 prices in free sector rentals ranged from €13.02 in Prins Alexander till €21,56 per square meter in Centrum. That is a really big difference.

This quarter the cheapest apartments for rent in Rotterdam are to be found in Prins Alexander, Ijsselmonde, and Pernis.

The latest stats (January till March 2020):

NeighborhoodQ1-2020
prins Alexander€ 13.02
ijsselmonde€ 13.81
pernis€ 15.00
charlois€ 15.31
overschie€ 16.70
hillegersberg-Schiebroek€ 17.20
noord€ 17.85
delfshaven€ 18.05
feijenoord€ 18.96
kralingen-Crooswijk€ 19.03
centrum€ 21.56

*Sociale housing was excluded from these numbers to make it as realistic as possible, else, the m2 prices would appear much lower.

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Social of Free sector rental?

We must, of course, make the separation between social housing and the free sector apartments for rent in Rotterdam. Social housing are rentals with a calculated rent up to €737 (set by the government for the year 2020). But to be eligible for renting these, you must meet certain criteria. The detailed information regarding renting a social house can be found on https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/…

The major downside is that even when you meet the criteria, you won’t immediately get a social house in Rotterdam. There is a long waiting list. Depending on your needs, it can be several years before you can finally rent one. So, for most of us, not an option. What remains are Free sector rentals.

Free sector apartments for rent in Rotterdam.

Do you want to rent an apartment in Rotterdam without being on a waiting list for many years, then you will have to find something in the free sector. You should take into account that your rental budget must be higher (above €737).

If you are on a tight budget, make sure you search mainly in the neighborhoods where the m2 prices are the lowest. Or if you are searching on your own, consider teaming up with a friend or colleague to find a 2 bedroom apartment if a studio or 1 bedroom apartment is above your budget.

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Apartments for rent in Rotterdam €/m2 – 2019

NeighborhoodQ1-2019Q2-2019Q3-2019Q4-2019
centrum€ 20.05€ 22.09€ 22.18€ 21.57
charlois€ 14.14€ 14.28€ 15.15€ 14.91
delfshaven€ 17.92€ 17.58€ 17.07€ 17.22
feijenoord€ 15.33€ 17.67€ 15.71€ 15.51
hillegersberg-Schiebroek€ 17.71€ 16.49€ 16.37€ 17.91
ijsselmonde€ 14.55€ 14.05€ 14.65€ 13.30
kralingen-Crooswijk€ 18.47€ 19.06€ 19.30€ 18.61
noord€ 17.58€ 18.60€ 18.64€ 17.13
overschie€ 18.67€ 19.11€ 19.21€ 19.48
pernis€ 15.10€ 15.10€ 15.10€ 15.00
prins Alexander€ 12.85€ 13.49€ 13.63€ 13.07