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New Study Reveals Europe’s Most Affordable Cities for Short-Term Stays

  • Berlin is the cheapest city for short-term stays with average $95 for individual rooms a day.
  • Lisbon offers the cheapest entire homes at just $245 a day.
  • London is the most searched city for short-term apartment rentals.

Berlin is the cheapest city in Europe for short-term stays with an average of $95 a day for individual rooms.

Deluxe Homes experts’ latest study compared the average costs of rent in 10 most searched travel destinations in Europe for short-term stay by assessing Google Search data. Focusing on short-term stays during the spring-summer season, the study evaluated daily rates for both individual rooms and entire homes. Cities were then ranked based on the affordability of individual room rentals. To provide a comprehensive view, the availability of accommodations in each city was also added, based on the data provided by booking.com.

Berlin leads the ranking of the cheapest destinations for short-term stay with the cheapest rooms on the list at just $95 on average. It also offers cheap options for an entire home at $254 a day. Although the prices are very attractive, only appx. 200 options are available for rent.

Lisbon stands 2nd on the ranking of the cheapest destinations for short-term stay, with an average of $110 a day for individual rooms. It also offers entire homes averaging at a daily rate of $245, the cheapest on the list.

The 3rd cheapest city for short-term stay is Barcelona. It is slightly more expensive than the previous two with its individual rooms priced at $118. Although the prices of individual rooms are low, the average price of entire homes is among the highests, costing more than $300.

Prague and Paris share the 4th spot on the list of the cheapest destinations for short-term stay, with $123 for individual rooms. Despite having the same price for individual rooms, the prices for entire houses are different – $312 and $351 respectively.

London, the most searched city for short-term stays, is the 6th cheapest destination for  short stays with rooms at $127. London offers the highest availability for short-term apartment rentals on the list.

Dublin ranks 7th on the list of the cheapest cities for  short-term stay. With rooms at $138 and entire homes priced notably higher at $498, Dublin is an exclusive destination, given the limited number of apartments.

Copenhagen ranks 8th as a cheapest destination for  short-term stay. With rooms priced at $159 and entire homes at $278, it might be pricier, but it promises a unique Nordic experience unlike any other, with an exclusive offering of nearly 40 apartments.

Rome ranks 9th as the cheapest city for  short-term stay, offering rooms at $165 and entire homes at $375 on average. The number of available apartments for short-term rent is nearly at the top of the list, surpassed only by London.

Amsterdam rounds up the ranking as the priciest city for short-term stay, with the most expensive individual rooms at $181. Amsterdam also offers the most expensive whole-houses at $586 and the least number of available apartments.

Findings summed up

Cities Average entire home price Average room price Short term apartment searches Number of apartments for rent
Berlin $254 $95 107150 209
Lisbon $245 $110 100360 344
Barcelona $370 $118 127640 198
Prague $312 $123 48490 317
Paris $351 $123 279060 741
London $386 $127 770360 1,256
Dublin $498 $138 128290 35
Copenhagen $265 $153 50080 41
Rome $375 $165 80550 1,183
Amsterdam $586 $181 208900 31

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