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Single-occupancy housing in Barcelona. Impossible?

 
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:30 pm    Post subject: Single-occupancy housing in Barcelona. Impossible? Reply with quote

Hi again

I've been told that it is impossible to get affordable single-occupancy housing in Barcelona. I, however, can't stand house / flat shares. I'll live in a tiny lockable room on a coridoor of tiny lockable rooms if I must, but share a house or flat with strangers is something I never want to do again. Call me anti-social but I'm only anti-social when it comes to housing. I'm checking the real estate pages but I would love some direct opinions. What are my options?


Sorry if this has been asked before but the search function isn't working again.
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jonniboy



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again, "affordable", much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. What's the maximum you want to pay?
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

500 euros per month? Depends on what I'm earning of course. I put accomodation above most other things so I'll pay as much as I can for my own place.
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"accommodation" I meant
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SirKirby



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes: all but impossible to find your own accommodation in Barcelona for under 700 euros a month (and add in several months deposit), with salaries not usually above 1100-1200 euros a month for around 25 hours.
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the cheapest relatively big city in Spain?
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SirKirby



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheapest big city...? Somewhere where you're going to get paid less as a teacher Shocked
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just want a lockable room really. What are more private alternatives to house or flat shares?
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jonniboy



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Valencia is much more reasonably priced. I'd 1600 net there last year for a 25 hour week and paid 350 euro a month for a studio in the old town. Looking around there are still options like that for example valencia.loquo.com/ps/vivienda/particular/particular-valencia-capital-83m-3-habitaciones/1847287
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robinnn



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I'll check that out. Anyone know about real estate prices in Zaragoza?
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