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How to find an apartment in Paris that counts more or less 710 000 tenants ? Whatever your lifestyle, there are rental apartments for everyone on Studapart!


Your next home may be in Paris!


Paris, the most expensive city in France


Paris, the capital of France, has a dynamism and attractiveness that has nothing to envy to the world’s largest megacities. It is the largest college town in Europe. It was recently ranked 2nd among the most pleasant cities to study in,  behind Montreal. The charm of the city, the cultural richness with its 2 operas and 18 national museums, the nightlife, diversity of students and employment prospects make it an extremely attractive city for students. It has all the services and infrastructures needed to live a pleasant student life. It is easy to find sports halls, libraries, associations... Student life in Paris is particularly lively. There are many advantages and discounts accessible with the student status, whether the museum, cinema, transportation… The city of Paris is made in such a way that it’s easy to travel from one end to another thanks to an extensive transport network. 

Paris is a very popular student city for young people looking for success.

Paris has twenty districts that are separated by the Seine, divided into two banks. The right bank and the left bank. It has a surface area of 105 kilometers and a population of 2.2 million within the city limits and nearly 12 million including the surrounding areas.


Hard to find an apartment in Paris due to a shortage of housing available for rent


They say there is a shortage when there is more applications than offers for housing. In Paris, there is few offers of rental apartments. For this reason, start looking for your apartment way before before your stay.

As in nearly 80% of cities in France, the demand for housing exceeds the supply atParis : there is a great need. As in nearly 60% of cities in France, Paris suffers a very strong or even extreme shortage of housing: there are at least twice as many requests as offers.

There are approximately 4 applications for 1 offer in Paris.


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Renting is THE ideal solution when moving to a new city. Whether it is an individual accommodation or a shared apartment, it is an opportunity to take the time to discover your new life without committing to the long term. Whatever your situation, there is always an ideal property to put your suitcases on Studapart!

The different apartments available are classified according to their attribute: T1, T2, T3, T4... Which tells us the number of rooms apart from the kitchen and the bathroom. For example: T1 = one room + kitchen + bathroom, T2 = two rooms + kitchen + bathroom, etc...

Before you start looking, you have to take stock of your needs, in order to define the type of accommodation you want to rent, but also its geographical location and nearby amenities.

  • In Paris, T1 rentals represent 51% rental offers

  • 53% furnished apartments Parisian for rent are T2 apartments


What style of apartment will I be able to find in Paris ? 


Paris is known for its old architecture.

  • 97% accommodation in Paris are old dwellings

  • In Paris, we count 3% of modern constructions


 How many residents of Paris pay rent on average?  


In Paris, the part of the rent represents more or less 36% of the wages of its inhabitants. The price of a rental per m² at Paris is on average 32€/m².

However, several criteria must be taken into account to estimate the amount of rent for a property: its surface area, its category, its geographical location, whether it is furnished or not... If, for example, you opt for a furnished T2 in Paris, it will be, on average 1200€/month. 


I want to rent an apartment in Paris, what should I pay attention to? 


The first important criterion for renting an apartment is its location. To make your choice, take into account your habits and your daily movements, in order to facilitate them as much as possible and to be sure to feel at home in Paris.


Paris Intramuros, always a success


Most of the tenants looking for a place to live in Paris are looking in the capital itself. Tenants look in the arrondissements located in the center of Paris near well-known sites. These districts account for slightly less than 50% of all searches for housing in Paris Intramuros. Conversely, the arrondissements that interest tenants the least are located in the north of Paris, as well as the arrondissements in the hypercenter of the capital where rents are higher. 


The outer suburbs are gaining in popularity


Many tenants are choosing to live outside of Paris because the prices are more attractive and sometimes the housing is closer to their place of work or study.

With housing being excessively expensive within Paris, the alternative of the suburbs that make up the greater Paris area can be a solution. Perfect for a family wanting a larger space. The surrounding cities are just as welcoming and allow you to enjoy the advantages of the capital without the disadvantages. The cost of living in Paris is very high. Real estate prices are 88% more expensive than in the rest of France on average. 

Departments such as Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-St-Denis are thus popular. Conversely, the departments least sought after by students in Ile-de-France are Val d'Oise and Seine-et-Marne with less than 5% of requests.


The rental lease: what is it?


During your search, you will systematically see the mention furnished/unfurnished on the rental advertisements. This corresponds to the type of lease (rental contract) that you will sign if you choose this or that property. We must take into account the differences of each before making a choice.

A furnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 1 year (9 months if you are a student).

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 1 month notice if you choose to leave.

  • Requires a maximum of 2 months' rent in advance when signing the contract.

An unfurnished lease contract:

  • Is established for a minimum of 3 years.

  • Gives you a minimum of 6 months notice if the owner asks you to leave.

  • Gives you a minimum of 3 months notice if you choose to leave.

  • Implies a maximum of 1 month's rent in advance at the signing of the contract.


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Frequently asked questions

What is the average rent for student accommodation in Paris?

For the most part, students looking for student accommodation in Paris are looking for studios from € 1043 to € 1143

What type of accommodation should you choose to stay in Paris?

Students looking for student accommodation in Paris outside the family home are looking primarily for a studio with an average rent of € 1093 or a T1, a one-room apartment, with a average rent of € 1710. Shared accommodation is also in great demand, since it is the cheapest solution to obtain a more spacious and comfortable student apartment in Paris.

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💶 What is the average rent of an apartment in Paris?

The average price is 1093€ for studios and 2409€ for 2 rooms in Paris.

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