Rents vary according to the size of the houses; the distance from the center / train & bus station /main street; the eliteness of the neighborhoods(consisting family houses) or the density of foreigners in a neighborhood(usually consisting more of apartments); and size.
If you are alone and you are looking at studio apartments up to 50 square meters with one room, the prices vary from 400 Euro to 1000 Euros depending on the location of the houses, whether they are furnished or not and whether they are modern or old.
Total Rents of Houses Smaller than 50 square meters in Germany (Suitable for 1 person)
|Sample 1||Close to Bus or Train Station/Center||In an elite neighborhood, modern, furnished (Special dorms and studios could be included to this group)||30-50 square meters||800-1000 Euro|
|Sample 2||15-30 Minutes away by walk to Station/Center||A Neighborhood with Foreign Concentration, A flat, not furnished||30-50 square meters||400-600 Euro|
|Sample 3||15-30 Minutes away by walk to Station/Center||In an elite neighborhood or near a main street, modern, not Furnished||30-50 square meters||600-700 Euro|
|Sample 4||Close to Bus or Train Station/Center||A Neighborhood with Foreign Concentration, A flat, furnished||30-50 square meters||600-800 Euro|
Note: If you are alone, there are more suitable options aside from renting a place, such as staying in a WG (Wohngemeinschaft), a shared flat; renting a room of a house; or staying in a dormitory if you are a student. There are also some studio renting companies that works like special dormitories, you can also consider those. In these cases you can reduce the monthly rent to around 250-400 euros, I think that the procedure of these possibilities are different then renting a place, so I will mention these in another article. You could find these in any time however; in any way, it is best to hurry because usually these options run out pretty quickly.
If you are two adults and looking for a house over 50 square meters, my impression is that the house prices are as follows;
|Total Rents of Houses Bigger Than 50 square meters (Suitable for 2 adults)|
|Sample 1||Close to Bus or Train Station/Center||In an elite neighborhood, a flat of 3 to 4 staged family house||50-70 square meters||1000 Euro|
|Sample 2||Not So Close to Bus or Train Station/Center(15-30 minutes walk)||A Neighborhood with Foreign Concentration, A flat||50-60 square meters||700-800 Euro|
|Sample 3||Far from Bus or Train Station/Center||In an elite neighborhood,, a flat of 3 to 4 staged family house||50-70 square meters||700-850 Euro|
|Sample 4||Close to Bus or Train Station/Center||A Neighborhood with Foreign Concentration, A flat||50-60 square meters||600-800 Euro|
For these houses larger than 50 square meters and possibly having more than one room, it is not possible to find a furnished house, even if you would find, the rent would rise 150-250 euros. Apart from this, these prices may vary from region to region, for example in small cities, prices may be cheaper, but this is generally the case for the big cities like Frankfurt, Berlin and the surrounding area of these cities.
The situation about the deposit (Kaution) is that the host usually expects you to pay 3 cold rents(cold rent= total rent-additional costs) with your first rent payment. Some landlords may also request the deposit as two cold rents, so you would pay three rents when you make the first rent payment. This deposit would be paid back to you when you are leaving the house without any damages. In case you damaged the house,the deposit you receive could be less than you first gave or you may not get any deposit at all. Also, the landlord may give deposit back to you after a whie that you left the house, so it is best to hold deposit money seperate while you manage your accounts at your stay in Germany.