Renting in Berlin: Tracking the Cost of Accommodation in the Capitol

Berlin's reputation as the cultural epicenter of German life was long been propped up by its barely-there rents, allowing a generation of bohemians to enrich the city without bankrupting themselves and the cities quarter of a million students to focus on their studies instead of hoarding their pennies at the end of the month. Over the past decade, though, this status quo has gradually shifted, as many of the city's central districts have gentrified, forcing those seeking affordable housing onto the fringes of the city.

I think we know what he'd say about this.

I think we know what he'd say about this.

In order to illustrate this trend and help renters to protect themselves against unsavory landlords, Immobilienscout put together this graphic featuring the average rents for a one bedroom apartment (70 square meters/754 square feet) at each of Berlin's subway stops. They also added a rent calculator for the whole of Germany that can help you determine whether or not you're paying the same as your neighbors every month.