student rooms in Faro costs, on average, 339 euros

The average price of rooms and apartments for students has risen 10,5% in the last year

The average price of rooms and apartments for students rose 10,5% in the last year, with the average value, in Faro, of 339 euros, and in Lisbon and Porto more than 400, reveals the latest report by the Student Accommodation Observatory published at the beginning of the month.

According to the analysis based on more than 20 real estate portals and websites of agencies in the sector on private offers in the 20 district capitals, there were 2.892 rooms available.

According to data, cited today in the newspaper Público, in most districts the rise was greater than 10,5% of the national average, with increases of 33% as in the case of Portalegre.

The exception goes to the districts of Beja, Bragança and Porto, whose increase was below 10%.

However, renting a room in Porto costs, on average, 425 euros per month and in Lisbon 450 euros.

Setúbal with 350 euros, Faro com 339 or Aveiro with 320 are other cities where accommodation costs are high.

Some academic associations interviewed by Público said they had received reports of very high values ​​"practiced in the regulated market", where houses and rooms are rented without receipts.

In addition to the prices charged, another problem reported by students is the need to pay two or three rents in advance.

The Observatory's report is published by the Directorate-General for Higher Education (DGES) and "operated" by Alfredo Real Estate Analytics, a Portuguese start-up that has been working on it for three years.

This weekend the results of the first phase of the national competition for access to Higher Education will be known.