Rental prices have risen considerably in all major cities, and of course Barcelona is no exception. It can be difficult to find a rental home for a single person or a young couple, that does not result in spending the largest part of their income on housing. Luckily there is a home for each type of tenant: if you are thinking of renting a flat in Barcelona, and you do not need many square meters, a studio can be a very good option. Studios are small apartments and normally they do not have divided rooms, except for the necessary rooms, like the bathroom. Not having many square meters has its advantages though. The first one is financial, because less space normally means the rental price is lower. Choosing a studio for housing allows you to live in a more central or more demanded area. Another advantage of living in a studio is, that it hardly needs maintenance. If you prefer spending your free time in a more interesting way than cleaning and organizing your home, a studio only needs a couple of hours a week to keep it clean and in good condition. Another advantage of living in a small apartment or studio is, you will not accumulate things you do not really need. When you have a compact space at your disposal, you only collect what is really useful and necessary in your home. This helps reduce unnecessary expenses, and in addition it is much more sustainable.
Barcelona is a city that offers many job opportunities for young professionals. Several international companies from different sectors have settled in the Catalan capital in recent years, looking for the innovation and talent that Barcelona offers them. For young people who come to the city alone or with their partners, and for people who want to start developing a professional career, renting a studio is very practical. Priorities are going to work and enjoying the city with friends in their free time. The Ciudad Condal offers a thousand and one leisure possibilities. And since most of the year the days are long, you can soak up the atmosphere in the streets of Barcelona while going out. But renting a studio is not only a good solution for young people. Reducing rental expenses can also be very useful for couples who have already settled, and who are looking to save money to buy a home, or for people who temporarily live in unstable circumstances, such as newly divorced people. There are also students who value their privacy and do not want to share a flat, so they choose a studio as a financially viable and comfortable option. You can find studios in every neighbourhood. They can be old, large flats that have been converted into several studios for example. Young people often prefer more central areas or neighbourhoods, such as Gràcia and Poblenou. If you choose to live in one of the more popular areas of the city, the rental price can be considerably higher. Barcelona has very good public transport and connects well to areas on the outskirts of the main city. By expanding your search area to areas that are less in demand, you can save money every month, without losing the advantages of living in a big city.