Many expatriates or locals who work in Dubai choose to live in Sharjah and commute daily due to the fact that the rents in Sharjah are significantly cheaper than in Dubai. Not only accommodation is cheaper comparatively, but also the rest living costs. Housing costs vary, of course, depending on what you want and ultimately you have to decide on what’s most important for you. But in case your decision favors Sharjah, take a look below to find a list of the most affordable flats in Sharjah to rent a furnished 1-bedroom flat at today.
Sharjah is about 176kms from Abu Dhabi and 10kms from Dubai and offers apartments and villas in prices considerably lower than in the other two emirates. Many consider that affordable housing is what makes successful and scalable cities and in that sense, Sharjah is one of the most successful ones in the UAE. This property in Al Nahda, is one of the most affordable ones and comes for AED 37,000 per year, while on average apartment in the area are priced at AED 39,000 per year.
Lower rents mean more tenancy options in Sharjah. Tenants who are looking to get more for their money are moving towards Sharjah’s more spacious communities or the significantly more affordable community spaces. With spacious apartments and villas, beautiful views of the cornice, the beach at Al Taawun, and the re-vamped Sharjah port, the accommodations in Sharjah are variant and affordable. For just AED 1000 more per year, this apartment in Al Taawun is the second most affordable furnished 1-bedroom rental in the city of Sharjah at the moment.
The limited availability of affordable housing in Dubai is enhancing the trend of people moving to Sharjah and Ajman for cheaper rents. The commute, as well, against the flow is effortless between the two emirates and services like parlors, grocery shopping, and even cleaning services are much more reasonably priced in Sharjah. Again in Al Nahda, this fully- equipped apartment is priced at AED 45,000 per year.
However, the latest increase in affordable housing in Dubai reflects in important drops in rents in the Northern Emirates. On the same price as the previous one, this apartment is located at Street 64. Average rents in the area for apartments of this type are currently around AED 38,000.
While rents in Dubai’s centrally located properties remain out of reach for many low or average-income earners, places like Sharjah remain a magnet for tenants. Sharjah’s dwellers are no strangers to each other as the city has retained its warmth with community parks and large common areas. On the priciest side of the most affordable apartments in Sharjah, you can find this fully-equipped apartment in Sharjah, again for AED 45,000 per year.