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20 Cheapest locations to Rent a House in Portugal


As the rental market in Portugal continues to witness escalating prices, particularly in major urban centers near the coast, finding affordable accommodation has become increasingly challenging. That's why, when navigating the rental landscape in Portugal, it's essential to carefully assess average prices in each municipality. 


Average Asking Monthly Price - apartments:

  1. Freixo de Espada à Cinta (Bragança District) - €240

  2. Mêda (Guarda District) - €250

  3. São João da Pesqueira (Viseu District) - €270

  4. Moura (Beja District) - €280

  5. Mogadouro (Bragança District) - €300

  6. Borba (Évora District) - €325

  7. Castelo de Vide (Portalegre District) - €330

  8. Gavião (Portalegre District) - €345

  9. Manteigas (Guarda District) - €350

  10. Celorico da Beira (Guarda District) - €350

  11. Fornos de Algodres (Guarda District) - €350

  12. Vila Nova de Foz Côa (Guarda District) - €350

  13. Carrazeda de Ansiães (Bragança District) - €350

  14. Macedo de Cavaleiros (Bragança District) - €356

  15. Sobrosa (Porto District) - €366

  16. Gouveia (Guarda District) - €372

  17. Tábua (Coimbra District) - €380

  18. Proença-a-Nova (Castelo Branco District) - €383

  19. Vila Viçosa (Évora District) - €393

  20. Mértola (Beja District) - €400



Freixo de Espada à Cinta, located in the Bragança District, offers the most affordable rental properties with an average asking price of €240. Mêda and São João da Pesqueira follow closely, providing rental options in the Guarda and Viseu Districts respectively. Meanwhile, Moura and Mogadouro, situated in the Beja and Bragança Districts, offer affordable rental opportunities amidst scenic surroundings.



Landscape of a valley in interior Portugal
Miradouro do Colado, Freixo de Espada à Cinta - Photo by Olivpaulo CC BY-SA 4.0 DEED


Average Asking Monthly Price per sqm - apartments:

  1. Fornos de Algodres (Guarda District) - €3

  2. Freixo de Espada à Cinta (Bragança District) - €3

  3. Aguiar da Beira (Guarda District) - €3

  4. Sabugal (Guarda District) - €3

  5. Santa Marta de Penaguião (Vila Real District) - €3

  6. Alter do Chão (Portalegre District) - €3

  7. Mêda (Guarda District) - €4

  8. Pinhel (Guarda District) - €4

  9. Proença-a-Nova (Castelo Branco District) - €4

  10. Vila Nova de Poiares (Coimbra District) - €4

  11. Oliveira de Frades (Viseu District) - €4

  12. Gouveia (Guarda District) - €4

  13. Vale de Cambra (Aveiro District) - €4

  14. Paredes de Coura (Viana do Castelo District) - €4

  15. Castanheira de Pêra (Leiria District) - €4

  16. Gavião (Portalegre District) - €4

  17. Castelo de Vide (Portalegre District) - €4

  18. Campo Maior (Portalegre District) - €4

  19. Sever do Vouga (Aveiro District) - €4

  20. Armamar (Viseu District) - €5



Fornos de Algodres and Freixo de Espada à Cinta top the list with an average asking price per square meter of €3, making them the most affordable options for renters seeking value for money. Aguiar da Beira, Sabugal, and Santa Marta de Penaguião complete the top five, offering rental properties at similarly budget-friendly rates per square meter.



Average Asking Monthly Price - houses

  1. Crato (Portalegre District) - €150

  2. Murça (Vila Real District) - €235

  3. Carrazeda de Ansiães (Bragança District) - €250

  4. Fornos de Algodres (Guarda District) - €296

  5. Penedono (Viseu District) - €300

  6. Campo Maior (Portalegre District) - €340

  7. Bragança (Bragança District) - €341

  8. Mora (Évora District) - €343

  9. Vila Nova de Paiva (Viseu District) - €350

  10. Miranda do Douro (Bragança District) - €350

  11. Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo (Guarda District) - €350

  12. Arronches (Portalegre District) - €360

  13. Vila Viçosa (Évora District) - €362

  14. Sernancelhe (Viseu District) - €374

  15. Alijó (Vila Real District) - €375

  16. Nisa (Portalegre District) - €380

  17. Vila Pouca de Aguiar (Vila Real District) - €390

  18. Moimenta da Beira (Viseu District) - €390

  19. Mirandela (Bragança District) - €398

  20. Vila Nova de Poiares (Coimbra District) - €400


In this list of average asking monthly prices for houses across various districts in Portugal, affordability emerges as a common theme. 

The top three municipalities with the lowest monthly prices are Crato in the Portalegre District, Murça in the Vila Real District, and Carrazeda de Ansiães in the Bragança District, with prices ranging from €150 to €250. Crato stands out with the lowest price of €150 per month, offering budget-friendly housing options in the picturesque Portalegre District. Murça follows closely with an average monthly price of €235, showcasing affordability amidst the scenic landscapes of the Vila Real District. Carrazeda de Ansiães, with an average monthly price of €250, presents another attractive option for those seeking affordable housing in the charming Bragança District. 



Crato, Portalegre - Photo by Vitor Oliveira - CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED


Average Asking Monthly Price per sqm - houses

  1. Celorico da Beira (Guarda District) - €4

  2. Sátão (Viseu District) - €4

  3. Belmonte (Castelo Branco District) - €4

  4. Mirandela (Bragança District) - €4

  5. Peneda (Viana do Castelo District) - €4

  6. Borba (Évora District) - €4

  7. Coruche (Santarém District) - €4

  8. Ansião (Leiria District) - €4

  9. Nisa (Portalegre District) - €4

  10. Castelo de Vide (Portalegre District) - €4

  11. Campo Maior (Portalegre District) - €4

  12. Serpa (Beja District) - €5

  13. Mogadouro (Bragança District) - €5

  14. Alfândega da Fé (Bragança District) - €5

  15. Penamacor (Castelo Branco District) - €5

  16. Vila Nova de Paiva (Viseu District) - €5

  17. Vila Velha de Ródão (Castelo Branco District) - €5

  18. Santa Comba Dão (Viseu District) - €5

  19. Vila Nova de Poiares (Coimbra District) - €5

  20. Miranda do Corvo (Coimbra District) - €5


This list showcases the diversity of affordable rental options across several districts in Portugal. With average prices ranging from €4 to €5 per unit of an unspecified metric, municipalities like Celorico da Beira in the Guarda District, Sátão in the Viseu District, and Belmonte in the Castelo Branco District offer budget-friendly living arrangements without compromising on quality. Additionally, other municipalities such as Mirandela and Mogadouro in the Bragança District, as well as Penamacor and Vila Velha de Ródão in the Castelo Branco District, maintain similarly affordable rental prices, providing renters with a wide range of choices across different regions of the country. 



Conclusion


In conclusion, most of the affordable places we've talked about are in small villages in the Northern Interior or the Alentejo area. This isn't by chance. It's because these places aren't as popular, either because they're far from cities or there aren't many houses available. But if you're looking for peace and quiet in Portugal's beautiful countryside, these places are definitely worth checking out.


Whether you're looking for a home in a busy city or want something affordable and peaceful for retirement or investment, Savvy Cat Realty is here for you. We cover all of mainland Portugal, so we can help you find the perfect place.


Ready to start your adventure in Portugal? Get in touch with us at contact@savvycatrealty.com and let's make your move happen!



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