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10 Cheapest Places to Rent an Apartment in Chennai

Cheapest Places to Rent an Apartment in Chennai
Written by Team Urban Tree

Chennai has flourished as a metropolitan city of Tamil Nadu and is among the fourth largest cities of India today. Chennai, like its twin cousins– Bangalore and Hyderabad– is one of the cities that were quick to realize its big potential in IT; and later, manufacturing sector. As a result of more job opportunities, there has been a huge influx of people here. A cosmopolitan culture began to brew in the city, making the ‘Temple City’ a preferred choice for living.

With growing residential units, there has been an exponential increase in demand. This also means a spurt in the prices of residential units and high cost of living. On the other hand, a growing employee base is embracing the city. They look for affordable options to stay in this bustling city. Keeping some of the modern-day living requirements in mind, we did a ground-reality check for affordable places to rent an apartment in Chennai.

Value-For-Money Options to Rent an Apartment in Chennai:

1. Vandalur

Do you like customized apartment size options for living? Individuals with a single occupancy or small to big family sizes can find solace in living here. Modern living requirements such as a 24×7 Power backup and water supply, security, and reserved parking are a part of every bargain here. 1 BHK apartments are available for rent at an average price of Rs 5,000 per month.

2. Tambaram


A 2 BHK apartment is a lavish stay here, with 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies attached.  The area has also seen some active development in infrastructure of, schools, hospitals, roads, flyovers and transportation connectivity. Tambaram is popularly titled as a ‘Beautiful Gateway to Chennai’.  It has everything an urban dweller will look for, at an affordable starting rent of Rs 6,500 onwards.

3. Periyar Nagar

The area has a clear benefit of dependable public transport network. It is well connected by buses and trains. 1 BHK apartments are available here at a starting price of Rs 7,000. Choose to live in this temple nagar if you are seeking blessings in God abode every morning. If you like an extra dose of shopping on weekends, there is plenty for you in the vicinity. Overall, you are sure to get an authentic Chennai-feel in your neighborhood.

4. Adambakkam


Everything is available under the roof here. With prominent temples, mosques, and churches in close distance, the whole history of South India seems to have dawned upon this one place. Residential convenience is backed by dependable transportation, modern amenities, and contemporary styled apartments. 2 BHK apartments are available here at varying price options, starting from Rs 9,000.

5. Siruseri

Siruseri is a bustling place, as one of Chennai’s IT Park is located in the area. The place is frequently thronged by young professionals, harping on any new-living offer. And it doesn’t disappoint with its well-maintained apartments. Living in Sirsuri means access to modern living– meaning backed up elevators, swimming pools, fitness centers, and club houses, all within your society premises. 3 BHK units are available here at a starting price of Rs 10,000.

6. Iyyapanthangal

Do you desire living in a society full of life, with children playing around? Are you someone who gets back home in time; hitting the gym being the first thing that you do? Then look no further and rent a 2 BHK space in Iyyapanthangal at Rs 10,000 only.  It is a pleasant experience back home, with 24×7 power and water supply, parking space, and security for children.

7. Guduvanchery


If you enjoy living on the outskirts of a bustling city, then this suburb in Chennai is the place for you to stay. Don’t worry about transportation, as the construction of a new bus terminal is in the works by the state government. Guduvancherry provides you with the efficiency of railway transport, but why venture out when you have contemporary facilities in the vicinity. Schools and provision stores are easily accessible. 2 bed room flats are available here at a very comfortable price of Rs 3,000.

8. Madipakkam

Another safe shot for ignoring the crowded city life is Madipakkam. You won’t end up living in isolation, if you chose to rent a flat in this area. Apartments here have been designed with modern sensibilities in addition to it being a well-developed residential locality. A one bedroom apartment is available at an average price of Rs 4,500-5,000.

9. Annanur

Make way for your family to live in style and convenience. Irrespective of their gender and age, there is sure comfort for every member of your family. Provisions like lift, ample parking, recreational park, water supply, and a good maintenance are at your fingertips. A 2 bedroom flat for rent is priced at Rs 10,000.

10. Avadi

Residential spaces in an open area of Chennai’s suburban region are a comfortable choice. Societies here are fully equipped with modern amenities to offer a contemporary style of living. There is 24×7 power back up and water supply, children’s play area, lifts, car parking, and much more. 2 BHK flats for rent here are available in an average price range of Rs 6,000-8,000.

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Team Urban Tree

Urban Tree are the creators of magnificent homes in Chennai. Urban Tree is committed to creating world-class homes featuring innovative new styles that are meticulously integrated into every aspect of modern day living.

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