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luckysoul777
6/10/2021 10:29 EST

Hi All,

New on this site as well as in Odesa, Ukraine. I am currently renting a fully furnished one-bedroom, one-living-room apartment literally on the City Garden. The unit is renovated in a historic building. My wall borders the garden! While I enjoy the convenience, eg. 60 meters to Derybasivska St., a 10-minute walk to my gym, 5-minute walk to my Russian class and supermarket, I wonder if I am being gouged for rent. It's US$600/mo with a 6-month contract. I know there is a premium to pay for being so centered, but how much mark-up is reasonable? Most rentals on garna.net are outdated ads. Thus, it's really difficult to estimate a reasonable price. After all, there are only a few buildings bordering the City Garden, and thus an exact comparison is hard to come by. Thanks

luckysoul777
6/19/2021 09:01 EST

Thank you for sharing your experience, sir! WiFi is included but the rest, ie. water, electricity, and gas are not.
Now, I don't feel so foolish with your comment. It's hard to imagine a place more convenient than literally on the City Garden! There is a concert just about every other night. Since I don't know these bands, I haven't felt the urge to pay for a ticket to enter the theater just so I can see the performers, but I can hear their music from anywhere in the garden outside of the theater! So the rent comes with free music and the commotion at the park. HaHa

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kkmail
6/10/2021 11:11 EST

Hi there,,Welcome to Odesa. I have been a resident of Odesa for +/- 15 years. I built a couple house's at the beach and have a flat and a store that are all rented. You didnt say what is included and what isnt as far as electric, gas and Wifi or any other fee's you must pay so my opinion is that you are doing just fine. But even if those are not included they wouldnt add up to more than $200 per mo. so your still good..Not owning or needing a car is a factor..Of course there are cheaper places, and more expensive but your location is key.. Enjoy Odessa ! Picture from my balcony )

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