Living in Halifax can get super pricey, especially if you’re a student or recent graduate just trying to get your feet on the ground.  Picking up shifts at your part time job and paying off loans can leave very little money for drinking rent.

All hope is not lost.  We did some research and found a few incredibly affordable areas surrounding Halifax that will save you from having to pay crazy prices while living only a short bus ride outside the city.

Next time you’re looking for a place consult the website Padmapper: it’s is an interactive map that displays all the locations in Halifax that offer monthly rent fees within your specified range.  Adjust the rate to suit your financial needs and watch as tons of hits show up on the screen.

You can also set other parameters, including the number of bedrooms and the style of home. Here’s an example scenario with the price range set at $0 to $700 per month!

Dartmouth, Spryfeld and Clayton Park seem to be hot spots for those looking to live in the HRM for cheap!  All three are easy bus rides away from downtown Halifax and have some beautiful new places available.

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