Now that you have the main principles of temporary leasing in mind, here are the questions you need to ask yourself before you start looking for an apartment.
What can you afford?
People living in Paris all have one thing in common: they spend a lot of money on rent. To make it here, you will need to know how much you can spend in order to live properly (do not exceed 3 times the amount of your salary in a rent), and locate the apartment types or surface areas you can afford.
On which neighborhoods should you focus your research?
There are 20 arrondissements and about 80 neighborhoods in Paris, each with its own atmosphere. There is a good chance that only 5 to 10 will suit you. You need to find out which neighborhoods are right for you so you do not waste time looking at areas you would not be happy to live in.
There are a thousand and one ways to find an apartment in Paris. The right method for you depends on your personal situation. What type of apartment are you looking for? What tools are available to help you succeed? How soon do you need an apartment? How much time can you devote to your research? What criteria are essential for you?
All these factors help determine the apartment hunting method that suits you best.