Chicago is known for its vibrant city life, without the price tag of cities like New York or Los Angeles. Chicagoans love visits to Lake Michigan, the amazing food and, of course, the pizza. It’s a fantastic place to live, and rent is less expensive than some of the other bigger cities. But, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to forgo finding a roommate or a room for rent. When you’re new to a city, the perfect roommate can help make for a softer landing as well as lower your living costs. Despite the common notion that finding a roommate is difficult, our roommate finder makes it easy to someone fantastic you’ll love living with
Rents have been stable in Chicago, with the average being around $1,800. This is a lot less than other big cities, which is part of the appeal of Chicago for many. Like other big cities, the neighborhood you’ll move into can have a significant impact on the cost of rent. Neighborhoods like Streeterville, River North, Wicker Park and River West offer an average rent of around $2,300 per month. For around $1,700 or under you could live in Old Town, Lincoln Park, Roscoe Village or Wrigleyville. For much lower rents under $1000 and as low as $570, you can find neighborhoods like Pilsen, Cottage Grove Heights, Austin and the Island. If you want to be in the city center and take advantage of everything Chicago offers, a roommate is a good idea to help afford the higher rent prices.
Not sure which neighborhood is the best fit for you? read our Chicago's 20 Best Neighborhoods for Young Professionals guide and find your ideal place to live in Chicago.
Finding a good roommate or a room for rent may seem difficult. Everyone's wants can be different, so we aim to match you with roommates who share similar lifestyles and preferences. First, you’ll need to tell us a little about yourself. We’ll start with the basics such as budget, move date and preferred areas. Then, we’ll ask about your lifestyle and preferences, such as your schedule, habits and sociability. The more we know about you, the better we can match you with potential roommates. Once signed up, you can explore potential roommates and rooms for rent who we will present to you based on the best fit. You can further filter the roommate and room options based on your preferences to find the perfect person to live with.
Our roommate finder makes it easy to find someone you’ll love living with. Once you sign up, review your top roommate prospects and check out their profiles. If you like what you see and read make sure to engage by "liking" them or send them a message to introduce yourself. You’ll be able to chat with them directly on our platform, and schedule to meet in person if they seem as a good fit. It won’t take long before you find the perfect roommate, and you can start making plans to room up.
With the right roommate you can spend less on rent and more on everything else Chicago has to offer. Also, The right roommate can make the harsh Chicago winter slightly more bearable. So don't wait, start looking through our roommate finder today. A free Diggz account is all you need to start looking for the perfect roommate to live with. Let us help you find the perfect roommate in Chicago.
Can Diggz help me find roommates?
Absolutely! Diggz is here to cover all your needs. Whether you're looking for rooms for rent, roommates to fill your empty room, or someone to partner with for finding a new place, Diggz has you covered. You can even find full apartments for rent and Coliving rooms in certain cities.
Does it cost anything to sign up or use Diggz?
Diggz is a completely free roommate finder platform. You can post your room for rent or listing and find a roommate without any charges. While there are options to upgrade for additional features, the core functionality of connecting with roommates and exploring listings is available for free.
How long does it take for my roommate listing to be live?
Once you complete a quick sign up and create your profile, your listing will be live immediately. All Diggz members will be able to see it, and you can proactively search and engage with prospective roommates right away.
Can I find a roommate to team up with me to find a place?
Absolutely! Many members on Diggz are looking not only for rooms for rent but also for someone to partner with to find a new place. In fact, many matches on the platform occur between two individuals who are seeking to team up for this exact purpose.
How do I know if the people on the site are real?
Rest assured that everyone on Diggz is a real person. We prioritize security and utilize both A.I. and human oversight to prevent and detect any scammy or suspicious-looking roommate profiles. Outdated or inactive accounts are filtered out, ensuring you search through relevant and genuine profiles.
What happens with my information when I no longer need to find a roommate?
You have full control over your data. You can easily delete your profile at any time, along with all your data from our records. Alternatively, you can also deactivate your profile if you want to keep the option open for finding a roommate in the future. While deactivated, your data will still be saved, but your profile won't be visible to others until you decide to reactivate it.