The prices of small apartments in the congested residential areas of the Greek capital seem to be skyrocketing. Facing strong demand for studios and two-room apartments by students, pensioners and especially immigants, owners are asking ever higher prices, even in decades-old constructions. According to a survey by reporter.gr in the area of Aghios Nikolaos in the Patissia district, a 43 sq.m. studio is selling for 43,000 euros. The same studio is rented for 230 euros monthly. In other areas, rates are higher; a 65 sq.m. two-room apartment needing renovation is selling for 80,000 euros. Further out of town, a renovated 54 sq.m. two-room home in Kifissia is going for 135,000 euros. In Halandri, a new, 56 sq.m. apartment costs 150,000. A two-room apartment in Maroussi, not far from the Olympic Stadium, is rented for 570 euros a month. A slightly larger apartment in Neo Psychico is rented for 480 euros.