When her landlord revised the rent by 10 percent on the existing Nu 16,500, tenant Tashi decided to move to a cheaper place away from the city.

She chose south Thimphu. Seeing the construction frenzy and assuming it would be cheaper, she looked for a house. Two weeks later, she was still looking. When she found one in Olakha, it was a four-bedroom flat for Nu 15,500 a month.

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