Average Rent in California

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Current Versus Historical California Rents

California rentals average $2,289 for a studio rental to $8,000 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $4,068, or roughly $3 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in June 2024, median rents have risen substantially over the last year. Studio rentals prices have increased by $133 (7.57%) year-over-year from $1,762 to $1,895. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $271 (12.71%) year-over-year from $2,129 to $2,400. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $557 (20.35%) year-over-year from $2,739 to $3,297. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $741 (20.52%) year-over-year from $3,609 to $4,350. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,867 (40.29%) year-over-year from $4,633 to $6,500. Note that this figure includes all active and rented listings throughout the month.
Month-to-month, seasonality might have a bigger impact than overall trend price changes. Studio rents have gone down by 3.40% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone down by 2.03% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 5.33% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 10.59% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 20.41% this month.
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Price / Sqft
Jun 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $4.67 $1,895 $1,762 (7.57%) $2,492 (-23.96%)
1 BR $3.72 $2,400 $2,129 (12.71%) $1,862 (28.92%)
2 BR $3.22 $3,297 $2,739 (20.35%) $2,440 (35.10%)
3 BR $2.99 $4,350 $3,609 (20.52%) $3,232 (34.61%)
4+ BR $3.02 $6,500 $4,633 (40.29%) $4,066 (59.86%)

Historical Rents in California

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Top Cities Near California

There are a total of 30 cities nearby California. The average rent in California is currently $3,985 per month. A total of 17 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Sunrise Manor, NV, with an average rent of $1,400, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near California is Snowmass Village, CO. Monthly rents here are on average $35,500 per month.

Let's compare California's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in California is 29.34% more expensive than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 23.01% more expensive. Two bedrooms in California are about 3.47% more expensive. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 2.42% more expensive. Want more information? Check out the top 10 cities out of 30 total cities near California in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Summerlin South, NV N/A N/A $2,375 $2,995
San Francisco, CA $2,825 $3,581 $4,862 $3,754
Huntington Beach, CA $2,329 $2,902 $3,374 $4,022
Irvine, CA $2,479 $2,806 $3,700 $4,350
Los Angeles, CA $2,250 $2,846 $4,000 $4,750
Santa Monica, CA $2,600 $3,325 $6,423 $5,725
West Hollywood, CA $5,000 $4,132 $6,000 $6,223
Newport Beach, CA $1,960 $2,263 $4,875 $7,148
Laguna Beach, CA $3,250 $5,375 $8,000 $8,900
Malibu, CA $1,995 $7,648 $6,975 $29,750

Top Neighborhoods Near California

There are a total of 33 neighborhoods in or near California. Some of these neighborhoods include Downtown Las Vegas, Silverado Ranch, and Mountain Edge. We've included the top 30 neighborhoods out of 33 total neighborhoods in or near California in the following chart.

The average rent for these 30 neighborhoods in or near California is currently around $3,209 per month. A total of 23 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only seven neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,209. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near California, Downtown Las Vegas has the most affordable average rent at $1,800 per month. Whereas, at $20,000 average rent per month, Bel Air-Beverly Crest is the most expensive neighborhood in or near California. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Downtown Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV $1,045 $1,800 $1,700 $1,800
Silverado Ranch, Paradise, NV N/A $1,350 $1,895 $2,100
Mountain Edge, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A N/A $2,200
Green Valley South, Henderson, NV N/A N/A $1,795 $2,300
Rhodes Ranch, Spring Valley, NV N/A $1,450 $1,598 $2,300
Green Valley North, Henderson, NV N/A N/A $1,775 $2,395
Winchester, NV N/A $1,950 $2,895 $2,500
Mira Villas, Las Vegas, NV N/A N/A $1,900 $2,500
Downtown Redmond, Redmond, WA $2,096 $2,600 $3,108 $2,660
Wilshire Center - Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA $2,140 $2,650 $3,437 $2,688
Southern Highlands, Enterprise, NV N/A N/A N/A $2,700
Seven Hills, Henderson, NV N/A $1,650 $1,588 $2,725
The Strip, Paradise, NV $1,950 $2,800 $3,200 $2,800
East Village, San Diego, CA $2,034 $2,700 $3,761 $3,205
Downtown Bellevue, Bellevue, WA $2,295 $3,074 $4,577 $3,209
Irvine Business Complex, Irvine, CA $2,479 $2,838 $3,758 $3,362
Downtown Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA $2,325 $2,898 $4,995 $3,500
South of Market, San Francisco, CA $2,915 $3,620 $4,986 $3,876
Westchester-Playa Del Rey, Los Angeles, CA $2,457 $2,849 $3,889 $3,889
Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, CA N/A $3,008 $4,217 $3,975
Woodland Hills-Warner Center, Los Angeles, CA $2,200 $2,432 $3,050 $4,009
Downtown Scottsdale, Scottsdale, AZ N/A $3,000 $4,399 $4,300
Venice, Los Angeles, CA $2,299 $3,492 $4,086 $4,443
McCormick Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ $2,000 $2,300 $4,500 $4,500
Greyhawk, Scottsdale, AZ N/A $1,850 $4,500 $5,000
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA $3,195 $4,195 $5,375 $5,648
Mid-City West, Los Angeles, CA $2,695 $3,413 $5,498 $6,078
Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles, CA $1,971 $2,348 $4,155 $7,500
Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, CA $1,968 $2,313 $3,045 $7,795
Bel Air-Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA N/A $4,500 $9,500 $20,000

Top Counties Near California

There are a total of 33 counties located by California. Some of these counties include Clark, NV, San Bernardino, CA, and Alameda, CA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,373. That's roughly around $3 per sqft. A total of 12 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Bernalillo, NM. It's average rent per month is $1,698. Vice versa, with an average rent of $36,000, Pitkin, CO is the most expensive county by California.

Typically, rent for studios in California is 14.29% more expensive than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in California is 12.21% more expensive than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in California is 8.49% more expensive than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 10 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Clark, NV $1,453 $1,300 $1,650 $2,250
San Bernardino, CA $1,950 $1,775 $2,395 $2,700
Alameda, CA $2,205 $2,664 $3,295 $3,015
Santa Clara, CA N/A $2,868 $3,713 $3,373
San Mateo, CA $2,575 $2,933 $3,733 $3,419
San Francisco, CA $2,825 $3,581 $4,862 $3,754
Ventura, CA $2,148 $2,350 $3,200 $4,300
Orange, CA $2,200 $2,650 $3,459 $4,400
Los Angeles, CA $2,264 $2,698 $3,800 $4,495
Santa Barbara, CA $6,500 $2,600 $6,500 $9,050

Top Zipcodes Near California

There are a total of 42 zipcodes in or near California. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $2,736. A total of 28 zipcodes have a average rent that is lower than that. The zipcode with the most affordable average rent for apartment listings is 89101, Las Vegas, NV at $1,450 per month. In comparison, the zipcode with the most expensive average rent of $40,000 per month is 81611, Pitkin County, CO.

Do you need more space than that? Average rent for one bedroom rentals for the zipcodes in or near California is $1,744 per month. Or in other words, $2 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $2,260 per month. Which comes out to $2 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in California. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
81611, Pitkin County, CO $5,100 $8,500 $18,500 $40,000
92253, La Quinta, CA N/A $2,100 $4,000 $6,500
89052, Henderson, NV N/A $1,650 $1,925 $2,600
89117, Las Vegas, NV N/A N/A $1,595 $2,500
89148, Clark County, NV N/A $1,825 $1,875 $2,300
90265, Los Angeles County, CA $1,995 $7,150 $7,995 $25,000
89128, Las Vegas, NV N/A $1,200 $1,550 $2,200
89113, Spring Valley, NV N/A $1,350 $1,598 $2,325
92651, Orange County, CA $3,250 $5,375 $8,000 $9,000
90069, Los Angeles, CA $5,100 $4,840 $6,800 $7,995

Frequently Asked Questions - California Average Rents

What is the average rent price in California?
The average monthly rental price for California apartments for rent is approximately $4,068. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do California rent prices drop in winter?
Yes! On average we see a 3.4% drop in rental prices between the peak summer months and the slower winter months. With the added bonus of decreased competition from other renters looking to move, winter is generally considered the best time of the year to find an apartment for rent in California.
How much is a studio apartment in California?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $2,289 and an average price per square feet of $4.67. There are a total of 349 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in California.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in California?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $2,695 and an average price per square feet of $3.72. There are a total of 1,473 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in California.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in California?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,600 and an average price per square feet of $3.22. There are a total of 2,553 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in California.
How have rent prices in California changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in California can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.08%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.13%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.20%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.21% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in California?
A reasonable rent price in California is around $3,254/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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