Average Rent in Columbus, OH

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Current Versus Historical Columbus, OH Rents

Columbus rentals average $887 for a studio rental to $2,800 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $1,400, or roughly $1 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in February 2024, median rents have fallen substantiallyover the last year. Studio rentals prices have decreased by $209 (-15.16%) year-over-year from $1,379 to $1,170. 1-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $242 (-18.35%) year-over-year from $1,317 to $1,075. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $62 (5.00%) year-over-year from $1,233 to $1,295. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $118 (7.67%) year-over-year from $1,533 to $1,650. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $339 (15.66%) year-over-year from $2,162 to $2,500. 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 13.42% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone down by 11.55% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.11% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.04% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 4.57% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
Feb 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $2.18 $1,170 $1,379 (-15.16%) $1,273 (-8.07%)
1 BR $1.49 $1,075 $1,317 (-18.35%) $1,114 (-3.47%)
2 BR $1.30 $1,295 $1,233 (5.00%) $1,439 (-10.01%)
3 BR $1.26 $1,650 $1,533 (7.67%) $1,447 (14.06%)
4+ BR $1.40 $2,500 $2,162 (15.66%) $2,008 (24.48%)

Historical Rents in Columbus, OH

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Top Cities Near Columbus



Let's compare Columbus, OH's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All

Top Neighborhoods Near Columbus

There are a total of 2 neighborhoods in or near Columbus. We've included all of these top 2 neighborhoods in or near Columbus, OH in the following chart.

The average rent for these 2 neighborhoods in or near Columbus, OH is currently around $1,425 per month. A total of one neighborhood has a lower average rent. Meaning, only a single neighborhood out of these neighborhoods has a higher average rent. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than Columbus's average rent, which is only $1,400. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Columbus, Old North Columbus has the most affordable average rent at $1,375 per month. Whereas, at $1,475 average rent per month, Indianola Terrace is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Columbus. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Old North Columbus, Columbus, OH $780 $899 $1,175 $1,375
Indianola Terrace, Columbus, OH N/A $850 $1,100 $1,475

Top Counties Near Columbus

There are a total of 2 counties located by Columbus, OH. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $1,400. That's roughly around $1 per sqft. A total of 1 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Columbus, OH. It's average rent per month is $1,400. Vice versa, with an average rent of $1,400, Columbus, OH is the most expensive county by Columbus, OH.

Typically, rent for studios in Columbus, OH is on par with the other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Columbus, OH is on par with the other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Columbus, OH is on par with the other counties nearby. We've listed the top 1 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Columbus, OH $887 $950 $1,295 $1,400

Top Zipcodes Near Columbus

There are a total of 4 zipcodes in or near Columbus, OH. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $1,548.

The following chart includes the top 4 zipcodes in Columbus, OH. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
43201, Columbus, OH $825 $950 $1,275 $1,600
43215, Columbus, OH $1,298 $1,330 $1,835 $1,695
43202, Columbus, OH $790 $907 $1,199 $1,350
43205, Columbus, OH N/A $873 $1,495 $1,495

Frequently Asked Questions - Columbus Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Columbus, OH?
The average monthly rental price for Columbus, OH apartments for rent is approximately $1,400. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Columbus, OH 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 Columbus, OH.
How much is a studio apartment in Columbus, OH?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $887 and an average price per square feet of $2.18. There are a total of 38 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Columbus.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $950 and an average price per square feet of $1.49. There are a total of 186 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Columbus.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Columbus, OH?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $1,295 and an average price per square feet of $1.30. There are a total of 366 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Columbus.
How have rent prices in Columbus, OH changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Columbus, OH can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by -0.15%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by -0.18%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.05%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.08% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Columbus, OH?
A reasonable rent price in Columbus, OH is around $1,120/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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