Average Rent in Contra Costa, CA

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Current Versus Historical Contra Costa, CA Rents

Contra Costa rentals average $2,073 for a 1-bedroom rental to $4,800 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $3,100, or roughly $3 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in April 2024, median rents have been roughly unchanged over the last year. Studio rentals prices have decreased by $66 (-3.74%) year-over-year from $1,766 to $1,700. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $55 (2.88%) year-over-year from $1,920 to $1,975. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $53 (2.24%) year-over-year from $2,348 to $2,400. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $6 (0.18%) year-over-year from $3,292 to $3,298. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $156 (4.11%) year-over-year from $3,792 to $3,948. 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 2.82% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 0.85% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone down by 1.37% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.49% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 2.13% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
Apr 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
1 BR $3.35 $1,975 $1,920 (2.88%) $1,796 (9.98%)
2 BR $2.82 $2,400 $2,348 (2.24%) $2,198 (9.17%)
3 BR $2.58 $3,298 $3,292 (0.18%) $2,963 (11.28%)
4+ BR $1.88 $3,948 $3,792 (4.11%) $3,483 (13.33%)

Historical Rents in Contra Costa, CA

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Top Cities Near Contra Costa

There are a total of 4 cities nearby Contra Costa. The average rent in Contra Costa is currently $2,855 per month. A total of 3 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Santa Rosa, CA, with an average rent of $2,500, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near Contra Costa, CA is San Francisco, CA. Monthly rents here are on average $3,778 per month.

Let's compare Contra Costa, CA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Contra Costa, CA is inf% more affordable than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 14.26% more affordable. Two bedrooms in Contra Costa, CA are about 18.38% more affordable. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 23.39% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 4 cities near Contra Costa, CA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Santa Rosa, CA $1,853 $1,850 $2,473 $2,500
Oakland, CA $1,995 $2,250 $3,071 $2,819
Santa Clara, CA N/A $2,486 $3,558 $2,892
San Francisco, CA $2,750 $3,430 $4,964 $3,778

Top Neighborhoods Near Contra Costa

There are a total of 1 neighborhoods in or near Contra Costa. We've included all of these top 1 neighborhoods in or near Contra Costa, CA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 1 neighborhoods in or near Contra Costa, CA is currently around $3,903 per month. Meaning, only a single neighborhood out of these neighborhoods has a higher average rent. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than Contra Costa's average rent, which is only $3,100. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Contra Costa, South of Market has the most affordable average rent at $3,903 per month. Whereas, at $3,903 average rent per month, South of Market is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Contra Costa. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
South of Market, San Francisco, CA $2,817 $3,534 $4,987 $3,903

Top Counties Near Contra Costa

There are a total of 1 counties located by Contra Costa, CA. Some of these counties include Stanislaus, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Solano, CA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $2,589. That's roughly around $3 per sqft. A total of 4 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Stanislaus, CA. It's average rent per month is $1,750. Vice versa, with an average rent of $3,778, San Francisco, CA is the most expensive county by Contra Costa, CA.

Typically, rent for studios in Contra Costa, CA is inf% more affordable than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Contra Costa, CA is 3.62% more expensive than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Contra Costa, CA is 7.59% more expensive than other counties nearby. We've listed all of these counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Stanislaus, CA $995 $1,398 $1,750 $1,750
Sacramento, CA $1,295 $1,449 $1,763 $1,795
Solano, CA N/A $1,600 $2,043 $2,295
Alameda, CA $2,259 $2,395 $3,133 $2,882
San Mateo, CA $2,521 $2,817 $3,800 $3,369
San Francisco, CA $2,750 $3,430 $4,964 $3,778

Top Zipcodes Near Contra Costa

There is one zipcode in or near Contra Costa, CA. The average rent for this zipcode is $4,492.

The following chart includes the zipcode in or near Contra Costa, CA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
94105, San Francisco, CA $2,962 $4,215 $5,736 $4,492

Frequently Asked Questions - Contra Costa Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Contra Costa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for Contra Costa, CA apartments for rent is approximately $3,100. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Contra Costa, CA 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 Contra Costa, CA.
How much is a studio apartment in Contra Costa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $0 and an average price per square feet of $0.00. There are a total of 0 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Contra Costa.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Contra Costa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $2,073 and an average price per square feet of $3.35. There are a total of 8 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Contra Costa.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Contra Costa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $2,800 and an average price per square feet of $2.82. There are a total of 16 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Contra Costa.
How have rent prices in Contra Costa, CA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Contra Costa, CA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by -0.04%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.03%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.02%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.00% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Contra Costa, CA?
A reasonable rent price in Contra Costa, CA is around $2,480/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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