Average Rent in Costa Mesa, CA

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Current Versus Historical Costa Mesa, CA Rents

Costa Mesa rentals average $2,227 for a studio rental to $6,725 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $2,775, or roughly $3 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in June 2024, median rents have risen over the last year. Studio rentals prices have increased by $248 (12.52%) year-over-year from $1,977 to $2,225. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $150 (6.33%) year-over-year from $2,364 to $2,514. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $391 (13.22%) year-over-year from $2,956 to $3,347. 3-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $119 (-2.67%) year-over-year from $4,450 to $4,331. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,508 (28.91%) year-over-year from $5,217 to $6,725. 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 up by 8.22% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 4.19% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 2.19% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone down by 1.56% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 7.74% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
Jun 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $4.93 $2,225 $1,977 (12.52%) $1,759 (26.44%)
1 BR $3.27 $2,514 $2,364 (6.33%) $2,055 (22.36%)
2 BR $3.01 $3,347 $2,956 (13.22%) $2,697 (24.10%)
3 BR $2.92 $4,331 $4,450 (-2.67%) $3,415 (26.84%)
4+ BR $3.24 $6,725 $5,217 (28.91%) $4,382 (53.46%)

Historical Rents in Costa Mesa, CA

Studio
1 Bed
2 Bed
3 Bed
4 Bed

Top Cities Near Costa Mesa

There are a total of 3 cities nearby Costa Mesa. The average rent in Costa Mesa is currently $4,022 per month. Only one city nearby has an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Costa Mesa, CA, with an average rent of $2,769, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near Costa Mesa, CA is Newport Beach, CA. Monthly rents here are on average $7,000 per month.

Let's compare Costa Mesa, CA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Costa Mesa, CA is on par with the other cities nearby. One bedrooms are equivalent to other nearby cities' one bedroom rents. Two bedrooms in Costa Mesa, CA are on par with the other cities nearby. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 25.86% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 3 cities near Costa Mesa, CA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Costa Mesa, CA $2,227 $2,510 $3,350 $2,769
Huntington Beach, CA $2,436 $2,901 $3,349 $4,022
Newport Beach, CA $1,950 $2,257 $4,750 $7,000

Top Neighborhoods Near Costa Mesa

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

The average rent for these 2 neighborhoods in or near Costa Mesa, CA is currently around $3,034 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 Costa Mesa's average rent, which is only $2,775. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Costa Mesa, Mesa Verde has the most affordable average rent at $2,703 per month. Whereas, at $3,364 average rent per month, Irvine Business Complex is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Costa Mesa. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Mesa Verde, Costa Mesa, CA $2,229 $2,566 $3,407 $2,703
Irvine Business Complex, Irvine, CA $2,488 $2,832 $3,708 $3,364

Top Counties Near Costa Mesa

There are a total of 2 counties located by Costa Mesa, CA.

We've listed the top 0 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All

Top Zipcodes Near Costa Mesa

There are a total of 4 zipcodes in or near Costa Mesa, CA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,131.

The following chart includes the top 4 zipcodes in Costa Mesa, CA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
92626, Costa Mesa, CA $2,227 $2,516 $3,341 $2,655
92663, Newport Beach, CA $1,949 $2,254 $2,974 $2,784
92614, Irvine, CA $2,509 $2,828 $3,552 $3,479
92648, Huntington Beach, CA $2,351 $4,218 $5,022 $5,035

Frequently Asked Questions - Costa Mesa Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Costa Mesa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for Costa Mesa, CA apartments for rent is approximately $2,775. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Costa Mesa, 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 Costa Mesa, CA.
How much is a studio apartment in Costa Mesa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $2,227 and an average price per square feet of $4.93. There are a total of 10 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Costa Mesa.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $2,510 and an average price per square feet of $3.27. There are a total of 69 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Costa Mesa.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa, CA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,350 and an average price per square feet of $3.01. There are a total of 54 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Costa Mesa.
How have rent prices in Costa Mesa, CA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Costa Mesa, CA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.13%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.06%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.13%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by -0.03% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Costa Mesa, CA?
A reasonable rent price in Costa Mesa, CA is around $2,220/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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