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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Chicago, IL
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Average rent in Chicago, IL

$2,224/mo Chicago, IL average rental price, October 2022
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The average rent for an apartment in Chicago, IL is $2,224 per month.

Chicago, IL apartment rent ranges

A share of 1% of apartments in Chicago, IL are in the lowest price range of $501-$700. Around 20% of rentals in this city are in the highest price range of $1,501-$2,000. Around 8% of Chicago’s apartments have monthly rents between $701-$1,000. There are 19% of apartments with rents between $1,001-$1,500.

Chicago, IL rent trends

Getting around in Chicago, IL

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Very Walkable
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Good Transit
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Walk Score®: 86, Transit Score®: 65, Bike Score®: 64

Frequently asked questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $650 and $10,000. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Chicago, IL.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Chicago, IL on RentCafe?

There are 2079 1 bedroom rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Chicago, IL were last updated on 21 Mar 2023.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

The average Chicago, IL 1 bedroom apartment size is 324 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment comes with more living and storage space compared to a studio apartment.

What are the downsides of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL?

1 bedroom apartments are usually more expensive than studio apartments in terms of rent and utility costs. You might be interested in studio apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in Chicago, IL.

Chicago, IL demographics

In total, Chicago, IL has 2,742,119 residents, 1,404,160 women and 1,337,959 men, per U.S. Census records. The median age of Chicago’s population is 35.1.

Chicago, IL households

  • 574,825 Family
    537,756 Non-family
  • 279,359 Children
    833,222 No Children
  • 1,112,581Total Number of Households
  • 2.41Average People Per Household
  • $65,781Median Household Income

Chicago, IL has 1,112,581 households. According to the most recent Census data, there are 574,825 family households and 537,756 non-family households in the city. 279,359 Chicago households have children and 833,222 households do not. The average number of people living in a household in Chicago, IL is 2.41. The median income in Chicago is $65,781 per household per year, with $1,348 spent on housing monthly.

Chicago, IL education statistics

6% of the Chicago, IL population have no high school education, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 29% of the city’s residents went to high school, 20% completed some college, 6% of the population earned an Associate Degree, 23% earned a Bachelor Degree, and 16% earned a Graduate Degree.

Look for 1 bedroom apartments near me

Looking for that perfect apartment that's just the right size for you and maybe you and someone else? You can now look at 1 bedroom apartment listings on RentCafe in your area to find the one that meets your needs in terms of price and location. Whether you are looking for a 1 bedroom apartment near you, or anywhere in the U.S., we can help you find a home you'll love. Filter apartments by type, size, price, and amenities, check property reviews, and save your favorites.

Search for 1 bedroom apartments near you, whether it's in your neighborhood, or ZIP code, or any city in any state you plan to move to in the U.S. Somewhere out there is the perfect apartment for you. Let us help you find your next home!

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL

With a monthly rent as low as $675 and up to $7,003, 561 one bedroom apartments are available to rent in Chicago, IL. The average size for this type of apartment is 805 Sqft, which is perfect for both singles and couples. For maximum efficiency in finding your future home, you should decide on the must-haves. Are you looking for an apartment in need of some TLC or are you interested in a one bedroom furnished apartment ready to move in? Do you want to go for a luxury extra large studio or do you prefer cheap one bedroom apartments? Regardless of your answer, we have you covered. Feel free to use our filters, sorting, saved searches and all the options created to help you manage your search and find your next apartment as soon as possible.

3-in-1 one bedroom apartment: cheap, practical, enjoyable

Since you’re here, chances are you are interested in single bedroom apartments for rent that won’t leave you broke. If you were to describe your definition of a great deal, we assume you’d summarize it as such: spend as little money as possible and get the most apartment out of it. We’re with you on this one! Affordable 1 bedroom apartments are not out of your reach: the lowest asking rent for such an apartment in Chicago, IL is $675. Yup, you’ve read that right. One bedroom apartments overtake studios in terms of square footage and they offer just enough space to fulfill your earnest need for privacy, for just a few extra dollars per month. If you prefer something smaller, one bedroom efficiency apartments are even cheaper and equally convenient. It is important that you find pleasure in your living space, so don’t focus just on the price, rather pick the apartment that measures up to your expectations and satisfies your aesthetic taste.

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