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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA - 713 Rentals available


Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April, after a 1.5% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural hub with a 44% renter share, Philadelphia is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Philadelphia apartment rent report

Philadelphia’s average rent was $1,685 in April

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,685 in April, after a 1.5% increase since last year. A thriving economic and cultural hub with a 44% renter share, Philadelphia is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Philadelphia rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as Upper Darby ($946), where prices went up by 4.5%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in Bensalem increased by 8.2%, reaching a $1,372 average.

Philadelphia apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Philadelphia area

West Chester, the city with the largest renter share (63%) in the Philadelphia area, has a $1,637 average rent, after an 4.7% annual increase. The second largest renter hub, Norristown, has a 62% renter share, with its apartments going for $1,375 on average (up by 1.8% since last year). Exton and its 52% share of renters follows, with a $1,829 average apartment price.

Pottstown also has a 52% renter share, with apartments going for $1,241 after a 7.3% yearly increase. Last but not least, Bryn Mawr's 51% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $1,764 in April, going up by 3.8% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Philadelphia area

Exton is the priciest city for renters in the Philadelphia area, with apartments renting for $1,829 per month. Malvern’s $1,807 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Bryn Mawr ($1,764) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Upper Darby's $946 average rent is the cheapest in the Philadelphia area, followed by Drexel Hill's $1,178 rate. Morrisville rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,209 average rent as of April.

Philadelphia apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Philadelphia's most popular renter ZIP codes, 19103 has a $2,206 average rent, above the city average ($1,685). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 19104 go for $2,551, while prices in ZIP 19144 circle around $1,302. Apartment rents in ZIP 19131 clock in at around $1,561, lower than the Philadelphia average, while rates in ZIP 19102 average at $2,238.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Philadelphia area

Philadelphia apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The price range of a 1 bedroom apartment is between $700 and $8,088. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

How many 1 bedroom apartments for rent are available in Philadelphia, PA on RENTCafé?

There are 598 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 23 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

The average Philadelphia, PA 1 bedroom apartment size is 487 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA?

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 Philadelphia, PA?

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 RENTCafé apartments for rent in Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia, PA Demographics

  • Total Population1,579,075
  • Female 747,479
    Male 831,596
  • Median Age34.4

Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia, PA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,688 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,00012%
  • $1,001-$1,50040%
  • $1,501-$2,00024%
  • > $2,00024%

Philadelphia, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
Philadelphia, PA $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,643 $1,672 $1,688
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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Philadelphia, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households601,337
  • Family 325,916
    Non-family 275,421
  • Children 163,078
    No Children 438,259
  • Average People Per Household2.55
  • Median Household Income$45,927
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$994

Philadelphia, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School43%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree17%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA

With a monthly rent as low as $750 and up to $8,088, 243 one bedroom apartments are available to rent in Philadelphia, PA. The average size for this type of apartment is 962 Sq.Ft., 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 Philadelphia, PA is $750. 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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