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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA - 1,067 Rentals available

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December, after a 0.5% increase since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,462. [View Full Report]

 Philadelphia apartment rent report

Philadelphia’s average rent was $1,660 in December

Philadelphia’s average rent reached $1,660 in December, after a 0.5% increase since last year. Renters make up 47% of Philadelphia’s households. Pennsylvania’s largest city is a diverse and vibrant place to live in, with apartment rents above the national average of $1,462.

This December, the average rent for an apartment in Philadelphia has increased along with other surrounding cities such as Upper Darby where apartments go for $911 after a 0.6% growth, and Bensalem, where rent went up 6.7%, reaching $1,330.

Philadelphia apartment rent report

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

62% of West Chester and Norristown households are renting. Rent in West Chester is $1,577 on average, following a 1.3% increase this past year. Apartments in Norristown go for $1,352, 0.1% more than last December. Exton (60%) is also popular among renters even as rates went up by 3.6% and reaching $1,776 this December. Apartments in Media (57%) saw a 3.6% growth and reached $1,600. In Bryn Mawr (also 57%), apartments go for around $1,820 per month after an 8.1% increase compared to last year.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Philadelphia area

Bryn Mawr is the priciest city for renters in the Philadelphia area, with apartments here going for $1,820 a month. Next in line when it comes to most expensive average rent is Malvern, averaging on $1,787, followed by Exton with $1,776 a month.

At $911 a month and despite a 0.6% increase, Upper Darby has the most budget-friendly apartments in the Philadelphia area. Following a 3.6% growth, Drexel Hill’s $1,149 average rent is still an attractive option, much like the $1,167 found in Pottstown (up 2.2%).

Philadelphia apartment rent report


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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 $550 and $5,508. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

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

There are 926 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 20 Jan 2021.

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

The average Philadelphia, PA 1 bedroom apartment size is 506 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 Population1,575,522
  • Female 745,543
    Male 829,979
  • Median Age34.3

Average Rent in Philadelphia, PA

  • Philadelphia, PA Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,660 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7001%
  • $701-$1,00016%
  • $1,001-$1,50039%
  • $1,501-$2,00021%
  • > $2,00024%

Philadelphia, PA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
Philadelphia, PA $1,510 $1,514 $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,660
National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462

Philadelphia, PA Households

  • Total Number of Households594,778
  • Family 321,389
    Non-family 273,389
  • Children 161,687
    No Children 433,091
  • Average People Per Household2.57
  • Median Household Income$43,744
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$973

Philadelphia, PA Education Statistics

  • No High School5%
  • Some High School43%
  • Some College19%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree10%

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA

You’re searching for one bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA and wondering how to go about it to save time and money? Currently there are 1,067 apartments available for rent, from $900 to $5,735 with an average living space of 1,103 Sq.Ft.. Whether you’re searching for a one bedroom efficiency that offers the basics or a one bedroom furnished apartment for a bit more comfort, finding just the right apartment can be a little challenging. Now if you’re also on a budget, finding an affordable 1 bedroom that is better than just good enough, could be the struggle of the year. Plus, there are 1-bedroom apartments in low-rise buildings, or in high-rises, there are 1-bedroom apartments plus a den, or tiny 1 bedrooms with little wiggle room. There are brand new modern apartment buildings and landmark historic buildings. You certainly have a lot to consider.

Hunting Down the Cheap Ones

Remember the times when your mother was telling you that money doesn’t grow on trees? Now you’re browsing through our selection of single bedroom apartments and you suddenly realize: she was right. Again. As annoying as that may be, when you’re paying monthly rent with hard earned money, hunting down cheap one bedroom apartments suddenly makes sense. Use the search tools to sort rent prices in ascending order. Make sure to come back and check daily if there are new listings in Philadelphia, PA . If you find a good deal, act fast and apply instantly. Currently our cheapest apartments in the Philadelphia, PA start at $900. But there are many deals to be found in as many as 235 listings for rent. Tip: you can save your search and we will e-mail to you when new apartments and floor plans become available.

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