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1 Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia, PA
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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 $540 and $6,221. Search 1 bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA.

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

There are 411 1 bedroom rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Philadelphia, PA were last updated on 26 Jul 2021.

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

The average Philadelphia, PA 1 bedroom apartment size is 485 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, June 2021 $1,712 /mo

Philadelphia, PA Apartment Rent Ranges

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 Jun / 2021
Philadelphia, PA $1,525 $1,545 $1,572 $1,590 $1,624 $1,640 $1,664 $1,663 $1,643 $1,672 $1,712
National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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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

Renting a 1 bedroom apartment in Philadelphia, PA

One bedroom apartments in Philadelphia, PA are typically 984 Sq.Ft. in size and the monthly rent is $1,697, on average. With 543 apartments listed for rent, it’s best to narrow down your choices before you begin your search. If you’re only interested in cheap one bedroom apartments, you can filter your search results by setting a maximum price. If you’re looking for a one bedroom furnished apartment, you can check the box "furnished" under amenities. There are many other options and filters you can apply to your search to streamline the process and find your next apartment faster and more efficient. Is a luxury rental more your style? If you sort your search results by rent descending, you will notice that the most expensive rental in Philadelphia, PA right now costs $5,895 per month. So many choices, so little time.

Your search for a cheap 1 bedroom apartment ends here

The city of Philadelphia, PA is a great place to call home. Among its many great qualities, it has a variety of rental housing options. One of the most popular choices for Philadelphia, PA's singles and couples are single bedroom apartments. They’re an upgrade from a studio in the sense that they offer more square footage, a separate bedroom, and more room to entertain. They’re also typically more expensive. But with a little diligence and some smart search tools, you can get around that problem. To find an affordable 1 bedroom, sort your search by price, ascending. The lowest priced apartment in Philadelphia, PA right now has an asking rent of $540. One bedroom efficiency apartments are a great choice as well. Though they may be smaller than a traditional one bedroom apartment, they’re definitely cheaper and you’ll still be able to enjoy the privacy of a separate bedroom.

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