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St. Louis’s average rent reached $970 in October

St. Louis’s average rent reached $970 in October, after a 1.4% increase since last year. One of Missouri’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (57%), St. Louis is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,464. [View Full Report]

Saint Louis apartment rent report

St. Louis’s average rent was $970 in October

St. Louis’s average rent reached $970 in October, after a 1.4% decrease since last year. One of Missouri’s largest job hubs and a renter household-majority city (57%), St. Louis is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices well below the national average of $1,464.

St. Louis’s rent growth compared to surrounding cities

The average rent for an apartment in St. Louis saw a smaller increase compared to St. Charles ($1,019), where prices went up by 3.2% since last year, and O’Fallon ($1,151), where rent went up by 11.6%.

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the St. Louis area

The city with the largest renter share is St. Louis (57%), followed by St. Ann, where there are 45% renter households. In St. Ann, apartment rents increased by 6.5% since last year, reaching $754. Maryland Heights, with an average rent of $999, has the third largest share of renters (44%) and has experienced a rent increase of 1.7% since October 2019. In Hazelwood, where 41% of homes are rented, the average is $788, going up by 4.0% in the past year. St. Charles has the fifth largest renter share, 36%.

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the St. Louis area

Chesterfield is the priciest city for renters in the St. Louis area, with apartments renting for $1,237 per month. The average rent for apartments in Creve Coeur is $1,231, the second most expensive, while O’Fallon ($1,151) comes in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, St. Ann’s $754 average rent is the cheapest in the St. Louis area followed by Hazelwood’s $788 rate. Florissant rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $830 average.


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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

When were prices and availability in Saint Louis, MO last updated?

Prices and availability in Saint Louis, MO were last updated on 3 Dec 2020.

What are the best apartments in Saint Louis, MO?

The best apartments in Saint Louis, MO are: Hibernia, Hunter's Ridge STL, The Laurel Apartments, Village Royale and Forest Park Apartments.

What is the average rent in Saint Louis, MO?

The average rent in Saint Louis, MO is $960. Start your search for apartments in Saint Louis, MO now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Saint Louis, MO?

The price range for a studio apartment in Saint Louis, MO is between $535 and $2,919. View all studio apartments in Saint Louis, MO.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO is between $515 and $1,814. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Saint Louis, MO now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO is between $605 and $2,785. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Saint Louis, MO is between $642 and $4,238. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Saint Louis, MO.

Renter's Guide to St. Louis

St. Louis, Missouri is the second-largest city in Missouri, about the same size as Cincinnati, Ohio.  About equidistant from Chicago, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Nashville, St. Louis is located at four hours’ drive from these cities. Nicknamed the Gateway to the West, the city is known worldwide for the iconic Gateway Arch that commemorates the westward expansion of the US through the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. Today, the city is one of the Best Cities for Hockey Fans according to a WalletHub report, and is also home to the St. Louis Cardinals MLB team.

St. Louis was ranked as one of the top cities for college graduates based on the number of job opportunities, things to do and quality of life in general.

St. Louis boasts the second largest amount of free visitor attractions in the continental U.S.—outran only by Washington, D.C.—, making it very welcoming for family vacationers and adventurers on a budget.

In the summer, the temperature reaches a high average of 89ºF with high humidity levels and no dry season. In the winter, the temperature reaches a low average of 21ºF with the lowest amount of rainfall for the city averaging 2.14 inches.

Saint Louis, MO Demographics

  • Total Population917,096
  • Female 436,558
    Male 480,538
  • Median Age36.3

Cost of Living in St. Louis, MO

A regular bus fare in St. Louis costs $2.00 for an adult, while children under the age of 5 ride free with a fare-paying adult. Reduced fares are offered (proof may be requested) for children between the ages of 5 and 12, for seniors aged 65+, and for customers with disabilities.

St. Louis offers both a bus system and a metro transit system, helping the city to reach a below-average commute time of about 23 minutes.

St. Louis County & Yellow Cab offers over 250 taxicabs, and there are several other taxi services in the city, making it moderately easy to find a cab in the city.

Hungry? Prices for a meal for two at mid-range restaurants in St. Louis range between $35 and $65 and average out at about $50, while a regular cappuccino costs $3.75 on average.

For the utilities in a 915-square-foot apartment, St. Louis residents pay around $144, which is slightly lower than the national average of $147.

Average Rent in Saint Louis, MO

  • Saint Louis, MO Average Rental Price, February 2020 $960 /mo

Saint Louis, MO Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5003%
  • $501-$70028%
  • $701-$1,00039%
  • $1,001-$1,50021%
  • $1,501-$2,0007%
  • > $2,0003%

Saint Louis, MO Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Feb / 2020
Saint Louis, MO $860 $869 $884 $882 $887 $906 $912 $928 $942 $955 $960
National $1,340 $1,337 $1,368 $1,371 $1,374 $1,408 $1,417 $1,422 $1,458 $1,466 $1,468

Living in Saint Louis

Despite the large percentage of middle-aged inhabitants, the St. Louis nightlife offers plenty of options that cater to the young population, mainly for those in their twenties. Finally, the general cost of living is lower than in many other places in the state and elsewhere, making it easy to enjoy the city on a budget.

However, there are also a few disadvantages of living in St. Louis. St. Louis ranked as one of the worst cities to raise a family due to poorly performing public schools and the small number of children under the age of eighteen living in the city.

St. Louis’ job growth lags other U.S. cities despite 2016 being its best year in this regard since 2006, and its reputation as a good place for college graduates to settle.

Although the number of crimes in St. Louis has been on a slow decline since 2011, the city has consistently been named one of the most dangerous cities in the U.S. due to its above-average crime rates both in the city and in the wider metropolitan area.

Things to do in St. Louis

New residents will find a lot of interesting and unique things to do in St. Louis. One of the first things you should do is to check out the St. Louis Gateway Arch—built as a memorial to President Thomas Jefferson, the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark’s historic expedition.

The St. Louis Zoo is always a great place to go for a Sunday outing. Named one of the nation’s best zoological parks, it showcases more than 18,000 wild animals.

You will never tire of the number of museums in the city either. For example, if you are a dog lover, be sure to also check out the St. Louis Museum of the Dog, the world’s only museum that is dedicated exclusively to man’s best friend.

Sports activities abound in St. Louis too. Going to a ball game in St. Louis is more than just going to Busch Stadium and see the Cardinals play.  You can grab a drink before the game at the first-of-its-kind Ballpark Village just north of the stadium, then get settled in the 47,000-seat stadium for an enjoyable night of baseball.

Visiting the historic Union Station is another truly unique St. Louis experience—after ceasing railroad operations, the station reopened in 1985 as one of St. Louis’ best places to eat, drink, and shop.

Some of the biggest annual events in St. Louis include The Loop Ice Carnival, the St. Louis Earth Day Festival, and the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival.

Bringing the family to Carondelet Park, Tower Grove Park, Forest Park, Longview Farm, or Downtown’s Citygarden Park in are some of the best things to do with kids in St. Louis.

Employment & Economy in Saint Louis

St. Louis is home to 19 Fortune 1000 companies, including the brewing company Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., and the original location of Panera Bread (known there as the St. Louis Bread Co.) - one of the city’s three fastest-growing national companies. St. Louis is also active in the manufacturing sector as well as the base for numerous national insurance and brokerage firms.

Saint Louis, MO Households

  • Total Number of Households391,588
  • Family 218,841
    Non-family 172,747
  • Children 102,799
    No Children 288,788
  • Average People Per Household2.35
  • Median Household Income$52,145
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$914

Top Colleges in St. Louis

Continuing your education will not be a problem when living in St. Louis.

St. Louis University, the oldest university west of the Mississippi, is located on the Mississippi Riverfront. Other top St. Louis schools include Washington University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Webster University.

Saint Louis, MO Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School36%
  • Some College29%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree24%

Tips for Renting in St Louis

If you are looking to move to St. Louis from Chicago, one of the first things you will notice is the amount of space.  The population density, even downtown, is much lower. Moving to St. Louis from New York or California, you will notice that life runs at a much slower pace on the banks of the Mississippi River.

In St. Louis, landlords are required to give at least a 60-day notice to terminate the tenancy of a year-to-year leasing contract. Similarly, month-to-month leases require written notice at least one month prior.

If the lease has been violated in any way, however, St. Louis landlords are permitted to give notice as late as only ten days before the move-out day.

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