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Apartments for Rent in Salt Lake City, UT under $1300 – 54 Rentals available


Salt Lake City’s average rent reached $1,278 in April

Salt Lake City’s average rent reached $1,278 in April, after a 2.7% increase since last year. A major Utah job hub with a 48% renter share, Salt Lake City is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417. [View Full Report]

Salt Lake City apartment rent report

Salt Lake City’s average rent was $1,278 in April

Salt Lake City’s average rent reached $1,278 in April, after a 2.7% increase since last year. A major Utah job hub with a 48% renter share, Salt Lake City is a desirable place to live and work in, with apartment prices below the national average of $1,417.

The average rent for an apartment in Salt Lake City rose slower than in other surrounding cities, such as West Jordan ($1,258), where prices went up by 5.7%. Meanwhile, apartment rates in West Valley City increased by 7.5%, reaching a $1,221 average.

Salt Lake City apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the largest renter hubs in the Salt Lake City area

Provo ties with Midvale as the largest renter hubs in the Salt Lake City area, with a 57% share of tenants. Provo has a $1,461 average rent (up by 5% since last year), while Midvale apartments go for $1,168 on average, after a 2.8% increase.

Salt Lake City comes in third, followed by Clearfield (42% renters), where rental prices circle around $1,135, after a 7.6% yearly increase. Last but not least, Ogden's 39% share of renters places it fifth among the area’s renter hubs. The city’s average rent reached $994 in April, going up by 3.8% in the past year. 

The priciest and cheapest cities for renters in the Salt Lake City area

Provo is the priciest city for renters in the Salt Lake City area, with apartments renting for $1,461 per month. South Jordan’s $1,400 rate is the second most expensive, while apartments in Herriman ($1,395) come in third.

For renters in search of budget-friendly apartments, Ogden's $994 average rent is the cheapest in the Salt Lake City area, followed by Taylorsville's $1,054 rate. Clearfield rentals are the third least pricey on the list, with a $1,135 average rent as of April.

Salt Lake City apartment rents in popular ZIP codes for renters

Among Salt Lake City's most popular renter ZIP codes, 84116 has a $1,088 average rent, below the city average ($1,278). At the same time, rentals in ZIP 84107 go for $1,115, while prices in ZIP 84123 circle around $1,068. Apartment rents in ZIP 84111 clock in at around $1,462, higher than the Salt Lake City average, while rates in ZIP 84103 average at $1,714.

Check out how average rents evolved across the Salt Lake City area

Salt Lake City 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.

A Guide to Salt Lake City, the City of the Saints

Situated at the foot of the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountains, Salt Lake City is the largest city and the state capital of Utah. With a population around 200,000, the city is famous for its Mormon community and its breathtaking scenery, and it is also a fast-growing economic center.

Salt Lake City, UT Demographics

  • Total Population197,756
  • Female 100,748
    Male 97,008
  • Median Age32.3

What to Know Before Moving to Salt Lake City, UT

Founded in 1847 by members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) seeking to escape persecution, the city was originally called Great Salt Lake City, due to its proximity to the Great Salt Lake. The ‘Great’ was removed from the name in 1868, yet most Salt Lakers will tell you that it still applies. The city is large enough to have an urban ambiance, while at the same time being small enough that you can feel part of a community. Here’s what you need to know.

Average Rent in Salt Lake City, UT

  • Salt Lake City, UT Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,289 /mo

    Salt Lake City, UT Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00021%
    • $1,001-$1,50058%
    • $1,501-$2,00016%
    • > $2,0005%

    Salt Lake City, UT 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
    Salt Lake City, UT $1,112 $1,160 $1,198 $1,200 $1,235 $1,253 $1,244 $1,239 $1,258 $1,272 $1,289
    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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    Is Salt Lake City a good place to live?

    Salt Lake City often gets highly ranked, whether as one of the country’s healthiest cities, one of the best cities in which to live, or one of the best places for young professionals in the area. Let’s take a look at some of the facts behind the figures.

    Employment

    With an active workforce of around 100,000, Salt Lake City provides plenty of job opportunities. The most common industries by numbers of employees are educational services, health care and social assistance, and the retail trade. The city saw great economic growth due to the mining boom in the 19th century, and to this day, the highest-paying industry in the city is mining, quarrying and extraction.

    Economy

    The median household income in Salt Lake City is $54,009, which, in spite of the year-over-year growth, is lower than the US average. However, with an annual growth of 7.26% between 2016 and 2017, a trend that is still on the rise, the future looks bright. A healthy business climate in the city encourages high-tech start-ups.

    Transportation

    In terms of public transport, the Utah Transit Authority provides residents with a bus system, light rail, and commuter rail line services. The average commute time is 18.5 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 25.1 minutes.

    Education

    Although Utah spends less per student than any other US state, Salt Lake City is home to 55 public schools and many of these are highly rated. The city also provides several options for higher education, such as Westminster College, LDS Business College, and the University of Utah.

    Entertainment

    The city offers a diverse scene of year-round events, from live music and film festivals to its own take on Oktoberfest. Having the mountains literally in your backyard is a great bonus for those into outdoor activities. Salt Lake City has several world-class ski resorts, and it even played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. And with a thriving restaurant scene, you can rest assured that you can get a very good meal in The City of the Saints.

    What is Salt Lake City famous for?

    While Salt Lake City is surrounded by a lot of misconceptions regarding laws about the number of wives you can have, and so forth, there’s more than just the Mormon community that made the city famous. Salt Lakers take great pride in their snow, which is backed by science in its claim of being The Greatest Snow on Earth. The city is also known by classical music lovers throughout the world for its Tabernacle Choir.

    What Does the Moving Process to Salt Lake City, UT Involve?

    Start planning your move to Salt Lake City by taking a moment to browse the rental listings available in the city. The average apartment size is 833 sq. ft. and the average rent per month is $1,254. This is slightly higher than the rates in many similarly sized cities, but you will be able to mitigate the cost by looking into rental options outside the town center.

    Vehicle registration should be taken care of within the first 60 days of moving into the city, which should provide you with ample time to sort out residency, employment, finding a place to live, and enrolling your kids in school.

    Salt Lake City, UT Households

    • Total Number of Households79,264
    • Family 39,934
      Non-family 39,330
    • Children 19,062
      No Children 60,202
    • Average People Per Household2.42
    • Median Household Income$60,676
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,078

    What are the costs of moving to Salt Lake City, UT?

    If you’ve had enough of palm trees and beaches and fancy a change of scenery, then you can count yourself among the many Californians thinking of relocating to Salt Lake City. For such a move you might expect to pay anywhere between $3,600 and $4,000. Moving from Nevada might see the costs drop down to $3,000, while the starting price for coming from Seattle could be around $3,500. Relocating in spring or summer will see the prices go up further, so plan your budget in advance and with this in mind.

    Salt Lake City moving companies charge $357, on average, for a move that takes 3 hours and requires 2 helpers. The most popular moves in the city are for 2-bedroom apartments, and if you don’t need an extra pair of hands for packaging, tidying up and decluttering, you can find rates as low as $70 per hour.

    Salt Lake City, UT Education Statistics

    • No High School5%
    • Some High School25%
    • Some College21%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree24%
    • Graduate Degree18%

    What Are the Storage Options in Salt Lake City, UT?

    Wedged in between two mountain ranges, Salt Lake City has no shortage of self storage facilities, with no fewer than 88 of them across the city. With amenities such as air conditioning, 24-hour access, parking and on-site managers, you can rest assured that your belongings are in safe hands. Depending on how much space you need, you can find units as small as 4 sq.ft. or covering more than 1,200 sq. ft., with prices ranging from $15 to $1,000. Check out self storage listings on RENTCafe.com to find the ideal solution for your move.

    Search for apartments in Salt Lake City, UT under $1,300

    There’s more than one way to spend $1,300 on rent in Salt Lake City, UT, so the first step is to start thinking about what you really want from your new home. Be mindful of what makes you tick. Look for 2 bedroom apartments for rent for less than $1,300 if you want to share your living space and don’t mind being further away from the city center. Search for 3 bedroom apartments if you’re moving in with family or planning to share part of your life and living expenses with more friends. If city bustle is what you live for, you might want to search for a studio or 1 bedroom apartment closer to the city center.

    The perfect $1,300 rental near you

    Don’t dismiss the idea of a studio just because it sounds small and featureless: studios come in many shapes and sizes, and it only takes a few strikes of creativity to go from drab to lively. If an all-in-one-room apartment spells total lack of privacy for you, have a look at the 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Salt Lake City, UT. Customize your search by using more RENTCafé filters. Decide what amenities you can’t live without and focus your search on the apartments that offer them. Are you bringing in a pet? Narrow your options to pet-friendly apartments for rent. Want more windows so that natural light floods your home? Hardwood floors or plush carpet in the living area? There are 29 apartments for rent below $1,300 in Salt Lake City, UT for every taste. Decide what you need, stay focused, and you’re bound to find your perfect apartment in no time.

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