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Finding the right apartment as far as size and location go is one aspect of apartment searching, but making sure that it provides all that you need within a reasonable price is another. On RENTCafé, you can search for cheap apartments near you and ensure that you find one that suites your needs. Worried the neighborhood or city you are looking to move to is known to have higher rents? You can browse our listings and find the cheap apartments in any location, whether you are looking at a specific neighborhood, ZIP code, or city.

The perfect apartment for you is out there, either near you or anywhere in the U.S. that you are looking to move to. So, let's find the one that satisfies your wants and needs, but that also comes at an affordable price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $580 and $2,397. Find cheap apartments in Birmingham, AL.

How many cheap rentals are available in Birmingham, AL on RENTCafé?

There are 162 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Birmingham, AL were last updated on 12 Sep 2019.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Birmingham, AL?

The average Birmingham, AL cheap apartment size is 909 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Birmingham, AL?

Cheap apartments in Birmingham, AL are usually less expensive, smaller, and easier to maintain. They also come with lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a cheap apartment in Birmingham, AL?

A cheap apartment in Birmingham, AL offers little storage space and fewer amenities compared to other apartments. You might be interested in studio apartments, 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RENTCafé apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Birmingham

Steel production, banking and biotech dominate the economy of this Southern city. Birmingham was a center of the civil rights movement and is Alabama’s largest city. Many of the city’s residential communities are located near idyllic water features. Several major universities and companies are located in the area. In an effort to crack down on crime, a specialized patrol that focuses on the city’s downtown has had major success. There are a variety of venues for art and cultural experiences, and the annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival is a draw for visitors and locals alike. Enjoy the area’s golf courses and nearby mountain recreation opportunities, and come home to a comfortable Birmingham apartment. Lots of options await in our listings.

Birmingham, AL Demographics

  • Total Population212,021
  • Female 99,370
    Male 112,651
  • Median Age35.8

Average Rent in Birmingham, AL

  • Birmingham, AL Average Rental Price, October 2020 $1,087 /mo

Birmingham, AL Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5002%
  • $501-$7009%
  • $701-$1,00038%
  • $1,001-$1,50040%
  • $1,501-$2,0009%
  • > $2,0002%

Birmingham, AL Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Birmingham, AL $932 $924 $953 $968 $961 $993 $1,022 $1,033 $1,018 $1,042 $1,087
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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Birmingham, AL Households

  • Total Number of Households89,880
  • Family 47,050
    Non-family 42,830
  • Children 21,902
    No Children 67,978
  • Average People Per Household2.26
  • Median Household Income$35,346
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$788

Birmingham, AL Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School38%
  • Some College27%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree16%
  • Graduate Degree8%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Birmingham, AL? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Birmingham, AL has never been easier. We feature 177 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Birmingham, AL average. What is a cheap rent in Birmingham, AL? The average apartment rent in Birmingham is $1,087 per month so any rental south of $870 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Birmingham, AL rents go as low as $580/mo.

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