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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in California?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $519 and $13,256. Find cheap apartments in California.

How many cheap rentals are available in California on RENTCafé?

There are 2423 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in California were last updated on 17 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in California?

The average California cheap apartment size is 570 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in California?

Cheap apartments in California 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 California?

A cheap apartment in California 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 California.

California Demographics

  • Total Population39,278,883
  • Female 19,520,596
    Male 19,758,287
  • Median Age39.4

Average Rent in California

  • California Average Rental Price, June 2021 $2,080 /mo

California Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $701-$1,0003%
  • $1,001-$1,50016%
  • $1,501-$2,00033%
  • > $2,00047%

California Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Jun / 2021
California $1,960 $1,964 $2,050 $2,054 $2,104 $2,120 $2,128 $2,086 $2,077 $2,080
National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407
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California Households

  • Total Number of Households13,045,590
  • Family 8,959,186
    Non-family 4,086,404
  • Children 4,483,109
    No Children 8,562,481
  • Average People Per Household2.79
  • Median Household Income$68,614
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,491

California Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School33%
  • Some College28%
  • Associate Degree8%
  • Bachelor Degree22%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in California? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in California has never been easier. We feature 2,860 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the California average. What is a cheap rent in California? The average apartment rent in California is $2,080 per month so any rental south of $1,664 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, California rents go as low as $519/mo.

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