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Cheap Apartments for Rent in California
2,325 Rentals Available

  • 10121-10131 Buford Avenue, Lennox, CA 90304
    $1,350 - $1,950
    • 1-4 Beds
    Today
  • 442 S. Cochran, Los Angeles, CA 90036
    $1,375
    • Studio-1 Bed
    1 day ago
  • 5826 Carlton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90028
    $1,375
    • Studio
    Today
  • 400 S. Gramercy Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,375 - $1,650
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 339 S. Ardmore Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,375 - $1,650
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 425 S. Alexandria Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,375 - $1,650
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 200 W. Queen Street, Inglewood, CA 90301
    $1,375 - $1,725
    • Studio-3 Beds
    Today
  • 719 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90029
    $1,390
    • Studio
    Today
  • 5500 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90805
    $1,395
    • 1 Bed
    Today
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    539 S. Manhattan Pl., Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,395
    • Studio
    1 day ago
  • 330 15Th Street, San Diego, CA 92101
    $1,395 - $1,475
    • Studio
    Today
  • 3003 Leeward Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90005
    $1,395 - $1,495
    • Studio
    Today
  • (3)
    7010 Sepulveda Boulevard, Van Nuys, CA 91405
    $1,395 - $1,550
    • Studio-1 Bed
    Today
  • (1)
    4110 Long Beach Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90807
    $1,395 - $1,595
    • 1-2 Beds
    Today
  • 4611-29 La Mirada Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029
    $1,395 - $1,595
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 432 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,395 - $1,795
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 258 S. Serrano Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90004
    $1,395 - $1,795
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 431 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,395 - $1,795
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 5430 Carlton Way, Los Angeles, CA 90027
    $1,395 - $2,150
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 235 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004
    $1,395 - $2,295
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 423 S. Westmoreland, Los Angeles, CA 90020
    $1,395 - $2,350
    • Studio-2 Beds
    1 day ago
  • 1257 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95825
    $1,400
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • (10)
    7125 Lennox Avenue, Van Nuys, CA 91405
    $1,400
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Today
  • 1412 Gordon St., Los Angeles, CA 90028
    $1,400 - $1,550
    • Studio-1 Bed
    Today
  • 822 South Park View, Los Angeles, CA 90057
    $1,400 - $1,591
    • Studio-1 Bed
    Today

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in California?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $545 and $10,638. Find cheap apartments in California.

How many cheap rentals are available in California on RENTCafé?

There are 1845 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in California were last updated on 28 Jul 2021.

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

The average California cheap apartment size is 572 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, July 2021 $2,181 /mo

California Apartment Rent Ranges

California Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021
California $1,964 $2,050 $2,054 $2,104 $2,120 $2,128 $2,086 $2,077 $2,080 $2,181
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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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

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in California? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in California has never been easier. We feature 2,324 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 $2,181 per month so any rental south of $1,745 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, California rents go as low as $525/mo.

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