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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Costa Mesa, CA
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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 average size of a cheap apartment in Costa Mesa, CA?

The average Costa Mesa, CA cheap apartment size is 970 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Costa Mesa, CA?

Cheap apartments in Costa Mesa, CA 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 Costa Mesa, CA?

A cheap apartment in Costa Mesa, CA 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 Costa Mesa, CA.

Costa Mesa, CA Demographics

  • Total Population113,159
  • Female 56,956
    Male 56,203
  • Median Age35.2

Average Rent in Costa Mesa, CA

  • Costa Mesa, CA Average Rental Price, August 2021 $2,327 /mo

    Costa Mesa, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    Costa Mesa, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Aug / 2021
    Costa Mesa, CA $2,026 $2,066 $2,068 $2,074 $2,129 $2,137 $2,084 $2,108 $2,126 $2,274 $2,327
    National $1,347 $1,356 $1,361 $1,393 $1,400 $1,402 $1,393 $1,397 $1,485 $1,510 $1,539

    Costa Mesa, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households40,986
    • Family 24,389
      Non-family 16,597
    • Children 12,296
      No Children 28,690
    • Average People Per Household2.71
    • Median Household Income$84,138
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,945

    Costa Mesa, CA Education Statistics

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