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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the cheapest apartments in Los Angeles, CA?
Many factors can influence the price of a rental, including its size and location. Depending on where you want to rent and how much space you need, prices vary. The cheapest apartments are likely to be studios—smaller apartments—located further away from major interest points in the Los Angeles, CA area.
How big is a cheap apartment in Los Angeles, CA?
“Cheap” is a relative term which does not imply that the apartment is extremely small or low-quality. There are buildings and units specifically built for affordability purposes. As such, you can find cheap apartments in any size, ranging from studio apartments, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, to even 3-bedroom apartments. The average size of an apartment in Los Angeles, CA is 791 sq. ft.
How much rent can I afford in Los Angeles, CA?
The recommended percentage to be spent on rent is 30% of your monthly income. To figure out how much that means, you can use RENTCafé’s rent affordability calculator to find your range for rentals in Los Angeles, CA.
How can I search for cheap apartments for rent in Los Angeles, CA?
When searching for specific types of rental apartments in Los Angeles, CA, go on RENTCafé’s search page and filter by price, size, or amenities. For cheap apartments, you can either type in a price range, or sort them automatically by selecting “cheap” under the “price category” from the “more” drop-down menu.
Renting a Cheap Apartment in Los Angeles
A city of the world, Los Angeles is huge, eclectic, diverse, and impossible to encapsulate in just a few sentences. The allure of Southern California, with its sunny days and sandy beaches, draws millions of people to Los Angeles. They deal with smoggy days and jam-packed freeways for the privilege of living here. Home of the Lakers and the Dodgers, the city is currently in the process of welcoming a National Football League team back to LA. Downtown LA is becoming a more welcoming destination with the building of the Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Staples Center. Public transportation options are expanding and more residents try to get to work on bike, bus or foot to avoid the frequent traffic jams. Los Angeles is ever-changing and offers something for everyone.
Los Angeles, CA Demographics
- Total Population3,949,776
Female 1,953,844Male 1,995,932
- Median Age35.2
Average Rent in Los Angeles, CA
- Los Angeles, CA Average Rental Price, December 2019 $2,546 /mo
Los Angeles, CA Apartment Rent Ranges
- > $2,00067%
Los Angeles, CA Rent Trends
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Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2019 compared to 2018.
Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.
Los Angeles, CA Households
- Total Number of Households1,364,227
Family 817,668Non-family 546,559
Children 414,721No Children 949,506
- Average People Per Household2.83
- Median Household Income$54,501
- Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,467
Los Angeles, CA Education Statistics
- No High School13%
- Some High School30%
- Some College21%
- Associate Degree6%
- Bachelor Degree20%
- Graduate Degree10%
Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Los Angeles, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Los Angeles, CA has never been easier. We feature 1,401 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Los Angeles, CA average. What is a cheap rent in Los Angeles, CA? The average apartment rent in Los Angeles is $2,546 per month so any rental south of $2,037 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Los Angeles, CA rents go as low as $925/mo.