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Cheap Apartments for Rent in San Francisco, CA - 514 Rentals available

Apartments Under $1,200

  • 351 Turk Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
    $1,000 - $1,500
    • Studio
    • 1 Bath
    MAG Management
    Available Today! Last updated 15 Jan 2021
    (415) 885-3343

Apartments Under $1,400

Apartments Under $1,600

Apartments Under $1,800


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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 San Francisco, CA?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $1,000 and $8,641. Find cheap apartments in San Francisco, CA.

How many cheap rentals are available in San Francisco, CA on RENTCafé?

There are 502 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in San Francisco, CA were last updated on 15 Jan 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in San Francisco, CA?

The average San Francisco, CA cheap apartment size is 268 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in San Francisco, CA?

Cheap apartments in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco, CA?

A cheap apartment in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco, CA.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in San Francisco

Known for being one of the most progressive political cities in the United States, San Francisco’s romantic perch on the edge of the Pacific has inspired residents and writers for decades. The city has led the way in green initiatives like car sharing and plastic bag bans. San Francisco is currently experiencing a mini-tech boom in its economy as new and established companies choose to base their businesses in this great city. Dining, art, nightlife and recreation opportunities here are unparalleled in their diversity. A walk around Coit Tower or the Palace of the Fine Arts are two great ways to experience the best of San Francisco.

San Francisco, CA Demographics

  • Total Population870,044
  • Female 443,970
    Male 426,074
  • Median Age38.2

Average Rent in San Francisco, CA

  • San Francisco, CA Average Rental Price, October 2020 $3,111 /mo

San Francisco, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,5003%
  • $1,501-$2,0008%
  • > $2,00088%

San Francisco, CA 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
San Francisco, CA $3,448 $3,445 $3,564 $3,611 $3,623 $3,706 $3,733 $3,683 $3,667 $3,426 $3,111
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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San Francisco, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households359,673
  • Family 172,190
    Non-family 187,483
  • Children 67,394
    No Children 292,279
  • Average People Per Household2.36
  • Median Household Income$104,552
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,974

San Francisco, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School6%
  • Some High School17%
  • Some College17%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree34%
  • Graduate Degree21%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in San Francisco, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in San Francisco, CA has never been easier. We feature 514 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the San Francisco, CA average. What is a cheap rent in San Francisco, CA? The average apartment rent in San Francisco is $3,111 per month so any rental south of $2,489 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, San Francisco, CA rents go as low as $1,000/mo.

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