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Cheap Apartments for Rent in San Mateo, CA - 26 Rentals available


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in San Mateo, CA?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $1,895 and $3,550. Find cheap apartments in San Mateo, CA.

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

The average San Mateo, CA cheap apartment size is 777 sq. ft.

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

Cheap apartments in San Mateo, 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 Mateo, CA?

A cheap apartment in San Mateo, 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 Mateo, CA.

San Mateo, CA Demographics

  • Total Population104,333
  • Female 52,146
    Male 52,187
  • Median Age38.2

Average Rent in San Mateo, CA

  • San Mateo, CA Average Rental Price, May 2021 $2,908 /mo

    San Mateo, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $1,501-$2,0005%
    • > $2,00095%

    San Mateo, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 May / 2021
    San Mateo, CA $3,113 $3,268 $3,227 $3,212 $3,361 $3,283 $3,380 $3,156 $2,891 $2,842 $2,908
    National $1,314 $1,345 $1,354 $1,358 $1,390 $1,397 $1,400 $1,392 $1,396 $1,407 $1,428
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    San Mateo, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households38,549
    • Family 24,425
      Non-family 14,124
    • Children 11,732
      No Children 26,817
    • Average People Per Household2.67
    • Median Household Income$124,842
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,550

    San Mateo, CA Education Statistics

    • No High School6%
    • Some High School18%
    • Some College20%
    • Associate Degree6%
    • Bachelor Degree29%
    • Graduate Degree21%

    Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in San Mateo, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in San Mateo, CA has never been easier. We feature 26 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the San Mateo, CA average. What is a cheap rent in San Mateo, CA? The average apartment rent in San Mateo is $2,908 per month so any rental south of $2,326 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, San Mateo, CA rents go as low as $1,725/mo.

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