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Cheap Apartments for Rent in San Jose, CA - 10 Rentals available

Apartments Under $2,000

  • Apartment
    840 Villa Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126
    $1,825
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Available Today!
    (650) 731-0874
  • Apartment
    158, 166 & 174 Revey Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
    $1,995 - $2,095
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    L. Nelson Properties, Inc.
    Available Today!
    (650) 350-1303

Apartments Under $2,200

  • Apartment
    1489 Fruitdale Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
    $2,095 - $2,695
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    L. Nelson Properties, Inc.
    Available Today!
    (669) 233-6533
  • Apartment
    480 Boynton Avenue, San Jose, CA 95117
    See current rent specials
    $2,130
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Available Today!
    (408) 984-8249

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Renting a Cheap Apartment in San Jose

Located at the southern end of the Bay Area, San Jose is the heart of the region’s technology-driven economy and considered the unofficial capital of Silicon Valley. The city is also known for offering a lower cost of living than San Francisco and some of the pricier nearby communities. Employment opportunities in San Jose are plentiful, and technology-based jobs typically offer decent wages and high quality of life. Historically a farming community, San Jose has grown quickly to become the third-largest city in California. Residents and workers here submit more patent applications than in any other U.S. city. Recreational opportunities include cycling and hiking. There are many trails located around and between San Jose’s neighborhoods. The San Jose Sharks are the Bay Area’s only National Hockey League team and a popular ticket in San Jose.

San Jose, CA Demographics

  • Total Population1,023,031
  • Female 516,124
    Male 506,907
  • Median Age36.4

Average Rent in San Jose, CA

  • San Jose, CA Average Rental Price, May 2019$2,730/mo

San Jose, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,5001%
  • $1,501-$2,0007%
  • > $2,00092%

San Jose, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jan / 2016 May / 2016 Sept / 2016 Jan / 2017 May / 2017 Sept / 2017 Jan / 2018 May / 2018 May / 2019
San Jose, CA $2,557 $2,592 $2,556 $2,542 $2,648 $2,616 $2,627 $2,627 $2,730
National $1,290 $1,319 $1,334 $1,329 $1,354 $1,366 $1,366 $1,381 $1,396
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Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2018 compared to 2017.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 95110951119511295113951169511795118951199512095121951229512395124951259512695127951289512995130951319513295133951349513595136951389513995148

Check out the average rent prices in San Jose by neighborhood.

San Jose, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households319,558
  • Family 234,219
    Non-family 85,339
  • Children 123,977
    No Children 195,581
  • Average People Per Household3.15
  • Median Household Income$96,662
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,034

San Jose, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School9%
  • Some High School25%
  • Some College22%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree23%
  • Graduate Degree15%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in San Jose, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in San Jose, CA has never been easier. We feature 10 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the San Jose, CA average. What is a cheap rent in San Jose, CA? The average apartment rent in San Jose is $2,730 per month so any rental south of $2,184 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, San Jose, CA rents go as low as $1,825/mo.

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