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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Santa Monica, CA - 115 Rentals available


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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 Santa Monica, CA?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $1,650 and $2,064. Find cheap apartments in Santa Monica, CA.

How many cheap rentals are available in Santa Monica, CA on RENTCafé?

There are 11 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Santa Monica, CA were last updated on 27 Feb 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

The average Santa Monica, CA cheap apartment size is 450 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Santa Monica, CA?

Cheap apartments in Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA?

A cheap apartment in Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica, CA.

Santa Monica, CA Demographics

  • Total Population91,577
  • Female 45,690
    Male 45,887
  • Median Age40.1

Average Rent in Santa Monica, CA

  • Santa Monica, CA Average Rental Price, February 2021 $3,590 /mo

Santa Monica, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,001-$1,5002%
  • $1,501-$2,0004%
  • > $2,00093%

Santa Monica, CA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Feb / 2021
Santa Monica, CA $3,404 $3,685 $3,703 $3,698 $3,789 $3,851 $3,926 $3,698 $3,590
National $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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Santa Monica, CA Households

  • Total Number of Households45,309
  • Family 18,887
    Non-family 26,422
  • Children 8,053
    No Children 37,256
  • Average People Per Household1.99
  • Median Household Income$96,570
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,976

Santa Monica, CA Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School11%
  • Some College17%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree38%
  • Graduate Degree26%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Santa Monica, CA? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Santa Monica, CA has never been easier. We feature 115 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Santa Monica, CA average. What is a cheap rent in Santa Monica, CA? The average apartment rent in Santa Monica is $3,590 per month so any rental south of $2,872 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Santa Monica, CA rents go as low as $1,445/mo.

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