Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Gainesville, FL? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Gainesville, FL has never been easier. We feature 17 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Gainesville, FL average. What is a cheap rent in Gainesville, FL? The average apartment rent in Gainesville is $1,182 per month so any rental south of $946 would be considered cheap here. Size matters though, so if you are in a market for a studio, expect to pay around $545 per month. If you’re looking to upgrade to a 1-bedroom apartment you’ll pay around $564, while a cheap 2-bedroom apartment will cost you about $747 per month. On RENTCafé, Gainesville, FL rents go as low as $519/mo. If you’re looking to rent in the cheapest Gainesville neighborhood, check out the rentals in Phoenix, where the average rent is $1,209/month.