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Cheap Apartments for Rent in East Lansing, MI - 59 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in East Lansing, MI?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $280 and $1,155. Find cheap apartments in East Lansing, MI.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in East Lansing, MI?

The average East Lansing, MI cheap apartment size is 803 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in East Lansing, MI?

Cheap apartments in East Lansing, MI 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 East Lansing, MI?

A cheap apartment in East Lansing, MI 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 East Lansing, MI.

East Lansing, MI Demographics

  • Total Population48,729
  • Female 24,265
    Male 24,464
  • Median Age21.4

Average Rent in East Lansing, MI

  • East Lansing, MI Average Rental Price, April 2021 $1,299 /mo

East Lansing, MI Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7004%
  • $701-$1,00031%
  • $1,001-$1,50041%
  • $1,501-$2,00015%
  • > $2,0009%

East Lansing, MI Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Apr / 2021
East Lansing, MI $1,227 $1,231 $1,250 $1,288 $1,299 $1,281 $1,294 $1,293 $1,306 $1,299
National $1,346 $1,355 $1,359 $1,356 $1,391 $1,398 $1,400 $1,390 $1,395 $1,407
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East Lansing, MI Households

  • Total Number of Households13,519
  • Family 4,684
    Non-family 8,835
  • Children 1,956
    No Children 11,563
  • Average People Per Household2.39
  • Median Household Income$39,867
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,058

East Lansing, MI Education Statistics

  • No High School1%
  • Some High School27%
  • Some College11%
  • Associate Degree6%
  • Bachelor Degree30%
  • Graduate Degree25%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in East Lansing, MI? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in East Lansing, MI has never been easier. We feature 59 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the East Lansing, MI average. What is a cheap rent in East Lansing, MI? The average apartment rent in East Lansing is $1,299 per month so any rental south of $1,039 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, East Lansing, MI rents go as low as $269/mo.

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