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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Cincinnati, OH - 109 Rentals available

Apartments Under $600

  • 2215, 2217, & 2219 Ohio Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45220
    $595 - $795
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Bath
    Gaslight Property Management, LTD.
    Available Today! Last updated 22 Jun 2021
    (513) 559-1338

Apartments Under $700

Apartments Under $800

Apartments Under $900

Apartments Under $1,000

  • 11600 Timber Ridge Lane, Cincinnati, OH 45241
    $920
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    BRG Realty Group, LLC
    Last updated 22 Jun 2021
    (844) 379-4720
  • 4201 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45229
    $935 - $1,010
    • 1-4 Beds
    • 1-3 Baths
    Fath Management Co.
    Last updated 22 Jun 2021
    (844) 379-7874
  • 12131 Sycamore Terrace Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45249
    $959 - $1,429
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Monarch Investments
    Last updated 22 Jun 2021
    (513) 854-0861

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Cincinnati, OH?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $645 and $1,575. Find cheap apartments in Cincinnati, OH.

How many cheap rentals are available in Cincinnati, OH on RENTCafé?

There are 88 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Cincinnati, OH were last updated on 22 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Cincinnati, OH?

The average Cincinnati, OH cheap apartment size is 615 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Cincinnati, OH?

Cheap apartments in Cincinnati, OH 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 Cincinnati, OH?

A cheap apartment in Cincinnati, OH 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 Cincinnati, OH.

Renter's Guide to Cincinnati

The city of Cincinnati is known for its sports teams, universities, museums, and German influenced food.

Cincinnati is the third largest city in Ohio and has diverse neighborhoods with great dining. Cincinnati has a long history; it was first settled in 1788 and over the years has become a thriving but very livable city. Cincinnati has a total area of 79.54 square miles.

Cincinnati is just across the Ohio River from Kentucky and a mere 106 miles from Ohio’s current largest city, Columbus. Cincinnati offers all four seasons, a distinct winter, spring, summer and fall. Snowfall is common in January but the springs and summers are warm and sunny. July is the warmest summer month with the average temperature reaching 75.9 degrees.

Cincinnati, OH Demographics

  • Total Population301,394
  • Female 145,900
    Male 155,494
  • Median Age32.2

Cost of Living in Cincinnati, OH

The average cost for a meal out in one of Cincinnati’s most famous but cheap restaurants like Skyline Chili could be as little as $20 for two people. A cappuccino costs about $3.50 and a meal at a mid range restaurant costs around $45 for two people.

The average monthly utility cost in Cincinnati for water, electric, heating, and garbage collection is about $140.00. This is close to the US average of $147.00.

Average Rent in Cincinnati, OH

  • Cincinnati, OH Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,040 /mo

    Cincinnati, OH Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$70015%
    • $701-$1,00045%
    • $1,001-$1,50029%
    • $1,501-$2,0008%
    • > $2,0003%

    Cincinnati, OH 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
    Cincinnati, OH $944 $957 $970 $977 $999 $1,028 $1,016 $1,022 $1,030 $1,022 $1,040
    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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    Living in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati has a great climate and a lively sports and arts scene. There are two professional sports teams in Cincinnati: the NFL football team - The Cincinnati Bengals, and the Cincinnati Reds, in the National League of Major League Baseball.

    Compared to other cities of similar size Cincinnati does not have a strong public transit system, however, the city is working to change that by making the Streetcar available to the public in September 2016.

    Things to do in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati has a long history of German influence and this can still be seen in the bakeries, butcher shops, and ice cream shops that exist in nearly every Cincinnati neighborhood to this day. Cincinnati is also very well known for its Oktoberfest Celebration which rivals the celebrations in Germany.

    Cincinnati was also an important stop on the Underground Railroad of the Civil War and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was built in the city for that very reason.

    One of the top attractions in Cincinnati in spring, summer, and fall are going to see the Cincinnati Reds play baseball. In the fall and winter, the Cincinnati Bengals football team is an even bigger draw. Both teams play home games in downtown Cincinnati and the environment for all the games is family friendly or perfect for a couple on a date. The Bengals play in Paul Brown Stadium and the Reds play in Great American Ball Park. Both facilities are only a few years old and offer fun for the entire family.

    The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens are a wonderful place to visit anytime of year. In the winter, go at night and enjoy the Festival of Lights at the zoo. In the summer, stroll the lovely grounds and explore the Africa exhibit and stop by the Elephant Reserve.

    A visit to the Krohn Conservatory is another prime opportunity to explore in Cincinnati. These lush botanical gardens also offer revolving butterfly shows, perfect for kids! Guests can mingle with beautiful and exotic butterflies.

    The Cincinnati Art Museums is one of the oldest art museums in the entire country and has a stellar permanent collection as well as exciting rotating exhibits.

    A popular annual event in Cincinnati is Oktoberfest, one of the largest Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Germany. Cincinnati is also well known for its fireworks display on the 4th of July which is free to watch!

    Shopping Venues and Parks in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati has great shopping options such as Rookwood Commons which has a variety of higher end stores and Cincinnati Premium Outlets, the perfect place to score a deal.

    Top parks in Cincinnati include Eden Park which offers gardens, walking paths, and views of the Ohio River. Alms Park is another option with 94 acres, panoramic views, and hiking trails. Bellevue Park is a bit lesser known than Eden Park or Alms Park but at 400 feet high the views should not be missed!

    Employment & Economy

    Cincinnati is home to Children’s Hospital, a major employer and a cutting-edge facility for children’s health. It is the third largest employer behind the University of Cincinnati. The Kroger Company is the largest employer in Cincinnati.

    Cincinnati is home to three Fortune 500 Companies: The Kroger Company, which owns Kroger Grocery stores, Macy’s, which owns Macy’s department stores, and Procter & Gamble, a major manufacturer of consumer goods including family, personal, and household care products.

    Cincinnati, OH Households

    • Total Number of Households137,333
    • Family 62,226
      Non-family 75,107
    • Children 33,452
      No Children 103,881
    • Average People Per Household2.1
    • Median Household Income$40,640
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$831

    Education in Cincinnati

    Cincinnati Public Schools is the largest public school district in Greater Cincinnati, the third-largest district in Ohio and one of Cincinnati's largest employers, with about 4,500 people. CPC schools offer a blended learning initiative that combines face to face learning with online learning to prepare students for the tech savvy modern world outside of the classroom.

    Cincinnati also has several colleges for further education including the University of Cincinnati. UC is located in the heart of downtown and has a top tier basketball team. It’s a great place to earn a higher degree. Another top university in Cincinnati is Xavier University. Xavier has a much smaller enrollment than University of Cincinnati with about 4500 undergraduate students to UC’s 40,000. Xavier is also well known for its own top tier basketball program

    Cincinnati, OH Education Statistics

    • No High School3%
    • Some High School35%
    • Some College22%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree20%
    • Graduate Degree13%

    Tips for Renting in Cincinnati

    For those considering a move to Cincinnati, the neighborhood of Mount Adams stands out as a premier place to live for Millennials. It gets great reviews from singles and young couples due to its lively nightlife and eclectic dining scene. For those wanting something a bit quieter, Pleasant Ridge is a top option. It’s a bit quieter and more family-friendly.

    Renters’ rights are protected in Cincinnati. When it comes to rental agreements, Ohio law forbids landlords from shifting certain responsibilities or liabilities to a tenant. Such clauses in a lease cannot be enforced against the tenant. Furthermore, since landlords almost always write the lease, courts typically rule that any unclear or convoluted terms will be decided in favor of the tenant and against the landlord.

    One tip for those relocating to Cincinnati is to be aware that the city essentially shuts down on baseball’s opening day! And since winter can bring snow in Cincinnati, the best time to move is spring, summer or fall if at all possible.

    Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Cincinnati, OH? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Cincinnati, OH has never been easier. We feature 109 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Cincinnati, OH average. What is a cheap rent in Cincinnati, OH? The average apartment rent in Cincinnati is $1,040 per month so any rental south of $832 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Cincinnati, OH rents go as low as $595/mo.

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