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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Columbus, OH - 178 Rentals available

Apartments Under $500

  • 630 E. Town St. Apt. 114, Columbus, OH 43215
    $400 - $750
    • Studio-1 Bed
    • 1 Baths
    Roger C. Perry & Co.
    Available Today! Last updated 20 Jan 2021
    (614) 461-9441

Apartments Under $600

Apartments Under $700

Apartments Under $800

  • 1881 Solera Drive, Columbus, OH 43229
    $700 - $1,210
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2.5 Baths
    Oakland Management Corporation
    Last updated 20 Jan 2021
    (833) 399-2524
  • 4669 E. Main Street, Columbus, OH 43213
    $719 - $1,299
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Towne Properties Asset Mgt Co
    Last updated 20 Jan 2021
    (614) 866-2550

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $400 and $1,321. Find cheap apartments in Columbus, OH.

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

There are 139 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Columbus, OH were last updated on 19 Jan 2021.

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

The average Columbus, OH cheap apartment size is 508 sq. ft.

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

Cheap apartments in Columbus, 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 Columbus, OH?

A cheap apartment in Columbus, 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 Columbus, OH.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Columbus

Ohio’s largest city, Columbus has an outstanding reputation for livability and was named the best place in the country to raise a family by BusinessWeek in 2009. Accolades for its business climate, tech friendliness and educated residents are among Columbus’ selling points. ComFest, a multi-day music event, and the Ohio State Fair draw thousands of residents to Columbus each year. The weather is hot in the summer, and cold but not excessively snowy in the winter. A wide variety of companies make their homes here, creating diverse employment options. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium are nationally famous.

Columbus, OH Demographics

  • Total Population867,628
  • Female 423,547
    Male 444,081
  • Median Age32.2

Average Rent in Columbus, OH

  • Columbus, OH Average Rental Price, October 2020 $985 /mo

Columbus, OH Apartment Rent Ranges

  • < $5001%
  • $501-$70018%
  • $701-$1,00045%
  • $1,001-$1,50030%
  • $1,501-$2,0005%
  • > $2,0002%

Columbus, OH Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Oct / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Oct / 2020
Columbus, OH $877 $884 $911 $914 $922 $941 $940 $941 $960 $982 $985
National $1,377 $1,380 $1,417 $1,426 $1,430 $1,466 $1,466 $1,473 $1,474 $1,461 $1,464
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Columbus, OH Households

  • Total Number of Households352,543
  • Family 189,529
    Non-family 163,014
  • Children 100,183
    No Children 252,360
  • Average People Per Household2.39
  • Median Household Income$51,612
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$985

Columbus, OH Education Statistics

  • No High School3%
  • Some High School33%
  • Some College24%
  • Associate Degree7%
  • Bachelor Degree22%
  • Graduate Degree11%

Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Columbus, OH? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Columbus, OH has never been easier. We feature 178 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Columbus, OH average. What is a cheap rent in Columbus, OH? The average apartment rent in Columbus is $972 per month so any rental south of $778 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Columbus, OH rents go as low as $400/mo.

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