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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Charleston, SC - 173 Rentals available


Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392. [View Full Report]

Charleston apartment rent report

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January

Charleston’s average rent reached $1,429 in January, after a 2.7% increase since last year. Renters make up 42% of Charleston’s population. The largest city in South Carolina is a great place to live and work, with apartment prices above the national average of $1,392.

This January, the average rent for an apartment in Charleston has increased more than in other surrounding cities, such as North Charleston, where rates went up by 1.4%, reaching $1,088. On the other hand, apartment rents in Mount Pleasant went up by 0.9% and reached $1,478.

Charleston apartment rent report

What it costs to rent in the Charleston metro area

Despite a 1.4% increase, Hanahan rentals are the most budget-friendly option in the Charleston area, with an average price of $1,039. At $1,200 a month, following a 1.3% increase, renting in Goose Creek is another attractive option. Average rent in Summerville reached $1,205 after a 3.4% yearly increase. In Ladson, apartments go for $1,253 in January, which is 6.5% more than last year.

Charleston apartment rent report

Methodology

RENTCafe.com is a nationwide apartment search website that enables renters to easily find apartments and houses for rent throughout the United States. 

The data on average rents included in our reports comes directly from competitively-rented (market-rate) large-scale multifamily properties (50+ units in size), via telephone survey. The data is compiled and reported by our sister company Yardi Matrix, a business development and asset management tool for brokers, sponsors, banks and equity sources underwriting investments in the multifamily, office, industrial and self-storage sectors. Fully-affordable properties are not included in the survey and are not reported in rental rate averages. Local rent reports include only cities with a statistically-relevant stock of large-scale multifamily properties of 50+ units.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a cheap apartment in Charleston, SC?

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $875 and $3,333. Find cheap apartments in Charleston, SC.

How many cheap rentals are available in Charleston, SC on RENTCafé?

There are 112 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Charleston, SC were last updated on 22 Jun 2021.

What is the average size of a cheap apartment in Charleston, SC?

The average Charleston, SC cheap apartment size is 933 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a cheap apartment in Charleston, SC?

Cheap apartments in Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC?

A cheap apartment in Charleston, SC 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 Charleston, SC.

Charleston, SC Demographics

  • Total Population135,257
  • Female 63,863
    Male 71,394
  • Median Age34.8

Average Rent in Charleston, SC

  • Charleston, SC Average Rental Price, May 2021 $1,513 /mo

    Charleston, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $701-$1,00010%
    • $1,001-$1,50053%
    • $1,501-$2,00025%
    • > $2,00012%

    Charleston, SC 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
    Charleston, SC $1,276 $1,312 $1,315 $1,307 $1,364 $1,375 $1,378 $1,387 $1,432 $1,488 $1,513
    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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    Charleston, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households55,889
    • Family 29,424
      Non-family 26,465
    • Children 12,057
      No Children 43,832
    • Average People Per Household2.31
    • Median Household Income$68,438
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,379

    Charleston, SC Education Statistics

    • No High School1%
    • Some High School21%
    • Some College21%
    • Associate Degree7%
    • Bachelor Degree32%
    • Graduate Degree17%

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