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Cheap Apartments for Rent in Columbia, SC - 190 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.

The perfect apartment for you is out there, either near you or anywhere in the U.S. that you are looking to move to. So, let's find the one that satisfies your wants and needs, but that also comes at an affordable price.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The price range of a cheap apartment is between $649 and $3,948. Find cheap apartments in Columbia, SC.

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

There are 159 cheap rentals available on RENTCafé. Prices and availability in Columbia, SC were last updated on 25 Feb 2021.

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

The average Columbia, SC cheap apartment size is 846 sq. ft.

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

Cheap apartments in Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC?

A cheap apartment in Columbia, 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 Columbia, SC.

Renting a Cheap Apartment in Columbia

A historic Southern city, downtown Columbia is quickly transforming into a forward-thinking city center. A former warehouse district, the 3-mile-long Congaree Vista, is now full of restaurants, galleries and shops, many in historic buildings brought up to modern standards. Energy, technology and insurance are among the thriving companies here, and there are diverse job opportunities for a relatively small urban setting. Columbia is home to the flagship campus of the University of South Carolina, whose students bring youthful exuberance to the city’s dynamic. Warm weather, beautiful Finlay Park, a thriving art and theatre scene, and numerous cultural festivals are among the boasting points used by locals. Nearby Congaree National Park includes one of the largest expanses of old growth forest in North America.

Columbia, SC Demographics

  • Total Population133,273
  • Female 67,638
    Male 65,635
  • Median Age28.5

Average Rent in Columbia, SC

  • Columbia, SC Average Rental Price, December 2020 $1,136 /mo

    Columbia, SC Apartment Rent Ranges

    • $501-$7006%
    • $701-$1,00049%
    • $1,001-$1,50032%
    • $1,501-$2,0007%
    • > $2,0007%

    Columbia, SC Rent Trends

    Average Rent Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Dec / 2020
    Columbia, SC $989 $999 $1,009 $1,020 $1,030 $1,044 $1,071 $1,084 $1,095 $1,103 $1,136
    National $1,373 $1,378 $1,381 $1,418 $1,428 $1,432 $1,468 $1,475 $1,477 $1,464 $1,462
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    Columbia, SC Households

    • Total Number of Households47,162
    • Family 22,683
      Non-family 24,479
    • Children 11,432
      No Children 35,730
    • Average People Per Household2.21
    • Median Household Income$47,286
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$959

    Columbia, SC Education Statistics

    • No High School2%
    • Some High School35%
    • Some College20%
    • Associate Degree6%
    • Bachelor Degree22%
    • Graduate Degree15%

    Looking for a cheap apartment for rent in Columbia, SC? With RENTCafé, finding an affordable apartment in Columbia, SC has never been easier. We feature 188 low-priced rentals directly from property managers, with rents lower than the Columbia, SC average. What is a cheap rent in Columbia, SC? The average apartment rent in Columbia is $1,130 per month so any rental south of $904 would be considered cheap here. On RENTCafé, Columbia, SC rents go as low as $600/mo.

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