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Studio Apartments for Rent in San Mateo, CA
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    250 Baldwin Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    128 N Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    888 N. San Mateo Drive, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    212 S El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    3135 Campus Drive, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    1950 Elkhorn Ct, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    82 E. 39Th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    420 N Bayshore Boulevard, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    518, 520 E Bellevue Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    400 E Hillsdale Bolevard, San Mateo, CA 94403
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    244 N Ellsworth Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94401
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    510 Crest View Ave, Belmont, CA 94002
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    200 Davey Glen Rd, Belmont, CA 94002
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    200 Davey Glen Rd, Belmont, CA 94002
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    14 Highland Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    2515 Carlmont Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
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    117 Park Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    115 Highland Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    2120 Valerga Drive, Belmont, CA 94002
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    1225 Laguna Avenue, Burlingame, CA 94010
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    1150 Greenwood Avenue, San Carlos, CA 94070
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    1212 Whipple Ave, Redwood City, CA 94062
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    1 Blu Harbor Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94063
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    825 Marshall Street, Redwood City, CA 94063
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    1235 Jefferson Avenue, Redwood City, CA 94062
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $1,795 and $1,995. Search our studio apartments in San Mateo, CA.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA?

The average San Mateo, CA studio apartment size is 510 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA?

Studio apartments in San Mateo, CA tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA?

One of the downsides of living in a studio apartment is the limited storage space. You might be interested in 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments or 3 bedroom apartments, or browse all RentCafe apartments for rent in San Mateo, CA.

San Mateo, CA Demographics

  • Total Population103,619
  • Female 51,823
    Male 51,796
  • Median Age37.8

The total population of San Mateo, CA is 103,619, of which 51,823 are men and 51,796 are women, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The residents of San Mateo have a median age of 37.8.

Average Rent in San Mateo, CA

  • San Mateo, CA Average Rental Price, February 2022 $3,218 /mo

Apartments in San Mateo, CA rent for $3,218 per month, on average.

    San Mateo, CA Apartment Rent Ranges

    San Mateo, CA Rent Trends

    Average Rent Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Nov / 2021 Feb / 2022
    San Mateo, CA $3,227 $3,212 $3,361 $3,283 $3,380 $3,156 $2,891 $2,842 $3,077 $3,147 $3,218
    National $1,362 $1,367 $1,399 $1,407 $1,409 $1,399 $1,403 $1,412 $1,495 $1,591 $1,628

    The average monthly rent in San Mateo, CA is around $3,218, while the national average rent is $1,628.

    San Mateo, CA Households

    • Total Number of Households39,072
    • Family 24,745
      Non-family 14,327
    • Children 11,560
      No Children 27,512
    • Average People Per Household2.61
    • Median Household Income$126,102
    • Median Housing Costs Per Month$2,685

    A total of 39,072 households live in San Mateo, CA, of which 24,745 are family households and 14,327 are non-family households, per U.S. Census estimates. Of these, approximately 11,560 households have children and 27,512 households do not have children. The average size of a household in San Mateo, CA is 2.61. The median household income in San Mateo is $126,102 annually, with $2,685 per month going towards housing.

    San Mateo, CA Education Statistics

    According to Census data, 5% of the population in San Mateo, CA have no high school education, 18% went to high school, 19% have some college education, 6% earned an Associate Degree, 30% earned a Bachelor Degree, and 22% earned a Graduate Degree.

    Renting a studio apartment in San Mateo, CA

    If you are looking for affordable housing you’re in the right place. There are 34 rental units, with prices starting from as low as $1,750. Are you the typical bachelor who thinks a house is four wheels with a bed and not a zen-zone where happiness lives? Or maybe you are a very active professional, living the big-city life, practically spending all your existence downtown: working, eating and having fun. Essentially, you’re only going home for sleeping. So why would it bother you that you have your kitchen in the main room and there is no balcony with beautiful views? You don’t have time to enjoy it anyway. And besides, you’re not the type to be staying in anyways. In that case, all you need is a cheap studio. The average size for apartments in San Mateo, CA is 749 Sq.Ft., but you will end up most probably with something much smaller, which will be nonetheless a good deal. If you’ve already set your mind on the “find efficiency apartment” mode, stop reading now and select “Studio” from our Beds filter. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something that is a bit homier, keep reading.

    If you are not Mr. or Mrs. efficiency apartment…

    It looks like you’re ballin’ on a budget, but you like your alone time at home. There can be huge differences between a small apartment and a studio apartment. If you like unwinding at home after a long day and cooking on the weekends, we recommend you to search for single bedroom apartments, where you will have a bit more space and a separate kitchen. Let’s face it, moving into a studio just because it’s a good deal it’s not always a good idea. Yes, probably your apartment will be more expensive than the cheapest pad in San Mateo, CA which is going for $1,750, but it’s hard to put a price on feeling comfortable in your own home. Going down this path doesn’t necessarily mean either that you will need to overspend, with 25 listings and an average rent of $3,010 you will most likely find a one room apartment to call home.

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