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Studio Apartments for Rent in Chicago, IL
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    816-26 E. 49Th Street, Chicago, IL 60615
    4 Units available
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    • $825+
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    5606-24 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
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    7526-36 S Colfac Ave, Chicago, IL 60649
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    2851 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
    40 Units available
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    • $901+
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    182 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL 60601
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    210 N. Wells, Chicago, IL 60601
    21 Units available
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    • $2,125+
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    1730 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60614
    21 Units available
    • Studio
    • $1,867+
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    2373 E. 70Th Street, Chicago, IL 60649
    19 Units available
    • Studio
    • $825
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    88 East Wacker Place, Chicago, IL 60601
    15 Units available
    • Studio
    • $2,344+
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    5541 S. Everett Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    13 Units available
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    • $1,000+
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    535 W Cornelia Ave & 534 W Stratford Pl, Chicago, IL 60657
    12 Units available
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    • $1,005+
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    1140 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605
    12 Units available
    • Studio
    • $1,671+
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    717 S. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60605
    12 Units available
    • Studio
    • $1,935
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    225 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    11 Units available
    • Studio
    • $2,214+
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    1140 N. Wells Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    11 Units available
    • Studio
    • $2,199+
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    637 N Wells, Chicago, IL 60654
    10 Units available
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    • $2,149+
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    420 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Chicago, IL 60614
    10 Units available
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    • $1,391+
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    805 North Lasalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60610
    10 Units available
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    • $2,191+
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    6807 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60626
    10 Units available
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    • $1,090+
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    5330 South Blackstone Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    9 Units available
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    • $770+
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    2970 N Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    9 Units available
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    • $965+
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    426 West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
    9 Units available
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    • $1,135+
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    5118 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    9 Units available
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    • $765+
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    3170 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    8 Units available
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    • $1,556+
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    5240 N. Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL 60640
    8 Units available
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    • $1,225+
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    455 E. Waterside, Chicago, IL 60601
    8 Units available
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    • $2,064+
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    360 West Hubbard Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    8 Units available
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    • $2,188+
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    855 W. Madison St, Chicago, IL 60607
    8 Units available
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    • $2,205+
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    2901 S King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
    8 Units available
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    • $901+
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    5514 South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
    7 Units available
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    • $850+
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    1001 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
    7 Units available
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    • $2,071+
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    165 W Superior, Chicago, IL 60654
    7 Units available
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    • $2,059+
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    601 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60661
    7 Units available
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    • $1,971+
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    660 - 678 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60654
    7 Units available
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    • $1,052+
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    640 North Wells, Chicago, IL 60654
    7 Units available
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    • $1,985+
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    5532 South Kenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    6 Units available
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    • $990+
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    1140 N Lasalle Street, Chicago, IL 60610
    6 Units available
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    • $1,238+
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    5100 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    6 Units available
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    • $1,085+
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    823 West Buena Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613
    5 Units available
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    • $1,146+
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    1130 N Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60610
    5 Units available
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    • $1,881+
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    5500 S. Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
    5 Units available
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    • $1,302+
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    330 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60606
    5 Units available
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    • $1,701+
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    5455 South Blackstone Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
    5 Units available
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    • $750+
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    520 North Kingsbury Street, Chicago, IL 60654
    5 Units available
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    • $2,386+
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    5123 S. Kimbark Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    5 Units available
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    • $996+
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    801 South Financial Place, Chicago, IL 60605
    5 Units available
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    • $2,061+
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    6104 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    5 Units available
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    • $1,111+
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    444 W. St. James Pl., Chicago, IL 60614
    5 Units available
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    • $1,195+
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    5254 S. Dorchester Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
    5 Units available
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    • $866+
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    4236 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL 60613
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Compare the size, price and location, as well as amenities, both inside and outside the apartment. Whether you are looking for a more modern studio near you, or one in a charming old building, or maybe you want to be close to a certain park, the downtown area of your city, or near family or friends, RentCafe allows you to find the best fit for you - so, let's find your new home!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the price of a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

The price range of a studio apartment is between $175 and $9,461. Search our studio apartments in Chicago, IL.

How many studio apartments for rent are available in Chicago, IL on RentCafe?

There are 1266 studio rentals available on RentCafe. Prices and availability in Chicago, IL were last updated on 1 Jul 2022.

What is the average size of a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

The average Chicago, IL studio apartment size is 284 sq. ft.

What are the advantages of renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

Studio apartments in Chicago, IL tend to be more affordable than other apartments and they have lower utility costs.

What are the downsides of renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL?

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 Chicago, IL.

Chicago, IL Demographics

  • Total Population2,699,347
  • Female 1,310,878
    Male 1,388,469
  • Median Age34.8

The total population of Chicago, IL is 2,699,347, of which 1,310,878 are men and 1,388,469 are women, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates. The residents of Chicago have a median age of 34.8.

Average Rent in Chicago, IL

  • Chicago, IL Average Rental Price, February 2022 $2,080 /mo

Apartments in Chicago, IL rent for $2,080 per month, on average.

Chicago, IL Apartment Rent Ranges

1% of apartments in Chicago, IL are priced between $501-$700. About 9% charge rents in the $701-$1,000 range. Approximately 22% of Chicago’s apartment rentals are priced between $1,001-$1,500. Meanwhile, 25% of apartments are in the most expensive $1,501-$2,000 range.

Chicago, IL 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
Chicago, IL $1,897 $1,910 $1,998 $1,950 $1,967 $1,918 $1,794 $1,862 $2,033 $2,091 $2,080
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 Chicago, IL is around $2,080, while the national average rent is $1,628.

Chicago, IL Households

  • Total Number of Households1,081,143
  • Family 565,754
    Non-family 515,389
  • Children 274,229
    No Children 806,914
  • Average People Per Household2.44
  • Median Household Income$62,097
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,282

A total of 1,081,143 households live in Chicago, IL, of which 565,754 are family households and 515,389 are non-family households, per U.S. Census estimates. Of these, approximately 274,229 households have children and 806,914 households do not have children. The average size of a household in Chicago, IL is 2.44. The median household income in Chicago is $62,097 annually, with $1,282 per month going towards housing.

Chicago, IL Education Statistics

According to Census data, 6% of the population in Chicago, IL have no high school education, 30% went to high school, 20% have some college education, 5% earned an Associate Degree, 23% earned a Bachelor Degree, and 15% earned a Graduate Degree.

Renting a studio apartment in Chicago, IL

The bad news is that the hip neighborhoods are typically not the places to look for truly affordable homes for rent, and Chicago, IL is no exception. That is unless you are willing to give up the (real or imagined) benefits of multiple rooms and experience the minimalist simplicity of a small apartment located smack dab in the middle of the action. Leaf through 458 listings with a total of 977 units, and you’ll be sure to find at least a couple of cheap studios that will make you wonder whether having one or two extra rooms is really worth the difference in price and commute time. Already a fan of living small? Why don’t you check out our selection of one room apartments—there’s always a better deal out there, you just have to know where to look for it (Auburn Gresham is the cheapest neighborhood in town—wink wink).

They are called efficiency apartments for a reason

In case you’re still wondering, the time and effort put into finding an efficiency apartment does pay off. Literally, and pretty fast too. The Chicago, IL average rent is currently at $2,103, but a single-bedroom apartment in Chicago, IL can be yours for as low as $750 per month. While the cheapest bachelor units normally have a small bath and one bigger, multifunctional space (meaning that the hall and the kitchen in the main room, basically), you don’t need to have that if it’s not your thing. You can find plenty of one-room apartments in Chicago, IL with a separate kitchen. These are still well under the price of an apartment with multiple rooms, but slightly more expensive than your average studio, so it’s a good idea to aim for the higher end of the price range. The currently the most expensive studio apartment in Chicago, IL costs a monthly $8,903.

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