73 Cheap Apartments for rent in Birmingham, AL

Last updated September 20 at 7:38PM
1157 14TH PL
Arlington - West End
Birmingham, AL
Updated May 10 at 10:43PM
3 Bedrooms
$750
2990 Rhodes Cir S
Highland Park
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 20 at 6:08PM
1 Bedroom
$800
1341 16th Pl SW
West End Manor
Birmingham, AL
Updated August 1 at 11:27AM
3 Bedrooms
$800
1259 Tuckawanna Drive
Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 17 at 9:13AM
3 Bedrooms
$725
7212 Rome Ave
South Eastlake
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 20 at 9:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$750
4724 Terrace R
Central Park
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 5 at 9:13AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
1592 Druid Hill Dr Apt A
Druid Hills
Birmingham, AL
Updated July 1 at 9:36AM
2 Bedrooms
$600
8329 8th Ave South
South Eastlake
Birmingham, AL
Updated August 9 at 9:55AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
232 21st St SW
Oakwood Place
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 16 at 9:35AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
Sunset Dr
Roebuck
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 20 at 7:24AM
2 Bedrooms
$775
3012 AVE I
Ensley
Birmingham, AL
Updated June 30 at 1:19AM
2 Bedrooms
$600
1705 Overlook Cir
Brownsville Heights
Birmingham, AL
Updated September 1 at 9:32AM
3 Bedrooms
$750
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Rent Report
Birmingham

September 2017 Birmingham Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Birmingham Rent Report. Birmingham rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Birmingham rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Birmingham rents declined slightly over the past month

Birmingham rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Birmingham stand at $800 for a one-bedroom apartment and $920 for a two-bedroom. Birmingham's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Birmingham rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Birmingham has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Birmingham is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Birmingham's median two-bedroom rent of $920 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Birmingham.
  • While rents in Birmingham remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Birmingham than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than three times the price in Birmingham.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

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We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.