60 Cheap Apartments for rent in Surprise, AZ

Last updated June 19 at 6:41am UTC
Results within 5 miles of Surprise, AZ
13701 N PABLO Street
El Mirage
El Mirage, AZ
Updated June 17 at 1:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$900
11420 N 114TH Avenue
Youngtown
Youngtown, AZ
Updated June 16 at 5:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
10647 W SARATOGA Circle
Sun City
Sun City, AZ
Updated June 15 at 2:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$925
12020 N HACIENDA Drive
Sun City
Sun City, AZ
Updated June 14 at 12:14am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
Results within 10 miles of Surprise, AZ
W Snead Cir N
Sun City
Sun City, AZ
Updated May 26 at 7:26am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050

June 2018 Surprise Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Surprise Rent Report. Surprise rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Surprise rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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June 2018 Surprise Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Surprise Rent Report. Surprise rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Surprise rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Surprise rents declined moderately over the past month

Surprise rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but are up marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Surprise stand at $1,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,340 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in March. Surprise's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.4%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Phoenix Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Surprise, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Phoenix metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Gilbert has the most expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,430; the city has also seen rent growth of 5.7% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Surprise is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,340, while one-bedrooms go for $1,080.
  • Phoenix proper has the least expensive rents in the Phoenix metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,040; rents were up 0.4% over the past month and 2.2% over the past year.

Surprise rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased marginally in Surprise, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Surprise is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Arizona as a whole logging rent growth of 2.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in Tucson.
  • Surprise's median two-bedroom rent of $1,340 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.5% rise in Surprise.
  • While Surprise's rents rose marginally over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.8%.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Surprise than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is more than twice the price in Surprise.

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.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Phoenix $830 $1,040 0.4% 2.2%
Mesa $860 $1,070 0.5% 2.8%
Chandler $1,070 $1,340 1.2% 5.5%
Glendale $890 $1,110 0.4% 2.6%
Scottsdale $1,030 $1,280 0.1% 2.3%
Gilbert $1,150 $1,430 1.6% 5.7%
Tempe $920 $1,140 0.5% 3.0%
Peoria $1,110 $1,380 0.5% 3.7%
Surprise $1,080 $1,340 -0.3% 0.5%
Avondale $980 $1,230 0.7% 2.2%
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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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