22 Cheap Apartments for rent in Bakersfield, CA

Last updated September 20 at 9:58AM
3622 Dalen Place
Park Stockdale
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:13PM
1 Bedroom
$500
1809 LACEY STREET
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:37AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
2120 Park Way
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 16 at 9:31AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
114 1/2 Eye St
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 19 at 1:42AM
1 Bedroom
$650
222 WILSON AVE.
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:13PM
1 Bedroom
$625
2600 Haley St
College Heights
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:23AM
2 Bedrooms
$675
532 Rose Avenue
Taft
Taft, CA
Updated September 13 at 9:40AM
2 Bedrooms
$550
209 Woodrow St
Taft
Taft, CA
Updated September 19 at 1:42AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
530 Jefferson St
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 19 at 1:42AM
1 Bedroom
$650
1105 Niles St
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 19 at 1:43AM
2 Bedrooms
$595
2325 Robinson Street
College Heights
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:12PM
2 Bedrooms
$650
2037 Oregon St
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 16 at 1:42AM
1 Bedroom
$550
505 31st St
Homaker Park
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 20 at 9:58AM
2 Bedrooms
$695
420 Hazelton St #1
Maricopa
Maricopa, CA
Updated September 12 at 10:23AM
1 Bedroom
$540
209 Naylor Avenue
Taft
Taft, CA
Updated July 14 at 3:56PM
3 Bedrooms
$695
1429 Lake St
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 18 at 2:27AM
1 Bedroom
$550
Results within 20 miles of Bakersfield, CA
206 McCord Ave
Oildale
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 16 at 1:42AM
Studio
$675
1601 Pacific St #B
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:12PM
1 Bedroom
$550
623 ANN ARBOR #B
North Country Meadows
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:13PM
1 Bedroom
$695
4809 HAHN AVE. #57
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 19 at 9:19AM
2 Bedrooms
$700
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Rent Report
Bakersfield

September 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report. Bakersfield rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bakersfield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Bakersfield rents held steady over the past month

Bakersfield rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.6% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Bakersfield stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $920 for a two-bedroom. Bakersfield's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 3.0%.

Rents rising across cities in California

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Bakersfield, but across the entire state. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in California, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, San Francisco is the most expensive of all California's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $3,070; of the 10 largest California cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Sacramento experiencing the fastest growth (+9.4%).
  • Sacramento, Santa Ana, and Fresno have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (9.4%, 6.3%, and 6.3%, respectively).

Bakersfield rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Bakersfield 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. Bakersfield is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Bakersfield'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 1.6% rise in Bakersfield.
  • While rents in Bakersfield 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 Bakersfield than most large cities. For example, New York has a median 2BR rent of $2,490, which is more than two-and-a-half times the price in Bakersfield.

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.

About Rent Reports:

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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.