21 Cheap Apartments for rent in Bakersfield, CA

Last updated November 18 at 11:28am UTC
3724 Soranno Ave
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$695
1831 Maple Ave
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
605 O Street
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$650
4809 Hahn Ave. #10
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:34am UTC
1 Bedroom
$695
3622 Dalen Place
Park Stockdale
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 17 at 2:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
114 Northrup St
Lakeview
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 9 at 5:43pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
604 Oregon St
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$645
4028 Helen St
Lake Isabella
Lake Isabella, CA
Updated November 7 at 12:00pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$495
3700 Soranno Ave
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:26pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
2325 Robinson Street
College Heights
Bakersfield, CA
Updated September 14 at 11:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
1809 LACEY STREET
Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
2600 Haley St
College Heights
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:36pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
167 H St
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 17 at 1:39am UTC
Studio
$500
2120 Park Way
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$600
1225 Water St - C
College Heights
Bakersfield, CA
Updated October 17 at 10:45am UTC
1 Bedroom
$545
716 Espee St
Homaker Park
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:38pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$675
209 Woodrow St
Taft
Taft, CA
Updated November 18 at 2:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$700
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522 Center St #B
Taft
Taft, CA
Updated November 3 at 9:28am UTC
1 Bedroom
$550
424 1/2 Eye St
Oleander-Sunset
Bakersfield, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:26am UTC
1 Bedroom
$500
1861 Quincy Street A
East Bakersfield
Bakersfield, CA
Updated October 6 at 11:06am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
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November 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bakersfield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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November 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Bakersfield Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Bakersfield rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Bakersfield rents increased moderately over the past month

Bakersfield rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, and are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Bakersfield stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $930 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in August. Bakersfield's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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 4.3% 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 (+9.5%).
  • Fresno, Anaheim, and Long Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (6.1%, 5.4%, and 4.4%, respectively).

Bakersfield rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

As rents have increased slightly in Bakersfield, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Bakersfield is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Bakersfield's median two-bedroom rent of $930 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Bakersfield.
  • While Bakersfield's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%).
  • 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.

Methodology - Recent Updates:

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.