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61 Apartments under 2000 for rent in Berkeley, CA

Last updated October 17 at 3:30pm UTC
2 The Crescent
Cragmont
Berkeley, CA
Updated October 16 at 12:57pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
3302 California St Apt A
Lorrin District
Berkeley, CA
Updated October 10 at 9:43am UTC
Studio
$1,650
1247 ASHBY AVENUE
West Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated October 9 at 9:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,995
Results within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA
Nook on Valdez
2425 Valdez Street
Oakland, CA
Updated October 17 at 3:30pm UTC
Studio
$1,945
88 Garland Ave
Harrison St-Oakland Ave
Oakland, CA
Updated October 16 at 5:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,899
372 Euclid Ave
Adams Point
Oakland, CA
Updated October 16 at 5:31pm UTC
Studio
$1,899
267 Lester Ave. # 204
Cleveland Heights
Oakland, CA
Updated October 16 at 12:53pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,995
750 Haight #B
West End
Alameda, CA
Updated October 13 at 11:11am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
3538 Brookdale Ave
Allendale
Oakland, CA
Updated October 12 at 7:00pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
3014 Fruitvale Ave Apt 5
School
Oakland, CA
Updated October 10 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,849
1819 7th Ave. #4
Ivy Hill
Oakland, CA
Updated September 28 at 1:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
3760 Park Blvd Way
Trestle Glen
Oakland, CA
Updated September 27 at 6:12pm UTC
Studio
$1,699
77 Glen Ave Apt 307
Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
Updated September 25 at 11:26am UTC
Studio
$1,949
81 Lakeshore Court
Marina Bay
Richmond, CA
Updated September 14 at 10:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,980
3507 Brighton Avenue
Glenview
Oakland, CA
Updated September 4 at 9:33am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,995
2523 Foothill Boulevard
Oak Tree
Oakland, CA
Updated August 28 at 10:29am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
922 Carlson Blvd
Eastshore
Richmond, CA
Updated August 24 at 2:37am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,825
851 California Street
Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated August 20 at 11:02am UTC
8 Bedrooms
$1,200
680 14th St
Downtown Oakland
Oakland, CA
Updated July 14 at 9:43am UTC
Studio
$1,750
2535 Regent Street
Southside
Berkeley, CA
Updated October 10 at 9:43am UTC
Studio
$1,899
851 California St
Nob Hill
San Francisco, CA
Updated September 27 at 11:58am UTC
10 Bedrooms
$1,250
Results within 10 miles of Berkeley, CA
408A Bissell Ave
Iron Triangle
Richmond, CA
Updated September 16 at 1:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,200

October 2018 Berkeley Rent Report

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

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October 2018 Berkeley Rent Report

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

Berkeley rents decline sharply over the past month

Berkeley rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,040 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,570 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Berkeley's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Berkeley over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 of the largest 10 cities in the San Francisco metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Richmond has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,710, while one-bedrooms go for $2,160.
  • Over the past year, Berkeley has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,570, while one-bedrooms go for $2,040.
  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,430; rents fell 0.6% over the past month but rose 2.1% over the past year.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,280; rents were up 0.7% over the past month and 2.3% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

As rents have fallen moderately in Berkeley, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Berkeley is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents slightly increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.7% in San Jose, 1.0% in Los Angeles, and 0.9% in San Diego.
  • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,570 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 1.0% decline in Berkeley.
  • While rents in Berkeley fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+2.6%), Austin (+1.2%), and New York (+0.6%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Berkeley than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,050, where Berkeley is nearly two-and-a-half times that price.

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
San Francisco $2,480 $3,110 0.3% 1.1%
Oakland $1,820 $2,280 0.7% 2.3%
Fremont $2,940 $3,700 -0.6% 2.2%
Hayward $2,290 $2,870 -0.1% 2.9%
Concord $2,500 $3,140 0.9% 5.4%
Berkeley $2,040 $2,570 -0.8% -1.0%
Richmond $2,160 $2,710 0.6% 6.0%
Antioch $2,890 $3,630 0.3% -0.0%
Daly City $2,470 $3,100 -0.1% 3.5%
San Mateo $3,520 $4,430 -0.6% 2.1%
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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:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

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.