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77 Apartments under 2200 for rent in Berkeley, CA

Last updated December 15 at 4:55am UTC
2028 Bancroft Way 4
Downtown Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:18am UTC
8 Bedrooms
$1,175
2028 Bancroft, #2
Downtown Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,175
1810 10th St
West Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 13 at 11:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,195
2555 Le Conte Ave
Northside
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 13 at 11:23am UTC
Studio
$1,929
1537 Harmon St - 3
South Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
Updated December 15 at 4:05am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
2 The Crescent
Cragmont
Berkeley, CA
Updated November 15 at 11:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
Results within 1 miles of Berkeley, CA
872 47th Street
Longfellow
Oakland, CA
Updated December 15 at 4:55am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
1109 Stannage Ave
Dartmouth
Albany, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,700
Results within 5 miles of Berkeley, CA
Nook on Valdez
2425 Valdez Street
Oakland, CA
Updated December 15 at 4:12am UTC
Studio
$1,675
Lakeview Towers
201 E 12th St
Oakland, CA
Updated December 10 at 3:46pm UTC
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,995
2 Bedrooms
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2380 Garvin Avenue
North and East
Richmond, CA
Updated December 15 at 3:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
922 Carlson Blvd
Eastshore
Richmond, CA
Updated December 15 at 3:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,790
149 W Richmond Ave.
Point Richmond
Richmond, CA
Updated December 15 at 3:42am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,050
217 Water St
Point Richmond
Richmond, CA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
255 Macarthur Blvd
Adams Point
Oakland, CA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,995
3 Bedrooms
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5802 Madison Ave 5802
Richmond Annex
Richmond, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,125
4099 Howe St. Apt 304
Piedmont Avenue
Oakland, CA
Updated December 14 at 10:14am UTC
Studio
$1,995
709 E 18th St
Clinton
Oakland, CA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
613 S 21st St
Coronado
Richmond, CA
Updated December 14 at 8:35am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700

December 2018 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents increased 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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December 2018 Berkeley Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Berkeley Rent Report. Berkeley rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Berkeley rents have increased 0.9% over the past month, and have increased moderately by 3.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Berkeley stand at $2,080 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,610 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in September. Berkeley's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.4%, as well as the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the San Francisco Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Berkeley, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the San Francisco metro, 9 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • San Mateo has the most expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $4,430; the city has also seen rent growth of 4.4% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Concord has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $3,040, while one-bedrooms go for $2,420.
  • Oakland has the least expensive rents in the San Francisco metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,220; rents went down 1.2% over the past month but rose 2.8% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Berkeley

As rents have increased moderately in Berkeley, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Berkeley is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 1.4% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.2% in San Jose, 1.5% in Los Angeles, and 1.0% in San Diego.
  • Berkeley's median two-bedroom rent of $2,610 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 3.0% increase in Berkeley.
  • While Berkeley's rents rose moderately over the past year, the city of Seattle saw a decrease of 0.4%.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Berkeley than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,060, 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 $2,460 $3,100 -0.3% 1.8%
Oakland $1,770 $2,220 -1.2% 2.8%
Fremont $2,970 $3,730 0.5% 4.3%
Hayward $2,300 $2,880 0.2% 3.0%
Concord $2,420 $3,040 -1.5% 1.4%
Berkeley $2,080 $2,610 0.9% 3.0%
Richmond $2,110 $2,660 -1.0% 3.3%
Antioch $2,850 $3,590 -0.5% -0.6%
Daly City $2,480 $3,110 0.0% 3.8%
San Mateo $3,520 $4,430 -0.0% 4.4%
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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.