72 Apartments under 1800 for rent in Costa Mesa, CA

Last updated September 25 at 10:31PM
2080 Newport Boulevard
Eastside Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
Updated September 24 at 5:58PM
Studio
$1,257
Results within 1 miles of Costa Mesa, CA
17200 Newhope Street #309
Fountain Valley
Fountain Valley, CA
Updated September 12 at 10:22AM
1 Bedroom
$1,650
9791 Continental Drive
Adams
Huntington Beach, CA
Updated September 24 at 10:57AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,799
Results within 5 miles of Costa Mesa, CA
931 W 19th Street
Westside Costa Mesa
Costa Mesa, CA
Updated September 23 at 10:49AM
1 Bedroom
$1,625
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Rent Report
Costa Mesa

September 2017 Costa Mesa Rent Report

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

Costa Mesa rents declined moderately over the past month

Costa Mesa rents have declined 0.3% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Costa Mesa stand at $1,790 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,300 for a two-bedroom. Costa Mesa'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 the Los Angeles Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Costa Mesa, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Los Angeles 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.

  • Pomona has the least expensive rents in the Los Angeles metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 10.5%.
  • Over the past year, Pasadena is the only city in the metro that has seen rents fall, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,040, while one-bedrooms go for $1,590.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Costa Mesa

Rent growth in Costa Mesa 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. Compared to most large cities across the country, Costa Mesa is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.5% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 4.6% in San Diego, 2.2% in San Jose, and 0.8% in San Francisco.
  • Costa Mesa's median two-bedroom rent of $2,300 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 1.1% increase in Costa Mesa.
  • While rents in Costa Mesa remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and San Diego (+4.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $2,020 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Costa Mesa than most large cities. For example, Houston has a median 2BR rent of $990, where Costa Mesa is more than twice 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
Los Angeles $1,350 $1,740 0.5% 5.0%
Long Beach $1,350 $1,730 0.3% 3.8%
Anaheim $1,600 $2,050 0.1% 4.6%
Santa Ana $1,430 $1,830 0.3% 6.3%
Irvine $2,080 $2,670 1.5% 5.0%
Glendale $1,370 $1,760 -0.1% 0.8%
Huntington Beach $1,840 $2,360 0.5% 2.6%
Santa Clarita $1,940 $2,490 0.6% 6.6%
Pomona $1,150 $1,470 0.4% 10.5%
Pasadena $1,590 $2,040 0.3% -0.5%
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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.