247 2 Bedroom Apartments for rent in El Cajon, CA

Last updated November 18 at 8:28pm UTC
Carisbrooke
382 S Anza St
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 18 at 8:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,525
Anza Manor
322 S Anza St
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 18 at 8:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
200 Chambers St. #14
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated October 22 at 10:13am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
792 Avocado Avenue #40
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 18 at 11:29am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
3267 Dehesa Rd
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 17 at 1:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
308 Travelodge Dr.
El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 2 at 12:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,045
1643 Stone Edge Circle
Bostonia
El Cajon, CA
Updated November 7 at 11:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,895
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6153 W Manor Dr
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated November 3 at 2:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,495
5630 Amaya #77
La Mesa
La Mesa, CA
Updated November 16 at 12:04pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
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November 2017 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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November 2017 El Cajon Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 El Cajon Rent Report. El Cajon rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the El Cajon rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

El Cajon rents declined significantly over the past month

El Cajon rents have declined 0.5% over the past month, but have increased sharply by 8.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in El Cajon stand at $1,270 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,650 for a two-bedroom. El Cajon's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 4.3%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the San Diego Metro

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

  • El Cajon has the least expensive rents in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,650; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 8.8%.
  • Carlsbad has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the San Diego metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,400; rents went down 0.1% over the past month but rose 2.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to El Cajon

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

  • Rents increased significantly in other cities across the state, with California as a whole logging rent growth of 4.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 3.9% in Los Angeles, 3.0% in San Jose, and 1.8% in San Francisco.
  • El Cajon's median two-bedroom rent of $1,650 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 8.8% increase in El Cajon.
  • While El Cajon's rents rose sharply over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including DC (-0.6%) and New York (-0.2%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in El Cajon than most large cities. For example, Phoenix has a median 2BR rent of $1,020, where El Cajon is more than one-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 Diego $1,550 $2,010 -0.3% 4.0%
Chula Vista $1,600 $2,070 -1.0% 5.6%
Oceanside $1,740 $2,260 -0.5% 4.3%
Escondido $1,410 $1,830 -0.4% 3.7%
Carlsbad $1,850 $2,400 -0.1% 2.4%
El Cajon $1,270 $1,650 -0.5% 8.8%
Vista $1,400 $1,810 0.2% 6.4%
San Marcos $1,500 $1,940 -0.4% 1.7%
Encinitas $1,830 $2,380 0.9% 1.1%
La Mesa $1,400 $1,820 -0.3% 5.5%
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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.

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